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Apparition Roussanne

2018 APPARITION ROUSSANNE:

An exotic nose of Asian spice, paraffin and marzipan leads to layers of rich stonefruit with honey, lychee, and lemony herbs. Balanced and satisfying with a lengthy finish of crushed rock acidity. Alchemy at its finest. Meshing the richness of Olsen Estate Roussanne with the ethereal mineral old school earthiness of Boushey Vineyard Marsanne delivers a complex and riveting blend made to enjoy right now and age for many years.

Food pairing: Seared scallops with pesto or goat cheese and leek quiche.

Movie pairing: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Apparition was born as a gift to our wine club in 2011, a 100% Roussanne raised in neutral oak with no malolactic fermentation. The intention was to emulate the great white wines of the Rhône Valley by producing a focused, mineral driven, yet textured and age worthy beauty. As with many of our wines, Apparition was named for something that was happening in our family at the time. Harry Potter was big at that time. Still is.

Grapes:
80% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc

Vineyards: Olsen and Boushey

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: All neutral French oak, 8 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH 13.5%/0.56/3.52

Cases 207

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Birdie Riesling

 

2017 BIRDIE RIESLING:

If Chardonnay is a lap dance, then Riesling is a slow-burning tantric orgasm of flavor. -Terry Thiese

Birdie leads with little bombs of white flower blossoms, lime, clean crisp apple, rolls into peach and Asian pear, honeysuckle and ginger, and finishes with crushed rocks. Delicious now, but will age forever. So versatile it should be tried with everything, everything.

Food Pairing: sushi, duh; after lots of red wine so you can feel your tongue again.

Movie Pairing: The "Original" Blade Runner 

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Birdie was the brainchild of our winemaker Linn Scott during his first harvest at the helm in 2012. Named after our senior family pet, a remarkable old cat, the 2013 Birdie was awarded 94 points and the rank of #7 wine in the world in 2014 by Wine Enthusiast. It is crafted to resemble classic Alsatian style dry Rieslings. Our go to for sushi and Thanksgiving. Our suspicion is that it will age beautifully for upwards of twenty years.



 
Grapes: 100% Riesling

Vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, Olsen

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 100% stainless steel tank

Alcohol/TA/pH/RS: 13.0%/0.70/3.04/0.45 g/100mL

Cases: 570

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enlightenment Chardonnay

2017 enlightenment CHARDONNAY:

The 28 year-old vines at Olsen Estate Vineyard continue to produce truly special chardonnay. We call it enlightenment. Extended barrel aging, adds volume and texture without sacrificing balance and freshness. Crème brulée, honeysuckle and sweet vanilla explode on the nose, followed by hints of white flowers, leading to a silky finish of apple pie, almond paste and crushed stone. 

Food Pairing: Classic lobster rolls on brioche or green huevos rancheros with cornmeal waffles.

Movie Pairing: Being There

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

enlightenment was a response to some of our followers' suggestion that we make a richer, extended barrel aged chardonnay based more on the late 1990s California version of chardonnay. Cougar juice it has been called. Full throttle, unapologetically buttery and oaky, enlightenment, first produced in 2011 from old vines, takes more time and is more costly to produce. With scores of 90 and 91 from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, it seems we may have hit the mark.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Clone: probably Wente

Vineyards: Olsen Estate

Appellation:
Yakima Valley

Aging: 44% new French oak

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.52/3.68

Cases: 214

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Lumière Chardonnay

2018 Lumière Chardonnay:

Stillwater Creek vineyard, a cooler site in the Frenchman Hills, gives us all we need to make Lumière. Featuring more bright fruit than its peers, this white exudes notes of lemon, citrus blossom, citronella, white peach and hazelnut, underscored by a kiss of toasty oak. Intense and pure, boosted by a racy structure. An elegant, well-balanced chardonnay reminiscent of cool site White Burgundy, Lumière is delicious now, but we’ve found it to age beautifully for a decade or more. 

Food Pairing: Dungeness crab with lemon butter dripping off your elbows. Period. 

