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2012 Merlot

Columbia Valley

This Merlot may well be the best we have ever produced. The wine is medium bodied, showing a clear, bright ruby color with purple highlights. On the nose, blueberry, pepper and violet might make you question if it is truly a Merlot! On the palate, a smooth mouth feel and bright acid are enhanced by the tastes of black fruit, cranberry and pomegranate. The wine has great depths good acidity and expresses its fruit in a style to be paired with your favorite pork beef or poultry dishes. Our wine making instructor’s favorite!

Price:  $17.50 ($14.00 Club)


Suggested RecipesBoeuf a la GardianeSquash Soup with Farro and Kale

Gold Medal, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

Bronze Medal, 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

2012 Merlot Tasting Notes


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2012 Sangiovese

Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley

From the Boushey Vineyard and a beautiful medium garnet, this luscious Sangiovese smells of allspice, roasted red fruit, and a touch of oregano. Juicy strawberries and white pepper marry well with bright acid and polished tannins.

Price:  $20 ($16 Club)

Suggested RecipesSalmon in Turkish Rhubarb Tomato SaucePolpette di Melanazne (Fried Eggplant Balls)

Gold Medal, 2015 Great Northwest Wine Awards


2012 Sangiovese Tasting Notes

2012 Grenache-Syrah

Yakima Valley

With a beautiful medium garnet color, the wine immediately tempts your senses with aromas of all-spice, roasted red fruit and a touch of oregano, all enveloped in creamy coconut. On the palate, juicy strawberries sprinkled with white pepper marry well with a rich and delightful mouth-feel. A very intense and concentrated wine without being overwhelming.

Price:  $17.50 ($14.00 Club)

Suggested RecipesLamb, Fig, & Olive StewDry-Cured Rosemary Turkey


2012 Grenache-Syrah Tasting Notes

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2012 Zinfandel

Horse Heaven Hills

The clear, ruby-purple color of the wine enhances the black pepper and raspberry aromas. On the palate, our dry and tangy Zin has tantalizingly sweet flavors of roasted cherries and raspberry candy. This is a perfect wine to pair with Mediterranean Cuisine or simply your favorite Italian pasta dishes.

Price:  $15 ($12 Club)

Suggested RecipesVinegar Mustard Barbeque Sauce for Pulled PorkRoasted Pears with Blue Cheese Toasts

Gold Medal, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards


2012 Zinfandel Tasting Notes