2012 Estate Zweigelt
The Zweigelt varietal was developed in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt by crossing the St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch varietals. It is the most planted grape in Austria. Wilridge Vineyard received it on accident, as the original plantings were believed to be Pinot Gris. This chance meeting proved a match made in terroir heaven. The low nutrient high elevation vineyard also has the cool nights that Zweigelt favors. The wine’s body is light but fruit and spice notes are bold.
This is one of the classic grape varieties used in many red Bordeaux wines. However, it is Argentina, not France, that has created Malbec's sudden rise in popularity. And if Argentina can grow great Malbec, Washington State should as well, since the two regions are mirrors of each other in different hemispheres. The wine growing areas of Argentina and Washington are the same distance from the equator; so both get the same long days of sunshine during the growing season. Further, Argentina is protected by the Andes and Washington is protected by the Cascades. Therefore, it's no wonder why both regions produce exceptional Malbec.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
We have worked to make a wine that is approachable now for those full flavored meals and a wine with enough structure to age beautifully for the next decade, though you may have difficulty saving it for that long.
2012 Mélange Noir
34% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 16 % Cabernet Sauvignon & 6 % Petit Verdot
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.
Triomphe is a blend of extra-aged Cab Franc, and co-fermented Malbec & Petit Verdot from the Meek family vineyard near Benton City in the Yakima Valley. The three wines had enough "umph" to warrant the extra aging and we think you will appreciate the resulting depth, richness and complexity.
2004 Syrah - Sundance Vnyd
Enjoy this well structured single vineyard production with good friends and strong food.
2013 Pinot Gris- Ice Style
In 2007 Wilridge planted their organic & biodynamic vineyard in Naches Heights. The 2013 The 2013 Pinot Gris dessert wine was made from organic Pinot Gris grapes that were frozen post-harvest in an apple cellar. After freezing the grapes were pressed at 47 degrees brix. The fermentation terminated naturally at 7 degrees brix. Approximately 20% of the grapes were infested with the “noble rot” Botrytis Cinerea. Open this beauty with good company on a moonlit evening. 375ml bottle
2013 Rugosa Rose
We love this bright and full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon rosé. This vintage was released to us late in this hot season, and we couldn’t be happier for the refreshing addition. This dry rosé is named for the fragrant, colorful and versatile Rugosa Rose, a perennial favorite. The Cabernet grapes lend substance, structure, and aromas to be enjoyed all year. Serve lightly chilled and always with good friends.