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The 2018 Chardonnay was picked late in the year for optimal ripeness and fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the fruit flavors and provide a clean, refreshing palate. After fermentation, the Chardonnay went through 100% malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie in 100% french oak barrels. The resulting Chardonnay is rich with notes of tropical fruit, brioche, and a hint of vanilla.
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$180.00 per Case
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2019 Desert Wind Rose of Tourgia Nacional
2018 Desert Wind Chardonnay Heritage Series
2017 Desert Wind Mourvèdre
2017 Desert Wind Merlot Heritage Series
2016 Desert Wind Petit Verdot
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$152.00 per Bottle
Blind tasting forces you to pay close attention, getting used to analyzing what is in the glass rather than what is in your head. These skills can then be applied to tasting more generally, and it has been our experience that the better we get at blind tasting, the better we get at tasting overall!
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$90.00 per Bottle
Blind tasting forces you to pay close attention, getting used to analyzing what is in the glass rather than what is in your head. These skills can then be applied to tasting more generally, and it has been our experience that the better we get at blind tasting, the better we get at tasting overall!
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$74.00 per Bottle
Taster's Kit Includes:
Two Desert Wind Tasting Glasses
A Desert Wind Opener
Artisan Crackers
Wine Journal
Desert Wind Writing Pen
Private Preserve Wine Preserver
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Our Touriga Nacional has been made both into a dry red table wine and a Rose. The 2016 vintage is most recent vintage in the style of a dry red wine. The fruit was fermented in open top bins with a small portion of Tinto Cao, receiving twice daily punch downs, 7 days of skin contact. After fermentation, the wine was aged in neutral oak barrels for 28 months. This wine has soft acid and tannins, with complex aromas of plum, mint, violet, and caramel.
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$42.00 per Bottle
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$504.00 per Case
Our 2017 Syrah was sourced from vines planted in 1994 at the Desert Wind Vineyard. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel with 11 days of skin contact, and then aged 17 months in barrel. The resulting wine is bold, with velvety tannins and wonderful aromas of blackberry, coffee and vanilla.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Souzão is a rare varietal known for its deep color and intense flavor, and is often used in the production of port wine. Our Souzão is a small production of only two barrels, and has typically been used in other blends, however the 2016 vintage of Souzão was bottled on its own. The wine was fermented in an open top fermentation bin, with twice daily punch downs for gentle extraction. The Souzão was aged for an extended 37 months, and showcases an “Old World” wine feel. This Souzão has soft tannins and acidity, with a deep rich color and intense fruit aromas. Flavors of black currants, licorice, leather, and spice on the finish are present.
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$48.00 per Bottle
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$576.00 per Case
Desert Wind Ora is a unique red blend that showcases some of the best varietals from each vintage. The 2017 Ora combines Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, as the main sources of fruit, color, and structure in. A bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere introducced additional fruit and their own unique aromas and flavors. Just a touch of Merlot and Syrah complete the wine. The blend is robust and complex with flavors of black currant, cherry cola, black pepper, and chocolate.
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$360.00 per Case
Portugal or Washington State?  Where are we?
Growing Portuguese varietals in the US is a limited venture. There may be fewer than 200 acres nationwide. We love our rather exclusive vineyard at the Desert Wind Tasting Room. Here we grow about two acres of grapes, varietals which originated in Portugal, and in that country are most often components of fortified port wines. Let us introduce you. 2016 Touriga Nacional in a dry red table style wine and the 2019 in our Rosé style. The 2016 Souzão is the first time we have featured it in a stand alone, we have used it in the past for blending in our Ora blends or our 2018 Rosé.
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$114.00 per Bottle
Ruah, which means, “wind, breath or spirit” in Hebrew is the perfect name for our proprietary blend that reflects the unique terroir of the Wahluke Slope. The 2016 vintage features six classic Bordeaux varietals, and a significant portion of the Rhone varietal Syrah to develop a rich and bold red wine.
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$25.00 per Bottle
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$300.00 per Case
The Petit Verdot was picked later in the season, at the end of October, to allow it to fully ripen and concentrate the flavor. It was fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs 8 days skin contact. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 15 months in barrel. This Petit Verdot is rich and full of flavor with moderate tannins and medium acidity. Notes of plum, blackberry, eucalyptus, and cocoa are present.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case