Walla Walla Pioneers: Seven Hills
One of Walla Walla's pioneering wineries, Seven Hills has delivered excellent wines for three decades, all the while keeping their prices fair, if not downright modest. Our recent tastings showed that they're at the top of their game, with dynamite Cabernet and Merlot. Do not miss their old vine, Wine Spectator 94-point Seven Hills Vineyard Cab!
94 points Wine Spectator: "Dynamic and multilayered, with polished blackberry, crushed stone and licorice flavors that build momentum toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 400 cases made."
Us: Old vines will not be denied! From the oldest Cab blocks in Seven Hills Estate Vineyard, planted in 1980, this 100% Cab is complex and shows incredible presence and balance. And we're telling it like it is: Seven Hills could charge more for this, given its pedigree and the prices of many of their Walla Walla peers.
91 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Starting with the 2016 Merlot Walla Walla Valley (there's 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc), it offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of blueberries, plums, spicy wood, and leafy herbs. It's juicy, medium-bodied, balanced, and a smoking value.
A rocking deal in Merlot, this is lush and round with great savory and spice accents.
Wonderfully inviting sweet red and black fruits, roasted coffee, nutmeg, and sage. Carrying the day is a velvety orb of black cherry yumminess. A top notch value in Walla Walla red wine, its backbone of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon shines alongside flourishes of Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%).