2017 Seven Hills Winery McClellan Estate Vineyard Malbec
We have been producing Malbec for more than fifteen years, and were the first winery to do so in the Walla Walla Valley. We believe that 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 coupled with cool nights to preserve aromatics and structure. This bottling is drawn from the fan-trained Malbec block at McClellan Estate Vineyard planted in 2008. The fan system produces wine of particularly generous density and flavor.
The wine is lush, vibrant and brooding with intense color and warm, sweet fruit. There is an engaging concentration of blueberry jam, passionfruit, and smoky spice that lingers through a persistent finish.