2015 Seven Falls Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Seven Falls Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Wahluke Slope)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Seven Falls was inspired by a series of seven waterfalls that once flowed along
the Columbia River through what is now known as the Wahluke Slope.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in
Washington State. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer,
moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest. Overall, 2015 saw
very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties
and yielding outstanding wines throughout the Wahluke Slope.
The Wahluke Slope is nestled above the Columbia River in south-central
Washington. With one of the warmest and driest climates in Washington state
and sandy loam soil in the vineyards, the terroir in this historical region is perfect
for creating big, bold wines with outstanding structure.
• Grapes were sourced from select vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA.
• Malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks. Blending occurred
shortly after malolactic fermentation.
• The wine was barrel aged in 30% New Oak (73% French, 27% American)
and 70% Neutral Oak for 15-17 months. More neutral oak was used this year
to really showcase the vintage and all of the bright fruit it had to offer.
“The 2015 vintage of Seven Falls Cabernet is loaded with ripe fruit flavors of
black cherry, boysenberry and other black fruits. It is layered with notes of black
tea, mint, herb and spice. This concentrated, full bodied wine has a smooth
–Doug Gore, Winemaker
Bolognese Sauce, Moo Shu Pork, Grilled Flank Steak with Peppercorns Winemaker Notes
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Aromas of ripe berry fruit and creamy new oak introduce the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope, a supple, medium to full-bodied red with a textural palate and an ample core of juicy fruit. Seamless and showing no hard edges, it’s best consumed in the next year or two.