At ﬁrst, the aromas of this wine are reminiscent of foraging for berries in the nearby Blue Mountains. Nuances of black tea, freshly brewed coﬀee, and clove linger behind bright, energetic notes of mixed berries and wildﬂowers. Earthly scents of brambles, stones, and the forest lead to softer notes of a dusty baseball glove. On the palate, raspberries lead the way, along with blackberries, cherries, currants, and hints of orange zest. This selection from our namesake vineyard oﬀers seductive texture, zingy acidity, and a long, smooth ﬁnish.
From beginning to end, this was a cool year. The Walla Walla Valley experienced no 100-degree days for the ﬁrst time in well over a decade. Despite the cooler weather, our vineyards were still able to reach full ripening, with harvest occurring approximately three weeks late. The longer hang time led to layered, nuanced ﬂavors with vibrancy and natural balance.
Entirely estate; Certiﬁed Sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard