For the first time since making Grâce we have blended all five Bordeaux varieties, namely: about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, about 20% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec and 2% Petite Verdot.
2007 Clifton Cuvee
This wine is a blend of 70% Syrah & 30% Grenache, showcasing the Milbrant Family's Clifton and Northridge Vineyards. We produce this wine as our early-release showcase of Rhône varietal character, and intensity.
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.
Of the "Bordeaux" varieties, Malbec is the most iconoclastic from our experience. Taste for near citrus elements and something that might be a cross between Syrah and Zinfandel.
Wilridge is proud to partner with the Pike Place Market Foundation. Every bottle of Rachel Red wine helps our low-income neighbors who work, live and learn around Seattle’s historic Market, helping the Market you love remain a thriving and caring community.The Foundation provides a senior center, medical clinic, shelter, preschool, daycare, assisted living and more.
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 red wine was crafted from 100% Syrah grapes. The skin was left in with the juice to macerate and give the wine it’s deep scarlet hue. No oak barrels were used for this uncharacteristically bubbly Syrah. The wine was made into a sparkling by the Methode Champenoise. The rich body and crisp bubbles make this a staff favorite for a grand feast. It was the structure to stand with any strong protean and the balanced acid and refreshing fizz to wash down the whole spread.
With devotion, care, and careful attention, Treveri sparkling Syrah exudes sophistication and elegance, making it a paradigm of perfection. Red effervescence cascades through this sparkling, matched equally by dark fruit and complex yeast tones.
2013 Melange Blanc Dessert
62% Semillon, 38% Sauvignon Blanc
Melange Blanc means "white blend" and is the premier white wine grown and produced by Wilridge Winery & Vineyard. To make Estate Melange Blanc, Wilridge winemaker Paul Beveridge blends organically and biodynamically grown Bordeaux varieties of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Wilridge Vineyard. The result is a complex sweet white wine reminiscent of a nice Sauternes that pairs well with fresh fruit and hard cheese or raspberry cheesecake.