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
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
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.
Bottled August 2015, 208 cases
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
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
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
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
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
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
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Tasawik, Double Canyon, Spofford Station Vineyards, Columbia Valley
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
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
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.
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
100% Petite Sirah
Art Den Hoed Vineyard, Yakima Valley
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