Movie Pairing: Harold and Maude
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Ah, Lumière. We love crisp, clean chardonnay produced in cooler sites and aged with judicious oak influence, such as we've enjoyed from producers in villages such as Chassagne Montrachet and from California producers like Stony Hill. Lumière is our attempt to deliver that kind of chardonnay experience. Best enjoyed with little pieces of Dungeness crab all over your face and lemon butter dripping off your chin. First produced in 2005, the older vintages are drinking beautifully still.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard: Stillwater Creek

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 38% new French oak, 8 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.0%/0.52/3.47

Cases: 481

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as you wish Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc
2018 as you wish Old Vines SAUVIGNON BLANC:

Sourced from old vines planted at Gamache Vineyard in 1985, we celebrate the second stunning vintage of as you wish Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc. Bursting with wild acidity and aromas of lime, flowers and crushed stone, this beauty explodes on the palate with zippy guava, stone fruit and lemon curd flavors whose endurance defy explanation. A very special wine. Delectable now, and built for many years of enjoyment.

Food pairing: Dungeness crab and lemon butter or asparagus and goat cheese quiche.

Movie pairing: The Princess Bride, duh
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

as you wish was added to our staggering* portfolio in the 2017 vintage. Relatively little old vine sauvignon blanc remains in Washington State, so we are privileged to gain access to this old block farmed by the stellar vineyard team at Sagemoor Farms.Sourced from remarkable gnarly old vines, planted in 1985 at Gamache Vineyard (as I was working in the dining room at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans), as you wish is a unique expression of sauvignon blanc, sure to astonish even the most erudite wine lovers. 
 
*Hugh Johnson wrote that in his eponymous 2019 Pocket Wine Book.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Gamache Vineyard

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: Stainless Steel tank, Neutral Barrels

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.0%/0.71/3.36

Cases: 195
 
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Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

2019 PEARL SAUVIGNON BLANC:

From the spectacular 2019 vintage, we melded sauvignon blanc from cooler sites at Oasis, Olsen and Gamache Vineyards (loads of natural acidity) with bits of racy riesling (more acidity), and grenache blanc (yet more acidity) and even a pinch of rich roussanne (fruit and texture). This vintage leads with a nose of lemon zest, cut grass and crushed rocks, leading to zippy flavors of stone fruit, kiwi, lime, and fresh herbs. 
 
Food Pairing: anything from the ocean, but oysters for sure. Shigokus and kushis are the best.

Movie Pairing: The Wizard of Oz

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Pearl was Kelly's first solo wine project, spawned in 2009 from her love of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Pearl was named in honor of Kelly's great grandmother who drove around in a pearl Cadillac convertible and drank Tennessee whiskey. The style is both mineral and fruit driven, like if Sancerre and New Zealand made a Sauvignon Blanc baby. 

Grapes: 82% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Riesling, 3% Grenache Blanc, 2% Rousanne    

Vineyard: Oasis, Olsen, Gamache, Boushey, Sagemore

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: stainless steel tank, drums and neutral barrels

Alcohol/TA/pH:
13.0%/0.63/3.27

Cases: 952

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L'Autre Pinot Noir

2016 L'Autre Pinot Noir:

L’Autre, sourced from Temperance Hill Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, delivers a bright, vibrant, yet earthy, age worthy style. A third whole cluster in the fermentation adds some funkiness, structure and Asian spice to its fresh crushed raspberry, cranberry and wild strawberry flavors. At its peak, pinot noir has the unique ability to transport us to The Other Place.

Food Pairing: roasted salmon with chanterelle butter or wild mushroom pot pie

Movie Pairing: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

In 2009 we were able to source some lovely pinot noir from Temperance Hill Vineyard (thanks Dai) in the Willamette Valley to make L'Autre. Mostly because we love pinot noir, especially from Burgundy, and this plays like that, producing elegant, nuanced, age worthy, earthy, haunting wines that make us happy. Severely limited each vintage. We called it L'Autre and outfitted it with a red label because it is truly an outlier from another state and another state of mind.

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Clone: 777

Vineyard: Temperance Hill

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Aging: 66% new French oak, 13 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 13.0%/0.55/3.74

Cases: 70

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this old porch Rosé

2019 this old porch rosé:

this old porch is loaded with aromas of red fruit, flowers and minerals leading to gobs of strawberries, guava, rhubarb and stone fruit. Try it with all manner of different foods. Crazy all the things that work with it! Also just fine by itself on a creaky old porch with some stringed instruments...rosé and dobro!

