Fall Release begins October 15
Wine Club members are invited to join us for a CLUE themed Wine Club Release Party.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 12-5pm
Come taste the new wine club releases with cheese pairings.
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 2015.
Carefully hand selected and handpicked, this wonderful estate grown Marsanne highlights one of the warmest and exciting vintages in Washington State history. Gently whole cluster pressed and lightly golden in color, the beautifully perfumed bouquet is loaded with aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruit melody with a silky, vibrant, medium body, and a scintillating, elegant medium to long length finish filled with melon and exotic citrus. Our 100% stainless steel fermentation makes this mouth coating white, refreshing and clean and a lively, floral and very attractive sipper.
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Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Horse Heaven Hills | Fermentation: Stainless Steel| Varietal: 100% Marsanne | pH: 3.53 | TA: 0.65 g/L | Alcohol %: 14.3 | Production: 175 cases |$28 bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes
This estate grown gem is our third bottling of this slightly unknown Rhone variety might be one of our smaller releases but nonetheless one of our favorites. This vintage is spicy, young and aromatic, showing notes of Herbs de Provence, red and black currants, blueberries, strawberry pie and a touch of toasted almond. The light use of French oak barrels creates a harmonious layer is well integrated as part of the many harmonious layers. Medium in body, the bright acidity keeps the spice notes fresh and helps make this Counoise drink well now or through 2018.
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Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 18 months in 50% 1-year old & 50% in 2-year-old French oak barrels | Varietal: 94% Counoise, 6% Syrah | Alcohol %: 14.2 | Production: 243 cases |$38 bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes
Our 2012 flagship bordeaux blend truly displays its vintage’s remarkable blend of power and grace. Weighty aromas of black cherry, brambleberry, freshly cut rose and earthy tones, highlight its dark purple and red hues. Firm, refined and expressive, the wine’s density and elegance are impressive with the supple mouthfeel presenting a gorgeous array of lush black currant, blueberries, toasted cedar and a touch of vanilla oak nuances which help bolster the beautifully balanced frame. It has all the concentration and structure expected from Horse Heaven Hills with a solid core of dark fruit pushing their way to a finish that is seamless and unending. This estate grown blend is ready to drink, but it will blossom with air, so decanting is highly recommended for those who do not want to wait until 2017.
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Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 24 months in 70% new French oak barrels & 30% once filled French oak Barrels | Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Carménère | Alcohol %: 14.3 | Production: 367 cases |$48 bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes
2013 “Big Shot” Tempranillo
Washington State grown Tempranillo’s might be rare, but they continue to display a New World style that is beautifully bold and racy. Deep red and garnet in color, a generous bouquet of buttery toffee, fresh strawberry pie, mocha mingle with the tangy aromas of cassis, and boysenberry. Medium to full bodied, with excellent concentration throughout the palate, the black cherry and black currant flavors are juicy and rich and are pleasantly invigorated by the bright acidity and floral qualities of the ripe fruit flavors. The supple finish is vibrant, long, strong, and well integrated with silky tannins and the lighter styled oaked backing. Feel free to decant this lovely red now or give it another year or two in the bottle to soften and further unite. Drink now through 2019.
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Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Horse Heaven Hills | Barrel-aging: 22 months in 30% new French oak and 70% 2-year-old French oak barrels | Varietal: 98% Tempranillo, 2% Malbec | Alcohol %: 14.3 | Production: 227 cases |$55 bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes
2013 Rock Star Red
What happens when a winemaker and some Rockstars of the industry collaborate to create a blend that reflects the best of their individual perspectives? Alexandria Nicole winemaker Jarrod Boyle and the Rock Star Red crew have developed a blend that expresses a fusion of their experiences and tastes.
The 2013 Rockstars: Elizabeth Stewart – The Lodge, Shawn Roten –The Lodge, Matt Dodson – Assistant Winemaker of Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Dark garnet in color, this wine is heaven in a bottle. Aromas of chocolate toffee, wild blackberry tart, and earthy spice from Grenache, blended with the bold and succulent strength of our Syrah and the stimulating structure of Mourvèdre, combined to rock your world. Loads of spice and fresh plum with supple layers of blueberry pie, strawberry jam, lavender, rhubarb and hints of white pepper, all combine with the fruit-forward nose that fills your senses like the opening song at your favorite rock concert. Like many Rockstars, this wine is young and bold, but will continue to improve with age. If opening prior to 2016, please decant thoroughly.
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Destiny Ridge Vineyard | Horse Heaven Hills | Aged 24 months in 40% new French oak barrels and 60% 1-year-old French oak| Varietal: 60% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre| Alcohol %: 14.4 | Production: 278 cases |$42 bottle (Retail) Download Tasting Notes