2005 Syrah - Destiny Ridge Vnyd
This blend of 77% Syrah, and 23% Grenache is from the block 17 of the Destiny Ridge Vineyard, in the Horse Heaven Hills. Two different clones of Syrah were blended with Grenache to create a wine of stunning complexity, structure and richness.
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.
Wilridge is proud to partner with the Pike Place Market Foundation. Every bottle of Rachel Red wine helps our low-income neighbors who work, live and learn around Seattle’s historic Market, helping the Market you love remain a thriving and caring community.The Foundation provides a senior center, medical clinic, shelter, preschool, daycare, assisted living and more.
This is one of the classic grape varieties used in many red Bordeaux wines. However, it is Argentina, not France, that has created Malbec's sudden rise in popularity. And if Argentina can grow great Malbec, Washington State should as well, since the two regions are mirrors of each other in different hemispheres. The wine growing areas of Argentina and Washington are the same distance from the equator; so both get the same long days of sunshine during the growing season. Further, Argentina is protected by the Andes and Washington is protected by the Cascades. Therefore, it's no wonder why both regions produce exceptional Malbec.
Pinot Gris, also know was Pinot Grigio and perhaps the most nuanced mutation of the noble Pinot Noir, produces flavorful wines with notable substance and color. This wine was fermented entirely in steel tanks. Early October storms in Vintage 2013 resulted in a grape harvest about two weeks earlier than usual, resulting in a wine with food-friendly acidity and citrus notes on the finish. It serves well as an aperitif or with fall salads, sliced fruits, a wide variety of cheeses and moderately seasoned fish.
Elégance is homage to single vineyard terroir. A blend of all five Bordeaux varietals all grown at the Meek Family Vineyard near Benton City, this wine shows finesse and depth, two attributes that require craft both in the vineyard and winery.
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)