6-pack of holiday perfect wines includes one each of the following wines:
2015 Limited Release Cougar Vineyard Syrah, Wahluke Slope
I like to describe this wine as effortless. The grapes grow on a site that practically guarantees quality, the wine expresses itself very clearly and consistently, and the dark, rich fruit aromas, plush tannins and smooth, soft finish make it an easy choice to enjoy on any occasion.
2013 Limited Release Grenache, Horse Heaven Hills
The grapes for this vintage came off of the Horse Heaven Vineyard, from our oldest block of Grenache. These are knarly old vines, planted in 1978, that sit on an easy south slope, and face the Columbia River. I love visiting these grapes all season (Grenache is a late ripening variety), with the amazing view of the river and Horse Heaven Hills all around. And the grapes are pretty nice too!
2017 Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris "Spicy Pig" Blend, Columbia Valley
‘Gewürz’ means spice in German and P.I.G. is our three-letter code for Pinot Gris. So, our winemaking team lovingly refers to this wine as Spicy Pig! Pinot Gris fermented in tank adds notes of fresh apples and pears, while barrel fermented Gewürztraminer adds musky aromatics and a supple texture.
2014 Limited Release Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley
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.
2013 Limited Release Cold Creek Red Wine, Columbia Valley
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.
2017 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills
This Sauvignon Blanc from our Horse Heaven Vineyard is a crisp, racy style of Sauvignon Blanc with citrus characteristics. We use partial stainless steel fermentation to preserve the Sauvignon Blanc’s pure, fresh, vibrant character.