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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 62419)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We crafted this wine to drink earlier than our vineyard-designated releases, seeking softer tannins and very broad, full mid-palate flavors. The aroma is of dark fruits, with sweet vanilla hints from American cooperage. There is great balance on the palate, with a natural harmony between fruit, acidity and 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.