2014 Merlot, Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
This wine is drawn from the original Merlot blocks at Seven Hills Vineyard that founder and winemaker Casey McClellan planted with his father in the summer of 1982. The 2014 vintage marks the 27th vintage of our Merlot from these same vines.
This vintage exhibits a beautiful, dark ruby color and enticing aromas of black cherry, bramble berries, cocoa, cedar, and rose petals. The palate is supple with generous red and black fruits accentuated by vanilla and spice, finishing with both supple fruit and polished tannins. While drinking well at release, it will improve considerably with bottle age, and should cellar well for up to ten years from vintage.