Don’t dis merlot, and don’t forget Washington as a source of high-quality, high-value wines. This is a seductive little charmer, especially impressive for the price.
"Lush and smooth with ripe, generous plum fruit and juicy acidity; crisp, balanced and long."
"Soft and broad in the mouth with nice transparency to the black fruit on the palate. There’s a faint suggestion of black raspberry sweetness to the fruit which is washed away on the mid palate by slightly creamy chocolate and carob notes and a soft wash of herbaceousness. No real tannins to speak of, this is smooth and easy drinking, yet delivers a little complexity along with nicely bright fruit and shows a little licorice and a hint of minerality on the moderately long finish." - GDP
"I just LOVE Merlot from Washington," exclaimed wine author Leslie Sbrocco who recommendedÂ Washington Hills 2007 Merlot on NBC's "TODAY" Show to 6.6 million viewers as the #1 VALUE RED WINE for the new year's celebration!
A perfumed nose of black cherry, vanilla and cedar cigar box leading to ripe black fruit infused with clove, black pepper, overripe blackberry, and a hint of dried leaves. The finish is silky smooth with lingering hints of black stone fruit and spice.
- Vintage: 2015
- Varietal Blend: 73% Yakima Valley, 26% Horse Heaven, 1% Columbia Valley
- Harvest Date: September 25 - October 20, 2015
- Yeast: Andante
- Aged: 7 Months
- TA: 4.92
- RS: 4.3 g/l
- Alcohol: 13.65%
- Bottled: November 21st, 2016