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Seven Hills Ciel du Cheval 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rather subtle yet complex on the nose with layers of herbs, medicinal spices flecked with dollops of oak spice and vanilla all over a base of firm fresh black currant fruit. The fine balance here makes this feel a bit smaller and more open that it proves to be. There's plenty to like here with layers of currant and cherry fruit topped with savory herb notes, a sprinkle of mint and some coffee candy notes that lead to the firm, long, and fairly obviously tannic finish. The tannins prove to be less long-lived than the minty, wild cherry and currant fruit of the finale. This is long, layered and powerful. Let it rest for another year or two and then enjoy it over the following ten. 92pts

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Seven Hills Winery:
Seven Hills Winery is located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington. Though it has built its reputation quietly, Seven Hills is one of the region’s oldest and most respected wineries. Founder Casey McClellan has played an important role in both the viticultural and winemaking history of the community. As a fourth-generation farmer, Casey worked alongside his father in the early 1980s, plantin... Read more
Seven Hills Winery is located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington. Though it has built its reputation quietly, Seven Hills is one of the region’s oldest and most respected wineries. Founder Casey McClellan has played an important role in both the viticultural and winemaking history of the community. As a fourth-generation farmer, Casey worked alongside his father in the early 1980s, planting Walla Walla Valley’s Seven Hills Vineyard—a site that has gained recognition as one of the Northwest’s grand cru properties. As a winemaker, Casey has guided Seven Hills Winery, creating wines that have emerged as benchmarks for excellence in the Northwest. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Seven Hills Ciel du Cheval

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,728
4.50 5
01/09/2013

Rather subtle yet complex on the nose with layers of herbs, medicinal spices flecked with dollops of oak spice and vanilla all over a base of firm fresh black currant fruit. The fine balance here makes this feel a bit smaller and more open that it proves to be. There's plenty to like here with layers of currant and cherry fruit topped with savory herb notes, a sprinkle of mint and some coffee candy notes that lead to the firm, long, and fairly obviously tannic finish. The tannins prove to be less long-lived than the minty, wild cherry and currant fruit of the finale. This is long, layered and powerful. Let it rest for another year or two and then enjoy it over the following ten. 92pts


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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
10/14/2012

The wine is a deep ruby color in the glass, as you would expect from such a blend. The nose presents some lovely black cherry and plum, along with some cinnamon and floral notes. There is also a sweetness in the nose, almost candy-like, which is offset by the aroma of licorice and just a hint of cedar. The taste is a true delight, with a lovely balance of ripe berry and plum at the outset, giving way to fresh herbs and a certain earthy quality. The flavors are very sophisticated in the way they play off each other and bring real balance to the overall taste of the wine. The tannins are still a bit tight for this younger wine, but they work well for a long, smooth finish. See my full reveiw on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/10/2009-seven-hills-winery-ciel-du-cheval.html




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