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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
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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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, robust and a great example of the powerhouse reds for which Washington State is known. The wine exhibits aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, cinnamon, cocoa and Bing cherry. Enjoy now or age an additional 3-5 years for added complexity.
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$18.00 per Bottle
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$216.00 per Case
Our Heritage Series Cabernet Sauvignon represents the best of the Cabernet Sauvignon grown in our Desert Wind Vineyard. The grapes were harvested from the best locations in the vineyard and were carefully fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs. Post-Fermentation, the wine was aged for 16 months in barrel. This Cabernet Sauvignon is well structured with flavors of currant, blackberry, and vanilla bean. 
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$40.00 per Bottle
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$480.00 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
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
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
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$40.00
Ruah is our flagship blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Dry with aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and earth.

Gold Medal - 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
Bronze Medal - 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition 
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$50.00 per Bottle