As Cabernet Sauvignon pulls ahead in this vintage, notes of huckleberry crumble and vanilla take the lead. Opulent and dark, this wine smells of rose petal, cherry, ripe raspberry, tobacco leaf, and sage brush. Savory notes of iron mix with bright fruit undertones and vanilla bean, and follow with the minerality that is synonymous with Seven Hills Vineyard.
The 2018 harvest kicked off with a nice even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history. September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest was wrapped up on October 15th producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!
Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 58% Seven Hills, 19%, Waliser, 15% Octave, 8% Pepper Bridge
Awards & Accolades
93 Points, Wine & Spirits
“…a lightly herbal scent, cedar, pine frond, and a whiff of marrow, all in the service of dark cassis fruit. It’s a big wine, but doesn’t overstep, having settled into a mid-weight briskness that feels comfortable and poised. And since it went into the bottle balanced, it’s going to cellar well.”