2015 Seven Hills Winery McClellan Estate Vineyard Malbec
We have been producing Malbec for over a decade now, and were the first to do so in the Walla Walla Valley. We have come to believe the southern edge of the Valley is one of the rare places in the world where Malbec reaches its full potential, with sufficient heat for ripening, but with cool nights preserving aromatics and structure. This bottling is drawn from the fan-trained Malbec block at McClellan Estate Vineyard that we planted in 2008. The fan system produces wine of particularly generous density and flavor.
The wine is dark and brooding with intense color and warm, sweet fruit. There is an intense concentration of blueberry jam, fig and passionfruit, complemented by white pepper and desert herbs that linger through a long, persistent finish.