We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. One of the warmest seasons in decades, 2014 in eastern Washington was ideal for growing Cabernet grapes. This is an inviting red wine with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It’s also very versatile with food.
A visionary wine showcasing three varieties that are stellar in our growing region, but not traditionally blended together. This unique combination provides a beautiful marriage of structure, fruit and complexity that represents the pinnacle of Washington state grape growing and winemaking.
We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to express Washington’s distinctive world-class vineyards. This accessible cab is complex yet inviting, with concentrated fruit flavors and silky tannins. It’s also very versatile with food. Pair this red wine with beef tenderloin or pasta. A more temperate growing season in 2011 allowed grapes to ripen evenly in our Columbia Valley vineyards.
The Columbia Valley Chardonnay is an appealing, food-friendly white wine. A fresh, soft style of Chardonnay, the 2014 vintage displays bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances.
The wine offers aromas of black cherry, leather and spice with layers of rich dark red fruit flavors and a long, smooth, sweet finish. A touch of Syrah adds a jammy fruit character. This beautifully balanced Merlot is a great “any time” red wine.
This wine offers crisp apple aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. Riesling grapes were harvested in September and October at the peak of flavor ripeness, with fermentation temperatures maintained to preserve the fresh and fruity character. This is our “everyday Riesling” that is a pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods.
The 2014 Harvest Select Riesling offers beautiful crisp Washington Riesling character with rich flavors of ripe peaches. The vibrant fruit and decadent character is balanced with crisp acidity to keep the wine in harmony. A perfect patio sipping wine, this medium-sweet Riesling is also a great match with Thai food.
This Gewürztraminer is a flavorful wine with bright, expressive fruit and clove spice. This is a lush style of Gewürztraminer with intense floral character, yet it still maintains the grape’s natural crisp acidity. A majority of the fruit is from selected cooler sites in Washington’s Yakima Valley, which yields bright, aromatic Gewürztraminer fruit.
The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, jammy Syrah made in an approachable and fruit forward style. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink red. A long, warm 2013 growing season in Washington resulted in beautifully ripe and balanced Syrahs of ideal complexity.
Crisp and refreshing, the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc offers bright fruit character of melons and herbs. Stainless steel fermentation preserves Sauvignon Blanc’s delicate varietal character. Try pairing this bright Washington white wine with oysters.
Our Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris offers fresh flavors of juicy pear, melon and a hint of spice. One of the warmest seasons on record in Washington State, 2015 saw optimal ripening across all wine varieties, including Pinot Gris.