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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Wine of the Week

Mercer 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé

 

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Mercer 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé

By the time you read this note, actual summer weather may be back. There's no better way to celebrate that happy occasion than with a nicely-chilled bottle of rosé. The Mercer family goes back a long way in eastern Washington and pioneered the planting of grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This all-Grenache rosé is sourced from one of their finest sites. It has a palate-pleasing cherry candy character, though any initial perception of sweetness is a function of well-ripened fruit rather than an indication of residual sugar. In the mouth, it quickly turns dry with interesting accents o...



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