Our wines are produced in limited quantities and sold through our Ring of Fire Wine Club and Tasting Rooms,
as well as at fine wine shops and restaurants across The United States of America.

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Apparition Roussanne Blend
2017 APPARITION ROUSSANNE BLEND:
An exotic nose of Asian spice, paraffin and marzipan leads to layers of rich stonefruit with honey, lychee, and lemony herbs. Balanced and satisfying with a lengthy finish of crushed rock acidity. Alchemy at its finest. Meshing the richness of Olsen Estate Roussanne with the ethereal mineral old school earthiness of Boushey Vineyard Marsanne delivers a complex and riveting blend made to enjoy right now and age for many years.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Apparition was born as a gift to our wine club in 2011, a 100% Roussanne raised in neutral oak with no malolactic fermentation. The intention was to emulate the great white wines of the Rhône Valley by producing a focused, mineral driven, yet textured and age worthy beauty. As with many of our wines, Apparition was named for something that was happening in our family at the time. Harry Potter was big at that time. Still is.

92 pts James Suckling
Grapes: 82% Roussanne, 18% Marsanne

Vineyards: Olsen, Boushey

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: All neutral French oak, 8 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 13.5%/0.56/3.62

Cases: 238

$24

 

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Birdie Riesling



2017 BIRDIE RIESLING:
If Chardonnay is a lap dance, then Riesling is a slow-burning tantric orgasm of flavor. -Terry Thiese
 
Birdie leads with little bombs of white flower blossoms, lime, clean crisp apple, rolls into peach and Asian pear, honeysuckle and ginger, and finishes with crushed rocks. Delicious now, but will age forever. So versatile it should be tried with everything, everything.
 
Food pairing: sushi, duh; after lots of red wine so you can feel your tongue again.
Movie pairing: The "Original" Blade Runner
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Birdie was the brainchild of our winemaker Linn Scott during his first harvest at the helm in 2012. Named after our senior family pet, a remarkable old cat, the 2013 Birdie was awarded 94 points and the rank of #7 wine in the world in 2014 by Wine Enthusiast. It is crafted to resemble classic Alsatian style dry Rieslings. Our go to for sushi and Thanksgiving. Our suspicion is that it will age beautifully for upwards of twenty years.

90 pts Wine Enthusiast (2016)
90 pts Wine & Spirits (2016)


 

Grapes: 100% Riesling

Vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, Olsen

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 100% stainless steel tank

Alcohol/TA/pH/RS: 13.0%/0.70/3.04/0.45 g/100mL

Cases: 570

$18

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enlightenment Chardonnay
2016 enlightenment CHARDONNAY:
In 1991 The Olsen Family planted chardonnay, probably a Wente Clone, in the Yakima Valley as we watched on TV as Desert Storm bombs fell on Iraq, apartheid ended in South Africa and the Soviet Union finally disintegrated. Seems like such a long time ago. 27 years later those old vines continue to produce special chardonnay, with which we make enlightenment. Through extended barrel aging, we gain added textural bigness(!), while retaining balance and freshness. Crème brulée, honeysuckle and sweet vanilla explode on the nose, followed by hints of honey, hay and white flowers, leading to a Rubenesque, silky texture full of baked apple pie, marzipan and crushed stone.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
enlightenment was a response to some of our followers' suggestion that we make a richer, extended barrel aged chardonnay based more on the late 1990s California version of chardonnay. Cougar juice it has been called. Full throttle, unapologetically buttery and oaky, enlightenment, first produced in 2011 from old vines, takes more time and is more costly to produce. With scores of 90 and 91 from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, it seems we may have hit the mark.
 
