2015 Limited Release Block 9 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vibrant blackberry flavors are layered with hints of tomato leaf and toasted walnuts, creating a lively entry that recedes to reveal fine tannins that linger on the finish.
2015 Limited Release Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Franc
The 2015 vintage was the warmest and earliest on record, however our cool Harvest evenings kept the natural acidity intact, so all of the lush, ripe fruit has a tight framework of acidity to best showcase Cold Creek Cab Franc! It is decadent, luxurious and also tightly wound, for enjoyment now and especially with some bottle aging. I wish this was my house wine!
2015 Limited Release Block 9 Merlot
This jazzy Merlot is a real chameleon. With notes of mocha and juicy black plums, it has enough fruit and spice to be a welcome guest at any down-home BBQ, but bring it out for a gourmet meal and its bright acidity and plush tannins make it a perfect partner for the finest fare. The majority of the wine comes from vineyard blocks with ‘9’ in their names.
2015 "The Nod" Merlot
Merlot can sometimes be overshadowed by other varieties, but this one is no shrinking violet. With bold, dense tannins, saturated, deep color, and pronounced flavors of dark fruit and exotic spices, this merlot displays the extravagance and complexity that can only be achieved in Washington.
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.
2015 Limited Release Boreal Red Wine
This wine highlights the broad range of wine that can be made with Syrah. These Syrah (90%) grapes were co-fermented with Viognier (10%) in the style of Côte-Rôtie in Northern Rhône region of France. The Viognier brings a delicate character to the Syrah and together they create a wine with notes of orange blossom, raspberry brambles and red currants.
2015 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
For this wine in particular I strive to create an archetype – a wine that exemplifies the variety and its place of origin. This vintage, that quest led to an eminently enjoyable wine with complex aromas and flavors of blueberries, cocoa, tapenade, and wet stone, complemented by a smooth weighty finish.
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.
2015 Druthers Cabernet Sauvignon
Dense, ripe tannins were accentuated by nice grip from the firm acid structure, and resulted in a very rich, full expression. Still everything you look for in Druthers – decadence, rich and ripe fruit, full tasty mouthfeel and almost (but not quite) too much of a great Cab!
2015 Limited Release Grenache
Grenache is an enigmatic variety with a vast and wholly pleasing array of delicate and nuanced aromas and flavors. I created this pleasantly vibrant wine to capture some of my favorite shades of its complex identity with a blend of resonate citrus, decadent cherry pie, and earthy spices.
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.
2015 Limited Release Mourvèdre
Having a glass is like being invited into a grandparent’s study; you enter an inner sanctum of cozy, shadowed corners that cloak you in complex aromas of black fruit, bay leaf, and jasmine and settle you into a recliner of broad strapping tannins and flavors of roasted fowl and tobacco. A pensive wine that rewards attendance with a sensory revelation in each sip.
2012 Limited Release Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot is generally cast in a supporting role for Bordeaux-style blends, but this varietal bottling gives its intense, unique personality a chance to shine. This 2012 vintage does a superb job of highlighting the characteristic dense, brooding structure and alluring dark fruit flavors.
2016 Limited Release Austral White Wine
This Austral or Southern Rhône-style blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, delivers richness and structure showing stone fruit and ripe melon flavors. A touch of Viognier provides layers of peach and minerality.
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.
2015 Limited Release Extended Aging Chardonnay
We held back some of our best barrels from last vintage to make our extended aging Chardonnay. The wines were aged in 100% new French large format puncheons and were lees stirred once per month for 20 months. The wine is a blend of Cold Creek Vineyard, Canoe Ridge Estate and Lawrence Vineyards.
2017 Mimi Chardonnay
Discover Mimi, a delicious Chardonnay sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills, including Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard. Mimi is crafted in a lightly oaked, fresh style which allows the bright, elegant fruit to shine through.
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.
2017 Limited Release Sémillon
Sémillon may be the most overlooked Noble Grape. It’s unique and it’s the backbone of great Bordeaux-style whites. In this vintage 64% of the wine fermented in neutral oak adding natural richness and 36% fermented in stainless steel to maintain vibrant flavors of fig, melon, and honey!