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.
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.
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 fifth winery in the Walla Walla Valley, in... View More