 
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Clone: probably Wente

Vineyards: Olsen Estate

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 38% new French oak

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.52/3.68

Cases: 190

$50

 

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Lumière Chardonnay
2017 Lumière Chardonnay:
Sourced from Stillwater Creek vineyard, a cooler site in the Frenchman Hills, Lumière is crafted using wild yeast fermentations, weekly battonage, and special cooperage. The nose is led by aromas of hazelnut, lemon curd, stone fruit and honeysuckle balanced against lively flavors of green apple, lemon oil, minerals, and just a smooch of sweet toasty French oak. An elegant, well-balanced chardonnay reminiscent of cool site White Burgundy, Lumière is delicious now, but designed to age for many years. 
 
Food pairing: Dungeness crab with lemon butter dripping off your elbows. Period. 
Movie pairing: Harold and Maude
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Ah, Lumière. We love crisp, clean chardonnay produced in cooler sites and aged with judicious oak influence, such as we've enjoyed from producers in villages such as Chassagne Montrachet and from California producers like Stony Hill. Lumièreis our attempt to deliver that kind of chardonnay experience. Best enjoyed with little pieces of Dungeness crab all over your face and lemon butter dripping off your chin. First produced in 2005, the older vintages are drinking beautifully still.
 
90 pts Wine Advocate (2016)
90 pts Wine Spectator (2016)
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard: Stillwater Creek

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 38% new French oak, 8 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.0%/0.57/3.55

Cases: 620

$32

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as you wish Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc
2017 as you wish Old Vines SAUVIGNON BLANC:
Old vines planted in 1985 at Gamache Vineyard give us extraordinary, otherworldly sauvignon blanc fruit with crazy acidity, big flavors and insane intensity. An entirely other lovely world. The nose if loaded with lime, cut hay, honeysuckle and petrichor. as you wishexplodes on the palate with zesty passion fruit, kiwi and guava that enfold and roll on and on. Safe to say, we have never made a sauvignon blanc like this. Delectable now, and built to be ageworthy. 
 
Food pairing: Lobster and lemon butter, asparagus quiche, crottin de chavignol goat cheese 
Movie pairing: The Princess Bride,duh
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES
as you wish was added to our staggering* portfolio in the 2017 vintage. Relatively little old vine sauvignon blanc remains in Washington State, so we are privileged to gain access to this old block farmed by the stellar vineyard team at Sagemoor Farms.Sourced from remarkable gnarly old vines, planted in 1985 at Gamache Vineyard (as I was working in the dining room at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans), as you wish is a unique expression of sauvignon blanc, sure to astonish even the most erudite wine lovers. 
 
*Hugh Johnson wrote that in his eponymous 2019 Pocket Wine Book.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Gamache Vineyard

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: Stainless Steel tank, Neutral Barrels

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.0%/0.76/3.36

Cases: 85
 
$50                                        

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Pearl Sauvignon Blanc
2018 PEARL SAUVIGNON BLANC:
Hints of kiwi, lime, and honeydew lead to aromas of crushed stone. Bright, clean and crisp with flavors of passion fruit, green apple, lemongrass, mineral and fresh herbs. Cooler sites at Oasis, Olsen and Gamache Vineyards give us the natural acidity that makes Pearl such a fresh and delicious gustatory experience. 
 
Food pairing: anything from the ocean, but oysters for sure. Shigokus and kushis are the best.
Movie pairing: TheWizard of Oz
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES
Pearl was Kelly's first solo wine project, spawned in 2009 from her love of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Pearl was named in honor of Kelly's great grandmother who drove around in a pearl Cadillac convertible and drank Tennessee whiskey. The style is at once mineral and fruit driven, as if Sancerre and New Zealand made a Sauvignon Blanc baby. The 2011 scored a 92 from Wine Enthusiast.

