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.
"Trinquer", means to clink glasses in French, and is pronounced sort of like "trank-kay". It reminds us of the celebration wine brings to any meal. Try it with seared scallops, oysters, shrimp, or halibut.
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.
No "I'll have a Merlot" light weight kind of wine, this one. It's full of blackberry and cherry and is chewy - not to excess, with oak but definitely a wine that will be enjoyed most by folks who like to carry on a dialog with their wine.
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.
A rare gem! This library release was brought in for our 10th anniversary. The locals and visitors alike have grabbed a bulk of the re-released vintage rather quickly. We are down to 19 bottles as of 1-31-13.
NV Storm King Red
Strictly for fun, a bright, forward, tangy wine, with ripe raspberry fruit and vivid acids.
Of the "Bordeaux" varieties, Malbec is the most iconoclastic from our experience. Taste for near citrus elements and something that might be a cross between Syrah and Zinfandel.
blend of 60% Dolcetto, 20% Syrah & 20% Merlot
Our Madrona wine blend is graceful and with a touch of spice, is a versatile rich wine that is especially complimentary to your favorite Mediterranean recipe.