Red

2007 Otis Kenyon Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • petermachtley wrote: flawed

    September 22, 2015 - Just opened and it appears maybe a year or two past it's prime. Some fruit left but is quickly overcome with alcohol. Sort of reiterates many of the "newcomer" Washington makers create very good reds for 3-5 years but many don't sit well for the long run.

  • themeis wrote: 83 points

    October 11, 2011 - Tasted a bit past its prime. Some slight off flavors. Very rich, inky wine with good mouthfeel for the style, but flavor and aroma not what i expected

  • murmenlove33 wrote: 90 points

    April 19, 2011 - Great wine!

  • cwaltonhouse wrote: 91 points

    November 1, 2010 - I really liked this; in fact, I wish I had another bottle that I could rest for another 3 - 5 years. This is a big merlot, not a thin simple one that is often stereotyped for the varietal. Notes of current, vanilla, and cedar. A bit heavy on the oak at this point, and a think a bit more time would allow it to open up and show it's underlying complexity. It definitely has the structure and quality to last a few years. 91 pts for now, but potentially a bit higher after some time to evolve.

  • T&MCellars Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 27, 2010 - Lovely wine. Elegant and rich, a great expression of Walla Walla fruit. Dark fruits with a long finish with notes of licorice, black pepper and blackberry. Paired with a T-Bone steak and grilled onions and peppers.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

    (Otis Kenyon Wine Merlot Walla Walla Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    9/13/2010 (link) **** points

    (Otis Kenyon Wine Merlot Walla Walla Valley) An outrageous nose with loads of black olive juice and cherries. Palate has a plush, velvety feel with black olive juice and orange peel flavors. An unusual aroma and flavor profile for a merlot but quite compelling. 100% Merlot. Seven Hills Vineyard. 14.2% alcohol. 230 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Otis Kenyon
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 718122865543

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 33 (30%)
  • Consumed 76 (70%)

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