Elephant Seven Tasting

A private appointment with Vann from Elephant Seven. Unfortunately they only had 3 wines to sample since they are sold out. I highly recommend getting on their mailing list before demand is through the roof.

Here are the 3 wines sampled

  • 2018 Elephant Seven Viognier Blue Mountain Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
    Tasted at the tasting room with Vann. Very light and refreshing style. Stone, limestone, floral and pear. Shorter finish. Drink now to 2021. (90 pts.)
    • Fruit was hand picked and was whole clustered pressed. Fermented in neutral French Oak/Stainless steel. Five month maturation process.
    • Cost $20

  • 2017 Elephant Seven Grenache Yellow Bird Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
    Tasted with Vann in the tasting room. Stone, raspberries, pepper, floral and dust. Very pretty wine and medium plus finish. An excellent value and get your hands on these before they sell out. 92-94.
    80% Grenache/20% Syrah (92 pts.)
    • High atop the foothills of Blue Mountains sits Yellow Bird Vineyard. The vineyard uses sustainable farming practices and features deep Loess soil. As many areas that produce world class Grenache the vines stuggle.
    • Price $30

  • 2017 Elephant Seven Syrah Diwa – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
    Tasted at the tasting room with Vann. This is young and needs time. New oak is very present. Juicy fruit featuring cherries and plums. Black pepper, stone and underbrush. Medium plus finish. This should be cellared for 3 to 5 years for maximum enjoyment. 90-92 (90 pts.)
  • 2017 Elephant Seven Grenache Yellow Bird Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
    Tasted at dinner at T Maccarones $20 corkage fee.
    Floral, raspberries, stone, white pepper and earth. Medium plus finish and balanced. Excellent value.
    Day 2: Raspberries, white pepper, spice, cherry and earth. Medium plus finish and balanced. Highly recommended and drink these on the younger side. Now to 2022. (92 pts.)

WEBSITE: https://www.elephantsevenwine.com/

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