Novelty Hill Merlot 2012
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.
Wine EnthusiastMilk chocolate, cherry and raspberry aromas lead to sweet, supple luscious fruit flavors. It keeps you coming back for more.
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.