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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.