2007 Delille Cellars Proprietary Red Harrison Hill Vineyard

Year: 2007
Appellation: Yakima Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
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"The 2007 Harrison Hill (located in Yakima Valley, the second oldest vineyard in Washington) is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Dark ruby-colored, it proffers an inviting nose of sandalwood, pencil lead, herbs, violets, black cherry, black currant, and plum. Sweetly-fruited, succulent, and spicy on the palate, this well-balanced offering will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2027. " (WA)

"($70; 65% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 9% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Medium red. Cool, vinous aromas of black raspberry, flower and minerals. Tightly wound and quite pure in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness and a continuing mineral quality. The mid-palate needs time in the cellar to gain in pliancy but this wine's finish is broad and sweet, with lush tannins. Most of these vines were planted in 1962. (I should note that another bottle of this wine was sweeter and lusher in the middle palate; I would have scored it 92.)" (IWC)

"From a single vineyard on Snipes Mountain, this is a forceful, dark and liquorous version of Harrison Hill, which often carries more herbal accents. Here it’s fruity and floral, with scents of rose petals and concentrated raspberry and cassis. Still young and showing its alcohol, it needs some hours of decanting." (WE)

Winery Notes:
This year‘s Harrison Hill is a bigger and darker version, while retaining the classic Harrison Hill characters of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon and its unique terroir. The nose features a bewitching combination of Bing cherries, plums, lead pencil, violets, and wild herbs. On the palate this wine surprised us with its density and power, yet retained the elegance and long, silky finish that are so characteristic for Harrison Hill. Definitely one for the cellar; or put a young bottle in the decanter for an hour before enjoying.

Varietal Blend:
65% Harrison Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

25% Harrison Hill Merlot

9% Harrison Hill Cabernet Franc

1% Ciel du Cheval Petit Verdot