2007 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)
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.
A warm pie fresh from the oven. The acid of berries pairs nicely with a kick in this jammy treat of w wine.
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.
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.
This is the embodiment of a classic Washington Merlot. old with an aged smoothness and even tanninc, try this archetype to blow you Merlovin' mind!
2001 Pinot Noir- Oregon
The Hoodview vineyard is located in the Eola Hills of Oregan's Willamette Valley. The combination of Jory soils, Pommard clone and southest exposure promotes ripenessand flavor in the finicky Pinot Noir.