Cinnabar Mercury Rising Blanc 2010

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Cinnabar Winery:
We invite you to visit our beautiful tasting room. Located in the quaint, historical village of Saratoga, flanked by the magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains; Cinnabar is the first stop on the Saratoga Wine Trail. Cinnabar’s outstanding wines, sensational gift items and Baskets by Cinnabar when presented by our knowledgeable, gracious staff combine for a memorable experience. We are located... Read more
We invite you to visit our beautiful tasting room. Located in the quaint, historical village of Saratoga, flanked by the magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains; Cinnabar is the first stop on the Saratoga Wine Trail. Cinnabar’s outstanding wines, sensational gift items and Baskets by Cinnabar when presented by our knowledgeable, gracious staff combine for a memorable experience. We are located at 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070. Street parking is available and a public parking lot is located on 4th Street. From Highway 85, turn south onto Saratoga Avenue, then proceed 2 miles into the village of Saratoga. We are located on the leftside of the street. Our telephone number is 408-867-1012. Read less

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Vintage: 2006 05/15/2009

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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

This blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Semillon is a nice mélange of many appealing white wine traits: it’s aromatic, fruity, spicy, acidic and just a tad sweet on the finish. The Mercury Rising red wine blend was such a hit, it doesn’t surprise me that Cinnabar came out with a blanc version. The low alcohol is quite refreshing: it’s nice to have a decent quaffer that doesn’t bowl you over like an SUV in the fast lane being driven by a cell-phone implanted high-powered attorney who’s late for court. The floral aromas of honeysuckle are complemented by the flinty notes, and the peachy-nectarine juices of the Viognier are kept in check by the more austere flintiness of the Semillon. The Sauvignon really is the prettier sister here, though, and she steals the show with her vibrant citrusy acidity. Like high heels with blue jeans, this wine has a certain disregard for decorum that is pleasing and intriguing, but not too complicated. Don’t go nuts analyzing it. Just drink the stuff! Quite nice as a cocktail wine or pair it with spicy pad Thai noodles with shrimp.(Alc: 12.6%, Retail: $14)



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