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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Seven Hills Winery McClellan Estate Vineyard Petite Verdot 2007
Seven Hills Winery McClellan Estate Vineyard Petite Verdot 2007
(search item no. 110496)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

McClellan Estate Vineyard adjoins the famous old blocks of Seven Hills Vineyard. This site at the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley ripens Petit Verdot to an elegant flavor maturity. This rare 100% varietal offering projects a compelling aroma, mid-palate and finish. The wine is full-bodied and intense with potential for further development. Aromas of rose petal, pie cherry, red plum and an intriguing savory quality dominate the nose. The palate shows rich flavors of herb, black licorice, coffee bean and plum. A balanced tannic structure and lively acidity provide the perfect platform for these flavors and aromas. A very limited release.
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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.