And so now that the chores are done, I can relax with a nice glass of wine that I brought back from my recent trip to Walla Walla. Tonight I am having a nice bottle of 2009 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Now there are many differences between the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla Valley wines beyond the price, and one of the most basic differences is that the Columbia Valley wines tend to drink quite well when they are younger, as they tend to be somewhat less harsh and tannic. Of course you also miss the wonderful, dark chocolate hints that Walla Walla is famous for, but in a pinch, I suppose we can make do!
I would rate this one a solid 8.5, and I know I have a bias for this being my second favorite winery from Walla Walla, but there's a bonus reason for my high rating. You see, I was at G.B. Russo's last weekend and he had another Columbia Valley wine on sale, but I was not a fan of that one, but I seemed to be the only one that noticed that he had marked down this wine from the normal $29 price to just $15!!! Needless to say I got a case and this will be one of our future office wine club selections! Cheers!