** Our wine club is now full. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list.**Members of our wine club receive: * A 20% discount on all purchases * Free tasting for you and up to 3 guests * The opportunity to purchase new wines twice a year before they are available to the public * Invitations to release parties and other events at the winery There are two levels of membership – 6 or 12 bottles, twice a year. There is no fee to join. You can pick up your bottles at the winery or have them shipped to your home. Release package prices are typically $120-160 for 6 bottles and $240-350 for 12.
**Fall Release Date: November 3/4 (2018) with Wine Club event on Saturday, 11/3 at 4pm at the winery. Read the release email here.**
2018 Fall Release Wines:
– 6-bottle club members: 1 bottle of each of the 6 new wines listed below
– 12-bottle club members: 2 bottles of each of the 6 wines listed below
2017 Chardonnay, Celilo Vineyard ($30/$24 club), 13.3% abv – The 2017 vintage of the Chardonnay from Celilo Vineyard is a stunner, showcasing mineral and abundance of citrus.
2017 Gewürztraminer White, Oak Ridge Vineyard ($30/$24 club), 13.9% abv – Made with organically farmed grapes from Oak Ridge Vineyard, exhibits tropical fruit and white flowers. We still have some Orange version (skin contact) made with the same grape if you want to compare and contrast the two Gewürztraminer wines.
2016 Pinot Noir, Underwood Mountain Vineyards ($35/$28 club), 14% abv – The wait is over for the 2016 Underwood Mountain Pinot Noir and it was definitely worth it. The nose has many classic Pinot notes: fennel, pencil lead, and cranberry. The wine offers strawberry and sarsaparilla cola with velvety mouth feel and lingering finish. We only produced 109 cases of this wine.
2016 Counoise, Marcela Vineyard ($26/$20.80 club), 11.8% abv – Last year’s Cinsault from Marcela Vineyard quickly became a club favorite. In this release, we are introducing another lesser-known grape varietal, Counoise (pronounced “Coon-wahz”), from the same vineyard. This wine shares many similarity to the Cinsault, tart cranberry and rhubarb with savory herb notes. We only produced 66 cases of this fun and unique wine. If you liked the Cinsault from last year, make sure you stock up on this wine before it’s all gone.
2017 Cabernet Franc, Two Blondes Vineyard ($32/$26.50 club), 12% abv – This is the second vintage of this wine. The vintage offers roasted green pepper and raspberry flavor that is a must-try for Cabernet Franc lovers.
2014 Syrah, Les Collines Vineyard ($32/$26.50 club), 14% abv – Syrah from Les Collines Vineyard in Walla Walla is back with the 2014 vintage. The 2013 vintage was selected by Seattle Magazine as the best Syrah ($25-40). This Syrah is rich in color, fragrance, and taste, a perfect pairing with a cool fall evening in front of a fireplace.
2018 Spring Release Wines:
2017 Cabernet Franc, Copeland Vineyard ($30/$24 club), 11.9% abv – this is an amazing vintage, with more texture and a little more red fruit. After 7 vintages of Franc at this vineyard, I think it is in the top 3. 20% whole-cluster, unfiltered.
2017 Côt, Dineen Vineyard($26/$20.80 club), 11.2% abv – Now that we do 2 different vineyard versions of this grape (aka Malbec), it is so cool that the wines are almost polar opposites of each other, but fit together perfectly and both have a place at the dinner table. This one is the more savory and lighter-bodied one. A very unique wine that’s fun to drink. Reminds me a lot of the 2014, which is one of my favorites. 100% whole-cluster.
2017 Gerwürztraminer Orange, Oak Ridge Vineyard ($26/$20.80 club), 12.7% abv – the return of the orange wine! We started working with Oak Ridge vineyard and their expressive, older-vine rendition of this grape last year and we feel like we are working with 2 of the most passionate farmers in WA. 100% Organically Certified grapes. This version was fermented on the skins and so the aromatics are Gerwüztraminer, but the skin-contact adds another dimension of flavors, tannins, and texture. 16-days skin contact.
2017 Grüner Veltliner, Underwood Mountain Vineyards ($21/16.80 club), 12% abv – In a way, having any of this wine this year is a miracle, due to the very difficult harvest conditions in this area of the Columbia Gorge. The wine turned out well and shows a different side of the grape than the last vintage, a little drier and a little more pepper on the nose. We expect this has some room for development, with time in the bottle.
2017 “Cru Carbonic” Cabernet Franc, Red Willow Vineyard ($34/$27.20 club), 12.7% abv (**wine-club only** 1 bottle per 6 bottle purchase, while supplies last) – This wine was made from grapes from the same vineyard block as our Cabernet Franc Rosé, but picked 11 days later. The name is a stylistic nod to the Cru Beaujolais Gamay wines of France, that we are so enamored with. (Not a Nouveau!) A very distinctive wine with a tiny allocation of only 42 cases. 100% whole-cluster, unfiltered.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Willow Vineyard ($35/$28 club),14.2% abv – this wine has had a few years to settle in and we think it is ready to be unleashed. Powerful but elegant, aromatic and meaty, purity of fruit, along with great acidity. A very “Red Willow” expression. Unfiltered.