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2009 Seven Hills Vineyard

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Wine Maker Notes

Rich aromas of pie cherries, black plums, and currants lead to delicate notes of exotic spices, flower blossoms and dusty gravel. Flavors of dark mixed fruits and raspberries mingle with notes of mineral and clove. Well-structured with soft tannins, this wine delivers a layered, lingering finish.

The 2009 Vintage

The 2009 vintage is the result of a roller coaster growing season. Mother Nature could not make up her mind! A wet, cooler spring gave way to early, hot summer days in May, leading to a late bud break. Then it cooled off once again ? and then proceeded to warm up again.  All of this weather change made for an exciting harvest of smaller berries with amazing, concentrated fruit and polished tannins. Incredible dark garnet color, great fruit intensity and subtle minerality make our 2009 vintage exceptionally structured, perfectly balanced and a joy to drink.

Wine Specifics

Wine Specifics

Varietal(s): 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard(s): 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley

Oak Program: 100% French oak; 54% used oak, 46% new oak

Time in Barrels: 17 months

Harvest Date(s): September 16 through October 9, 2009

Brix at Harvest: 25.8

Total Acidity: 0.60 g/ml

pH: 3.80

Finished Alcohol: 14.1% by volume

Total Production: 473 nine-liter cases

Bottling Date: March 29, 2011

Release Date: October 17, 2011

2009 Seven Hills Vineyard

Awards & Accolades
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast: "Editor's Choice. ...Bright and tasty fruit flavors of blueberry and black cherry introduce a lively, polished wine with a firm, complex and layered structure."
93 Points, Wine&Spirits: ""