Red Wine of the Week
2010 Cinnabar Mercury Rising, $22
I recently was poured a glass of Cinnabar’s 2010 Mercury Rising at a friend’s holiday party. I like it so much I stopped, pulled out my phone, and snapped a picture so I wouldn’t forget it. This is a perfect red to serve at a party where wine is the star and sipped purely for pleasure – no food necessary to thoroughly enjoy this one.
A nose of black currants, blackberry, vanilla, toasted oak and sandalwood seamlessly shifts to a palate brimming with ripe black cherry, bacon, cola and baking spice. Graced with a silky texture, rich mouthfeel, soft tannins and balanced acidity, this medium-to-full bodied wine leaves lingering impressions of ripe berry pie, black pepper, mocha and licorice. Age three to five years.
This wine can be purchased at the winery, located at 14612 Big Basin Way in Saratoga or on their website. http://www.cinnabarwinery.com/2010-mercury-rising-california/