Editorial Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Columbia Valley
Very nice and restrained on the nose with complex gravel, earth and ash soil tones balanced by perfumy floral and tobacco notes. There is a touch of woody sweetness as well as hints of cocoa and licorice but in an elegant and balanced whole. In the mouth this is lean and transparent with a natural feel to the slightly fudgy toned dark berry fruit. The aromas of oak gain a certain prominence in the mouth though the relinquish control to sweet wild berry and candied plum tones on the moderately long finish which ends with a touch of mint. A merlot to please almost any palate. 88pts
very fruit forward driven filled with dark berries, plums, hints of currant spices and touch of cinnamon.
Spicy ripe blackberry. A juicy wine, full of fruit and zesty acidity. Finishes with nice oak and a bit of tar.
Very robust nose and some interesting flavors, smooth wood flavors, with a dry finish.
Big nose of spicy complex berries. One of the leanest mouthfeels I can recall - but in the good way. Huge black cherries and a delicate elegant finish.
External Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Columbia Valley
Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Scented with herbs and smacking faintly of green olives, this effort underplays ripeness in favor of a fruitier and slightly more subtle style. Its main motif is that of cherries, and it tilts just a wee bit to firmness, and, if it is not a wine that is likely to wow fans of powerful, ultra-ripe wines, it is a nicely balanced, well-mannered wine that will get along famously with foods like baby lamb chops.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.
Food Pairings for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Columbia Valley
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