Food Pairing: whatever the hell you want, it’s so versatile

Movie PairingMary Poppins

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

this old porch is a song that Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett wrote together in college at Texas A&M. Also a great place to drink rosé. Ours is bone dry, full of flowers and luscious red fruit flavors. It's not from Provence, but is kinda intended to drink like it is.





 

Grapes: 35% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Riesling, 15% Malbec,  2% Merlot,  2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Dionysus, Gamache, Kiona, Klipsun, Oasis, Olsen, Discovery, Bacchus, Sagemoor, Stillwater Creek, Ciel du Cheval, Red Willow   

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: Fermented in neutral barrels and stainless and poly tanks. Racked to blend 11/2019.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.0%/0.54/3.41

Cases: 694

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Kindred Red Blend

2017 KINDRED RED BLEND:

Rich, round and polished, with fancy black cherry, mocha espresso and spice flavors that roll on and on onto the rather lengthy finish. Find attached nose bombs of cherry, mocha, plum, barrel spices, anise and herb. The fine tannins, soft and silky, hug it out with a core of black cherry, mint, pomegranate and coffee flavors, a veritable vinous pirouette on the palate. Drink right now or whenever damn good and ready.

Food Pairing: Grilled ribeye, sweet onions, Anaheim peppers or shiitake blue cheese walnut ravioli.

Movie Pairing: Parenthood

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Kindred was first produced in 2008, and is driven by malbec and framed with cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The new label, launched for the 2015 vintage, features an image of a 275 year-old oak tree in McMinnville, Tennessee, where Chris's Dad was born. It remains a lovely kindred wine to the first cabin Bordeaux wines.

 

 
Grapes: 42% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc

Vineyards: Oasis, Olsen, Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Boushey

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 55% new French and American oak. 

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.81

Cases: 669

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Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend
2016 RUBY LEIGH MERLOT BLEND:

Gorgeous from start to finish, with gobs of silky layers jammed with raspberry, cassis and plum flavors peppered with licorice, cedar and Earl Grey tea notes. Firmly structured through the finish to remain focused and pure in feel. The detailed finish is impressive and lingers interminably. Encore!
 
Food pairing: Bacon mac ‘n’ cheese, Gouda stuffed roasted portabellos

Movie pairing: Mary Poppins, the original

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Ruby Leigh is an extraordinary young lady, gifted of many artistic and conceptual talents. Hers is a spirit from the wild places in the cosmos, restless and searching for light and experience. One of the Three Original Wines, it has, since its inception in 2004, been driven by merlot and cabernet franc, supported by malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Like our daughter, each vintage of Ruby Leigh is a classic, lovely and vibrant in its youth and undoubtedly astounding in its evolution. 


 

Grapes: 56% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Olsen, Oasis, Klipsun and Weinbau

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 67% new French, 11% new American oak

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.61

Cases 214

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Stella Mae Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
2016 STELLA MAE:

Deeply concentrated, yet remarkably polished and poised, delivering wave after wave of blueberry, black cherry, raspberry and blackberry puree notes, all while warm tar and sweet tobacco details cruise underneath. A lingering, smoky cast iron note sails through the finish adding both structure and texture. Like its namesake, this classic left bank blend is deeply contemplative, expressive and theatrical.
 
Food pairing: Porcini mushroom risotto, Duck confit with roasted veggies

Movie pairing: Streetcar Named Desire

 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Stella Mae is our first collaborative creation and our secret genius, covertly molding our family through deep reflection and a thirst for knowledge and artistic expression. A syrah for the 2004 and 2005 vintages, Stella Mae became a cabernet sauvignon focused classic Bordeaux blend in 2006, as we sought to align the girls' wines in the name of peace and harmony at the kitchen table. Like our daughter, each vintage of Stella Mae is a classic, lovely and vibrant in its youth and undoubtedly astounding in its evolution.


 
Grapes: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Dionysus, Klipsun, Olsen and Weinbau.

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 89% new French

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.58/3.85

Cases: 216

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Baba Sangiovese Blend
2017 BABA SANGIOVESE BLEND:

Baba is what Ruby and Stella called Kelly’s Mom (Sarah) when she became their Grandmother. It is also our stunning Super Tuscan blend. The 2017 is a single vineyard offering sourced from our friend Dick Boushey’s home vineyard in Grandview. The 2017 Baba is charming, nuanced, elegant and haunting. Flowers float out of the glass - roses, violets, honeysuckle - with notes of sandalwood, smoke, tart cherries, orange peel and dried herbs. A truly versatile wine that has a deep spirit and a colorful personality, like its namesake. A seriously limited special offering for our Ring of Fire Wine Club members.