90 pts Wine & Spirits (2017)
 
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Oasis, Olsen, Gamache, 

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: stainless steel tank

Alcohol/TA/pH:
13.0%/0.59/3.17

Cases: 1108

$24

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L'Autre Pinot Noir
2015 L'Autre Pinot Noir:
L’Autre is grown at Temperance Hill Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a bit higher elevation and thus cooler site that delivers a vibrant, restrained, age worthy style. About 20% whole cluster fermentation adds a little funkiness, some structure and spice to its crushed raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon stick goodness. We suspect that once it reaches middle age it too will act like a proper Burgundy in some ways. In our broad rambling portfolio it is clearly The Other. 
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
In 2009 we were able to source some lovely pinot noir from Temperance Hill Vineyard (thanks Dai) in the Willamette Valley to make L'Autre. Mostly because we love pinot noir, especially from Burgundy, and this plays like that, producing elegant, nuanced, age worthy, earthy, haunting wines that make us happy. Severely limited each vintage. We called it L'Autreand outfitted it with a red label because it is truly an outlier from another state and another state of mind.
 
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Clone: 777

Vineyard: Temperance Hill

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Aging: 33% new French oak, 16 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 13.0%/0.50/3.69

Cases: 133

$42

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this old porch Rosé
2018 this old porch rosé:
Minerally, bone dry, bright, and loaded with aromas of wild strawberries and white flowers. Flavors are led by strawberries, guava and stone fruit. Enjoy with a multiplicity of different foodstuffs. Or with a stringed instrument on a creaky porch.
 
Food pairing: whatever the hell you want, so versatile.
Movie pairingAmerican Beauty
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES
this old porch is a song that Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett wrote together in college at Texas A&M. Also a great place to drink rosé. Ours is bone dry, full of flowers and luscious red fruit flavors. It's not from Provence, but is very much intended to drink like it is. In 2009 we decided to stop pouring beautiful saignée down the drain and instead make one of, if not the, most versatile wines in our portfolio.



94 pts My Mom

 
Grapes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon,
15% Malbec,
10% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah

Vineyards: Oasis, Olsen, Gamache, Kiona, Klipsun, Oasis, Olsen 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: All neutral French oak, 4 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.0%/0.58/3.33

Cases: 384

$22


 

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Baba Sangiovese Blend
2017 BABA SANGIOVESE BLEND:
Baba is what Ruby and Stella called Kelly’s Mom (Sarah) when she became their Grandmother. It is also our stunning Super Tuscan blend. The 2017 is a single vineyard offering sourced from our friend Dick Boushey’s home vineyard in Grandview. The 2017 Baba is charming, nuanced, elegant and haunting. Flowers float out of the glass - roses, violets, honeysuckle - with notes of sandalwood, smoke, tart cherries, orange peel and dried herbs. A truly versatile wine that has a deep spirit and a colorful personality, like its namesake. A seriously limited special offering for our Ring of Fire Wine Club members.


Food pairing: Sarah’s eggplant parmesan or Sarah’s eggplant parmesan.
Movie pairing: Gone with the Wind


FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Our first extry Tuscan was produced in 2015 as a wine club exclusive. The Brunello clone of Sangiovese was sourced from Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Once the fermentation was dry we loaded the press, turned La Traviata up to eleven, busted up some lasagne and Brunello di Montalcino and let Elvis the Press do the rest. Lovely red fruit and flowers flowers flowers.
 
Grapes: 83% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Boushey

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 
34% new French oak, 17 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.55/3.64

Cases: 141

$55

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Evermore Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 EVERMORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
Sourced from old vines at some of Washington’s most special vineyards: Dionysus (1973), Boushey (1980), Upland (1972), and Klipsun (1984). Evermore fuses old world earthiness with the power and muscle of new world cab. Attacks with cedar, spices, chocolate, cassis, and black cherry on the nose. The appearance is classic claret: a beautiful garnet gem, with elegance supported by the silky tannins that deliver fine herbs, black cherry, black currant, cigar box, pencil shavings and crushed stone. Built for a very long life, and mighty fine right now. 
 
Food pairing: Beef or Wild Mushroom Wellington
Movie PairingIt’s a Wonderful Life
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
If they made 100% cabernet sauvignon in Pauillac, it would taste a lot like Evermore. Elegant with all the stuff, not too much. The 2013 received a 94 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Also, really tasty. 

