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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Seven Hills Winery Helmick Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 1998
Seven Hills Winery Helmick Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 1998
(search item no. 10048)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A lovely, subtle dry white with yeasty and nutty tones laid over the floral and citrus fruit. An ideal wine to serve with shellfish or other seafoods.100 percent Pinot Blanc from Helmick Hill Vineyard. A cool, long vintage which required rigorous fruit selection to make the best wine. Very limited production. Fermented at moderate temperatures, using a Burgundian yeast strain. Left sur lies for added body and richness, with a small percentage aged in Russian Oak.
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About Seven Hills Winery:

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 fifth winery in the Walla Walla Valley, in 1988. Casey remains Seven Hills’ sole winemaker to this day.

Seven Hills Vineyard is now regarded as one of the “ten most important vineyards in the world” by Wine & Spirits Magazine. In addition to Seven Hills Vineyard, Casey crafts wines from several of the best, old vine vineyards in Walla Walla and on Red Mountain, including Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and McClellan Estate.

Casey’ focus has always been on Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietal reds, complimented by limited production of Alsatian varietal white wines. His vision is to produce wines that reflect the terroir of these sites with intense structure and pure varietal fruit character capable of graceful ageing.