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Seven Hills Winery Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep and earthy on the nose with rich carob, bitter cocoa and coriander notes framed in nougatty wood tones. The fruit is subtle, showing up with slightly herbal and dried black berry aromas. bright on entry, surprisingly so after the nose. This is vibrant and pure in the mouth with an odd early note of boiled peanuts that is followed by impressively pure blue fruits and lightly damson plummy flavors. the oak is well integrated, adding a little spice support but mostly staying out of the way of the fruit and earthy nuce. Everything is in balance, with the acids bright but integrated and the tannin adding just a dusty edge to the palate. This is complex and deep, though not terrible fruity. It’s an elegant wine that should sing in the company of the right food. A gorgeous veal roast with pancetta and morels for example! 92pts

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Seven Hills Winery:
Seven Hills Winery is located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington. Though it has built its reputation quietly, Seven Hills is one of the region’s oldest and most respected wineries. Founder Casey McClellan has played an important role in both the viticultural and winemaking history of the community. As a fourth-generation farmer, Casey worked alongside his father in the early 1980s, plantin... Read more
Seven Hills Winery is located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington. Though it has built its reputation quietly, Seven Hills is one of the region’s oldest and most respected wineries. Founder Casey McClellan has played an important role in both the viticultural and winemaking history of the community. As a fourth-generation farmer, Casey worked alongside his father in the early 1980s, planting Walla Walla Valley’s Seven Hills Vineyard—a site that has gained recognition as one of the Northwest’s grand cru properties. As a winemaker, Casey has guided Seven Hills Winery, creating wines that have emerged as benchmarks for excellence in the Northwest. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,179
4.50 5
01/06/2014

Deep and earthy on the nose with rich carob, bitter cocoa and coriander notes framed in nougatty wood tones. The fruit is subtle, showing up with slightly herbal and dried black berry aromas. bright on entry, surprisingly so after the nose. This is vibrant and pure in the mouth with an odd early note of boiled peanuts that is followed by impressively pure blue fruits and lightly damson plummy flavors. the oak is well integrated, adding a little spice support but mostly staying out of the way of the fruit and earthy nuce. Everything is in balance, with the acids bright but integrated and the tannin adding just a dusty edge to the palate. This is complex and deep, though not terrible fruity. It’s an elegant wine that should sing in the company of the right food. A gorgeous veal roast with pancetta and morels for example! 92pts


Member Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,179
4.60 5
01/06/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/04/2011

a little jammy, raspberries, some blue and blackberries, nice acidity and smooth textures


Snooth User: kujolorenth
130147250
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/10/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/30/2011

Smooth and round, this is a lovely mouthful of cherry, spice, wet earth and sage flavors, finishing with generosity and complexity without excess weight.



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