2014 "The Nod" Merlot
For this vintage, our intense, concentrated warmer vineyards united with cooler sites, which required the winemakers restraint rather than reinforcement to maintain freshness and balance. Bountiful brambles and delicate spices are complemented with select oak barrels to create a vibrant, focused wine.
2016 Limited Release Pinot Blanc
The fruit for this fun vibrant Pinot Blanc was sourced from the Yakima Valley; it shows hints of anise and cardamom along with stone fruit and floral notes. Tank fermented and aged sur lie for 6 months to highlight the slight minerality in the rich, luscious palate.
2014 Limited Release Austral Red Wine
The combination of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre is joined by Cinsaut, which refines and brightens the complex palate. Partially fermented and aged in concrete tanks, weaving threads of pure fruit throughout is spiraling depth; focused tannins and exotic spice make this red wine a sensory delight.
2014 Limited Release Coyote Canyon Barbera
The natural high acidity of this grape variety makes for a superb food pairing wine. I was able to couple this quality with our uniquely Washington stamp of vibrant aromas, deep color, and decadent flavors to create a wine that is a delight for all your senses and for any occasion.
2014 Limited Release Boreal Red Wine
Boreal brings together Syrah (94%) and Viognier (6%) in a traditional, old-world style blend. This blend highlights the delicate side of Syrah and creates a lovely, floral wine.
2014 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
This marks my second foray into crafting my version of a perfect Horse Heaven Hills AVA Cabernet. For this vintage, I focused on vineyards from the warmer, central region of the AVA so that I could exhibit the inherent richness of flavors and elegant tannins that the area can achieve.
2014 Limited Release Cold Creek Red
Cold Creek is an amazing vineyard for many reasons, not the least of which is its ability to consistently showcase varieties that display purity of fruit along with rich texture from one vintage to the next.
2014 Limited Release Cabernet Franc
The vineyard is one of the hottest in Washington, and helps the Cab Franc reach full ripeness year after year. Vintage 2014 was very hot, and the ripening season was quite long. This wine is full, plush, with moderate acidity and beautiful primary fruit shining through.
2014 Limited Release Cold Creek Vineyard Syrah
The techniques used to create this Syrah added layers of flavor and texture to the iconic profile of Cold Creek Estate Vineyard and created a wine that will evolve in your glass and your cellar.
2014 Limited Release Walla Walla Red Wine Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. At 53%, Cabernet Sauvignon has a slight majority over Merlot’s 47%, but numbers aren’t everything. Their parity of influence is evidenced by the seamless integration of broad and fine tannins, herbal and ripe fruit notes, rich viscosity and elegant lift.
2014 Druthers Cabernet Sauvignon
Druthers is one our richest, most exorbitantly extracted Cabernets! Made from the oldest block of Cold Creek Cabernet, this is what Big Cab is all about.
2014 Limited Release Grenache
Bright berries, guava fruit, silky tannins, and old vine concentration.
2014 Limited Release Malbec
Malbec in Washington state is becoming a “thing” in my estimation. It loves our warm, dry climate and thrives in almost every region. It’s a wonderful combination of our Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Vineyards with a touch of Indian Wells. Rich jam and spice flavors, it’s one of my favorites every year.
2014 Limited Release Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre is most expressive in a warm vintage, it loves the heat of a Washington state summer and 2014 certainly gave us all of this! The meaty, rich, complex layers that developed are decadent and interesting. A really fun combination for the Rhône based varietal.
2016 Limited Release C-S-M White Wine
This year, we wanted to make a play on the acronym ‘C-S-M’ using an assortment of white varieties. Sémillon lends a fig note while the Chenin brings fresh melon flavor. We added a touch of Muscat Canelli for a hint of juicy fruit. A fun aromatic blend from the Horse Heaven Vineyard.
2014 Limited Release Extended Aging Chardonnay
Last year, while tasting through our best Chardonnay lots, we thought some would benefit from extended time in barrel. So we left ‘em to see what would happen, and we were right! We used 100% new French oak and the extended time in barrel gave the wine more complexity and great oak integration.
Wine Enthusiast2016 Vintage
2016 Mimi Chardonnay
Sourced from vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills including our vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate, our Mimi Chardonnay is made in a lightly oaked, elegant style that is great with food. The wine offers apple and pear fruit character with bright natural acidity. This Chardonnay is refreshing yet complex.
Wine Enthusiast2016 Vintage
2016 Limited Release Chenin Blanc
The 2016 Chenin Blanc exudes classic characters of fresh melon and rose-like floral notes. The finish is crisp and refreshing for ‘summer sipping’. One of my favorites every vintage.
2015 Limited Release Sémillon
Our Sémillon was fermented in stainless steel to retain the natural fig and melon flavors and highlight the intrinsic grassiness. Sémillon is naturally full bodied and this wine shows off a rich, oily texture.
2016 Limited Release Jonté Sauvignon Blanc
Like a ripple dancing across the Loire River, this year’s Jonté Sauvignon Blanc begins gentle and fresh with light pear, white flower, and whispers of cut grass. Alluring lemon and passion fruit splash across the palate.
2016 Limited Release Viognier
The fruit for this lovely Viognier was primarily fermented in stainless steel to show off beautiful floral aromas, delicate stone fruit with some tropical undertones. The balance of the blend was fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels to offer a hint of spice and give a soft oily texture to the palate.
2015 Limited Release Waussie Riesling
This wine is edgy, like any good Australian, but it shows the restraint and elegance of the Northwest. It is a dry Riesling that shows lime, mandarin, and white peaches tied together with beguiling ginger spice.
2013 Limited Release Cougar Vineyard Syrah
From its infancy at harvest to its maturity in the bottle, this wine from the Cougar Vineyard stood out as a shining example of everything I love about Wahluke Slope Syrah – an intricate interplay of rich fruit, subtle spiciness, smooth weighty tannins, and a long complex finish.
2016 Limited Release Oak Oval Gewürztraminer
An elegant, dry-style Gewürztraminer with aromas of pink grapefruit, linden and ginger that linger in the glass. The wine was naturally fermented and aged in a large Oak Oval for 6 months to offer a luscious, velvety palate with hints of coriander and clove.