Food Pairing: Sarah’s eggplant parmesan or Sarah’s eggplant parmesan.

Movie Pairing: Gone with the Wind

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Our first extry Tuscan was produced in 2015 as a wine club exclusive. The Brunello clone of Sangiovese was sourced from Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Once the fermentation was dry we loaded the press, turned La Traviata up to eleven, busted up some lasagne and Brunello di Montalcino and let Elvis the Press do the rest. Lovely red fruit and flowers flowers flowers.
Grapes: 83% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Boushey

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 34% new French oak, 17 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.55/3.64

Cases: 141

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Gaga Touriga Nacional

2017 Gaga Touriga Nacional:

Gaga is what Stella and Ruby call Chris’s Mom in her role as Grandmother. It’s also our lovely Touriga Nacional blend from the Yakima Valley. The 2017 is sultry, smoky, earthy and complex. Concentrated orange liqueur leads to a palate is loaded with dark chocolate, blackberry, cedar, tobacco, dried herbs and vanilla. Firm but silky tannins are well integrated and persist through a long ass finish. Gaga is full and complete...like a Grandmother’s love.

Food pairing: PJ's World-Famous-in-Our-Family Tomato Pie.

Movie pairing: West Side Story

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

We started tinkering with Portuguese varietals in 2010 in order to produce a fortified dessert wine, primarily for winemaker dinners. By 2012 we experimented with a dry Ring of Fire Touriga Nacional for our wine club. Bam. So good we did again in 2014 and 2015. All kinds of earthy rich aromatic goodness.
 

Grapes: 75% Touriga Nacional, 17% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah

Vineyard: Upland Estate, Boushey, Kiona

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 34% new oak (17% new American oak, 17% new French oak), 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/4.05

Cases: 144


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Preposterous Malbec

2017 PREPOSTEROUS MALBEC:

Preposterous is defined by its texture and richness. Inky purple with intense aromas of blueberry, blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and smoky roasted herb aromas, it is concentrated and supple with gobs of black cherry, blueberry, black plum and sweet vanilla bean flavors. Open and generous in its youth with plenty to look forward to during its development for the next decade or more

Food Pairing: Garlic honey smoked duck or Roasted crimini mushrooms with Maytag blue cheese.

Movie Pairing: Apocalypse Now

FOUNDERS' NOTES:

Preposterous was launched in 2009, a complete shot in the dark. Malbec is a strange thin-skinned on the outside, neon green eyeball on the inside kind of grape that goes black in the fermenter on day three of the fermentation. Kind of odd. Wine Spectator 94 point 2010 vintage is still the highest scoring malbec in Washington State history. Preposterous
 

Grapes: 78% Malbec, 22% Syrah

Vineyards: Klipsun, Boushey,
Ciel du Cheval


Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 21% new French oak, Bottled at 18 months post cross flow filtration.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.97

Cases: 325

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Darkness Syrah

2016 DARKNESS SYRAH:

Once again Willy Wonka and his posse of Oompa Loompas have crafted a crazy deelish version of Darkness. The 2016 is impenetrable purple in color, and stuffed with juicy blackberry, black olive, black pepper and smoky syrah funk.  At once lush and bright, lifted and intense, its balance is stunning. Also tastes real good. 

Food Pairing: Goat cheese polenta with morel sherry vinaigrette or cassoulet with lots of duck and sausage

Movie Pairing: The Shining

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Darkness is our full throttle, wide-open desert island syrah from the Yakima Valley. Dick Boushey and Leif Olsen are arguably among the finest syrah growers in our universe today. We decided to make this wine in 2005 and have never looked back. It has gobs of high scores from many publications, including a 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for the 2014. It's called Darkness because.


 

Grapes:
100% Syrah

Clones: Phelps

Vineyards: Boushey and Olsen

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 33% new French oak

Alcohol/ TA/pH 14.5%/0.52/3.95

Cases 233

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Ruckus Syrah

2016 RUCKUS SYRAH:
Sourced from three of the most revered vineyards in Washington State – Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, and Boushey – Ruckus is a rock ‘n’ roll syrah: deep purple, iron (maiden) fisted, yet textured like velvet from the underground. Its smoky, sexy profile offers gobs of blackberry, spiced plum, woodsmoke, and white pepper aromas and flavors. Dense and brooding, it is stout of stature, and oh so pure. Designed for this very moment, but possessed of a structure that will persist and develop for many, many years. 

