Feb 122014
2010 Mercy Vineyards Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco, CA $38(S) – Rating 90

An intriguing nose of strawberry pie enhanced with subtle notes of leather. Juicy yet balanced acidity with soft tannins. Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry are the predominate flavors with notes of cinnamon and earthiness as the wine opens up. Hints of milk chocolate in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Dec 162013
2010 Mercy Vineyards Zabala Vineyard Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 91

A very well-made Pinot that causes pause for thought. Bright fruit on the nose with aromas of cherry, ripe strawberry and just a hint of leather. Soft tannins on the palate with balanced acidity. Flavors of red berry, cherry, raspberry and strawberry with just a kiss of sweetness on the finish. This wine is still quite young and should improve over the next few years. Buy This Wine