Tasting Notes

The goal with our vineyard designate blends is to emphasize the personality of each of our estate vineyards and showcase the uniqueness they bring to our wines; this vintage is no exception. 2014 Seven Hills Vineyard has subtle fragrance of ripe red cassis, fennel pollen, and dried tobacco dominate the aromatics. Fresh acidity on the palate accentuates the presence of cranberries, floral tones and Herbes de Provence. A velvety mouthfeel and seamless tannins highlight the elegance of this vineyard, year after year.

The Year

The Summer of 2014 marked the warmest Summer on record in the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and dry, with bud break occurring right on time in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didnt stop. It was actually so warm during the month of July that the vineyard shut down and pushed our picking date by two weeks, putting us back in line with our average harvest date in mid-September. Despite the amount of heat units we received, meticulous work in the vineyard and precise picking dates enabled us to remain consistent with our elegant and balanced style.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

Tech Notes

 

What is Open That Bottle Night?

“Whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all wine lovers have that very special wine that they always mean to open but never do. This is why ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher invented Open That Bottle Night, the worldwide celebration of friends, family, and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open.”  – Wall Street Journal

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