Seven Hills Winery Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Blackberry, red plum, cedar bark, spice, mineral, marzipan, licorice aromas. Ripe black and red fruits on the palate, velvety mid-palate with firm and bright structure through a lengthy finish.
"This vineyard designate, showcasing the oldest vines from the oldest vineyard in teh Walla Walla Valley, piles on the details of earth, grape and barrel. There's cassis, blackberry and fig in generously layered profusion, along with substantial components of dried herbs, cedar and pipe tobacco. The exceptional complexity, balance and length make this a sure-fire candidate for cellaring until 2024 or more.
"Vivid, set on a polished frame and bursting with violet-tinged plum and currant fruit, this is shaded with hints of rose petal and loamy earth as the open-weave finish lingers."
"Even better and an outstanding effort, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla opens up nicely in the glass with beautiful blueberry, black currants, damp earth and lead pencil like aromas and flavors flowing to a medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and rich Cabernet that possesses solid mid-palate depth and fine tannin on the finish. Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak, this beauty will drink nicely through 2023."
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The McClellan family has farmed in Eastern Washington since 1880. One hundred years later, in 1980, Casey McClellan and his father Jim began planting the now famous Seven Hills Vineyard at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley. After then earning his Master"s degree in Enology from UC Davis, Casey returned to Walla Walla with his wife Vicky to found Seven Hills Winery, the...
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So nice, they say it twice...
Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah.
In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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