This old vines Cabernet of dark-red purple color opens with a broad, sweet nose. Ripe, exuberant red fruits, and cher...Read more...
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Layered and a bit reticent on the nose with notes of dried laurel, tobacco and black fruits gently edged with vanilla and wood spice. A bit loose o... Read more
This is spicy and complex on the nose with hints of toast, white pepper, and herbs adding complexity to the blackberry toned fruit. In the mouth th... Read more
This has very distinctive and stylish notes of cool fruit on the nose. While less herbal than the Seven Hills Cabernet this shares some of that win... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley
Layered and a bit reticent on the nose with notes of dried laurel, tobacco and black fruits gently edged with vanilla and wood spice. A bit loose on entry but gently structured like a pool of warm black raspberry coulis that enrobes the tongue. Actually rather elegant, light and expressive, with late building ripe tannins and a light minty top note on the moderately long finish. Elegant and refined with nice purity and balance. 90pts
This is spicy and complex on the nose with hints of toast, white pepper, and herbs adding complexity to the blackberry toned fruit. In the mouth there is excellent freshness but also a fairly prominent herbal component to accompany that freshness. The tannins are very fine giving the wine a fairly silky feel already and the black currant and blackberry leaf tones are classic Cabernet. This is really drinkable with a sneaky, candied blueberry finish. 89pts
This has very distinctive and stylish notes of cool fruit on the nose. While less herbal than the Seven Hills Cabernet this shares some of that wine’s black fruit tones with added layers of leather, fennel, and sweetly spiced oak tones. In the mouth this is supported as much by it’s fine acid spine as the crisp tannins. This is still a bit tight and short at this point but with promising dusty, black fruit and spice tones that handle to oak well. 91pts
Ruby red color with a nose that has hints of nori seaweed and ripe red berries. The palate is lush and smooth with tart red fruit and a sweet finish.
Bright, super fruity black ripe cherry aromas. Flavors are deep and rustic, full of toasted oak and darker berry flavors. Black olive and leather and tar, although surprisingly it seems to brighten on the finish, tailing off with nice tannin and red fruit.
Rich vanilla oak texture without overdoing it, a little bit of sweetness with dark berry notes. Black pepper and a hint of clove and mint, with some chocolate and tobacco.
Sumptuous nose of menthol and eucalyptus which carries over into the mouth with grand tannic cherries and an encore of the medicinal eucalyptus on the finish. Damn sophisticated.
Great balanced wine. Spices like cinnamon, chocolate and plenty of light berries. Great tasting. Very drinkable.
External Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley
The Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet from Walla Walla Valley is an excellent expression of a Washington Cabernet. Fine fruit supported by pleasant tannins make this Cabernet all to easy to drink.
Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Just slightly preferred over its deeper mate below, this one gets the nod for its more evident fruit-and never mind that that fruit tips a bit to boysenberries and comes with a more velvety texture somewhat suggestive of Merlot. Age might round off its few rough edges, but, on the whole, this wine will reward earlier drinking.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Just slightly preferred over its deeper mate below
WS 92pts - Winemaker Notes - Intense dark red. Elegant fragrance of dust, marzipan, red plum, black currant, spice, licorice and dried herb. Polished, complex palate of red & black fruits, bitter almond, herb, black licorice and sweet spice. Smooth, bright, lengthy finish. Aged exclusively in French oak, approximately 40% new, the profile is round with notes of clove and nutmeg. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon with great varietal character and a smooth lengthy finish. Historically these wines will show well for a decade or more, this vintage will age beautifully over the next 8-15 years. A collectable, limited bottling from one of the most highly regarded Northwest vineyards, that will not disappoint in the cellar.
This old vines Cabernet of dark-red purple color opens with a broad, sweet nose. Ripe, exuberant red fruits, and cherry cobbler follow, with secondary notes of five-spice, violets, and coriander. The palate is generous and full of red fruit sweetness and depth, supported by spice and a moderate brightness with pleasant tannins underneath. The finish is warm, sweet, persistent and balanced, with a hint of smokiness and pepper... -Winemakers Notes
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