2011 Seven Hills "Seven Hills Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
**Cellar Selection** This vineyard designate, showcasing the oldest vines from the oldest vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, piles on the details of earth, grape and barrel. There’s cassis, blackberry and fig in generously layered profusion, along with substantial components of dried herbs, cedar and pipe tobacco. The exceptional complexity, balance and length make this a sure-fire candidate for cellaring until 2024 or more.
From Seven Hills: "2011 was one of the coolest vintages in Northwest winegrowing history. Fortunately, it concluded with a long, mild fall allowing for a tremendously long growing season with fully ripe berries offering great structure, balance, and complexity. This old vine Cabernet has a dark garnet gem color and a broad nose of ripe plum fruit and elegantly integrated French oak. After a few swirls, it reveals additional aromas of blackberry, black cherry, red plum, violet, cedar bark, sage, iron shavings, cocoa, marzipan and licorice. The mouth-feel is round and generous with a broad spectrum of ripe black and red fruits across the velvety textured mid-palate all well framed with firm tannins and a bright, lifting finish. This wine will reward cellaring of an additional 6-10 years after release."