Hello friends! This month we are traveling to Washington for our Regional Flights!
With our White Flight you will enjoy the following wines~
Seven Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, 2022 Pale yellow with hues of green. An aromatic explosion of citrus and tropical with grapefruit, kiwi, and guava leading the way with hints of honeysuckle, starfruit, and crushed stone. The palate is medium body with flavors of grapefruit, lemon panna cotta, and wet stone. Medium acid brings a refreshing and lingering citrus finish with a touch of mango.
Art Den Hoed Vineyard, Viognier, Yakima Valley, 2022 Crushed diamonds set the stage for this dazzling Northern Rhone noble varietal. Exotic paradise comes to mind. Peach, wildflowers, orange blossom, apricot pit. Mouth Filling in the most delightful way. Viognier should become your new favorite.
Eroica Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, 2022 This wine showcases the elegant purity of truly great Riesling. Sourced from cool climate vineyards, Eroica shows exuberant freshness with inviting stone fruit, citrus, and floral notes. Drink now to experience the youthful charm or age this wine for added complexity.
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Riesling, Columbia Valley, 2022 Planted in the 1970s, Cold Creek is one of Washington’s oldest and most acclaimed vineyards. Character builds season after season in the growth rings of the old woody vines. Ripe fruit intensity, followed by a crisp finish with a unique old-vine signature.
And with our Red Flight you’ll enjoy these beautiful silky reds~
Casa Smith, Cervo Barbera, Wahluke Slope, 2021 Velvety rose, red cherry, and mushroom notes. Lavender, beach sand, and lava rock flavors. An all-encompassing, juicy, fresh and plummy with ripe aromas of black cherry and hints of dusty florals. Full-bodied, fresh and juicy, the wine offers a spicy and succulent mouthfeel on the palate and concludes with a bright, focused finish.
Browne Family Vineyards, Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 2021 A beautifully pleasing mix of elevated acidity, silky tannins and restrained alcohol. Aromatically, it is a heady mix of blackberries, straw and oily, dark-roasted coffee beans. It feels crisp and lively in the mouth, with flavors like blackberries, sweet, buttery edamame and a ristretto shot of espresso.
Browne Vineyards, Malbec, Columbia Vallley, 2020 Sweet, soft powdery huckleberries are accented by aromas of thyme and lemon on the nose of this wine. Ruby June strawberry and black cherry flavors partner with bright acidity and velvety tannins for an eloquent lasting linger on the palette.
In Sheep’s Clothing, Columbia Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2022 Sheep’s Clothing delivers a ripeness of fruit flavors while preserving the acidity that gives the medium to full-bodied wine a sense of freshness. With layers of cassis, blueberries, and black cherries, this wine lends to a New World style of fruit with more of an Old World structure with a hint of wood smoke. The name is a hat tip to Alonzo Harris: “to protect the sheep, you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.”
Fun Washington Facts! 2022 was a unique year for wine grapes in Washington State. A slow start from a late Spring eventually balanced out into an even and warm Summer and ultimately led to one of the longest Falls we have ever seen. Our vineyards, which produce great grapes year in and year out, harvested fruit that lent itself to extremely special wines this year. Wines that are firm, bright, and beautiful, with lovely aromas. Many people may not know that Washington state is the second largest wine-producing state in the United States, with over 50,000 acres of vineyards and over 900 wineries. This is largely due to the ideal grape-growing conditions in the state, including warm days and cool nights. Washington state wines are known for their high quality and have won numerous awards and accolades. In fact, Washington state wines have been awarded more than 8,000 medals in international wine competitions. Washington state is known for its Riesling wines, which are considered some of the best in the world. The state’s cool climate and long growing season are ideal for growing Riesling grapes, which are known for their delicate and floral flavors. Washington state’s wine history is relatively new, with the first commercial winery opening in the state in the 1960s. However, the state’s wine industry has grown rapidly in recent years and is now considered one of the most important wine regions in the United States. Washington wines are often made with a blend of grapes, which allows winemakers to create complex and unique flavors. This blending technique is used in many other wine regions around the world, but it is particularly popular in Washington state.
We look forward to seeing you~Cheers!