92 pts Jeb Dunnuck
91 pts Wine Enthusiast - Cellar Selection

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: Dionysus,Klipsun,Boushey and Upland

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 100% new French oak, Bottled 22 mos. post cross filtration.

Alcohol/RS/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.01/0.57/3.88

Cases: 144

$100

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Kindred Red Blend
2017 KINDRED RED BLEND:
Rich, round and polished, with fancy black cherry, mocha espresso and spice flavors that roll on and on onto the rather lengthy finish. Find attached nose bombs of cherry, mocha, plum, barrel spices, anise and herb. The fine tannins, soft and silky, hug it out with a core of black cherry, mint, pomegranate and coffee flavors, a veritable vinous pirouette on the palate. Drink right now or whenever damn good and ready.

Food pairing: Grilled ribeye, sweet onions, Anaheim peppers or shiitake blue cheese walnut ravioli.
Movie pairing: Parenthood

 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Kindred was first produced in 2008, and is driven by malbec and framed with cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The new label, launched for the 2015 vintage, features an image of a 275 year-old oak tree in McMinnville, Tennessee, where Chris's Dad was born. It remains a lovely kindred wine to the first cabin Bordeaux wines.

91 pts Wine Spectator (2016)
91 pts Wine & Spirits (2016)
 
Grapes: 42% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc

Vineyards: Oasis, Olsen, Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Boushey

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 55% new French and American oak. 

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.81

Cases: 669

$25

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Outlaw Merlot
2016 OUTLAW MERLOT:
Outlaw leads with sultry aromas of black cherries, blackberry jam, vanilla, tealeaves, piecrust and licorice. On the palate, rich red and black fruit flavors of plum, bing cherry, blackberry lead to cinnamon, menthol and crème brulée, all supported by silky tannins and a bright, mouthwatering acidity that carries the wine to a how-is-this-still-going-on finish, with hints of maple, cedar and sweet spice. 
 
Food pairing: Lamb burgers with boursin or eggplant and porcini Shepherd’s pie
Movie pairing: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES
One of the Three Original Wines, Outlaw was a single barrel of merlot from Hedges Vineyard in 2004. The wine was made to honor Kelly's Dad who suggested that we start a family business when we found out we were going to be parents. Outlaw is not necessarily produced in every vintage, having been released from 2004-2007, 2009, and 2014-2015. Because merlot is so damn delicious, we think the producers of the movie Sideways are on their way to hell.



 
Grapes: 85% Merlot,
15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Weibau,
Olsen, Dionysus

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 60% new French oak, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.68

Cases: 118

$55

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Preposterous Malbec
2016 PREPOSTEROUS MALBEC:
Pure and richly textured, with expressive expressive blueberry, blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and smoky roasted herb aromas. Intense, supple and concentrated, showing rich, vibrant blueberry jam, plum, black cherry and vanilla bean flavors. A bit of a noble beast, with solid grip, pillowy texture and forever finish.

Food pairing: Garlic honey smoked duck or Roasted crimini mushrooms with Maytag blue cheese.
Movie pairing: Apocalypse Now

FOUNDERS' NOTES
Preposterous was launched in 2009, a complete shot in the dark. Malbec is a strange thin-skinned on the outside, neon green eyeball on the inside kind of grape that goes black in the fermenter on day three of the fermentation. Kind of odd. Wine Spectator 94 point 2010 vintage is still the highest scoring malbec in Washington State history. Preposterous

92 James Suckling (2015)
90 pts Wine Advocate (2015)
90 pts Wine Spectator (2015)


 
Grapes: 78% Malbec, 22% Syrah

Vineyards: Klipsun, Ciel du Cheval

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 33% new French oak, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.59/3.82

