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.
2010 Estate Nebbiolo
The 2010 Naches Heights Estate Nebbiolo is the second from Wilridge Vineyard. 2010 was a challenging year for many Washington vineyards. However, some late warm weather in the fall favored those who were not afraid to leave the grapes hanging as long as possible. Nebbiolo loves a long cool growing season like 2010 where it has time to gain ripeness but also maintain acidity from cool nights. The result is a delightful wine that will gain complexity for many years to come.
2013 Melange Blanc Dessert
62% Semillon, 38% Sauvignon Blanc
Melange Blanc means "white blend" and is the premier white wine grown and produced by Wilridge Winery & Vineyard. To make Estate Melange Blanc, Wilridge winemaker Paul Beveridge blends organically and biodynamically grown Bordeaux varieties of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Wilridge Vineyard. The result is a complex sweet white wine reminiscent of a nice Sauternes that pairs well with fresh fruit and hard cheese or raspberry cheesecake.
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.
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.
2013 Pinot Gris- Ice Style
In 2007 Wilridge planted their organic & biodynamic vineyard in Naches Heights. The 2013 The 2013 Pinot Gris dessert wine was made from organic Pinot Gris grapes that were frozen post-harvest in an apple cellar. After freezing the grapes were pressed at 47 degrees brix. The fermentation terminated naturally at 7 degrees brix. Approximately 20% of the grapes were infested with the “noble rot” Botrytis Cinerea. Open this beauty with good company on a moonlit evening. 375ml bottle
This fruit driven wine shocases the classic pepper, spice and deep blackberry flavors that are making Washington State Syrahs turn heads around the world.
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.