2012 Estate Sangiovese
Sangiovese, “The Blood of Jove”. This Italian varietal has taken happily to the high terrain of Wilridge Vineyard in Naches Heights. This ancient varietal, known in 16th century Rome, is becoming a standard player here in Washington. The mineral and earth notes will take your senses to the windblown Cowiche Canyon, on top of which Wilridge Vineyard majestically thrives. We recommend inviting a hot date over to watch Sofia Loren movies, share a bowl of pasta and slowly sip this seductive wine.
This red wine was crafted from 100% Syrah grapes. The skin was left in with the juice to macerate and give the wine it’s deep scarlet hue. No oak barrels were used for this uncharacteristically bubbly Syrah. The wine was made into a sparkling by the Methode Champenoise. The rich body and crisp bubbles make this a staff favorite for a grand feast. It was the structure to stand with any strong protean and the balanced acid and refreshing fizz to wash down the whole spread.
With devotion, care, and careful attention, Treveri sparkling Syrah exudes sophistication and elegance, making it a paradigm of perfection. Red effervescence cascades through this sparkling, matched equally by dark fruit and complex yeast tones.
Trinquer is a fun little French word translating to “clink” in English. This intense blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is aromatic and full bodied but finishes with a mineral notes and an orchard fresh apple acidity. It is a dry table wine with just a hint of fruit. Gather your friends and family around a table of fresh Pacific Northwest oysters, Washington cheese and a fresh baked baguette. Don’t forget to chill the Trinquer blend to wash it all down perfectly.
Are you ready to party? This wine certainly is. The hot 2013 growing season in north-western Washington State was ideal for berries of many sorts, and particularly for the raspberries used in the production of this elegant, delicious, perfectly balanced wine. Enjoy as an aperitif or with/as dessert. Our staff loves adding a splash, or two, to a glass of crisp bubbly. Think mimosa, but way better. We call it the “dazzler”.
2012 Estate Zweigelt
The Zweigelt varietal was developed in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt by crossing the St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch varietals. It is the most planted grape in Austria. Wilridge Vineyard received it on accident, as the original plantings were believed to be Pinot Gris. This chance meeting proved a match made in terroir heaven. The low nutrient high elevation vineyard also has the cool nights that Zweigelt favors. The wine’s body is light but fruit and spice notes are bold.
This is the embodiment of a classic Washington Merlot. old with an aged smoothness and even tanninc, try this archetype to blow you Merlovin' mind!
2001 Jester's Red
"Then come jesters, musicians and trained dwarfs,
And singing girls from the land of Yi-Ti,
To delight the ear and eye, and bring mirth to the mind."
-Sima Xiagru (114 BC)
2004 Syrah - Sundance Vnyd
Enjoy this well structured single vineyard production with good friends and strong food.