92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Aromas of lemon curd, herb, stem and sea shell lead to plentiful stone-fruit flavors. It's tightly wound at present, but texture, depth, detail, structure—it's got it. Decant or give it some additional time in the cellar to see it at its best. It's best delivers big time. It's also an outrageous value. Enjoy after 2024." *Cellar Selection*
Vinous Reverie Notes
"We are, first and foremost, faithful stewards of the historic Seven Springs vineyard, planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984. On this dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, Al MacDonald undertook what would become one of Oregon’s most recognized vineyards. Nestled against a forest of Douglas fir with views eastward to Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, it is immediately evident to any visitor why Al chose this site." ~ Rajat Parr, Sashi Moorman, & Ben DiCristina - Evening Land Vineyards
Seven Springs’ eastern exposure ensures the vineyard awakens to the warmth of the morning sun. The vineyard’s position opposite the windy Van Duzer Corridor, mitigates hot, sunny afternoons in the Willamette Valley with cool winds from the Pacific. As valley temperatures increase throughout the day, warm air rises, replaced by cooling winds flooding in from the Pacific through the Van Duzer gap and across our vineyard. This daily cooling, along with eastern aspect, affords grapes the luxury of extended time on the vine.