October Wine Club Release

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 October 2014.

These wines will be available in our tasting room on October 16th.

We will be hosting a Wine Club Release Cheese & Wine Celebration on October 25th in both of our tasting rooms. You will be able to pick up your release at that time as well as pair your wine with some specially selected cheeses.

Mixed:
2013 Marsanne $28
Carefully hand selected and handpicked, our 4th vintage of Marsanne is gently whole cluster pressed and light gold in color, exhibiting a beautifully perfumed bouquet of honeydew melon, ripe kiwi, succulent pear and light spice notes.  100% stainless steel fermentation makes this mouth coating white, refreshing and clean with flavors of lush tropical fruit and citrus flavors, lavender and a streak of earthy minerality emerging from the glass.  The wine’s beautifully balanced acidity is a testament to snatching the grapes from the vine at just the right moment and sets the framework for this voluptuous and nutty, dry white wine.
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2011 “Alderdale” Cabernet Sauvignon $42
Carefully selected, blended, and barrel aged for 24 months this Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is clean and youthful, with an alluring combination of sweet black currant and boysenberry flavors dominating the highly perfumed nose. The dense bouquet is absolutely loaded and is further lifted by heady scents of lavender and violets, sweet spice, eucalyptus, and cedar. Full bodied with concentrated dark fruit flavors of black cherry, mocha, ripe plum and hints of nutmeg and clove. The wine is dry but has a juicy freshness supported by savory earth characteristics that gradually take a backseat to a more muscular mid-palate, which helps display its true new world roots. There’s noteworthy intensity and focus to that mid-palate, before the structure really amps up in the finish. With outstanding length and pervasive minerality, there is no shortage of potential with the 2011. Give it a long decant if drinking before 2015 or with proper cellaring, it will show its whole spectrum of flavors .
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2011 Destiny $48
This dark and voluptuous Bordeaux blend is deep purple in color and highlighted by bold concentrated aromas of ripe cherry, black licorice, rose petal, cassis, and eucalyptus.  Firm, refined and expressive, the supple mouth presents a gorgeous array of lush black currant, leathery spice, vanilla, toasted cedar and a touch of earth, which mingles effortlessly on a beautifully balanced frame.  The flavors are well- developed and rich in texture and depth, adding intrigue and complexity to an already extremely long, tightly focused, finish.  It will be ready to go on release, but this dark beauty unwinds with air, so decanting is advisable for those don’t want to wait until 2016.
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2012 Tempranillo $55
Dark purple in color, this rare Washington Tempranillo’s bouquet is filled with rich and smoky aromas of cedar, blackberry, dark cherry, cassis, and earth tones. Medium to full bodied, with excellent concentration throughout the palate, the dark red fruit flavors are distinctly ripe and fleshy and nicely invigorated by bright mineral and floral qualities. The long and juicy finish is an endless display of sweet, lush blackcurrant, vanilla and spice, with fine and dusty tannins adding focus and balance. Give it another year or two in the bottle to soften and unite, but feel free to fully decant and enjoy right now.
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Reds Only:
2012 Counoise $38
Our 2nd bottling of this Rhone variety might be small but none the less, is remarkably expressive. Blueberry jam, Rhubarb, red currant, strawberry and citrus aromas receive enhancement from the steady hints of spice and herbs. The approach to the palate is generous yet easy with flavors of black currants, more blueberries and boysenberry lingering all the way to the finish.  Medium in body the bright acidity keeps the spicy notes fresh, all of which graciously overtake the well managed tannins.  Drink now through 2017.
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Whites Only:
2013 Marsanne $28
Carefully hand selected and handpicked, our 4th vintage of Marsanne is gently whole cluster pressed and light gold in color, exhibiting a beautifully perfumed bouquet of honeydew melon, ripe kiwi, succulent pear and light spice notes.  100% stainless steel fermentation makes this mouth coating white, refreshing and clean with flavors of lush tropical fruit and citrus flavors, lavender and a streak of earthy minerality emerging from the glass.  The wine’s beautifully balanced acidity is a testament to snatching the grapes from the vine at just the right moment and sets the framework for this voluptuous and nutty, dry white wine.
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2013 Shepherds Mark $24
In the early 1900’s, pioneering sheepherders left their mark on the Horse Heaven Hills in the form of Rock Monuments. These monuments, some still standing along the ridge line of our Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard were used for marker identification, recreational pastime, artistic expression, and even as simply as to leave ones mark on the world. We dedicate this Rhone style blend to all the pioneers of the Horse Heaven Hills and continue our efforts to leave our mark on the world through the artistic expression of our wines. This unique and flavorful white wine boasts floral notes of lavender, layered with Anjou pear, lemon lime, and honeycrisp apple, all leading into a delicious mix of citrus and white peach.  Beautifully balanced with a viscous yet crisp mouth-feel that lingers on the pallet and leads to a refreshing finish.
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