Tasting Notes 2022

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``Cloud 9`` Riesling

$28 _ $24 _ $22

Floral and lively on the nose with a crisp, clean profile, the ``Cloud 9`` is off-dry and given tons of appeal by its delicate acidity. This balanced Riesling is capable of pairing with many foods, stand outs being funky cheese or spicy noodle dishes. As the weather cools, though, all you really need is a kitchen, snacks, and a couple of friends!


AWARDS

2021 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2014 - BRONZE - Seattle Wine Awards
2013 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2010 - OUTSTANDING - Seattle Wine Awards
2009 - OUTSTANDING - Seattle Wine Awards
2009 - OUTSTANDING - Taste of Washington

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``Pearlescent`` Cabernet Franc Rosé

$38 _ $32 _ $30

Our rosé is made from Cabernet Franc grapes that were picked slightly early to maintain the ideal acid balance. After destemming the grapes, the deeply purple skins “kiss” the juice for 8 to 10 hours to transfer a blush of color. Lively aromas of fresh strawberries, nectarines, and melon make this one of our favorites, no matter the season! Fantastic with a goat cheese and pecan salad topped by grilled salmon.


Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen Vineyard
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 12.4
- pH: 3.4
- Total Acidity: 0.76 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% stainless steel
Production: 130 cases


AWARDS

2020 - Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - Bronze - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Mirage`` Merlot

$46 _ $39 _ $37

Washington Merlot has two different styles, depending on the AVA - weighty and black fruit-forward with more of a tar/creosote profile or high-toned and red fruit-forward, leaning into a bright cherry build. Anyone familiar with how our winemaker tailors our wines will be unsurprised that the ``Mirage`` is firmly in the red fruit camp! Medium bodied with moderate acidity, this is a bottle that would fit well with flat iron steak and a corn and zucchini salad.


Blend: 100% Merlot
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- pH: 3.49
- Total Acidity: 0.60 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French Oak, 33% New
Production: 94 cases


AWARDS

2020 - Silver - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - Gold - Wine Press NW Platinum Competition
2016 - Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - Bronze - Seattle Wine Awards
2011 - Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Dynamique`` Cabernet Franc

$48 _ $41 _ $38

Cabernet Franc is one of the six noble Bordeaux grapes, valued for its finessed tannins and exquisite nose. While it's often used in blends, a solid stand-alone Cabernet Franc has charm and elegance to offer. Its medium-high acidity makes it an ideal food pairing wine! Chicken or pork, beef or lamb, hard cheese or soft, even steaky fish - you really can't go wrong.


Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen Vineyard
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- pH: 3.51
- Total Acidity: 0.70 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French oak, 33% New
Production: 100 cases


AWARDS

2020 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
2019 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
2019 - Double Gold, WinePress NW Platinum Competition
2018 - Silver Medal, Seattle Wine Awards
2017 - Silver Medal, Seattle Wine Awards
2016 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - Gold Medal, Seattle Wine Awards
2014 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
2013 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
2012 - Bronze, Seattle Wine Awards
2011 - Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards

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``Eclipse`` Blend

$46 _ $39 _ $37

This is a classic Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend, meaning that it's predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot in descending order. George and Linda have been making an approximation of this blend since our start in 2003 - in fact, George refers to it as our flagship wine as much for our history with it as for its incredible flexibility. Making a complex cassoulet? Absolutely. Bringing a bottle to a grill out? Can't go wrong. Host gift? You must really like them. Opening by itself? It stands alone but doesn't overpower. All in all, a good blend fills the holes that other wines may leave behind. Gold Medal!


Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.7%
- pH: 3.56
- Total Acidity: 0.70 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French Oak, 33% New
Production: 181 cases


AWARDS

2020 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD - WinePress NW Platinum Competition
2017 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2016 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2014 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2013 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2012 - BRONZE - Seattle Wine Awards
2010 - OUTSTANDING - Seattle Wine Awards
2009 - OUTSTANDING - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Red Satin`` Cabernet Sauvignon

$50 _ $43 _ $40

Cabernet Sauvignon is everywhere, a perennial favorite due to its complex profile and big body. In Washington, however, the hot days and cool nights produce a premier experience of Cab - supple and rich, dark red fruits leading to a velvety mouth feel. Full of finesse and structure, the ``Red Satin`` pairs beautifully with braised short ribs and lamb shanks as well as it does your classic burger.


Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen
Wine Analysis:
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- pH: 3.54
- Total Acidity: 0.64 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French Oak, 30% New
Production: 150 cases


AWARDS

2022 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2021 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2020 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2019 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD - Wine Press NW Platinum Competition
2018 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2016 - GOLD - Olympia Food & Wine
2013 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2012 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Poet`` Blend

$60 _ $51 _ $48

High in Rattlesnake Hills lies Two Blondes Vineyard, owned by the minds behind the premier Andrew Will Winery. We think you’ll find the product of their beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot fruit more than inspiring! Gold Medal!


Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Two Blondes
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.7%
- pH: 3.56
- Total Acidity: 0.70 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French Oak, 33% New
Production: 75 cases


AWARDS

2022 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2021 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2020 - GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2019 - SILVER - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Black Pearl`` Petite Sirah

$70 _ $59 _ $56

We're thrilled to have this back in the tasting room after five years without, and as a Silver medal winner at that! The ``Black Pearl!`` is bright and berry-forward with a full body and plenty of chew. If you have a little time to kill, consider pairing with a mountain of prime rib!


Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Portteus
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 14.8%
- pH: 3.65
- Total Acidity: 0.56 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French oak, 33% New
Production: 73 cases


AWARDS

2022 - GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2021 - SILVER, Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD, WinePress NW Platinum Competition
2017 - DOUBLE GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - DOUBLE GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2010 - OUTSTANDING - Seattle Wine Awards

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