Members are granted exclusive access to our limited production wines, receive invitations to winery events, and enjoy savings on wine purchases throughout the year. We are pleased to present our May wine club shipment wines.
The 2019 vintage season started late following a long winter; with snow on the ground into early March. Pruning of the vines was delayed by about a month creating a busy spring in the vineyards. Spring’s weather was normal; the growing season began good flowering and set in the vineyards followed by a moderate summer with minimal heat spikes. While moderate, summer average growing temperatures were slightly above the 20-year average, which continued into a cool September, helping create expressive flavor, color, and acidity in the wines.
The first fruit was in the winery on the 3rd of September with the last lot being brought in on the 20th of October. Harvest came to an abrupt end in early to mid-October due to hard frosts. The 2019 vintage produced wines of excellent flavor, color and structure for most varietals. Sites with lower crop levels and warmer conditions fared very well. The standouts for Seven Hills in this vintage were Whites, Roses, and most Bordeaux varietals.
2018 Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
This was a classic vintage for Washington, and great wines were made from every AVA and varietal. Early spring was cool, but with a warm May, the vines caught up, and bloom and set went very well. July and August were very warm, moving the growing season along rapidly. Fall was cool, leading to a long ripening period. The fruit showed an excellent intensity of color, structure and flavor. An overall classic, ageable vintage for red and white Bordeaux varieties and Rhône’s. The grapes for this wine were harvested on October 8th.
Deep Ruby in color with pronounced aromas of red cherries, dried tobacco leaf, and leather are accented by cherry cordial and iron notes. The palate is dense with bold flavors of dried cherries, black currant, with hints of basalt, dried herbs, and cocoa nibs. Pair with big dishes like tomahawk steak, wild game or Chanterelle mushroom pierogis. This wine will age nicely for at least 10 years.
2018 McClellan Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
This was a classic vintage for Washington, and great wines were made from every AVA and varietal. Early spring was cool, but with a warm May, the vines caught up, and bloom and set went very well. July and August were very warm, moving the growing season along rapidly. Fall was cool, leading to a long ripening period. The fruit showed an excellent intensity of color, structure, and flavor. An overall classic, ageable vintage for red and white Bordeaux varieties. The grapes for this wine were harvested on September 28th.
This wine is medium ruby in color with aromas of black cherry, plum, peppercorns with subtle notes of cardamon, graphite, cocoa powder, and fresh herbs. The lush texture leads to a medium body and flavors of black cherry, marionberries, and cocoa powder, cinnamon stick, and cardamom seeds on the finish. Pairs well with braised short ribs, lamb chops, or mushroom rosti. This wine will age nicely for at least 10 years.
2019 McClellan Estate Vineyard Malbec
Walla Walla Valley
The 2019 vintage began with a late winter, leading into a normal spring with good flowering and fruit set. The summer was mild, and a cool September provided great flavor, color and acidity in the wines. The grapes for this wine were harvested on September 30th and October 10th.
The vibrant fuchsia color catches your eye as it enters the glass. Next, aromas fill the glass of picked-at-perfection blackberries, plum, cracked peppercorn with hints of dried herbs and berry blossoms. The palate provides a lush texture with flavors of blackberries, plum, and baking spices with a touch of dark chocolate on the finish. Pair with lamb kebabs with roasted peppers and mushrooms, classic cheese pizza, or introducing your loved ones to red wine.
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Yvonne joined Seven Hills in October to lead our tasting room. Besides her fantastic wine knowledge and outstanding service, she’s been our go to person to help open our tasting room and host our guests safely. Yvonne came to Washington State in 2011 from Los Angeles, California with a dream to break into the wine industry. She packed up her car, did a road trip through Napa & Sonoma, then headed north. Immediately upon arriving in Seattle she enrolled in the Sales & Marketing program at the Northwest Wine Academy. Since then she’s held varied positions with Columbia Winery, Delille Cellars, and Kerloo Cellars SoDo. Please say hello when you come for a visit.