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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Seven Hills Winery 7 Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Seven Hills Winery 7 Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 10318)

PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep red-purple color. Complex, integrated aroma of spices, cassis, berry, coffee, and vanilla.  A generous and elegant Cabernet on the palate, this wine has a smooth structure and an intensity of flavor reflecting its ripe fruit and polished tannins..
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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.