Tasting Notes

2012 Seven Hills Vineyard designated releases showcase the uniqueness of our estate vineyards. Seven Hills Vineyard yields a feminine side to our wines, producing finesse and elegance with a long, persistent finish. This polished and complex wine has a perfume of blackberry liqueur, red berries, earth, and mineral. On the palate, this supple wine showcases a lush texture and depth, making it an age-worthy beauty.

The Year

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot. Since WSU began recording heat units, the 2012 vintage was right on track with a “perfect average.” The wines of this vintage show beautiful characteristics of fruit ripeness while remaining elegant and balanced.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

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Awards & Accolades

“As usual, the Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon come to our tasting table youthful and packed with potential. This wine takes a day to show itself, but when it does, it delivers sleek and seductive plum fruit with dusting of black pepper spice, and just a hint of smoked tomato savor, a Walla Walla signature. With the texture of a leather cushion, there’s enough acidity here to temper the substantial tannic payload.
— Wine & Spirits, 93 points

 

“Rich and expressive, this focused on cherry, blackberry, licorice and cedar aromas and flavors that zing through the lively and detailed finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2022.
— Wine Spectator, 91 points