Walla Walla’s remarkable reds

by | Mar 29, 2015 | Featured wines, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Pepper Bridge Winery 2012 Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, $60

pepper-bridge-winery-seven-hills-vineyard-red-wine-nv-bottleBridge Club members annually get first crack at this Meritage-style blend, and this vintage led Jean-François Pellet to an estate assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (27%), Cabernet Franc (19%) and Petit Verdot that spent 17 months in French oak. The balance of those barrels were neutral toast, accounting for aromas of raspberry, cassis and cherry taffy with notes of French vanilla, brown sugar and maple. The drink creates thoughts of bright red fruit and cinnamon toast, backed by lively acidity, age-worthy tannins and a finish of white pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 411 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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