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Seven Hills Winery Riesling Columbia Valley 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

We continue to source from two old sites in the Yakima Valley, with their depth and complexity, with a cooler northern vineyard adding freshness and minerality. Light straw yellow in color, the nose opens with fresh Granny Smith apple, lime skin, and cardamom. The palate is lightly citrus-sweet up front, moving to a crisp, mineral finish. The wine will develop more roundness and richness as the acid integrates, but I find it irresistible now, alone or paired with scallops, Dungeness crab, or other light fare. A very versatile style suitable for a wide variety of occasions. Winemakers Notes

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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 Winery Riesling Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
03/03/2014

A bit candied on the nose and just a touch funky, reduced though with air this begins to reveal layers of earthy, minty, camphor and chalky aromas. A bit sweet on entry, though with plenty of zesty acids adding zip to the slightly exotic flavors of a little strawberry fruit, then a hint of mango. More interesting than your typical citrus bomb, though lime and lemon floods the palate on the finish with some interesting stony mineral accents offering a bit of a contrast. before finishing with a hint of pink grapefruit and a suggestion of pithy bitterness on the long finish. Sweet/tart deliciousness. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
03/03/2014

Four and a half glasses


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Source: NapaCabs.com
03/06/2013

Light straw yellow in color, the nose opens with fresh Fuji apple, guanabana, lime, grapefruit, with a hint of vanillin and cardamom. The palate is lightly citrus-sweet up front, moving through smooth lychee to a crisp, grapefruit mineral finish.



We continue to source from two old sites in the Yakima Valley, with their depth and complexity, with a cooler northern vineyard adding freshness and minerality. Light straw yellow in color, the nose opens with fresh Granny Smith apple, lime skin, and cardamom. The palate is lightly citrus-sweet up front, moving to a crisp, mineral finish. The wine will develop more roundness and richness as the acid integrates, but I find it irresistible now, alone or paired with scallops, Dungeness crab, or other light fare. A very versatile style suitable for a wide variety of occasions. Winemakers Notes

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