2011 Desert Wind Ruah
Ruah is our flagship blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Dry with aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and earth.
92 points / Publisher's Pick - The Tasting Panel, March 2014
"...dry, dusty coffee bean tannins, smoky cedar and ripe black fruit--but through all this, the juiciness eeks out, enlightening the mid-palate. There's a textural leanness to this structured body--powdered with cocoa and tight with stone fruit pits to prove a real age-worthiness."
88 points - Wine Spectator, July 31, 2014 issue
“Smooth and supple, this is deftly balanced, showing cherry and black tea flavors, lingering on the refined finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc."
87 points - Wine Advocate, Issue #213 (June 2014)
“...juicy and fresh, with plenty of red and black fruits, spice, cedar box and dried herb-like aromas and flavors, medium-body and racy, if not slightly too much, acidity. Nevertheless, it’s enjoyable and a solid drink...”
Double Gold Medal - 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Silver Medal - 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2014 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2014 Great Northwest Wine Awards
Bronze Medal - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition