Seven Hills Winery Klipsun Vinyard Merlot 2000

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 59918

Winemaker's Notes

Deep black/purple color. Black cherry and blackcurrant fruit aromas are matched with an elegant French and American oak component. By mouth the wine is open, soft and forward with restrained acidity and a tannic backbone. Lasting finish with some grip. Has potential for integration and improvement with age over the next 1 to 3 years. New heavy toast Seguin-Moreau & Saury French Oak lends an elegant finish to this wine. A Merlot with structure to age. 90 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun Vineyard.

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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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Learn About Columbia Valley

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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