60% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec
Spofford Station, Tasawik, Verhey Vineyards Columbia Valley
On the nose this wine abounds with dark fruit, root beer and a touch of grape candy along with baked black cherries laced with anise. The palate moves from red plum to more dark cherry on the mid palate to a hearty and well balanced finish of smooth tannins embedded in dark and fruity pipe tobacco.
To Be Released
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Carménère
Tasawik, Spofford Station, Scooteney Flats, Seven Hills, Coyote Canyon Vineyards
Luscious on the nose with a mix of ripe blackberry, dark plum, black currant, some bramble, and dried herbs that lead to a flavorful palate reflecting all of the above plus a touch of that hot green pepper. Beautifully blended with a finish that just doesn't quit.
Bottled August 2015 - 187 cases
100% Carménère, Spofford Station, Seven Hills, and Phinny Hill Vineyards
Miss the 2012? The '13 is a worthy successor with its delectable mash of black cherry, baking spices, chocolate, and that distinctive earthy jalapeño pepper on the nose. The palate gives up flavors of black currant, smoked paprika, bitter cocoa, and notes of clove that lead to a long finish of dark spicy chocolate infused with fading black cherry. Yep. Fabulous.
Bottled August 2015 - Made 73 cases
25% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 5% Carmenere
Fragrant with roses, a mash of dark berries, leather and earth. A luscious mouthful enlivened with some cranberry and licorice. Smooth tannins, with a lingering finish. A truly integrated blend. A beautiful wine.
474 Cases. Bottled Aug 2014.
40% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah
Boushey, Spofford Station, Upland Vineyards Columbia Valley
Enticing on the nose with soft red fruit, Grandma's dusty raspberry candies, a little tobacco, a little spiciness, crushed fresh herbs, and, oh yes, some steak tartare. Many of these reflect on the palate along with cinnamon, ripe plum, a touch of mint and how did that pot roast get in there? Plenty of acidity backed by modest tannins. Holy cow, this wine is delicious.
Bottled August 2015, 238 cases.
Scooteney Flats Vineyard Red Mountain
Perfumed with clove scented simmered black plums, strawberry leather and a touch of sweet grape this rich deep wine also has mulling spices, dried currants and some dusty dry earth on the palate. It's smooth on the tongue but has quietly assertive tannins. Elegant. Delicious.
Bottled August 2015, 68 cases
Verhey Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Enticing scents of vanilla, black plum, sweet cherry, and pie crust followed by a lush mouthfeel redolent with rich black fruit, ripe purple plum, root beer overtones, some black olive and soft integrated tannins. This supple wine is beautifully balanced with a long spicy finish that begs the question...why wait?
Bottled August 2015 - 203 cases
Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills
Opens luxuriously with whiffs of warm fruit compote, vanilla wafers, cherry candy and a touch of musk. A plush mouthfeel leads to flavors of spiced plums and more cherry around a core of rich dark berries. Well integrated tannins, subtle spice finish. This wine has body and soul. Amen.
Bottled August 2015, 228 cases
Golden Ridge Vineyard
Walla Walla Valley AVA
Deep and satisfying, with aromas of sweet cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and hay on a summer's day. Spicy roses lead to a densely-flavored palate of red licorice, blackberry, more chocolate and cherry, some mint, and lots of silky structure.There's a lingering finish of saturated berry-ness and earth. Washington Merlot folks...drink now or later. But don't miss it.
Bottled August 2015 - 105 cases
Kestrel Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Featuring blueberry, dried strawberry, cherry, and hints of chocolate and baking spices, this lighter-styled Merlot brings succulent flavors of the same red fruit plus a little plum and juicy pomegranate. Think chocolate covered cranberries. And, with a finish of easy tannins and crushed herbs, it keeps you coming back for more. Easy to enjoy right now!
Bottled November 2015 - 812 cases
Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Right away it's gamey on the nose, but opens up to dried strawberry, dark plum, sweet vanilla and all of those pumpkin pie spices. Many of these follow on the palate accompanied by very smooth tannins along with touches of Jolly Rancher cherry, a hint of peppered bacon, dark ripe fruit and excellent acidity. Elegant and tasty, don't miss it!.
Bottled August 2015 - 46 cases
50% Malbec, 50% Petite Sirah
Spofford Station, Verhey, Corvus Vineyards
The scent of sweet cherry, red licorice, and raspberry leaf invites a taste of this unique blend. Explore a mash of red fruit flavors and lots of plum that evolve into rich flavors of prune, mulberry, black olive, and a touch of mulling spice. With a juicy tannic finish, this wine is as delicious as it is special.
Bottled August 2015 - 47 cases
100% Petit Verdot
Scooteney Flats Vineyard, Red Mountain
"Robust and dark yet very floral on the nose and palate with soft mulling spices, black cherry, vanilla and a hint of cigar. More flavors of lighter red fruit are here with a finish of pie cherry and black tea. Nicely dry with firm tannins. Approachable now, and will also cellar beautifully for years."
Bottled 70 cases, August 2015
To Be Released
Spofford Station, Tasawik Vineyards Columbia Valley
Aromatically luscious with notes of sweet cherry, vanilla, pipe tobacco, spiced black plum, and a touch of wintergreen mint. With its silky texture and a mix of dark fruit, eucalyptus, savory components, and a touch of dried herbs, this is a classic. Drink now or save.
Bottled August 2015, 195 cases
50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Malbec, 5% Carménère
Spofford Station, Tasawik, Verhey, Golden Ridge, Cordon Grove Vineyards, Columbia Valley
Notes of dried crushed herbs, leather, anise and some old fashioned strawberry hard candy on the nose which follow through on the palate. Moderate tannins frame a soft mouthfeel with more dark purple fruit, chocolate, and a touch of red cherry before a lightly spicy finish.
Bottled August 2015 - 2744 cases