88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère
Since our first planting in 1980, our goal at Seven Hills Winery has been to grow and make Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the unique terroir of our region. This wine is drawn from some of the best small, hand-farmed vineyards, carefully selected from our favorite sub-AVAs of the Columbia Valley. We believe this wine expresses the unique personality of Cabernet Sauvignon from our region; generous and pleasing, yet well-structured and powerful.
After careful vinification in small, open top fermenters, the wine was aged for 23 months in a selection of French, American, Hungarian, and Russian oaks which contribute a broad spectrum of baking spices to the aroma. The wine has medium body with generous and supple black cherry, black currant and black berry fruit character accented by black pepper. The wine is well framed by firm but fine grained tannins, adding nice earthy character and distinctive Cabernet “grip”. It is rich and accessible at release, but has the underlying tannin to improve for 4-6 years from vintage date, and is capable of cellaring up to 10 years.
-Casey McClellan, Winemaker