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 Chenin Blanc
The 35-year-old vines of Chenin Blanc are still making wonderful wines at our Horse Heaven Vineyard — especially expressive in the warm 2015 vintage. Picked earlier than usual, this wine still has impeccable acid balance with wonderful cantaloupe and Asian spice notes in a very food friendly style.
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.
2013 Limited Release Waussie Riesling
The grapes for the 2013 vintage were sourced from cooler regions of the Valley. Waussie (Washington + Aussie) is a dry, ‘Aussie Style’ Riesling with pleasing citrus aromas and crisp flavors, a delicate palate and a lingering finish. Crisp and acidic, this dry Riesling pairs perfectly with seafood.
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.
2014 Limited Release Oak Oval Chardonnay
We received such great feedback on our Oak Oval wines that we had to produce a second one! Yakima Valley sourced Chardonnay was the right choice to break in our newest Oak Oval barrel. The wine was aged sur lie for four months to extract the beautiful apple, pear and nutmeg aromas.