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.
2012 Limited Release Stone Tree Vineyard 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.
2016 Limited Release Unoaked Chardonnay
Bright, crisp, and citrusy; these Chardonnay grapes were sourced from the cooler Yakima Valley, allowing extra hangtime for flavor development while still retaining that natural, fresh acidity. A rich, peachy note on the finish rounds out this wine beautifully.
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 Midsummer's White
Celebrate the best of 1967 with these two very special anniversaries: Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Summer of Love! This refreshing blend of Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Muscat has a wonderful crisp, spicy edge brimming with melon and ripe yellow peach flavors.
2015 Limited Release Jonté Sauvignon Blanc
Intense passion fruit, tangerine, and pomelo aromas dance & mingle with citrus and hints of cut grass on the palate. The harmony of fresh fruits and rousing acidity makes this an excellent pairing with a favorite salad or fresh seafood.
2016 Limited Release Syrah Rosé
This wine is lively, refreshing, and graceful. Horse Heaven Vineyard’s cool climate helps the grapes retain their natural acidity which provides structure. Strawberry and cranberry notes shine through, with hints of smokiness; this is a classic style Rosé!
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.
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.
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.
2015 Limited Release Oak Oval Chardonnay
This wine is sourced from a cool climate area known for Riesling, but it produces excellent Chardonnays as well. We did a natural ferment in one of our large, upright Oak Oval barrels which allowed the wine to retain beautiful apple and pear fruit flavors while creating a complex and creamy texture.
2015 Limited Release Marsanne
New single varietal addition to our collection, this Marsanne was so
expressive on its own, we had to show it to you! Bosc Pears and a floral note race through the nose with an almost viscous palate that has a truly seamless finish.