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
50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Malbec, 5% Carménère
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
2013 Verhey Malbec
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
2013 Yakima Valley Merlot
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
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Carménère
On the nose there's blackberry, strawberry, spice, chocolate, earth and straw. On the palate it's all dark berry along with both red and black licorice. But also a fresh and savory aspect touched with thyme and oregano. Very well balanced with soft but definite tannins that show up with the finish of blackberry touched with orange.
Bottled September 2014 - 236 cases
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasawik, Double Canyon, Spofford Station Vineyards
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
A classic cab that opens with chocolate covered cherries, blackberry, and some black licorice on the nose. The palate brings more blackberry, boysenberry, some black tea and savory notes and finishes with a bright note of pomegranate. The tannins are sturdy enabling this wine to evolve gracefully over many years.
Bottled August 2014, 149 cases
60% Syrah, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Carménère, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
A dark and full bodied blend for the senses! With aromas of blackberry, cherry and black plum on the approach along with some sweet vanilla, mocha and black olive. The cherry mocha flows onto the palate with a smooth rich mouthfeel that also tastes of dried strawberry and red currant. Integrated tannins and white pepper and cola make for a nice finish.
Bottled September 2014, 362 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.
Snipes Mountain AVA
70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah
A nose of black cherry, cranberry, plum and a touch of pink bubblegum on top of savory notes of game and white pepper leads to a palate of all that and more with spiced berries, kirsch, and more white pepper. It has a round supple structure and finishes with easy tannins laced with spicy red fruit.
Bottled August 2014, 142 cases
Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Horse Heaven Hills
Opens with black plum and strawberry compote, cherry fruit leather, and really good fruitcake aromas. The palate follows with some of that fruitcake spice, more dark fruit, and notes of cola, mocha, and mint. A lush mouthfeel, good acidity, and smooth tannins, take you to a lovely finish of spicy blackberries.
Bottled August 2014, 104 cases
50% Malbec, 50% Petite Sirah
Year two of this unique and deeply colored blend is scented with black cherry, fresh herbs, vanilla, and loads of sweet pipe tobacco. Tasting brings more dark fruit with hints of mint, coffee and raspberry truffle. Finishes smooth and juicy with just the right amount of tannins. Love it now or cellar it for a special occasion.
Bottled Aug 2012 - 24 cases
2012 Petit Verdot
Scooteney Flats Vineyard
100% Petit Verdot
A wine that begins and ends with WOW. Opens with whiffs of eucalyptus and hard cherry candy, followed by the darkest of fruits mixed with toasty vanilla, the palate mirrors the aromatics along with pie spice, espresso, and pencil shavings. Well balanced, substantial, with exceptionally integrated tannins and a lovely long triple berry pie finish. Will age beautifully. Wow.
Bottled 51 cases, August 2014
Spofford Station and Tasawik Vineyards
Dark and dense with leather, dark chocolate, concentrated blueberry and spicy vanilla. It is clean and focused with favors of dark fruit, mid palate red fruit, and a touch of mint and tar all blended with integrated tannins and medium acidity for a beautiful structure. Elegance defines this wine.
Bottled August 2014, 223 cases
2011 Petite Sirah
Art Den Hoed Vineyard
100% Petite Sirah
This wine invites you in with aromas of raspberry jam, sweet dough and minty cocoa, then seduces your tongue with a luscious velvety feel that is redolent with more raspberry, tart red fruit, black currants, white pepper and firm tannins that are big, but well balanced with a lingering finish of spiced red plums.
Bottled April 2013 - 148 cases