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We will soon have three new wines about to become your favorites. These wines will be available July 9 for Wine Club members and July 15 to everyone:
2022 Drizzle Pinot Gris: Our 10th vintage of Drizzle Pinot Gris (Gamache Vineyard, White Bluffs AVA) is a crisp but fruity white wine. It shows a light greyish gold color and intriguing aromas of Bosc pear, Crenshaw melon, Meyer lemon, pear tree blossoms, jasmine, and wet stone. The flavors are fresh and lively, with notes of grape and pear skins and saline minerals. The back picks up pear liqueur, melon rind and lemon zest, counterpointed by a faintly honeyed bright acid finish. Enjoy slightly chilled with Asian food, sushi, roasted chicken, turkey, or cheese and crackers. Pairs with summer sun, the “marine layer” and great company. 63 cases produced. Retail $20.00
2021 Mistral Grenache: Our 7th vintage of Mistral Grenache (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA) displays a light brick red color and rich aromas of strawberry, red currant, pomegranate, crushed roses, bright leaf tobacco, lavender, olives and incense. The flavors are medium bodied, with red fruits intermixed with licorice, cocoa, orange pekoe tea and Red Mountain dusty earth. On the back, the wine turns velvety with pressed berries, roasted nuts, framboise and cassis liqueurs, pomegranate seeds and soft charcoal, with a ripe moderate tannin finish. Pairs with goat cheese, lamb skewers, high wind warnings and sideways rain. 48 cases produced. Retail $33.00
2019 Squall Line Red Blend: Our 9th vintage of Squall Line is a bold red blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine is an aromatic “Tour de Washington” with cherry, black currant, green bell pepper, baking spices and leather, with a hint of lilac flowers. On the palate, the dark fruit shines up front, with black cherry and ripe blackberry, followed by leather, tobacco, fresh black pepper, and chocolate, while the acidity and tannins dance among each other. The long finish brings out the refined tannins, leading into the lasting flavor of cherry and a dash of vanilla. Pairs well with roasted or grilled meat, good friends, and stormy nights. Double Gold Medal and 97 Points (Savor NW); Gold Medal and 92 Points (Seattle Wine Awards) 74 cases produced. Retail $33