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.
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 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.
2012 Mélange Noir
34% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 16 % Cabernet Sauvignon & 6 % Petit Verdot
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.
NV Maison Malbec 1.5L
Wilridge is proud to present it's new line of "Maison" wines -- the first legally refillable wine bottles and kegs in Washington State since the enactment of Prohibition. Presently we feature a white blend, a red blend, and a rotating varietal (currently Sangiovese) in 1.5 liter refillable bottles and 20 liter (5 gallon) stainless steel kegs. These wines are "recession busters" meant for immediate consumption and priced at the equivalent of $10 a bottle -- $20 for the 1.5 liter magnum and $260 for the 20 liter (26.66 bottle) keg. A great deal on quality Washington wine!
2012 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.
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.
Wilridge sources the fruit for this wine from two Yakima Valley vineyards. Tempranillo is the great red grape of the Rioja region of Spain and grows well in the oldest American Viticulture Areas in Washington, Yakima. This Tempranillo is oak aged in French Barrels, but the body remains light and the acid in balance. Grab your flamenco dress, amigos y amigas and espadrilles for a beach paella party. Bring multiple bottles of this exotic single-varietal to wash down the great times.