Tasting Notes

At first, the aromas of the 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard is 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 of the wine, 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.

The Year

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.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

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Awards & Accolades

“Aromatic with crushed rock, raspberry, cranberry and hints of clove, this well-structured wine- 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Fran and 10% Petit Verdot- will reward additional bottle age. The young, tart red fruits are steely and precise, the barrel influence perfectly balance against the natural acidity.
— Sean P. Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast, 93 points