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Seven Hills "Pentad" Walla Walla Valley Washington 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely, taut nose is a bit matte but surprisingly attractive with cocoa, caramel and vanilla grounded in lovely spicy black fruits. Full and broad in the mouth, with an open knit feel about it. There’s enough acid but it is covered by the rich fruit here, showing real restraint. The back end reveals deep cherry and black currant fruit with a touch of pluminess that transitions into a lightly spiced, oak-driven note on the long, toasty, raspberry jam finish. Elegant and refined while remaining rich and powerful. 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 "Pentad" Walla Walla Valley Washington

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
04/16/2012

Lovely, taut nose is a bit matte but surprisingly attractive with cocoa, caramel and vanilla grounded in lovely spicy black fruits. Full and broad in the mouth, with an open knit feel about it. There’s enough acid but it is covered by the rich fruit here, showing real restraint. The back end reveals deep cherry and black currant fruit with a touch of pluminess that transitions into a lightly spiced, oak-driven note on the long, toasty, raspberry jam finish. Elegant and refined while remaining rich and powerful. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/28/2011

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Verdot, 7% Carmenere, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec Smells rather minty with a pruny edge to the dark chocolate-covered coffee bean-accented black cherry fruit. With air, this reveals a smoky, nettle tone, some vanilla nuances and an ashy campfire accent. On the palate, this starts out with some dried fruit notes that are quickly joined by lots of fresh, juicy red plum tones. The tannins are very well managed and float over the palate, covered by the bright fruit. The oak pops a bit on the mid-palate but fades away on the backend replaced by a nice, very lightly vegetal fennel tone and more sweet, liquory, plummy fruit. With air, the fruit gets a bit darker, with an almost grilled meaty note, and the finish slowly grows longer with an almost candied coffee tone but that fruit really wins out in the end. A nice wine that shares as much with Bordeaux as it does with your typical domestic Meritage. 92pts


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Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.50 5
04/30/2012

Oaky with peppery spice and vanilla. Round and yummy!



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