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2009 Seven of Hearts Syrah-Grenache – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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While so many Oregon wineries focus in on the grapes that they can grow well, there are a few that source fruit from neighboring Washington State to make some very interesting blends.  This bottle of Seven Hills captures a common blend of Syrah and Grenache to make a very food-friendly wine.

Technical Data: 

  • Cases Produced: 119
  • Varietal Breakdown: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
  • Vineyards: 15 year old vines near Goldendale, WA
  • Harvest Dates: September 27 – October 27, 2009
  • Bottling Date: September 2010
  • Cooperage: All 1-year or older French oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Price: $25

Nose: Nice aromas of “forest funk”, rhubarb, cedar and spice. I also get notes of white pepper, cherries, and cranberry.

Taste: Very nice overall dryness to this wine that I enjoy a lot – great acidity and enough tannin backbone that make it very enjoyable to me as well as food friendly. Good flavors of smoked-cherry, white pepper and rhubarb pie filling lead way into a nice splace of cedar shavings that linger nicely

W.E.P. Rating: 100%