Oregon Wine Merchants USD 49.95 750ml

Basel Cellars Ode To Merriment Columbia Valley 2004

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"Bright ruby-red. Plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and sweet,nutty oak on the nose. Dense, sweet, ripe and primary, with soundacidity giving shape to the almost liqueur-like black raspberry flavor.Boasts very good texture and sweetness and finishes with serious,building tannins."88 pointsBy Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07"The 2004 "Ode to Merriment" is a tributeto our Merriment, our Walla Walla Valley Proprietary Blend. Due to thefreeze, our Estate Vineyard Pheasant Run Vineyards did not produce in2004. Our goal was to find the very best fruit possible. This wine wasaged for 20 months, 65% new french oak, 35% two year old barrels. It isaromatic and ripe with a rich and dense mouthfeel. Scents and flavorsof cherries, plums, cedar and espresso. It finishes with long, silkytannins. This is a wine that will reward you for the next 8 to 10 years."Winery Notes

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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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09/21/2010

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External Reviews for Basel Cellars Ode To Merriment Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
10/24/2006

This is a balanced and well structured wine that should cellar well. Visit the Basel Estate, in Walla Walla, it is absolutely gorgeus.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

The 2004 "Ode to Merriment" is a tribute to our Merriment, our Walla Walla Valley Proprietary blend. Due to the freeze, our Estate vineyard Pheasant Run Vineyards did not produce in 2004. Our goal was to find the very best fruit possible. This wine was aged for 20 months, 65% new french oak, 35% two year old barrels. It is aromatic and ripe with a rich and dense mouthfeel. Scents and flavors of cherries, plums, cedar and espresso. It finishes with long, silky tannins. This is a wine that will reward you for the next 8 to 10 years.



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"Bright ruby-red. Plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and sweet,nutty oak on the nose. Dense, sweet, ripe and primary, with soundacidity giving shape to the almost liqueur-like black raspberry flavor.Boasts very good texture and sweetness and finishes with serious,building tannins."88 pointsBy Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07"The 2004 "Ode to Merriment" is a tributeto our Merriment, our Walla Walla Valley Proprietary Blend. Due to thefreeze, our Estate Vineyard Pheasant Run Vineyards did not produce in2004. Our goal was to find the very best fruit possible. This wine wasaged for 20 months, 65% new french oak, 35% two year old barrels. It isaromatic and ripe with a rich and dense mouthfeel. Scents and flavorsof cherries, plums, cedar and espresso. It finishes with long, silkytannins. This is a wine that will reward you for the next 8 to 10 years."Winery Notes

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