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2013 Lemberger

Yakima Valley

Planning a romantic picnic? You’ll want to add a bottle of our Lemberger to the basket. This delicious red is amazingly smooth and buttery with juicy notes of cherry, strawberry and blueberry, as well as a hint of violet and oak.

Price:  $18.75 ($15 Club)

Alcohol: 13%

Cases Produced: 112


2013 Lemberger Tasting Notes

Base recipe for mulled wine at our 2015 Fall Release


2013 Chardonnay

Yakima Valley

This Chardonnay was fermented in new French Oak barrels with partial malolactic fermentation and stirred on the lees for three months. Complex, with just a hint of oak, the wine reveals bright, fruit-forward aromas – melon, lemon, and pear. It delivers notes of spice, sea salt, and minerality with a creamy mouth feel.

Pair with seafood or cream sauces, cheese plates; this Chardonnay would be a good choice on your Holiday table, an excellent choice for Thanksgiving dinner.

Price:  $17.50 ($14.00 Club)

Suggested RecipesSmoked Trout SaladPersimmon and Pomegranate Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts

Double Gold Medal, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

Silver Medal, 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Silver Medal, 2015 Great Northwest Wine Awards


2013 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

2013 Convocation White

Convocation White

Columbia Valley

A convocation is a meeting of the members of a college or university to observe a particular ceremony, in this case the release of this wonderful white blend. Convocation White is medium-bodied smooth wine with sufficient acidity to achieve balance and harmony. It is pale yellow with green highlights and gives us a fresh, fragrant and zippy introduction to the Academy’s newest white. The primarily hazelnut bouquet adds aromas of exotic fruits and pineapples with just a hint of anise. Flavors abound with buttery tones, apricot, juicy red grapefruit and lemon on a background of smoky oak. This is a truly complex but balanced palate.

Alcohol: 12.6% by volume

Varieties: 35% Roussane, 33% Reisling, 16% Chardonnay, 13% Viognier

Pair: light seafood, chilled hors d’oeuvres, poultry dishes and fruit salad.

Price: $15 (Club Price: $12)


2013 Convocation White Tasting Notes

2013 Muscat

Muscat 2013

Horse Heaven Hills

This new Muscat wine brings a sparkly clear color with floral notes of honeysuckle while hints of orange peel and lychee fruit round out this exquisite bouquet. Add those to peach and honey on the palate and you have a perfect picnic wine. Taste it and you will see it pairing well with blue cheese, spicy foods including both Thai and Indian cuisines, barbeque and when the occasion strikes: even strawberry ice cream!

2013 Muscat Tasting Notes

Alcohol: 12% by volume

Production: 37 Cases

Pair: Coconut Curry, Blue Cheese

Price: $15 (Club Price: $12)


2013 Rose

Rosé 2013

Columbia Valley

Our saignée Rosé is blend of Lemberger, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, creating a tempting subtle yet brilliant color. It delivers a soft violet & fruit bouquet with a very fine expression of minerals. Fresh raspberry & strawberry flavors on the palate find ripe red fruits plus hints of minerals & flowers. It’s refreshing, deliciously crisp & bright with a clean, dry finish. A perfect, easy-quaffing wine for lunch, dinner or a delicious glass just about anywhere. with a clean, dry finish.

Alcohol: 13% by volume

Varieties: 43% Lemberger, 31% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pair: A warm summer day and a good book

Price: $15 (Club Price: $12)


2013 Rosé Tasting Notes

NV Convocation Red

Convocation Red

Washington State

A convocation is a meeting of the members of a college or university to observe a particular ceremony, in this case the release of this wonderful red blend. It is deep violet in color. The expressive with red fruit aromas and opens up to flavors of blackberry, figs plums and raisins. It is well balanced with appealing vanilla, sweet spices and even some herbal notes. This wine is distinctive and bold enough to pair with your meats, yet subtle enough to pair with lighter fares too.

Alcohol: 13.9% by volume

Varieties: 50% Carmenère, 15% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Cab Franc.

Pair: Grilled pork, mild blue cheese

Price: $15 (Club Price: $12)


2013 Convocation Red Tasting Notes


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley

Blackberry and cassis are prominent with herbal notes including mint, thyme, sage and earthy chanterelles to create a complex and appealing wine.

Alcohol: 13.4%

Price:  $18.75

Wine club price: $15 Club

2016 Silver Award winner


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes


2013 Merlot

Red Mountain

A generous helping of cocoa, vanilla, ripe plum, pomegranate and bing cherry. Full mid-palate with supple tannins.

Alcohol: 13.3%

Price:  $18.75 ($15 Club)


2013 Merlot Tasting Notes


2013 Reserve Red

Red Mountain

Dark ruby in color. Violet and plum on the nose followed by ripe plum, tobacco and cedar on the nose and palate with moderate tannins to create this well structured Reserve wine.

Alcohol: 14.4%

Price:  $23.75

Wine Club Price: $19

2016 Silver Award winner


2013 Reserve Red Tasting Notes