Cases: 200

$42

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Darkness Syrah
2015 DARKNESS SYRAH:
2015, captured in the bottle, is on first blush, a most decadent and imposing thing. Deep, brooding, opaque and incredibly dark and unctuous. Yet again Willy Wonka and his tribe of Oompa Loompas brewed an insanely scrumptious rendition of Darkness. Almost black, this syrah shaped predator is jammed with blackberry, black olive, black pepper and smoky, gamey earth.  As lush as it is, its acidity provides lift and balance, shaping its fine tannins into a seamless mouthful of pure silky syrah.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Darkness is our full throttle, wide-open desert island syrah from the Yakima Valley. Dick Boushey and Leif Olsen are arguably among the finest syrah growers in our universe today. We decided to make this wine in 2005 and have never looked back. It has gobs of high scores from many publications, including a 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for the 2014. It's called Darkness because.

 
94 pts Wine Advocate (2014)
93 pts Wine Spectator (2014)
92 pts James Suckling (2014)
91 pts Wine Enthusiast (2014)
91 pts Wine & Spirits (2014)
Grapes: 100% Syrah

Clones: Phelps

Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen Estate

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 50% new French oak

Alcohol/ TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.97

Cases: 316

$62

 

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Ruckus Syrah
2015 RUCKUS SYRAH:
Ruckus is built on the model of wine produced in Côte Rôtie or Hermitage. And then we add cabernet sauvignon because it tastes better that way. And because we are rebellious. Red Mountain syrah frames, supports and drives the deeply saturated purple hue, leads to a nose of roasted game, blackberries, crème de cassis, graphite and tar. Monstrous weight from the prodigious 2015 vintage rides with laser intensity, bright freshness and impossible density. Layer upon layer of purity explode on the palate. Designed for immediate revelry and a structure that will age gracefully as far as our eyes can see. 
 
Food pairing: Classic French country cassoulet, vegetarian Shepherd’s pie
Movie pairing: Pulp Fiction


FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Once upon a time there was a syrah called Stella Mae. As demand for syrah began to taper off a bit, we decided in our third vintage to align our girls' wines on either side of the Gironde, even though it is nowhere near Woodinville in the name of family harmony. So, in 2006, we made Ruckus, our Red Mountain syrah blended with a touch of cabernet sauvignon. 


90 pts Wine Enthusiast


 
Grapes: 80% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Viognier

Clones: Phelps

Vineyards Ciel du Cheval, Angela's, Klipsun and Boushey

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 42% new French oak

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.97

Cases: 295

$52


 

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Holler Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 HOLLER CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
Polished, supple, sleek, then unfolds into a lyrical dance of layers, textures, aromas, flavors and a long silky finish. Classic cabernet sauvignon: cassis, black cherry, herbs, cigar box, tea leaf, and dark chocolate rise and fall in this chorus of lovely balanced Washington State Bordeaux varietals.

 

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
First produced in 2012, Holler is named for Red Hollow, the place where Chris's parents live in Knoxville, Tennessee. The theory behind the wine is simple: once the barrels for Kingpin, Rainmaker and Evermore are selected, the remaining barrels (plus some other Bordeaux varietals) become Holler. These barrels are good enough to become the #21 wine in the world on Wine Spectator's 2016 Top 100.This wine heads our over delivery tier, having received a 94 point score for the 2013. Tastes great too.


92 pts Wine Spectator (2015)

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines #21 (2013)


 

Grapes: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

Vineyards: Olsen, Dionysus, Klipsun, Kiona, Oasis, Boushey, Upland, Northridge, Weinbau

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 37% new oak: 40% French and 60% American. 18 months.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.56/3.89

Cases: 2441

$32

 

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Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend
2015 RUBY LEIGH:

Ruby Leigh, like a great dancer, is light on its feet, rich in contour, supremely balanced and deeply expressive. A silky yet firm mouth feel, together with layers of black cherry, currant, raspberry and blackberry flavors leads to a long, smoke brushed finish. The fruit and earth shine in this broad, deep and defined style. Black tea, licorice, bittersweet cocoa and tobacco notes ride through the lingering finish. Gonna have a long, showy life. 
 
