Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of pie cherries, black plums, and currants lead to delicate notes of exotic spices, flower blossoms and dusty gravel fill the 2009 Seven Hills Vineyard. 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 round out this wine.

The Year

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.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot,
3% Cabernet Franc
Vineyards: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

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Awards & Accolades

“Dark scents of plum and tobacco leaf are tightly wound at first pass, giving up little until the second day when the wine relaxes into plum compote flavors, the blackest jam you’ve ever tasted. The structure and build can support that depth of flavor, carrying it with impressive length. Still a baby, cellar it, then serve with steak.
— Wine & Spirits, 93 points