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.