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2017 Merlot

 Rustic Fruit with a Hint of Smokiness

Rand Sealey - 18.5/20 points

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Tasting Notes

Sometimes a wine speaks in whispers and you must take the time to listen. This wine first speaks softly of rustic, dark, brooding fruit and gripping tannins. But as it opens, it sings of Bing cherry fruit, with hints of rosemary and a touch of smokiness. We believe this is a Merlot that thinks it's a Cab!

Vineyard Notes

7 Hills Vineyard

Production Notes

82 cases


Rand Sealey: This is a fine rendition of Walla Walla Merlot. Ruby-garnet colored, it emits sensuous aromas of wild raspberries, Bing cherries, Damson plums, rosebuds, tobacco, oregano, sage and incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused red fruits that are imbued with red licorice, Swiss chocolate and silt and basalt minerals. The back picks up framboise and kirsch liqueurs, roasted pecans, mocha and graphite on the way to an herb dusted moderate tannin and acid finish. 18.5/20 points.
Vintage 2017
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Varietal Composition 100% Merlot
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Harvest Date October, 2017
Bottling Date February, 2020
Alcohol % 14.7
Size 750 ml



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