The 2016 Malbec opens with black plum and blueberry on the nose, with cedar, oak spice, and vanilla. Thick and dense on the palate, this wine is layered with black plum and blueberry flavors. Oak adds complexity with cedar, spice, and vanilla. Pair this wine with prime rib, seared duck breast, grilled lamb shanks with rosemary, or dark chocolates.
The 2016 Petit Verdot opens with blueberry, blackberry, black pepper, and nutmeg, with gamey undertones and subtle vanilla and cream. Flavors of dark chocolate covered cherries and creamy coffee follow, with silky tannins and great finesse. This inky Petit Verdot is juicy and focused, with firm but not overpowering tannins. Pair with dark chocolates, gourmet burgers, roasted butternut squash, or hearty stews.
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 2018 Viognier opens with aromas of peach, pear, 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 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.
The 2016 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.