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2007 Cuillin Hills, Shackled, Stillwater Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley


The Cullin Hills Winery is owned and operated by Derek DesVoigne and Shannon McLeod.  The goal of the winery is to produce Rhone and Bordeaux varietal wines. The 2007 Shackled is a blend of 56% Syrah and 44% Mourvedre sourced from the Stillwater Creek Vineyard.  It was aged for 20 months in oak.  There were 185 cases produced.

2007 Cuillin Hills, Shackled, Stillwater Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley
Drunk over two nights, this wine has a light nose with grapey aromas, some sweet fruit, and a bit of heat.  In the mouth the red fruits have a tart flavor and dusty, sweetness.  There is interesting spice but the fruit take a high-toned, piercingly tart profile.  The wine is enjoyable but does not have any complexity yet.  Actually, I couldn’t detect any future potential for complexity.  Compared to the Robert Parker tasting note, my bottle sounds completely shut down.  Has anyone else tasted this? ** 2015-?

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