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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
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
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
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
Carmenere is often known as the “lost grape” of Bordeaux. As one of the six original Bordeaux varietals, it has nearly disappeared from its native region, but has since reemerged elsewhere. Eastern Washington’s dry, arid climate provides Carmenere with optimal growing conditions. Our Carmenere was fermented in open top bins, with twice daily punch downs, and aged for 17 months in barrel. This Carmenere presents its characteristic green pepper aroma, along with wonderful flavors of plum, raspberry, and earthy notes.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
The 2017 Merlot features a rich and structured palate with flavors of cherry, vanilla, and chocolate,leading to a supple finish. Desert Wind Merlot is enjoyable on a warm summer day with barbecued meats and vegetables, or simply as a great glass of wine before dinner. Enjoy now, though will rewarded with several more years of aging.
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$18.00 per Bottle
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$216.00 per Case
 The ‘Heritage Series’ Merlot is sourced from some of the best vines Desert Wind Vineyard has to offer. The grapes are fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch-downs to carefully extract color, flavor, and tannins. The wine is then pressed and aged in barrels, with a mix of French and neutral oak, for a total of 16 months. Syrah and Malbec were added to provice bold fruit flavor and complexity. The resulting wine is well structured with moderate acidity and flavors of cherry, cassis, vanilla, and espresso.
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$40.00 per Bottle
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$480.00 per Case
 Our 2017 Mourvedre was picked later in the year to ensure the grapes had plenty of time to fully ripen and develop on the vine. The grapes were fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 17 months in barrel. The resulting wine has soft tannins and a refreshing acidity, with notes of black pepper, blackberry, rhubarb, mint, and cedar.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Tempranillo is the most popular and important red grape varietal in its native homeland of Spain. Tempranillo has also begun to steadily increase in popularity in the Pacific Northwest, and our Desert Wind vineyard provides ideal conditions for this varietal to truly shine. The grapes were fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs to carefully extract the tannins and wonderful fruit flavors. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 18 months in barrel. The resulting wine is medium-bodied with fruit flavors of strawberry and plum.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Our Heritage Series Chardonnay is completely barrel fermented in French oak and undergoes full malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine continues to age in barrel, sur lie, for up to 9 months. This process gives the wine increased complexity, richness, and introduces oak flavors from the barrels. The end result is a full-bodied, complex wine with tropical fruit flavors, vanilla, and toasted sugar.
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$28.00 per Bottle
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$336.00 per Case
Our Sauvignon Blanc was lightly pressed and fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the delicate fruit flavors. Throughout summer, the days were warm and sunny with little rainfall and above average heat, providing ideal growing conditions. The resulting wine is light and crisp with aromatic herbs, green apple, and lemon.
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$24.00 per Bottle
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$288.00 per Case
The Semillon grapes were picked with a slightly high acidity and were lightly pressed and fermented in a small stainless-steel tank. Our Semillon is light with a crisp and refreshing acidity. Notes of green apple and citrus, with hints of pear are present.
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$22.00 per Bottle
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$264.00 per Case