Seven Falls was inspired by a series of seven waterfalls that once flowed along the Columbia River through what is known as the Wahluke Slope in south-central Washington. With one of the warmest and driest climates in Washington state and sandy loam soils in the vineyards, the terroir in this historic region is perfect for creating big, bold wines with outstanding structure.
• After harvest, fruit was fed directly into presses. The juice was held at 50 degrees in stainless steel tanks for two days, allowing solids to settle. • The clean juice was racked off solids to a combination of stainless steel tanks and barrels where the 20-30 day fermentations took place. • All barrels were hand stirred weekly for six months; the wine aged in a combination of new and neutral barrels, 63% French Oak and 37% American Oak, for a total of 9 months.
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into the fall. Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
“Bold, ripe aromas of poached pear, caramel and papaya lead to a long-lasting, full, round and rich mouthfeel with hints of butter and brown sugar.” - Doug Gore, Winemaker