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Seven Hills Winery Viognier Columbia Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very nicely aromatic with hints of grilled pineapple over perfumed floral undertones and a bed of French toast dusted with vanilla, cinnamon and maple. A touch of wood sweetness greets the tongue. This firms up quickly to show good tension and acid spine supporting rather rich, fairly opulent floral peach fruit. There’s a touch more pineapple on the back end along with a hint of lemongrass before this drifts away on the firm and fairly long finish. Really well made, they really nailed this even if it’s not my style. 91pts

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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 Viognier Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,598
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/22/2012

Very nicely aromatic with hints of grilled pineapple over perfumed floral undertones and a bed of French toast dusted with vanilla, cinnamon and maple. A touch of wood sweetness greets the tongue. This firms up quickly to show good tension and acid spine supporting rather rich, fairly opulent floral peach fruit. There’s a touch more pineapple on the back end along with a hint of lemongrass before this drifts away on the firm and fairly long finish. Really well made, they really nailed this even if it’s not my style. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,598
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2009

This is barrel fermented in new French oak and it shows. While the nose is very ripe, with dried peach and apricot tones, it’s also very smoky and creamy with a vaguely orangecicle tone. On the palate it’s not particularly fruit with a subtle, integrated oak overlaying the dried apricot fruit. It’s soft in the mouth but finishes with strong floral, honied, and burnt orange rind tones that drop off rather abruptly. This is a well-made wine but it does not excite me. 84pts


Member Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Viognier Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/26/2012

Lovely honey notes on the invade the nose and are surrounded by peachy aromas. Sweet and refreshing- perfect summer sipping wine! Structured and a bit more complex with hints of lemon rind


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/26/2012

Floral, sweet, oaky. Peach and some honey and a little spice.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/28/2012

Buttery with floral and oak flavors. Smooth and would be a great backyard go-to in the summer!


Snooth User: rmckeel
103538713
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/27/2012

I rate this review at 0 glasses. One post for the 2008 vintage says the wine comes from "Columbia Valley in Washington". Another for the 2010 cites, "USA>Oregon>Columbia Valley". Did the vines move?


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/04/2009

immediate funk on the nose, a little caramelized, honey, pear and some burnt spices, definite spice on the palate makes for more complexity and nice acidic balance with the melon and citrus fruits that approach in taste.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/12/2009

Lightly floral and delicate, with notes of peaches and other soft tropical fruits (papaya, mango). A powerful finish for such a delicate wine. Only 400 cases produced

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  • Snooth User: Punch
    12241936
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Viognier Columbia Valley

    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/01/2009

    This Viognier comes from the famous Columbia Valley in Washington. With a creamy viscosity, white pear flavors in the nose, and a warm vanilla toastiness in the palate, this wine will pair well with many types of food, especially Asian food.




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