Our winemaking techniques are “old world”. They include barrel fermentation, malolactic (secondary) fermentation, whole cluster pressing and all native yeasts. Oak treatment includes new French barrel use ranging from 22- 30%. Our barrel producers include Francois Frere, Dargaud & Jaegle, Seguin Moreau, and Quintessence.
2012 Washington State
Grapes were sourced from the Conner Lee and Stillwater Creek Vineyards in the Columbia valley and the Otis Harlan Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Combines different clones (including UC Davis and Dijon Clone 95). From a warm vintage. Full ripe flavors of hazelnut, citrus, apple and vanilla. Good depth and a lingering finish with firm acidity.
Alcohol 13.8%, 350 cases made.
2012 Celilo Vineyard
Perhaps our most unique vineyard site. From the legendary Celilo Vineyard atop Underwood Mountain, an extinct (we hope) volcano high above the Columbia River. Believed to be the coolest and windiest site in the State. These old vine wente clones produce a wine with citrus/lemon aromas and flavors, powerful acidity, and a notable mineral finish. These vines have produced chardonnay aging well for 20 years and more, rivaling legendary counterparts Hanzell and Stony Hill in California.
Alcohol 13.8%, 170 cases made.
2012 Dijon Clone
Our most acclaimed wine, including the governor’s trophy last vintage for Washington’s best chardonnay. Taken from a single block of Dijon clone 76 in the Otis Harlan vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Believed to be the oldest such vines in the state. Our most burgundian wine, with a brilliant gold color, deep flavors of peach and marzipan, and a long silky finish from “sur lie” aging.
Alcohol 13.6%, 240 cases
2013 Nina’s Reserve
We drew upon our Dijon Clone 76 plot at the Otis Harlan vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Select barrels were chosen for Sur Lie and Battonnage extended for 22 months. The result is an enhanced richness and silky texture. While reserve wines are often released later, we find this wine delicious now.
Available only through the winery.
Alcohol 13.6%, 100 cases
2012 Gift Box Set
Our gift box set is a wonderful way to give the gift of wine. Our gift box includes our 2012 Washington State, 2012 Cello Vineyard and 2012 Dijon Clone.
Sold Out – 2010 Columbia Valley Chardonnay
2011 Washington State Chardonnay
2011 Conner-Lee Vineyard Chardonnay
Gift Box Set
Our gift box set is a wonderful way to give the gift of wine. Our gift box includes our 2011 Dijon Clone, 2011 Conner-Lee Vineyard, and 2011 Washington State.