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.
2001 Cuvee Alexander
Bright aromas of Chambord, cassis, pencil lead, damp earth and mocha are framed by toasty oak, toffee and barrel spice. In the mouth it displays juicy black cherry and ripe plum flavors
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.
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.
The 2005 Harlequin Claret is a wine reminiscent of left bank Medoc Bordeaux. Bright aromas of blackberry, cherry, cassis, pencil lead, damp earth and mocha are framed by toasty oak, toffee and barrel spice.
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.
2005 Syrah - Destiny Ridge Vnyd
This blend of 77% Syrah, and 23% Grenache is from the block 17 of the Destiny Ridge Vineyard, in the Horse Heaven Hills. Two different clones of Syrah were blended with Grenache to create a wine of stunning complexity, structure and richness.
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.
NV Maison Viognier 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!