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Date Printed: 7/28/2016
Seven Hills Winery Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Seven Hills Winery Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 91321)

PRICE ON 7/28/2016: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced exclusively from Klipsun Vineyard in the highly-regarded Red Mountain AVA. As with all Seven Hills' wines, grapes were hand-picked; harvest weather was very warm and yields were near average. Blended with 14% Merlot to lend softness.

Bottled in July 2006, after cellaring in French barrels. Will benefit from medium to long-term aging, gaining additional integration and flavor development over three to six years. From one of America's outstanding vineyards, this wine will be enjoyable for many years to come.

This is a full-bodied Cabernet offering aromas of ripe blackberry, piquant spices, briar and hints of cherry liqueur. By mouth, there is abundant bright red and black fruits, fig and graham over moderate tannins, trailing into a warm, persistent finish. A ripe vintage of moderate acidity, complex flavors and a very ageable structure.

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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, complemented 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.