Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Horse Heaven Hills
Sleek, complex, and beautifully balanced, the nose evokes black fruit, oregano, dried roses, and a whiff of black olive. Tasting suggests black currant and hints of herbs on the approach opening to a touch of spice cake, fresh nutmeg and black raspberry. Has a lovely black plummy, allspice, white peppery finish with nicely integrated tannins. More please.
Bottled April 2013 - 69 cases
40% Cabernet, 27% Syrah, 19% Malbec, 14% Carmenere
Opens with aromas of blackberry jam, cassis and cherry along with some black olive and anise. Tasting reveals more cherry with a bit of wood and vanilla/chocolate swirl. Finishes long with just a touch of spice mixed with black cherry. Fruit forward and complex with smooth tannins, this is a wine for drinking
now or holding.
Bottled May 2013 - Made 439 cases
Art Den Hoed, Upland, Coyote Canyon Vineyards
62% Mourvedre, 24% Grenache, 14% Syrah
Opens with aromas of candied red cherry and pomegranate with notes of sage and game. The palate shows juicy red fruit, blackberry and crushed fresh herbs. Tannins are moderate and silky followed by a lovely, soft cherry finish. Customers call this wine “magical” !
Bottled April 2013 - 506 cases
Verhey Vineyard, Art Den Hoed Vineyard
50% Malbec, 50% Petite Sirah
A dark, delicious and unique blend that starts with an herbal raspberry nose with a hint of black pepper, black cherry and cocoa powder. It is soft and rich on the palate with black plum, more dark cherry, raspberry and spice. A long finish of raspberry truffle with plenty of structure to ensure this wine will age well.
Bottled May 2013 - 48 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
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
A nose of black cherry, sweet oak, pipe tobacco, vegetative earth, mint and a touch of pickled jalapeno that leads to a mouthful of more ripe dark berries, black currant, cocoa, and bell pepper. It all combines with a velvety mouthfeel, subdued tannins and a lusciously long finish. A fabulously deep rich wine.
Bottled September 2014 - Made 56 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
Spofford Station Vineyard
Walla Walla Valley
97% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
Plum, dusty strawberry, and blackberry along with sweet vanilla and chocolate aromas entice the nose with this voluptuous wine. The palate plays out with more not-quite-ripe blackberry and dark plum but also red currant and a tart cherry zing of acidity. Fine grained tannins here and that dusty dark quality that finishes with a little sweet spice...mmm...
Bottled August 2014 - 102 cases
2012 Malbec, Scooteney Flats
Scooteney Flats Vineyard
Full bodied, deep and powerful, this malbec is also smooth, velvety and supple. On the nose there is wet earth, chocolate, black cherry, licorice and spice. The palate follows with a medley of boysenberry, blueberry, and black plum that softly coats the tongue, turns to a mid-palate cherry and is followed by a concentrated finish of soft tannins and spice. Memorable. And delicious.
Bottled August 2014, 49 cases.
Cordon Grove Vineyard
90% Merlot, 10% Syrah
This wine opens with a hint of floral perfume along with inviting scents of chocolate, caramel, rainier cherry, blueberry and dark plum, some dried orange peel and a touch of bronze fennel. It has a lush and smooth mouthfeel with very finely integrated tannins and lots of cherry cola, concentrated blueberry, cocoa, bramble and a touch of allspice. An uplifting finish of deep red spicy fruit begs the question - is there more?
Bottled August 2014 - 99 cases
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 22% Syrah, 3% Carménère
A silken and exuberant medium bodied wine with a pronounced nose of baked pie cherries, red licorice, vanilla and blackberry bramble.Light and clean on the palate, integrated tannins balance the tart cherry flavors and slightly spicy cinnamon and plummy notes.The fruit is clear and persistent on the very long finish of blackberry and spice.
Bottled March 2014 - 2095 cases