Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot 2002

Merlot from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

$32.99
Item No. 83906
  • red wine
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • W&S92
  • WE89
  • WS87
  • 1997
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Polished, generous, focused, not heavy but fleshy enough to show off its pure currant, cherry and dusky spice flavors. The finish lingers impressively, all the while keeping a refined balance. Drink now through 2010. 1,562 cases made. (HS)

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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 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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