 
Food pairing: Classic French country cassoulet, vegetarian Shepherd’s pie

Movie pairing: Pulp Fiction

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Once upon a time there was a syrah called Stella Mae. As demand for syrah began to taper off a bit, we decided in our third vintage to align our girls' wines on either side of the Gironde, even though it is nowhere near Woodinville in the name of family harmony. So, in 2006, we made Ruckus, our Red Mountain syrah blended with a touch of cabernet sauvignon. 




 

Grapes: 75% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Viognier

Clones: Tablas Creek, Shiraz

Vineyards Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun and Boushey

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 55% new French oak

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.53/3.95

Cases: 209

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Wilderness Red Rhône Blend
2017 WILDERNESS RED RHÔNE BLEND:

Wilderness.
Make up your own damn description.

Food Pairing: All Manner of Grilled Things.

Movie Pairing: Beasts of The Southern Wild

FOUNDERS' NOTES:

In 2005, on an icy cliff in the Horse Heaven Hills with only buzzards and coyotes around to watch, we drove with several barrels of what would become a new red blend, Wilderness. A tribute to our backgrounds in wildlife preservation and environmental policy work, we chose to make this wine an ever evolving, ever changing experiement and challenge to our assumptions of what grapes play best together. Typically produced with a core of syrah and other Rhône varietals, it has nevertheless included seemingly non-dance-partner-like varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, tempranillo, sangiovese, petit verdot, petite sirah and probably a few we have since forgotten.
Grapes: 55% Syrah,
20% Petite Sirah,
15% Grenache,
5% Sangiovese,
5% Touriga Nacional   

Vineyards: Olsen, Kiona, Sagemoor,
Boushey, Ciel du Cheval

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 14% new French and American Barriques and Puncheons and 86% second fill and older.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.50/3.97

Cases: 1326

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Holler Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 HOLLER CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

Firmly structured and very much a cabernet sauvignon in aromatic personality and tactile expression. Black currant, dried herbs, cigar box, Earl Grey tea, black cherry, and dark chocolate are entwined in this lovely now but gonna be stupendous in a few years bottle of wine. Polished, supple, sleek, then unfolds into a lyrical dance of layers, textures, aromas, flavors and a long silky finish.

Food Pairing: Steak and baked potato, old school like. Or roasted mushrooms and mashers.

Movie Pairing: To Kill a Mockingbird

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

First produced in 2012, Holler is named for Red Hollow, the place where Chris's parents live in Knoxville, Tennessee. The theory behind the wine is simple: once the barrels for Kingpin, Rainmaker and Evermore are selected, the remaining barrels (plus some other Bordeaux varietals) become Holler. These barrels are good enough to become the #21 wine in the world on Wine Spectator's 2016 Top 100.This wine heads our over delivery tier, having received a 94 point score for the 2013. Tastes great too.




 

Grapes: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon,
7% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot

Vineyards: Dionysus 46%, Olsen 12%, Oasis 11%, Clifton Hill 10%, Klipsun 9%, Boushey 6%, 
Kiona 6%, Weinbau 1%

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 34% new oak: 30% French and 70% American. 18 months post cross flow filtration.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.51/3.99

Cases: 2174

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Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 KINGPIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

Kingpin’s signature Red Mountain nose of black currants, black cherry, black plum, earth, cigar box and cedar leads to a silken smörgåsbord of black fruits, dark chocolate, baking spices and crushed rock. A veritable fortress built to share its riches in ever evolving expositions for decades, Kingpin is a noble beast.

 
Food pairing: Grilled New York steak with gorgonzola butter, Gaga’s stewballs and angel hair pasta

Movie pairing: The Godfather

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Launched in 2006, Kingpin celebrates the raw power and intensity of Red Mountains's iconic Klipsun Vineyard. Although we have no definitive conclusion on its ultimate life span due to the fact that we have only made it for 10 years or so and have none even beginning to peak, we suspect this is a wine that can be enjoyed for at least 30 years, if not many more.





