Novelty Hill Merlot 2012


SKU 856512002144



The Columbia Valley is a diverse growing region that offers a wide range of fruit expression to yield multi-layered wines. This Merlot is a blend of roughly two-thirds Stillwater Creek grapes from Novelty Hill’s estate vineyard on the Royal Slope and one-third Alder Ridge, a Horse Heaven Hills vineyard chosen to add richness and texture to the finished wine.

Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Novelty Hill
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorSupple and expressive, with green olive and black licorice hints the black cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against fine tannins on the open-weave finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,723 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastMilk chocolate, cherry and raspberry aromas lead to sweet, supple luscious fruit flavors. It keeps you coming back for more.

Sean Sullivan, September 1, 2015