Our 2016 vintage is a delicate yet intensely fragrant white wine, offering aromas of white peach, pear nectar, honeysuckle, and orange blossom with flavors of apricot and ripe peach. The wines sweetness is offset by a crisp, light acidity and slight mineral character. Pair with fruit plates, ice cream, sorbet, or pecan pie. Chilled well, Muscat Canelli makes a refreshing aperitif on a summer day.
The 2015 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with wild blueberry, blackberry, fig, cassis, cocoa, dried cherry, leather, vanilla, and nutmeg aromas. This wine is layered with blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, coffee, and toasty oak flavors. A silky weight and great finesse are the trademarks of this Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair this wine with pepper steak, prime rib, roast lamb, or dark chocolates.
In its native region of the northern Rhone in France, Viognier grows on baking hot south facing slopes above the river where it ripens perfectly. One could imagine that it might be well suited to eastern Washington conditions. Here it develops melon and tropical fruit flavors overlain with a nice floral character. The 2016 Viognier opens with aromas of peach, pear, and exotic fruits and fresh floral notes. The flavors are clean and crisp with soft acidity. The wine is very slightly sweet and pairs well with lightly oily seafood, spicy Asian cuisine, or goat cheese. It is also delicious enjoyed alone as an aperitif.
The 2016 Edelzwicker was inspired by the original prestigious designation—including only noble varietals, such as Gewürztraminer,
Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Muscat Canelli. It displays refreshing green apple, lychee, lemon, and stone fruit. The palate is clean and crisp
with citrus, white flowers, and melon flavors. This well-balanced Alsatian-style blend has a wonderful medium-to-long finish.
The 2015 GSM displays a lively nose of black cherry, strawberry, black raspberry, black pepper, and spice, with touches of vanilla and cream. The wine is creamy and soft, with a palate of black cherry, plum, spice, pepper, and nutmeg flavors. Silky weight and great finesse are hallmarks of this GSM. With its well-structured tannins, this wine pairs well with duck, roast beef, or barbecued pork ribs.
The 2016 Dry Riesling displays apple, lime, and peach on the nose. The palate is clean and exceedingly smooth, with lime and subtle peach flavors. This wine has a subliminal sweetness with well-balanced acidity and touches of minerality. Pair with chicken satay or grilled halibut.