This Gewürztraminer was created from the 1982 planting of Celilo Vineyard in the Columbia River Gorge. Old world methods combined with new world fruit produce a rich, aromatic Alsatian style wine.
Subtle blackberry notes suggest a dark side, while a hint of leather promises danger, but take comfort, this one is a gentle mistress.
2012 Estate Red Dessert- port style
Considering how long it will age and develop in the bottle, it's truly amazing how good the Wilridge Port tastes right now. The grapes were picked on October 20, 2012, and allowed to naturally ferment for 9 days. At 11 degrees residual sugar, fermentation was stopped by using the traditional Portuguese method of adding brandy to the fermenting must. The wine tasted good almost immediately after it was put in barrels, so Wilridge winemaker Paul Beveridge decided to treat it as a "Vintage Port" and bottled it on April 13, 2012. Only 127 cases were produced, so order yours today.
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!
Elégance is homage to single vineyard terroir. A blend of all five Bordeaux varietals all grown at the Meek Family Vineyard near Benton City, this wine shows finesse and depth, two attributes that require craft both in the vineyard and winery.
2008 Cabernet Franc
Our 2007 example is from Fred Artz' on Red Mountain, Chandler Reach, just a stone's throw up the Yakima Valley, and from Meek Family Vineyard near Benton City. This wine showcases some of the reasons that Cabernet Franc is beginning to turn heads. Depth of color, flavor, mouth feel; raspberries, not black berries, high palate tones, not plums and cherries - these are marks of Cabernet Franc at its best and beautifully expressed in this vintage.
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
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.
2011 Estate Barbera
Wilridge winemaker Paul Beveridge loves working with Italian grape varietals. Barbera is from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy where Nebbiolo and Dolcetto are also grown. The Piemontese sometimes say that they drink Barbera while they are waiting for the Nebbiolo to mature in the cellar. Barbera has wonderful fruity notes and bright acidity, making it a great wine for pastas with red sauces or traditional pizza.