Roussanne was the start of our winter blending trials to create the 2020 version of our Rhone white blend. Barrel-fermentation Viognier, aged on the lees, sets a supple aromatic backbone for this wine. The 2019 is refreshingly light and features vibrant acidity. 40 cases produced, ABV 13.2
The two bottlings from our sold-out 2016 vintage earned Silver and Double Gold from the 2018 and 2020 Seattle Wine Awards. This vintage will certainly carry the torch for this Malbec series. Block 9 of Sagemore's Gamache vineyard. Planted in 2003, enjoys a south-east exposure on a bench overlooking the Columbia Valley. This exposure warms the vines in the morning while tempering the afternoon heat. Lightly oaked, structured with acidity and minerality from this site's Caliche subsoils, this has enough tannin for a classic red meat wine, but has ample fruity flavor to make it a delicious drinking wine. Pair with a grass-fed strip or a rack of St Louis ribs, or any good steak.
Red Willow's Marcoux block is the western-most Cabernet planting in the Yakima Valley. wine delivers a robust structure, fruity/earthy balance and intricate aromatics. Aged 23 months in 80% neutral french barrels. Refined tannins and acidity frame deep fruit flavors of raspberry and black cherry. Still a young wine, ready for several years barrel aging, or enjoy now with decanting and breathing.
Awarded Gold at the 2020 Washington State Wine Awards. A balanced wine, 86% Konnowac Vineyard, this Syrah brings bold fruit and depth, hints of chocolate, moderate tannins and fine acidity. 33 cases produced.
Aged 26 months in barrel, this clone 4 Cab is from 2 rows of a gently south-facing block of one of Washington's most storied vineyards. Long aging in mostly neutral french oak brought out a refined structure and elegance in this slow-developing wine. Notes of black cherry, dried plum, hints of graphite and light vanilla. Just the right amount of tannin and balanced acidity to frame the complexity of the palate. 48 cases bottled.