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!
2005 Syrah - Power & Glory
This blend of 89% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache is our foremost example of these varieties. We blended Rhone grapes from four distinctive appellations to make this cuvee. Syrah from Walla Walla Valley and Red Mountain, Mourvedre from the Wahluke Slope, and Grenache from the Horse Heaven Hills produced this enticing wine of both Power, and Glory.
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 Gewürztraminer was created from the 1982 planting of Celilo Vineyard in the Columbia River Gorge. Old world methods combined with new world fruit produce a rich, aromatic Alsatian style wine.
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.
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.