2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley 750 mL Wine
Manufacturer: Dry Creek Vineyard
Brand: Dry Creek Vineyard
The 2016 harvest began with a relatively even growing season after welcome winter rains helped to alleviate the drought conditions. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average daytime highs and cold nights - perfect for developing complex aromas and flavors. Harvest arrived earlier than usual, with a slightly smaller yield of exceptional quality fruit. September brought morning cloud cover and beautiful days with temperatures cruising along in the mid-80s, which led to delicious ripe flavors with lower sugars and higher acidity.
2012 Carlson Creek Vineyard Sweet Adeline Riesling 750 mL
Manufacturer: Carlson Creek Vineyard
Brand: Carlson Creek Vineyard
Named after our grandmother who enjoyed a sweeter wine; this is an elegant wine with a fragrant floral nose. Once you start to sip you will enjoy the notes of honeysuckle and herbs with a tart apple finish. This semi-sweet elixir can be enjoyed with a simple dinner of baked ham or a traditional Thanksgiving feast. It is also a wonderful compliment to Thai dishes as well as an appetizer of baked brie or a dessert of green tea brulee. Keep this wine extra chilled, and enjoy it before or after dinner.
In a community steeped in tradition, Messina Hof Winery & Resort holds its own with a 200-year history of award-winning wines. Although the winery itself was officially established when with the first vintage release in 1983, the rich wine heritage of Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo dates back six generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill Bonarrigo's family originates from Hof, Germany. Together they have pioneered the Texas wine industry in creating premium wines of distinction and a landmark wine country destination.
Dr. Wade Wolfe and Rebecca Yeaman started Thurston Wolfe Winery in 1987 to realize their dream producing unique, finely-crafted wines in small case lots. Together, they have coaxed outstanding wines from a number of grape varietals not commonly used at other Washington State wineries. They have combined Wade's extensive knowledge of area vineyards with their passion for blending to create truly memorable wines like Dr. Wolfe's Family Red and PGV. Their focus on producing exceptional wines has won numerous awards for Thurston Wolfe. Their goal of producing small lots of exceptional wines from the best vineyards in Washington State is fully realized in this year's vintages - many of which are already sold out.
2012 Claar Cellars Estate White Bluffs Vineyard Pinot Grigio 750 mL
Manufacturer: Claar Cellars
Brand: Claar Cellars
Claar Cellars has been named one of the 50 greenest companies in Washington State and winner in the agricultural/natural resources category in the Seattle Business Magazine 2012 Green Washington awards. This is in recognition of Claar Cellars continued work on sustainable practices both in farming and business operations. Claar Cellars winemaker Joe Hudon has a diverse 12 year wine related background working in medium to large scale wineries in Australia, California, New Zealand and Washington from viticulturist to winemaker including Covery Run, Columbia Crest, Houghton's Winery, Hogue, Kim Crawford, Ernest & Julio Gallo, and Goose Ridge. Joe picked out the best methods from each of his winemaking experiences with the intent of always improving quality and efficiency. Joe understands that winemaking starts in the vineyard and works extensively with our crew to create world class wine.