2017 Seven Hills Winery Merlot
From the beginning, it’s been our belief that Walla Walla Valley presents one of the world’s best expressions of Merlot through the perfect combination of soils and climate; the varietal is at its most expressive when grown in the mellow, moderate conditions our appellation offers. Merlot possesses a plush, hedonistic character that has richness and complexity and ages gracefully. Crafted in an old world style that demonstrates restrained oak and balanced acidity, our Merlots are elegant, complex and true to their varietal characteristics.
This wine presents all the classic attributes we look for in Washington Merlot: lush and ripe fruit, a balanced and succulent palate, and a friendly accessibility. We also blend in a small amount of Cabernet Franc to accentuate the floral notes and bring an intriguing undertone of tobacco and brown leaf.