Seven Hills Merlot 2017 Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
The Walla Walla area is considered one of the best places on the planet for growing Merlot. The 2017 vintage presents all the classic attributes we look for in Washington Merlot: lush and ripe fruit, earth notes and hints of tobacco leaf with just a little menthol, all leading to a balanced and succulent palate, with a friendly accessibility. This is a rich style of Merlot but still stays varietally correct. This is Merlot, not Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pair with Roasted or grilled meats, stews or ricotta gnocchi with mushrooms, sunchokes and pan jus.