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Free Flight Friday: Mercer Canyon Wines

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Apr - 09 - 2013

mercer-canyon-chardDear Enotecans,

For those who remember the variety offered by our Friday Wine Flights, we’re bringing them back in a new way.  First a few reminders about excellent wine offers in case you missed them, and a few events coming up, then more info on the Flight!

Come on by to welcome Dustin back behind the bar this Friday!

Event Reminders:

Every Day Wine by the Glass List

Enoteca now has a full service bar, which we like to call the Drinkery & Refuge, including a regular wine by the glass list. Come in any time, Monday-Friday, 4pm-last customer, Saturday 12-last customer for a great glass of wine and a conversation. This list changes irregularly, we keep things on that you like and bring on new things that we think you’ll like! Right now we have some serious winners on the list, and some new contenders that we’ve recently added.

Wine Flight Any Time

We now have a regular full wine flight always available, Monday-Saturday and the flight changes every month or two. Did you see the new regular wine flight? It’s the Italian Odyssey!


Enjoy this tour-de-Italia with three fantastic reds from all over Italy, including two from Tuscany and one from Puglia, the “boot” of Italy. We’ve been getting rave reviews from the early tasters of this flight, don’t miss it.

Of course all of the Flight wines are available by the glass as well, and our retail side does have them in stock to take home if you find one you love. This happens a lot.

Free Flight Friday

Do you love variety? Love trying new wine? In addition to our regular wine flight, and our regular glass pour list, every Friday we will have a free wine tasting of 3 different wines.

Here are the details:

  • Free: No cost, come up to the bar to get each taste.
  • Wine: 3 different wines tasted each week.
  • Tasting: 1/2 oz sample pours of each wine.
  • Friday: From 4pm-6pm.

Come on by Friday to taste some wine, and stay for a glass from our glass pour menu, or try the wine flight on the menu. We’re opening one bottle of each wine, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. We’ll open the bottles at 4pm each Friday, with something new each week. These wines are not on the wine list, and are not available by the glass, only tasting. Bottles are available to buy and take home, so you can try before you buy.

mercer-canyon-cabThis Week’s Flight 4-6pm Friday: Mercer Canyon

Come hang out with Jim Daanan and taste three fantastic offerings from the Mercer Estates Winery of Horse Heaven Hills in Washington.  Jim will be here from 4-6pm and will be pouring free tastes of these three wines!  Get a text message reminder about this free tasting on Friday.

All of these are available to buy to take home as well.  In fact, they’re displayed here all week!  These are all under $14, fantastic deals for daily dinner wines.

white-wineMercer Canyon Chardonnay 2011
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

A blend of stainless steel and barrel-fermented lots give this wine great complexity while remaining bright and fresh. The wine begins with fresh lemon lime, vanilla cream, apples and pears. The bursting fruit continues on the palate with richness and complexity, elegance and minerality. Bright acidity gives way to a lingering finish with notes of honey and orange blossom.

100% Chardonnay


red-wineMercer Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(Horse Heaven Hills, Washington)

This wine is loaded with ripe red cherries, cassis, vanilla and toast. On the palate the wine is full with pleasantly soft tannins. The bursting fruit gives way to a lingering finish with notes of candied cherries, earth and char.

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Syrah


red-wineMercer Canyon Red Blend 2009
(Horse Heaven Hills, Washington)

This wine is deeply complex with notes of ripe black cherry, cocoa powder, warm spices and char. On the palate the wine is full and rich with supple tannins and lush fruit. The balanced acidity and tannins lead to a lingering finish of dark fruits, earth and spice.

84% Merlot, 8% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot

Categories: Fine Wine


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