Food pairing: Bacon mac ‘n’ cheese, Gouda stuffed roasted portabellos
Movie pairing: Mary Poppins, the original
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Ruby Leigh is an extraordinary young lady, gifted of many artistic and conceptual talents. Hers is a spirit from the wild places in the cosmos, restless and searching for light and experience. One of the Three Original Wines, it has, since its inception in 2004, been driven by merlot and cabernet franc, supported by malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Like our daughter, each vintage of Ruby Leigh is a classic, lovely and vibrant in its youth and undoubtedly astounding in its evolution. 

94 pts Wine Spectator
91 pts Wine Enthusiast

Grapes: 56% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Olsen, Obelisco, Klipsun, Kiona and Boushey

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 100% new French

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.55/3.72

Cases 210

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Stella Mae Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
2015 STELLA MAE:
Stella Mae enters from the wings with subtle whiffs of bay leaf and copal smoke, interspersed with black tea, orange peel and roses. Firmly structured, balanced and elegant and ridiculously delicious, with stunning grace and length, as layers of black plum, black cherry and black currant fuse seamlessly. Like its namesake, this classic left bank blend is deeply contemplative, expressive and joyous. Showtime.
 
Food pairing: Porcini mushroom risotto, Duck confit with roasted veggies
Movie pairing: Streetcar Named Desire

 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Stella Mae is our first collaborative creation and our secret genius, covertly molding our family through deep reflection and a thirst for knowledge and artistic expression. A syrah for the 2004 and 2005 vintages, Stella Mae became a cabernet sauvignon focused classic Bordeaux blend in 2006, as we sought to align the girls' wines in the name of peace and harmony at the kitchen table. Like our daughter, each vintage of Stella Mae is a classic, lovely and vibrant in its youth and undoubtedly astounding in its evolution.

91 pts Jeb Dunnuck  
Grapes: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Dionysus, Klipsun, Kiona, Obelisco, Olsen and Boushey.

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 56% new French

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.56/3.86

Cases: 204

$55

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Wilderness Red Rhône Blend

2017 WILDERNESS RED RHÔNE BLEND:
 
Wilderness.
Make up your own damn description.
 

Food pairing: All Manner of Grilled Things
Movie Pairing: Beasts of The Southern Wild

In 2005, on an icy cliff in the Horse Heaven Hills with only buzzards and coyotes around to watch, we drove with several barrels of what would become a new red blend, Wilderness. A tribute to our backgrounds in wildlife preservation and environmental policy work, we chose to make this wine an ever evolving, ever changing experiement and challenge to our assumptions of what grapes play best together. Typically produced with a core of syrah and other Rhône varietals, it has nevertheless included seemingly non-dance-partner-like varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, tempranillo, sangiovese, petit verdot, petite sirah and probably a few we have since forgotten.

Grapes: 55% Syrah,
20% Petite Sirah,
15% Grenache,
5% Sangiovese,
5% Touriga Nacional   

Vineyards: Olsen, Kiona, Sagemoor,
Boushey, Ciel du Cheval

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging:
14% new French and American Barriques and Puncheons and 86% second fill and older.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.50/3.97

Cases: 1326

$25
 

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Wonderland Grenache

2017 WONDERLAND GRENACHE:
Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
 
Food pairing: Barbecue, which is a noun, or wild mushroom cassoulet
Movie pairing: Alice in Wonderland, duh
 
Roses, red raspberry, wild strawberry, sandalwood, and cinnamon stick explode on the nose. Polished, vibrant and elegantly complex, with cinnamon, orange peel, raspberries, Rainier cherries, barrel smoke, allspice and vanilla flavors that gain richness on the finish. Madness in a good way.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES
Wonderlandwas first produced in 2010 as a wine club only limited release andwas named at our family dinner table during a period when the girls were both part of a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Seemed just right.
 
