Grande Ronde Cellars 2008 Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $35

By on May 11, 2014

grande-ronde-cellars-logoLast year, this downtown Spokane operation began offering more than just classy bottlings from the Walla Walla Valley as co-owner Dave Westfall now pairs food and live music at the tasting room. This well-aged release form one of the Northwest’s top sites for Bordeaux varieties shows maturity, starting with aromas of black currant, dried cherry, chocolate, pepper and bottle bouquet. On the pour, there are flavors of strawberry jam, plum, cherry, chocolate and bell pepper. The silky texture of its resolved tannins also seems to indicate this wine at its zenith soon after its release on June 1.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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