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.
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.
2001 Jester's Red
"Then come jesters, musicians and trained dwarfs,
And singing girls from the land of Yi-Ti,
To delight the ear and eye, and bring mirth to the mind."
-Sima Xiagru (114 BC)
Trinquer is a fun little French word translating to “clink” in English. This intense blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is aromatic and full bodied but finishes with a mineral notes and an orchard fresh apple acidity. It is a dry table wine with just a hint of fruit. Gather your friends and family around a table of fresh Pacific Northwest oysters, Washington cheese and a fresh baked baguette. Don’t forget to chill the Trinquer blend to wash it all down perfectly.
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.
Blanc de Blanc
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!