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Basel Cellars Merriment 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

"It is beautifully balanced by the earthy structure that is a signature of our estate vineyard, Pheasant Run, and finishes with dense, rich, silky tannins." Winery notes "We are extremely proud of this limited production wine, and hope that you will share it with your closest friends. It should drink well over the next 12-15 years." 88 (+) Steven Tanzers International Wine Cellar Dec 2006 "Good red-ruby. Strong oak tones along with dark currant, meat, tobacco, mocha, coffee and nuts on the nose. Supple, primary and sweet, with broad flavors of meaty dark berries. Nicely polished, nuanced wine that still needs some time in bottle. Finishes with substantial but ripe tannins and very good length." ST

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Basel Cellars Estate Winery:
Located in the heart of Walla Walla Wine Country. Basel Cellars main building design evokes the spirit of casual grandeur found in venerable American lodges such as Yosemite's Awahnee Lodge, Mary Colter's Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon and Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge. The eclectic combination of handcrafted woodwork, natural stone masonry, an abundance of windows and incomparable comfo... Read more
Located in the heart of Walla Walla Wine Country. Basel Cellars main building design evokes the spirit of casual grandeur found in venerable American lodges such as Yosemite's Awahnee Lodge, Mary Colter's Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon and Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge. The eclectic combination of handcrafted woodwork, natural stone masonry, an abundance of windows and incomparable comfort all celebrate the style and character of the Pacific Northwest. A one of a kind wine experience. From award winning wines to breathtaking views, Basel Cellars Estate Winery has it all. We strive to make your visit something special. Read less

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Snooth User: AdamRobert
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4.00 5
09/21/2007

A gorgeous mouthfeel and nicely integrated tannins make this an excellent bottle. Not quite enough to stand out from the crowd though. You shouldn't be disappointed though. The best I've had from Basel.


Snooth User: shuakhwe
427087
5.00 5
02/05/2008

Five glasses



"It is beautifully balanced by the earthy structure that is a signature of our estate vineyard, Pheasant Run, and finishes with dense, rich, silky tannins." Winery notes "We are extremely proud of this limited production wine, and hope that you will share it with your closest friends. It should drink well over the next 12-15 years." 88 (+) Steven Tanzers International Wine Cellar Dec 2006 "Good red-ruby. Strong oak tones along with dark currant, meat, tobacco, mocha, coffee and nuts on the nose. Supple, primary and sweet, with broad flavors of meaty dark berries. Nicely polished, nuanced wine that still needs some time in bottle. Finishes with substantial but ripe tannins and very good length." ST

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