Seven Hills Vineyard is a historic vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA, on the Oregon side of the border. The original vines were planted in 1982 by the McClellan family, who also planted (in 2003) another vineyard immediately adjacent to Seven Hills, called McClellan Estate. The vines at both vineyards are self-rooted in Ellisford silt loam. Careful management leads to balanced canopy growth and moderate yields, with Cabernet Franc clusters having good spacing, airflow and sun exposure. Alternating long Summer days and cold nights lead to grapes with a wonderful balance of fruit, acidity and structure.
Walla Walla Valley
30% Whole cluster fermentation, aged on the lees for 21 months in older 228L barrels.