Reviewed on 02-07-2019
By
Rating B
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
Washington
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $16.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Popping Bottles, Starting The Night

Drink If You Like

Merlot, Pinot Noir , Syrah / Shiraz

The Full Review

Seven Falls' Merlot vineyard is located in the Wahluke Slope (Wanapum for watering hole), a unique warm, dry zone in the Columbia Valley AVA. The soil is known for its gravel bench, allowing for excellent drainage, and this Merlot shows that meso-climactic awesomeness with a soft, silky palate, well integrated tannin and good, high-ish acidity. The nose shows typical cherry and blackberry fruit with some earthy herbal notes that only arise when this grape is well taken care of and in the right climate. It is full bodied and rich due to that great salinity running throug,h accentuating the calm note of oak rising from the core. This is a great wine to sit and chill with friends and a cheese plate or to get the night started.