Seven Hills Winery Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep ruby color with aromas of black currant, coffee bean, green peppercorn, smokey charred meat, oyster shell, dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is round and supple with raspberry, wild strawberry, black currant, black cherry, leather, green peppercorn, firm tannins, and a bright, lifted finish.
"The Cabernet is stiffened up with small amounts of Petit Verdot, Cab Franc and Malbec, resulting in a firm, herbal, but very well-balanced Bordeaux-style blend. There's compact cassis fruit, streaked with light stem, earth and herb. This is a wine that should improve with bottle age through 2019."
"Fresh and vibrant, open-textured and appealing, with pure blueberry and currant fruit. A veil of fine tannins drapes over the gentle finish. Best from 2015 through 2020."
"As good, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a rock-solid value that gives up plenty of lead pencil, new leather, black currants and subtle herbal notes to go with a firm, structured, medium-bodied profile on the palate. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec that spent 16 months in 25% new oak, it too will have over a decade of longevity."
The Wine Advocate
5 stars all the way! I get deep red rose petals and then classic cabernet fruit and structure. This is a racehorse all the way. Sleek, strong and awesome. I'm not only going to try this one again, but I would like to try some of their other bottlings. I'm a fan.
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Grilled Porterhouse Steak
So satisfying! The juicy 2012 Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon really delivers; plenty of pretty, ripe fruit flavors from start to finish. One of the best cabs in the marketplace, good interplay between fruit and oak in the finish.
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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...
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Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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