Tasting Notes

The 2006 Seven Hills Vineyard is elegant, polished and multifaceted blend has a wonderful purity of flavors, anchored by layers of black currants, dusty berries, earth and spice flavors with a subtle touch of mineral. This wine shows off the unique characteristics of Seven Hills Vineyard with power, finesse and a long, persistent finish.

The Year

Mother Nature provided us with a classic wine-growing season. The spring was a little wetter than normal, but this extra moisture did not cause any problems because it was so early in the year. Bud break started around the third week in April, and very warm, sunny days filled the summer. We had plenty of heat units to fully ripen the grapes. The wines from the 2006 vintage have terrific fruit intensity, show great natural acidity and are beautifully balanced.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals:50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

 

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Awards & Accolades

“A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc, this needs air to reveal scents of cocoa-dusted dark plums and humus. After a day still more scents emerge-sundried tomato, cinnamon, cedar and coffee. Its flavors are savory and taut, a plum and black cherry core supported by muscular tannins. It will reward years in the cellar.
— Wine & Spirits, 94 points

 

“This signature wine from Pepper Bridge Winery is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet brings aromatic elegance to all of his wines, this one with a sweet hay note, and mix of sweet grain, berry, light herb and saline flavors.
— Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, 93 points