Five Star Cellars Merlot 2002

Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Item No. 81855
  • red wine
  • W&S93

Winemaker's Notes

Just beautiful, essentioanl Walla Walla fruit, from Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge, and Pheasant Run Vineyards, this wine has the smell of a chilly fall morning in Washington. It leads with an earthy spice, like sun-dried tomatoes and cedar, lining generous fresh cherry compote flavors. This is poised and elegant.

Cedar, roses, and spicy white pepper nose, followed by big black cherry fruit with hints of vanilla cream, strawberry, amd dark berries. Silky, smooth, thick mouth feel. Long long finish.

Learn About Walla Walla Valley

So nice, they say it twice... Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah. In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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Critical Acclaim "This packs some serious density for the vintage, with layers of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and ...
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