2012 Estate Sangiovese
Sangiovese, “The Blood of Jove”. This Italian varietal has taken happily to the high terrain of Wilridge Vineyard in Naches Heights. This ancient varietal, known in 16th century Rome, is becoming a standard player here in Washington. The mineral and earth notes will take your senses to the windblown Cowiche Canyon, on top of which Wilridge Vineyard majestically thrives. We recommend inviting a hot date over to watch Sofia Loren movies, share a bowl of pasta and slowly sip this seductive wine.
2012 Syrah Mourvédre
This wine is a homage to the great Rhône wine region in France. While the terroir in this Washington wine is New World, the wine making and vineyard care both stay true to old school European Organic & Biodynamic practices. Raise a glass to the French success with Syrah blending! It was their innovations and style that lead to this delicately balanced and uniquely Washington wine. Santé
The 2005 Harlequin Claret is a wine reminiscent of left bank Medoc Bordeaux. Bright aromas of blackberry, cherry, cassis, pencil lead, damp earth and mocha are framed by toasty oak, toffee and barrel spice.
2010 Estate Nebbiolo
The 2010 Naches Heights Estate Nebbiolo is the second from Wilridge Vineyard. 2010 was a challenging year for many Washington vineyards. However, some late warm weather in the fall favored those who were not afraid to leave the grapes hanging as long as possible. Nebbiolo loves a long cool growing season like 2010 where it has time to gain ripeness but also maintain acidity from cool nights. The result is a delightful wine that will gain complexity for many years to come.
2011 Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris, also know was Pinot Grigio and perhaps the most nuanced mutation of the noble Pinot Noir, produces flavorful wines with notable substance and color. This wine was fermented entirely in steel tanks. Early October storms in Vintage 2013 resulted in a grape harvest about two weeks earlier than usual, resulting in a wine with food-friendly acidity and citrus notes on the finish. It serves well as an aperitif or with fall salads, sliced fruits, a wide variety of cheeses and moderately seasoned fish.
Subtle blackberry notes suggest a dark side, while a hint of leather promises danger, but take comfort, this one is a gentle mistress.
2005 Syrah - Minick Vnyd
This rich and fulfilling Syrah opens with aromas of blackberry syrup, raspberry, leather, au jus and barrel toast. In the mouth is displays flavors of berry fruits, spice and cream, balanced with supple tannins and acidity.