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    Seven Hills Winery McClellan Estate Vineyard Petite Verdot 2007
    Other Red Wine - Walla Walla Valley, Washington

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Other Red Wine

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Item no. 110496

    Winemaker's Notes:

    McClellan Estate Vineyard adjoins the famous old blocks of Seven Hills Vineyard. This site at the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley ripens Petit Verdot to an elegant flavor maturity. This rare 100% varietal offering projects a compelling aroma, mid-palate and finish. The wine is full-bodied and intense with potential for further development. Aromas of rose petal, pie cherry, red plum and an intriguing savory quality dominate the nose. The palate shows rich flavors of herb, black licorice, coffee bean and plum. A balanced tannic structure and lively acidity provide the perfect platform for these flavors and aromas. A very limited release.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The grape's floral component plays against its dense and inky tannins, making this a complete and relatively soft version of pure Petit Verdot. It fills in the usual midpalate hole with juicy fruit and softened tannins. It glides-not a word usually found with this as a varietal-into a silky, fruity, sweetly floral finish.

    91 Points
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    jtryka (1/6/2012)
    I'll admit I had my doubts, after all, what can I expect from a full bottle of wine based on a grape that normally doesn't exceed 20% of a blend? Well, this wine was delicious and interesting in so many unexpected ways! The color of this wine was a deep purple, almost inky in appearance, suggesting a wine packed with flavors, and it was. The nose was somewhat floral, with hints of rose, along with an earthy character denoted by aromas of oak, cedar, tobacco and leather. On my tasting notes I wrote evolving but I don't think this wine is evolving in a traditional sense (i.e. this will mature over the next few years), but rather than it was evolving and changing even as it was in my mouth! At one moment, tart cherry and licorice, then a spicy smoky flavor, then a little sweetness of plum and cassis, amazing how the flavors can exhibit such complexity. The tannins provided for a velvety mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish.
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    Bluesola (12/31/2011)
    Complex pallet, and strong finish...not a real good food wine though.
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    Lloyd Tulp (8/10/2011)
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    richard hirsch (10/6/2011)

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