 

Grapes: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Klipsun and Olsen

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging 79% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.92

Cases: 333

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Rainmaker Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 RAINMAKER CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

Incomparable velvetosity, with vibrant crushed stone, lavish flower and blackberry aromas and dynamic black cherry, olive and spicebox flavors that glide along its fine tannin architecture. Generous and friendly now, but destined for a long, long ride. So freaking good it will make you want to retire. Congrats Papa! Make it rain y’all!

Food Pairing: Roasted maitake shepherd’s pie or roasted beef tenderloin au poivre.

Movie Pairing: Rainman or Singin’ in the Rain, depending on your jam

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Rainmaker began life as a wine club offering in 2010. It has evolved to become our most fruit forward cabernet sauvignon, blended with malbec. The Yakima Valley is the source for all the fruit in this cuvée, most often it is from Olsen's extraordinary vineyards just west of Red Mountain. We named this wine Rainmaker during a conversation about what it means to be running a business with Chris's Dad. We poured the 93 point 2013 at Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience in 2017. We were at a booth between Chateaux Margaux, Lynch Bages and Mouton Rothchild. We belonged there.

 

Grapes: 
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec

Vineyards: Olsen and Klipsun

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 89% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.56/3.90

Cases 209

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Evermore Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 EVERMORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

The 2016 Evermore was grown on old vines of some of Washington’s most special vineyards: Dionysus (1973) and Klipsun (1984). This wine where the old world meets the new. Its subtle earthiness is woven seamlessly with density and power. On the nose it launches with cherry, Asian spices, cedar, chocolate, and cassis. Its elegance is framed by firm, but silky tannins that deliver a palate packed with black cherry, black currant, cigar box, fine herbs, pencil shavings and crushed stone. Built to outlast us all, but rather lovely just now.

Food Pairing: Beef or Wild Mushroom Wellington

Movie PairingIt’s a Wonderful Life

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

If they made 100% cabernet sauvignon in Pauillac, it would taste a lot like Evermore. Elegant with all the stuff, not too much. The 2013 received a 94 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Also, really tasty. 


 
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: Dionysus and Klipsun

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 100% new French oak, Bottled 19 mos. post cross filtration.

Alcohol/RS/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.02/0.58/3.94

Cases: 146

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Yonder Cabernet Franc
2017 YONDER CABERNET FRANC:
 
Yonder is bursting with aromas of violets, dark chocolate, baking spices, toasty oak and vanilla that lead to delicious and nicely tuned flavors of blackberry, black cherries, red currant, and on to a long silken finish. Lovely now, and for the long march of years to come.

Food Pairing: roasted chanterelle goat cheese tarte tatin.

Movie Pairing: Easy Rider

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

In the middle of the 2012 harvest our GM Bryan Keay told us we needed to make a cab franc because everybody wanted us to. It was frankly, the farthest thing from our intentions. Way way over Yonder. So, the responsive, customer centered company that we are, we talked to lots of our supporters and asked them what wine they wanted that we didn't already make. We had 18 at that point. They all said "Cab Franc!" So we made 125 cases and it sold out in three hours. Good call brother.

 

 
Grapes: 
89% Cabernet Franc and
11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:
Dionysus, Kiona, Olsen

Appellation:
Yakima Valley

Aging: 55% new French oak. Bottled at 18 months post cross flow filtration 7/19.


Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.46/3.96

Cases: 213

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Outlaw Merlot
2017 OUTLAW MERLOT:

Blackberries, wild cherries, plums, violets and vanilla head up the attack (love that notion), leading to sultry black fruit flavors of plum, bing cherry, blackberry and on to baking spices, a kiss of sweet oak and mint. Finely textured tannins and mouthwatering acidity propel the Outlaw along its loooong and beautifully balanced finish. Enjoy for a generation or more.

Food Pairing: Lamb burgers with boursin or eggplant and porcini Shepherd’s pie.

Movie Pairing: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

One of the Three Original Wines, Outlaw was a single barrel of merlot from Hedges Vineyard in 2004. The wine was made to honor Kelly's Dad who suggested that we start a family business when we found out we were going to be parents. Outlaw is not necessarily produced in every vintage, having been released from 2004-2007, 2009, and 2014-2015. Because merlot is so damn delicious, we think the producers of the movie Sideways are on their way to hell.



