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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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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 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
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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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
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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$480.00 per Case
Our Malbec was picked in mid-October and fermented in open top bins for 6 days of skin contact, with twice daily punch downs. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 16 months in barrel to enhance complexity and add additional oak flavors to complement the fruit flavors. The resulting Malbec is rich and soft on the palate with flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate with sweet oak, vanilla, and toast on the finish.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard-’06 Block, Wahluke Slope, WA
95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 11th, 2016
Open top fermentation with punch downs twice daily; 6 days of skin contact.
Alcohol 13.4 % | TA 0.62 g/100ml | pH 3.76
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$360.00 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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$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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$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