2015 Limited Release Pinot Blanc
We are excited about our first vintage of Pinot Blanc sourced from the Yakima Valley. The wine shows hints of anise and cardamom along with stone fruit and floral notes. Tank fermented and aged sur lie for 6 months to show slight minerality in the rich, luscious palate.
2013 Limited Release Austral Red Wine
Intense and concentrated old vine fruit comingles with bright, fresh fruit from younger vines, enhancing its elegance with lively raspberry overtones. Lithe tannins wrap around the palate, lending gentle structure to the supple mouthfeel.
2013 Limited Release Barbera
The Barbera varietal, which originally hails from Italy, is known for its naturally high acidity. It has intense color, fresh vibrant fruit, and a touch of oak. We hope you enjoy the very first vintage of Barbera from Chateau Ste. Michelle.
2013 Limited Release Boreal Red Wine
We added a small amount of Viognier (5%) to the Syrah grapes (95%) while they were being crushed. This co-fermentation
highlights the delicate side of Syrah and creates a lovely, floral wine.
2013 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
The Horse Heaven Hills AVA is a special place for Cabernet as the soil and climate combine to produce wines that are seamlessly elegant, yet vibrant and assertive.
2013 Limited Release Cold Creek Red
2013 was a stunning vintage that allowed for seven different varieties to find their home in the Cold Creek Red Blend. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon share the lead, with Malbec, and Syrah in supporting roles. Cameos by Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Barbera round out this vibrant ensemble cast.
2013 Limited Release Cabernet Franc
This variety expresses both fruit and herbal complexities in its flavors and aromas; a hot vintage like 2013 ripened those flavors to black cherry and sweet cooking herbs. The lengthy growing season in 2013 also allowed the tannins to achieve full ripeness –a luxurious silky expression.
2011 Limited Release Cold Creek Vineyard Syrah
An exciting, younger planting imparts subtle minerality and spice to the blend. Cooler vintage acidity and velvety tannins offer a balance that makes this wine versatile and easy to enjoy.
2012 Limited Release C-S-M Red Wine
Finding the balance of acidity, fruit and tannins is always a fun, challenging part of making this wine, and I hope that you find the results as pleasing as I do.
2013 Limited Release Walla Walla Red Wine
This blend of 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Syrah is sourced from opposite ends of the Walla Walla Valley, and demonstrates how weaving fruit together from diverse sites can result in a wine of richness and depth that also displays fine tannins and softly nuanced aromatics.
2013 Limited Release Malbec
2013 was another outstanding vintage for Washington state Malbec. A warm growing season produced exceptional estate vineyard fruit and the blend came together almost too easily!
2013 Limited Release Mourvèdre
The 2013 Mourvèdre is the most complex we have ever done! This warm vintage was exceptional for Mourvèdre, resulting in a Washington wine with incredible structure, richness and character.
2012 Limited Release Stone Tree Vienayrd Syrah
2012 was an exceptional vintage for this Washington Syrah. Known for ripe, jammy reds and complex Rhone-based varietals, this classic Wahluke Slope – lush and decadent, but surprisingly nuanced with velvety smooth tannins.
2015 Limited Release Austral White Wine
This Austral of “Southern” Rhône-style blend of Marsanne (69%) and Rousanne (23%), delivers richness and structure showing stone fruit and ripe melon flavors. A touch of Viognier (8%) provides layers of peach and minerality.
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.
2013 Limited Release Unoaked Chardonnay
This alternative, unoaked style of Washington Chardonnay shows off the variety’s refreshing fruity side. We sourced the fruit from cooler vineyard sites and fermented it in stainless steel to highlight the fresh acidity, minerality, and crisp flavors of apples and pears.
2013 Limited Release Dry Gewürztraminer
This dry style of Gewürztraminer presents the celebrated spicy ginger and clove aromatics of a classic Gewürztraminer mixed with hints of rose, lychee and pink grapefruit.
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.
2014 Limited Release Jonté Sauvignon Blanc
After spending a vintage in New Zealand, I wanted to push the Sauvignon Blanc envelope. The grapes were sourced from older vineyard parcels in the Yakima Valley and picked at lower sugar levels to showcase this lively, bold and exuberant Sauvignon Blanc style.
2015 Limited Release Syrah Rosé
Rosé should be fun, fruit forward and complex without being complicated. We chose a cool vineyard site and picked the Syrah a little earlier than normal leading to a wine with fresh acidity and flavors of strawberries and cranberries.
2015 Limited Release Viognier
This lovely Viognier is primarily fermented in stainless steel to show off beautiful floral aromas, delicate stone fruit with some tropical undertones. The balance of the blend is fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels to offer a hint of spice and give a soft oily texture to the palate.
2014 Limited Release Waussie Riesling
I love making this wine, partly because of my Australian roots. The grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Rattlesnake Hills in the Yakima Valley. Waussie (Washington + Aussie) is a dry, ‘Aussie style’ Riesling with intense citrus aromas and a crisp, lingering finish.
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.
2015 Limited Release Oak Oval Gewürztraminer
A portion of this wine was naturally fermented in neutral oak for 6 months; the balance was fermented and aged in Oak Oval and exhibits a rich creamy texture with complexity on the palate, aromas of clove, ginger with hints of rose and lychee.