2015 June Wine Club Release Wines

Depending upon your Wine Club preference of Reds Only, Mixed or Whites Only; you may be receiving a variety of the following wines. Here’s what’s on the list for June 2015.

Wine Club members are invited to join us for a Summer Patio themed Wine Club Release.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 12-5pm
Come taste the new wine club releases with patio styled appetizers and cheese pairings.

2014 “RESERVE” VIOGNIER – Included in Mixed Allotments

The grapes for our 2014 Estate Grown Reserve Viognier were carefully selected and hand-picked, then gently whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented in neutral French oak barrels using a combination of two different yeasts. Pale lemon in color with floral notes of orchid, lavender and fresh cut flowers dominate the nose, rich fruit aromas of orange blossoms, acacia and honeydew back the floral bouquet. The palate is ripe and lively, yet very supple and round, all of which deliver a luscious mouthful and complex flavors of mango, guava, pineapple, nectarine, and clover honey. A lovely Viognier to pair with Indian cuisine and seafood including bacon stuffed trout, lobster, seared scallops, and crab.
Vineyard: Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 4 months sur-lees in 2-year-old French oak with periodic stirring | Varietal: 100% Viognier | pH: 3.57 | TA: 0.62 g/L | Alcohol %: 13.5 | Residual Sugar:  .02 g/L | Production: 197 cases |$28 / 750ml. bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes

2012 “BLOCK 17” SYRAH – Included in Mixed Allotments

Hailing from Block 17 of our Estate Vineyard, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, this Sara Lee clone Syrah is distinguished by its deep and dark purple color and the rich bouquet of ripe blackberries and Italian plum, bilberry, earthy black truffle, and toasty vanilla spices. This Syrah finishes long and toasty with layers of blueberry and cedar flavors to match the soft, velvety tannins. To round out this medium-bodied wine, it was co-fermented with whole cluster Viognier adding nuances of smoky toffee and coffee bean. Pairs best with lamb shanks, grilled red meats, elk steak, grilled skin on duck breast, smoked chicken thighs, or any full-flavored meat dish. Keep In mind, this is a young, bold wine, with a supple amount of acidity; if consumed prior to 2016, please decant. Best consumed 2016-2018.
Vineyard: Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 20 months in 50% new French oak and 50% 2-year-old American oak| Varietal: 90% Sara Lee clone Syrah (Block 17), 8% Grenache, 2% Viognier | Alcohol %: 14.4 | Production: 237 cases |$45/ 750ml. bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes

2013 “PURPLE REIGN” GRENACHE – Included in Mixed Allotments

This lovely medium-bodied wine that dances in your mouth and lingers on your tongue. The bouquet boasts lovely aromatics of dark cherry and raspberry with hints of bilberry and cassis. French oak spices of cinnamon add a burst of spice to go along with a rich, compelling mouth feel. The palate is composed of hints of cranberry and cassis and a smoked black cherry finish seamlessly intertwining throughout resulting in a lingering caramel finish. Serve now with foods like braised beef, grilled lamb, or an herbed venison loin with a butter based sauce. With a little cellar
time, this wine will transform into a Mediterranean seafood friendly accompaniment. Please decant if drinking now or savor in 2 to 3 years.
Vineyard: Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging:18 months in 35% new French oak  & 65% 2-year-old French oak barrels | Varietal: 98% Grenache, 2% Syrah (Block 43) | Alcohol %: 14.2 | Production: 219 cases |$42/ 750ml. bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes

2012 “WILD ONE” CABERNET FRANC  – Included in Mixed Allotments

Distinctively expressive of the terroir of our Estate Vineyard, Destiny Ridge, our Cabernet Franc was hand selected and fermented using native wild yeasts. With a deep, ruby color and lively fragrant aromas of huckleberry, black currant, rose water, and fresh strawberry that show balance and complexity with a well-integrated, yet subtle oak spice accent. Gracefully structured, the full-bodied palate has a foundation of plush yet restrained tannins and richly textured flavors of juicy plum, black cherry, peppercorn and crushed herbs all wrapped in a smooth layer of silky oak. Voluptuous and satisfying, it is sure to please now but has the spicy and structured framework to develop more over the next 1 to 3 years. Pairs well with lamb, beef, duck, and grilled herbed game hens.
Vineyard: Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 24 months in 55% new French oak and 45% 2-Year-old French oak barrels | Varietal: 92% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit R Verdot | Alcohol %: 14.5 | Production: 181 cases |$42/ 750ml. bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes

2012 “LITTLE BIG MAN” PETIT VERDOT – Included in Reds Only Allotments

The wines inky black color foreshadows the seductively alluring earthy aromas of black currants, mocha, violets, rose petal, and cedar box. The elegance of the palate is generous with the exceptionally dense flavors of blackberries, roasted coffee bean, and tobacco filling the mouth, leading to a clean, and warming, lengthy finish. The long, structured finish is complex, yet velvety smooth with hints of jam, espresso, caramel, and spice, all backed up by solid tannins. Make no mistake; “Little Big Man” is a big and bold wine, with a bright and precise acidity, the
mouthwatering tannins run the palate. So enjoy this robust wine on its own or with a hearty steak, grilled meats, spicy pork, veal, lamb, game birds, an artisan sausage with good fat content, or pork belly. If consuming prior to 2016, please decant.
Vineyard: Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills | Aged 22 months in 55% new French oak & 45% 1-year-old French oak barrels| Varietal: 96% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon (Block 7) | Alcohol %: 14.6 | Production: 157 cases |$45 / 750ml. bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes


Read the June 2015 Wine Club Newsletter.