2019 Three Rivers Seven Hills Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley AVA
90 Points - Vinous
The 2019 Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays layers of dense black fruit. Dark cherry flavors with a touch of espresso and cocoa powder lead to lingering flavors of French roast, macerated berries and a lip-smacking finish. Truly a terroir driven wine with refined tannins, this beast is big and brawny, yet beautifully balanced.
95% Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley 5% Seven Hills Vineyard Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley
Walla Walla Valley
Seven Hills Vineyard
15 months in 100% new French oak
January 19, 2021
We had a snowy start to the 2019 growing season and a wet spring without much frost pressure. The weather improved in June and continued with a nice, warm summer. We picked the vineyards for this cabernet sauvignon October 1-3, right around when this short yet impressive harvest came to a close. Higher acidities and lower alcohols are to be expected with our wines for this vintage that are showing tremendous age-ability which is something harder to achieve in a hotter vintage.
The Seven Hills Vineyard was first planted in 1980 and then expanded in 1989. With an elevation of 850’-1,050’ the site has excellent soil and air drainage and is one of the most technologically advanced in the industry. With an average annual rainfall of 7” they utilize high tech moisture monitoring systems to control growth and vigor. Managed by Sadie Drury, the 2020 grape grower of the year.