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Happy New Year! We hope you have a healthy, happy and prosperous year with full wine glasses. This month we begin the process for bottling in March. Ordering supplies, blending our wines, and updating wine labels are a few of our tasks. The 2022 white and rose' wines need to be stabilized so they don't re-ferment in the bottle or create an unappetizing (but harmless) haze in the bottle. Our 2022 red wines are all in barrels going through malolactic fermentation which converts the harsh malic acid to the softer lactic acid. Once they are all finished, the wines will be pumped into clean barrels--a process known as "racking".
The annual Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival will be Friday, February 3 (4:00-10:00 pm) and Saturday, February 4 (2:00-10:00 pm). This is a fun two-day event that showcases 15 small Washington family wineries (including us), local chocolatiers and unique hand-selected vendors. You will also enjoy live entertainment in both event halls as you shop and sip! Tickets available at https://www.enumclawexpo.com/p/events/wine--chocolate-festival
Great Northwest Wine has awarded the 2018 Squall Line Cabernet Sauvignon a "Platinum" award and 93 points in its annual end of the year competition: "Snoqualmie Valley winemaker Scott Greenberg picks up his third Platinum in three years, thanks to these lots of Cab he hauled across Snoqualmie Pass from vineyards that are represented repeatedly throughout each Platinum--Phinny Hill, Coyote Canyon and Boushey. It's a classic Cab with notes of cherry and cola, cigar box and allspice, forest floor and orange oil, all tied up with plum skin tannins." Click here for more information about this highly respected wine.
Our big Spring new wine release on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 from 1-5 pm each day. We have three classic wines for you to enjoy plus a single-barrel wine for Wine Club members. These wines are for sale now online and at the winery. Hope to see you there!
2021 Three Forks Rose’ ($20): Our 5th vintage of Three Forks Rose’ of Pinot Gris (Gamache Vineyard) shows a light copper-pink color and enticing aromas of strawberry, Rainier cherry, watermelon, and tangerine, with scents of cherry blossoms, pink roses, pink lilac and incense. The flavors are fresh and vivid, with notes of light grape skin, cherry stones, melon rind and alluvial minerals. The back picks up fraise and kirsch liqueurs and recurring tangerine peel, followed by a juicy, off-dry finish. Pair with brie and crackers, summer salads, grilled salmon with dill, grilled chicken and grilled veggies. 89 cases produced.
2021 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc ($20): Our 13th vintage of Sunbreak (Upland Vineyard) shows a light lemon-gold color and aromas of Asian pear-apple, white peach, honeydew melon, grapefruit, pear blossoms, honeysuckle, jasmine and lemon verbena. The flavors are deliciously juicy and vibrant, with notes of pear and grape skins, peach stone and gravelly minerals. The back picks up poire and pêche liqueurs, melon rind and grapefruit peel, followed by a crisp, faintly honeyed finish. 119 cases produced.
2018 Storm Front Red Blend ($30): Our 10th vintage of Storm Front is a "right bank" Merlot-dominant red blend featuring 50% Merlot (E&E Shaw Vineyard), 18% Cabernet Sauvignon (Boushey and Coyote Canyon Vineyards), 15% Petit Verdot (Dineen Vineyard), 15% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard) and 2% Malbec (Tudor Hills Vineyard). Aromas of sweet spice and chocolate followed by herbs. Flavors of dark cherries and black fruit with a long-lasting juicy finish. 140 cases produced.
2018 Downburst Cabernet Franc ($35, Wine Club Exclusive): Our 3rd vintage of Downburst is from a single recoopered French oak barrel that produced only 275 bottles. This Wine Club Exclusive comes from Dineen Vineyard near Zillah in the Yakima Valley. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry fruit roll-up, leather, graphite, and roasted bell pepper. Its flavors of cherry, blackberry and vanilla converge with sage and smoke into a smooth mouthfeel and juicy finish.
The Snohomish Wine Festival will be Saturday, March 5 at Thomas Family Farm. There are two separate sessions: 12:00-3:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm, with a VIP hour between 4:00-5:00 pm. We are one of the 17 beverage makers pouring their wine, beer, cider and kombucha. Click here for tickets and more information.
We are issuing a LOW STOCK WARNING on two wines. Order online to reserve your wine. Pickup at the winery or we can ship to you (weather permitting).
2020 THREE FORKS ROSE'
There are only 27 bottles remaining of our 2020 Three Forks Rose'. This is the last of our non-red wine available until this spring, after bottling the new vintages.
2017 DERICHO PETIT VERDOT BLEND
Do you want to own one of the last 5 bottles of this bold red blend of Petit Verdot (88%) and Malbec (12%)? Dericho has a deep crimson color with aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, black plums, sage, licorice and black tea with a long-lasting finish.
We are open for indoor wine tasting on Saturdays from 1:00-5:00 pm. There is a $10 per person tasting fee (includes a souvenir wine glass), refundable with wine purchase. Snack bags are also available to enjoy with your wine. We post our tasting lineup every Friday on our social media platforms. Pursuant to State and local health requirements, all customers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our priority is a safe and healthy environment for you and for us.
The 13th annual Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival is scheduled for Friday, February 4 (from 4:00-9:00 pm) and Saturday, February 5 (from 2:00-9:00 pm) at the Enumclaw Expo Center. We will be pouring our wine at this fun event. Click here for tickets and more information.