From Walla Walla’s oldest Cabernet vines (30 years!) comes today’s first outstanding wine, the Wine Spectator 93-point Seven Hills Walla Walla Cab 2010. We liked it so much we selected it for our Big Reds Wine Club. It’s fantastic!
The second wine is Guardian Cellar’s flagship: Gun Metal 2010. This will be one of the quickest selling 2010 Washington wines. Grab it – we highly recommend it.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Seven Hills Winery
Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
Seven Hills Vineyard 2010
$34.15 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case*
From the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon blocks in Walla Walla, planted in 1980 in Seven Hills’ Estate Vineyard. This old vine, 100% Cab is pure, complex and structured, and opens up very nicely with a little decanting. Much more of a finesse Cabernet, showing mouthwatering cherry-plum cobbler notes with violets, white pepper, and a delicious salted meat nuance on the finish. In the hands of other wineries, I suspect this fruit would make a wine twice the price. Kudos to Seven Hills for modesty in pricing! An April Big Reds Club Selection – 15% Off – Marcus
Wine Spectator 93 points: A veil of fine tannins wraps around a supple core of spicy, brown sugar-accented plum and currant fruit, lingering easily on the refined finish. Best from 2015 through 2020. $45. – H.S
Gun Metal Red 2010
$35.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($39.95 regular)
Guardian’s first wine, and its flagship. This is always among my favorite Washington wines, and I highly recommend the 2010. It is is drinking better than many of its peers, owing to greater time in barrel and bottle. – Marcus
55% Cabernet, 31% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Our 2010 Gun Metal is dark and lush, made with fruit from Conner Lee Vineyard. While maintaining the traditional Gun Metal peppery roasted meat note, (think pastrami or beef jerky) this most recent vintage exudes black currant, fresh blackberries and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Get ready for tarragon, lavender and rosemary on the nose. This wine boasts an elegant, lifted, finish. – the winery