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2017 Pink Pape

Varietals: Grenache, Counoise, Cinsault
Vineyard/AVA: Blackrock Estate Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Tasting notes
Pale salmon in color with a light pink hue. Delicate aromas of rose petal, citrus blossom, lemongrass and honeydew, with lifted notes of sweet pink grapefruit and lemon peel. The wine falls effortlessly onto the palate as light alpine berry flavors combine with fresh citrus and stone fruit qualities and a crushed shale minerality. Driving acidity provides excellent focus and direction, drawing out the palate to a lingering, mouth-watering finish.

Production notes

The 2017 Rosé is a blend of three traditional Châteaunuef-du-Pape varieties—Grenache, Counoise and Cinsault—all grown on our Blackrock Estate Vineyard on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley AVA. The individual blocks were harvested by hand in mid-September and loaded directly into the press, while the clusters were still cold. A gentle and rapid press cycle helped to avoid excessive extraction from the skins, yielding a juice pale pink in color with delicate flavors and aromas. Fermentation was carried out at low temperatures in concrete and stainless-steel tanks and continued until dry. After three months of maturation on lees, individual components were racked and blended to create a pure and vibrant rosé.

Price: $20       Quantity 1

 

 
 
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2016 Pinot Gris

Vineyard/AVA: Lawrence Vineyard, Columbia Valley
Price: $18

Tasting notes
A pure and fragrant nose showing intense aromas of fresh pineapple, kiwi and white peach beneath notes of chamomile, white flowers and dried straw. The wine is silky and seamless in texture with exotic fruit flavors of guava and lychee, lifted by a fresh saline minerality. Lightly toasted notes of honeycomb, crushed hazelnut and crème brûlée are underscored by a firm, driving acidity, drawing out the palate to a powerful and long-lasting finish.

 

 
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2015 Pape Blanc

Varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Clairette Blanche, Picpoul Blanc
Vineyard/AVA: Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Price: $25

Tasting notes
Vibrant melon and stone fruit aromas are complimented by notes of honeysuckle, citrus, white tea and baking spice. The wine is fresh and tactile on the palate with flavors of cantaloupe, white peach and nectarine, enhanced by flint and lightly toasted notes. This energetic white Rhone blend finishes dry and focused, with excellent minerality and a light phenolic edge.


 
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2014 Chardonnay (new image coming)

Vineyard/AVA: Celilo Estate Vineyard, Columbia Gorge
Price: $45

Tasting Notes
A pure and fragrant nose with delicate aromas of sautéed peach, Asian pear, crushed stone, toasted almond, and freshly baked brioche. Celilo’s distinctive stone fruit flavors saturate the palate with a tremendous depth and intensity of flavor. A firm, driving acidity provides excellent power and finesse while light toasted elements add warmth and structure. The wine finishes with excellent length and saline minerality.


 
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2015 Pape

Varietals: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Vineyard/AVA: Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley / Canyons Estate Vineyard, Red Mountain (Columbia Valley)
Price: $35

Tasting notes
Wild, spiced aromas of black plum, licorice and dark berry fruits are infused with savory elements of forest floor, charcuterie and grilled herbs. The wine is deeply layered on the palate with an elegant texture and rich array to its both lush and earthy characters. Flavors of plum, raspberry and mission fig combine with notes of cedar, white pepper, lilac and spice, as soft lacy tannins flesh out the palate and lead to a long-lasting, perfumed finish.


 
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2013 Syrah

Vineyard/AVA: Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Price: $40

Tasting notes
Lifted notes of violet and lavender combine with dark fruit aromas of blueberry, mulberry, black pepper and clove. The wine is firm and focused on the palate with flavors of fresh plumb, black licorice, and charcuterie.  Silky, fine-grained tannins slowly expand across the palate, steadily building in intensity without ever overshadowing the purity of the fruit. A classic example of cool-climate Syrah.


 
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2013 Cabernet Franc

Vineyard/AVA: Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Price: $40

Tasting notes
Floral and herbaceous on the nose with delicate aromas of rose petal, violet and wildflowers above layers of dried blackcurrant and lignified wood. A soft entry to the palate is followed by immediate weight and density with rich flavors of mission fig, blackberry and licorice root. Herbaceous notes of mint, dried basil and black tea leaf combine with dusty, mouth-filling tannins to make this a truly savory expression of Cabernet Franc.


 
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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard/AVA: Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Price: $50

Tasting Notes
Powerful dark fruit aromas of blackberry, wild fig and cassis infuse with floral and herbaceous notes of violet, tea leaf and sage. The wine is full-bodied and creamy in texture, showing highly polished tannins and a tremendous depth to its earthy, dark fruit flavors. Supple and densely packed tannins combine with seamless minerality to draw out the palate to a rich, long-lasting finish.


 
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2013 Barbera
AVA: Columbia Valley
Price: $25

Tasting Notes
Vibrant fruit aromas of cherry stone, red currant and raspberry meld with floral notes of violet, hibiscus and sage. The palate showcases the freshness and purity of this variety, with juicy red and dark fruit flavors, intermixed with savory elements of thyme, oregano and tobacco. The wine is soft, fleshy and supple in texture, with a saline minerality that draws the palate out to a lacy, persistent finis