Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Merlot 2009

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $22.99
Item No. 111419
  • WS91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Fruit for this Merlot bottling is selected from several premium sites and sub appellations of the Columbia Valley making it a true expression of Washington State Merlot. The wine has beautiful balance with great color and structure. Aromas of blackberry and ripe, red fruits with a delicate oak notes open the wine. On the palate abundant, warm fruit, toffee and baking spice flow into the lingering yet vibrant finish. This wine is delicious upon release and will continue to drink well 2 -4 years from vintage date.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and round, this is a lovely mouthful of cherry, spice, wet earth and sage flavors, finishing with generosity and complexity without excess weight. Drink now through 2016."
91 Points

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Rating:
(10/21/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Pasta > Mushroom
This is a terrific value in Washington State Merlot. Rich, blueberry chocolate cherry. Would buy more.
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The McClellan family has farmed in Eastern Washington since 1880. One hundred years later, in 1980, Casey McClellan and his father Jim began planting the now famous Seven Hills Vineyard at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley. After then earning his Master"s degree in Enology from UC Davis, Casey returned to Walla Walla with his wife Vicky to found Seven Hills Winery, the...

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Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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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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