Seven Hills Riesling 2011 (Columbia Valley, Washington)

Seven Hills Riesling 2011
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

"It’s a delight to offer our very successful off-dry style Riesling from the cool 2011 vintage. The very low alcohol and fresh crisp finish are very showy this year. We continue to source from two old sites in the Yakima Valley, with their depth and complexity, with a cooler northern vineyard adding freshness and minerality. Light straw yellow in color, the nose opens with fresh Fuji apple, guanabana, lime, grapefruit, with a hint of vanillin and cardamom. The palate is lightly citrus-sweet up front, moving through smooth lychee to a crisp, grapefruit mineral finish. The wine will develop more roundness and richness as the acid integrates, but I find it vibrant irresistible now, alone or paired with scallops, Dungeness crab, or other light fare. A very versatile style suitable for a wide variety of occasions." - Casey McClellan Winemaker / Owner

Vineyards: Evergreen, Willard, Snipes
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Vintage Season: Very cool, long growing season, low yields
Vinification: All stainless steel, Steinberg yeast
Time in Cellar: Bottled May, 2012
Aroma: Green apple, lime, cardamom
Taste: Sweet citrus, apple, clean slate finish
Alcohol: 10.0%
Lot Size: 3700 cases

Ratings & Reviews

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Light and tangy, with a mineral edge to the fresh pear flavors, finishing off-dry. Drink now. 4,000 cases made." –HS (Web Only - 2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Pale, green-tinged color.  Aromas of Chinese pear, cantaloupe and lanolin, with saline and banana hints.  Fat and spicy in the mouth, with white fruit and brown spice flavors offering modest nuance.  Finishes firm but with a hint of caramel apple.  I'd drink this soon." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec 12)