Tasting Notes

The 2021 Seven Hills Vineyard blend begins with captivating aromas of red fruit, earthy and dusty floral notes. Hints of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and anise are interwoven with prominent minerality. On the palate, this wine showcases plum, raspberry, and pomegranate, accompanied by delicate baking spices. Its texture is both generous and impeccably balanced, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and finesse.

The Year

The 2021 growing season started with a cool, dry spring and an early bud break in April. A July heat dome sent temperatures soaring to previously unseen heights for the state, topping out in Walla Walla at 116°! Above average temperatures lasted for the rest of the summer. Finally, the weather cooled at the end of August and brought perfect ripening conditions for an ideal, unrushed harvest season. Although the heat produced lower yields across the region, the grapes held beautiful concentration and acidity, with immense taste, mouthfeel, and color. Wines from the 2021 vintage are extremely balanced, forecasting their age-worthiness and drinkability for years to come!

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Seven Hills Vineyard

 

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