Merlot grapes are known for being very versatile as they can be great for a stand alone variety or as a blend with other reds. The flavors of black cherry, currant, and hints of cedar are buoyed, but the low acidity and smoothness of this wine make it an easy-drinking red. Try this with salmon or lamb and see why Merlot helped put the Washington wine industry on the world's wine map.
Unlike most reds which tend towards berry flavors, this varietal leans toward a vegetative character. Earthy, even hints of leather are often used as descriptors. Fairly tannic when young, this wine ages very well into a softer edge with a bouquet of violet.
Malbec (coming soon)
Our own blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Petite Verdot, is a crowd favorite. A blend you don't see often, this Malbec/Petit Verdot is lavish, juicy and fruity with blueberries, flowers, peaches and spicy oak. Characterized by dark fruit notes and herbal aromas, it pairs well with steaks and other red meats, but can also hold its own with Mexican food.
Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavored and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, Aroma characters range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. Try with a Steak or Lamb even goes great with a heavy pasta dish.
Sangiovese (coming soon)
When young, this ltalian wine grape has fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but readily takes on oaky flavors. lt has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. This food-friendly wine is a classic pairings for tomato-based pasta and pizza sauces and can accentuate the flavors of relatively bland dishes like meatloaf and roast chicken.
Tempranillo (coming soon)
Tempranillo is generally a fresh, fruity red wine, but flavors can become more complex as it ages. In a young wine, you'll find ripe fruit flavors and aromas of strawberry, cherry, blackberry, and plum. Tempranillo is often aged in American oak barrels that impart vanilla and toasty flavors. As the wine ages, it can develop more complex flavors such as leather, smoke, and tobacco. There is a common saying when it comes to pairing wine and food - "if it grows together it goes together". Classic Spanish cuisine such as cured meats, lamb, pork, manchego cheese, and roasted vegetables all pair wonderfully. Probably our best wine, don't tell Chris.
Is the most well-known type of white wine grape. Aromatic yet delicate, our Chardonnay is full-bodied and buttery, with a lighter touch of oak than most. With flavors of pear, apple and citrus, it is wonderfully versatile. This wine is made for seafood and light pasta dishes.
Possibly the best of all the white grapes due to the cellar longevity and its ability to maintain varietal identity. Riesling has distinctive floral aroma, reminiscent of rose petals or violets, mixed with tastes of apple, pear, and/or apricots. The delicate sweetness of this varietal works beautifully with simple seafood dishes or as a nice offset to a savory/spicy dish.
One of the most pungent wine varietals, it is easy to recognize by the heady, aromatic scent of roses, gardenias, or honeysuckle. A dry, full-bodied white, Gewurztraminer boasts exotic flavors of lychee, mango, grapefruit, or peach. It is excellent with fresh fruit and cheese and also pairs great with fish and poultry meals. $15