Tasting Notes 2021

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``Pearlescent`` Cabernet Franc Rosé

$32 _ $27 _ $25

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. Double Gold Medal!


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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``Dog Day`` Chardonnay

$36 _ $31 _ $29

Chardonnay is well respected in the United States, as it is the grape that inspired our wine industry's first international accolades back in the 1960s. While it is still beloved, many winemakers have changed their stylistic approach! Instead of creating a very buttery, oaky Chard, we've opted for a cleaner build - dry, juicy, and fruit forward with a hint of toast.

In honor of Scoobie and Skylar, the best winery dogs we could have asked for, we donate a portion of the proceeds to the local ASPCA!


Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Goose Ridge Vineyard
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 11.2
- pH: 2.05
- Total Acidity: 0.98 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: Stainless steel and neutral French oak
Production: 130 cases


AWARDS

2020 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards

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``Mirage`` Merlot

$42 _ $36 _ $34

Washington Merlot is marked by its richness and brightness, weight and balance - and a dark, vibrant flavor profile that makes it the match of many a Cabernet Sauvignon. In the case of ``Mirage``, the profile begins with a hint of black cherry and finishes with olive. A complex and beautifully integrated bottle, this will pair wonderfully with beef stew or shepherd's pie. Silver Medal!


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

$42 _ $36 _ $34

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 hearty fish - you really can't go wrong. Double Gold Medal!


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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``Ahh!`` Syrah

$60 _ $51 _ $48

One of the questions that often comes up for debate is what exactly the specialty of the Washington wine industry is, and it's a tricky one to answer because our state's complex geological history of racy glaciers and spitfire volcanos has left us a legacy of absolutely rocking terroir. While all wines reflect terroir, Syrah is especially flexible that way. This combined with the hot summer days and cool nights of Eastern Washington results in a wine with the ripe fruit flavors so typical of the New World style woven seamlessly into the structure and freshness of Old World vintages. You could definitely wave Syrah over your head as a Washington specialty. Give this a try with triple cream brie or whip together a wild mushroom risotto - you'll be thrilled!


Blend: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen Vineyard
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.9%
- pH: 3.99
- Total Acidity: 0.69 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 1/3 new French oak, 2/3 neutral French oak
Production: 165 cases

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``The Poet`` Blend

$60 _ $51 _ $48

High in Rattlesnake Hills lies Two Blondes Vineyard, Andrew Will Winery's pet vineyard project. What really sets their fruit apart is the approach to handwork in the vineyard, where they also utilize the Biodynamic French Intensive Method. The end result is deeply complex, and our winemaking philosophy melds with it well. We think you’ll find the product of their beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot fruit more than inspiring! While it is delicious right now, this is a bottle you could put down for twenty five years without hesitation if you were so inclined. Gold Medal!


Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Two Blondes
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- pH: 3.70
- Total Acidity: 0.56 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French oak, 33% New
Production: 175 cases


AWARDS

2020 - GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2019 - SILVER, Seattle Wine Awards
2018 - DOUBLE GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2015 - BRONZE, Seattle Wine Awards

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``Maverick`` Malbec

$60 _ $51 _ $48

Originally from France but now often recognized in the same breath as Argentina, Malbec is a finicky grape with a lot of promise. Thin skinned with a predilection towards ailments, Malbec requires sun above all else and handles the cold very poorly. Done right, though, it unfolds in your mouth like a luxurious silk shawl! Our ``Maverick`` is plummy and dense, full bodied with dark fruit and a hint of smoke. Pair with a juicy ribeye and chimichurri potatoes! Gold Medal!


Blend: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Dineen
Wine Analysis
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- pH: 3.70
- Total Acidity: 0.56 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French oak, 33% New
Production: 75 cases


AWARDS

2021 - SILVER, Seattle Wine Awards
2020 - GOLD, Seattle Wine Awards
2013 - GOLD, WinePress NW Platinum Competition

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``Portage`` Port

$75 _ $63 _ $60

Port is a fortified wine with a long history. Centuries ago, trade relationships between Portugal and England necessitated that the Portuguese fortify their wine with brandy in order to protect it from the rigors of boat travel. The process of fortifying the wine mid-fermentation instantly raises the alcohol content and arrests fermentation, resulting in a sweet, heavy glass. Our ``Portage`` is made with Petite Sirah grapes and fortified with brandy distilled from our own Petite Sirah wine. Best paired with flourless chocolate torte and fresh berries!


Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Vineyard: Portteus
Wine Analysis:
- Alcohol: 19.2%
- pH: 3.54
- Total Acidity: 0.64 grams/100 ml
Oak Program: 100% French Oak, 30% New
Production: 150 cases


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