Seven Hills Winery * 2010
This old vines Cabernet of dark-red purple color opens with a broad, sweet nose. Ripe, exuberant red fruits, and cherry cobbler follow, with secondary notes of five-spice, violets, and coriander.
The palate is generous and full of red fruit sweetness and depth, supported by spice and a moderate brightness with pleasant tannins underneath. The finish is warm, sweet, persistent and balanced, with a hint of smokiness and pepper. Will reward cellaring for 5-8 years.
About the Region
In southeastern Washington and a bit on northeastern Oregon, this up-and-coming wine region — also famous for its sweet onions — is the home of one of Washington's first cult wines, Leonetti Cellars cabernet sauvignon. In general, it is red wine country, with cabernet sauvignon predominating, and some quantities of merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, and sangiovese.