 
Grapes: 84% Merlot,
11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec 

Vineyards: Weinbau,
Olsen, Kiona, Klipsun

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 45% new French oak. Bottled at 18 months post cross flow filtration 7/19.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.51/3.80

Cases: 216

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Wonderland Grenache
2017 WONDERLAND GRENACHE:

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”

Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Roses, red raspberry, wild strawberry, sandalwood, and cinnamon stick explode on the nose. Polished, vibrant and elegantly complex, with cinnamon, orange peel, raspberries, Rainier cherries, barrel smoke, allspice and vanilla flavors that gain richness on the finish. Madness in a good way.

Food Pairing: Barbecue, which is a noun, or wild mushroom cassoulet.

Movie Pairing: Alice in Wonderland, duh

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Wonderland was first produced in 2010 as a wine club only limited release andwas named at our family dinner table during a period when the girls were both part of a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Seemed just right.

 
Grapes: 86% Grenache;
14% Syrah

Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen, Sagemoor

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 19% new French oak, 13 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.45/3.91

Cases: 379

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Hallelujah Port
 

2016 HALLELUJAH PORT:

Portuguese varietals Touriga Nacional and Souzão from Uplands Estate on Snipes Mountain were fermented to 7 brix, and then the fermentation was arrested with 188 proof grape hooch. Aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak. Opaquely black in color, with great balance and length, Hallelujah is hedonistic, balanced, rich and nuanced. The nose is loaded with raisins, exotic flowers and cedar leading to silky flavors of orange liqueur, licorice, blackberry, cherry, caramel, cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco. Enjoy for the next 100 years or so. 

Food Pairing:  Stilton on walnut toast, simply.

Movie Pairing: A Clockwork Orange

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

We started tinkering with Portuguese varietals in 2010 to make a fortified dessert wine, primarily for winemaker dinners. 50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Souzāo, plus 188 proof grape spirits makes for some pretty deep powerful age worthy deliciousness. Named Hallelujah because that's how we feel when we've had a lovely multi-course dinner, are sitting with a fine buzz and then we get served that little something extra in the form of a port. Hallelujah!

 

Grapes: 50% Touriga Nacional,
50% Souzão

Vineyard: Uplands Estate

Appellation: Snipes Mountain

Aging: 25% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH/RS: 19.75%/0.52/3.90/4.96 g/100mL

Cases: 177

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Ring of Fire Petite Sirah

2015 RING OF FIRE PETITE SIRAH:

Deeply black-purple, brooding like a young bull, yet balanced with ample finesse. Spicy, funky, smoky, dusty, stony on approach with hints of mulberry, blackberry and bacon fat, this year’s petite sirah is once again showy. Silky tannins frame sweet vanilla laced black fruits, releasing a beast of power and richness loaded with blackberries, black plums, pepper and Asian spices. Bombastic, unapologetic and a hedonist’s baileywick.

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Another wine club exclusive, our Ring of Fire petite sirah is saturated black spicey richness. The theory here is that petite sirah makes our wilderness just that much more, well, wild. And that with two different blocks in Olsen Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and  Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain, we have five barrels that make a mighty fine varietal durif, AKA petite sirah. The first vintage, the 2012 scored 92 from Wine Enthusiast.




 

Grapes: 100% Petite Sirah

Vineyards: Olsen, Kiona

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 70% new American, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.59/3.72

Cases: 124

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Underworld Petit Verdot
2016 UNDERWORLD PETIT VERDOT:

Underworld is a dark and brooding wine. Bright and rich, with aromas of violets, vanilla, tar, smoke and pencil shavings the 2016 offers flavor waves of blackberry, black plum, black currant, cedar, tar, dark chocolate, and spices. Little bitty berries from a very steep slope fought hard to deliver this very rare wine. Not many of these babies around (Washington State 100% Petit Verdots). Should age a generation at least.

Food Pairing: Memphis style BBQ or spicy ratatouille.

Movie Pairing: Down by Law

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:

Underworld was named for the place that petit verdot holds in a number of our wines. Sorta sits underneath other leading varietals in a beautifully supporting role. Just a tiny bit of adds acidity, color, and flowers. In its 100% varietal bottling, Underworld shows the unique power and intensity of this tiny dark berry. The fruit has come from Olsen Vineyard each year since its inception in 2010.
Grapes: 100% Petit Verdot

Vineyard: Olsen Estate

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 50% new French oak, 20 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.57/3.75

Cases 102

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