Don’t this 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.
Vibrant and spicy, with ripe currant at the core and hints of red pepper, fresh leather and spice around the edges, lingering against moderate tannins.
"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!
This fresh and focused Merlot opens with aromas of ripe, red cherry followed by flavors of black currant and blue berry. Hints of cinnamon notes persist through the refined, silky finish.
- Vintage: 2017
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Grape Source: Walllula, Willow Crest Farms, Alder Ridge Vineyard
- Varietal Blend: 98% Merlot, 2% Syrah
- Aging: 12 months in Steel Tank
- Harvest Date: Sept. 25 - Nov. 15, 2017
- pH: 3.87
- TA: 5.03 g/l
- Alcohol: 13.42%