Are you ready to party? This wine certainly is. The hot 2013 growing season in north-western Washington State was ideal for berries of many sorts, and particularly for the raspberries used in the production of this elegant, delicious, perfectly balanced wine. Enjoy as an aperitif or with/as dessert. Our staff loves adding a splash, or two, to a glass of crisp bubbly. Think mimosa, but way better. We call it the “dazzler”.
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.
2004 Syrah - Sundance Vnyd
Enjoy this well structured single vineyard production with good friends and strong food.
2005 Syrah - Destiny Ridge Vnyd
This blend of 77% Syrah, and 23% Grenache is from the block 17 of the Destiny Ridge Vineyard, in the Horse Heaven Hills. Two different clones of Syrah were blended with Grenache to create a wine of stunning complexity, structure and richness.
2001 Cuvee Alexander
Bright aromas of Chambord, cassis, pencil lead, damp earth and mocha are framed by toasty oak, toffee and barrel spice. In the mouth it displays juicy black cherry and ripe plum flavors
Subtle blackberry notes suggest a dark side, while a hint of leather promises danger, but take comfort, this one is a gentle mistress.
2013 Muscat Blanc- port style
Wilridge's Estate Muscat Blanc is made in the style of a classic French Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise dessert wine. The Muscat grapes were crushed by foot and pressed by hand. Fermentation proceeded until October 30th when brandy was added to stop the fermentation at 6 degrees brix residual sugar. The resulting wine hints of orange blossoms on the nose while the mid-palate is rich and satisfying. A delicious sweet wine, it will accompany many desserts and cheeses, or may even serve as dessert on its own. Bon appetite!
Grapes from 13 different vineyards, including four different grape varieties commonly blended into wines coming from the Bordeaux region France, comprise this wine. This wine incorporates the broad diversity of flavors available in the Columbia . While approachable early, this wine will age under favorable storage conditions for several more years. Accompanying foods should be boldly spiced, herbed and peppered!