90 pts Wine Enthusiast 

Grapes: 86% Grenache;
14% Syrah

Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen, Sagemoor

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 19% new French oak, 13 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.45/3.91

Cases: 379

$35

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Yonder Cabernet Franc
2016 YONDER CABERNET FRANC:
Yonder leads with spice and chocolate, hints of classic violets, tar, vanilla and campfire smoke leading to a core of dense red currant, blackberry and kirsch, and finally to a long seamless and silky finish. Built to enjoy now, but will age for many many years.
 
Food pairing: roasted chanterelle goat cheese tarte tatin
Movie pairing: Easy Rider
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
In the middle of the 2012 harvest our GM Bryan Keay told us we needed to make a cab franc because everybody wanted us to. It was frankly, the farthest thing from our intentions. Way way over Yonder. So, the responsive, customer centered company that we are, we talked to lots of our supporters and asked them what wine they wanted that we didn't already make. We had 18 at that point. They all said "Cab Franc!" So we made 125 cases and it sold out in three hours. Good call brother.

 
 
Grapes: 
75% Cabernet Franc and
25% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:
Dionysus, Kiona, Oasis, Olsen

Appellation:
Yakima Valley

Aging: 38% new French oak,
19 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.82

Cases: 196

$42

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Ring of Fire Petite Sirah
2015 RING OF FIRE PETITE SIRAH:
Deeply black-purple, brooding like a young bull, yet balanced with ample finesse. Spicy, funky, smoky, dusty, stony on approach with hints of mulberry, blackberry and bacon fat, this year’s petite sirah is once again showy. Silky tannins frame sweet vanilla laced black fruits, releasing a beast of power and richness loaded with blackberries, black plums, pepper and Asian spices. Bombastic, unapologetic and a hedonist’s baileywick.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Another wine club exclusive, our Ring of Fire petite sirah is saturated black spicey richness. The theory here is that petite sirah makes our wilderness just that much more, well, wild. And that with two different blocks in Olsen Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and  Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain, we have five barrels that make a mighty fine varietal durif, AKA petite sirah. The first vintage, the 2012 scored 92 from Wine Enthusiast.




 
Grapes: 100% Petite Sirah

Vineyards: Olsen, Kiona

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 70% new American, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.59/3.72

Cases: 124

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Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 KINGPIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
On the attack an explosion of black currants, black cherry, black plum, violets, cigar box and cedar leads to a cashmere textured phantasmagoria of black fruits, mocha, cinnamon and minerals. Iron fisted, velvet gloved Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain and a pinch of high elevation Olsen Vineyard Petit Verdot merge to create Kingpin with its trademark power, depth and richness. Built to deliver the goods in its youth and to evolve beautifully for decades.
 
Food pairing: Grilled New York steak with gorgonzola butter, Gaga’s stewballs and angel hair
Movie pairing: The Godfather

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Launched in 2006, Kingpin celebrates the raw power and intensity of Red Mountains's iconic Klipsun Vineyard. Although we have no definitive conclusion on its ultimate life span due to the fact that we have only made it for 10 years or so and have none even beginning to peak, we suspect this is a wine that can be enjoyed for at least 30 years, if not many more.

93 pts James Suckling (2014)
90 pts Wine Spectator (2014)




 
Grapes: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Klipsun and Olsen

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging 71% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.58/3.91

Cases: 337

$65

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Gaga Touriga Nacional
2017 Gaga Touriga Nacional:
Gaga is what Stella and Ruby call Chris’s Mom in her role as Grandmother. It’s also our lovely Touriga Nacional blend from the Yakima Valley. The 2017 is sultry, smoky, earthy and complex. Concentrated orange liqueur leads to a palate is loaded with dark chocolate, blackberry, cedar, tobacco, dried herbs and vanilla. Firm but silky tannins are well integrated and persist through a long ass finish. Gaga is full and complete...like a Grandmother’s love.

Food pairing: PJ's World-Famous-in-Our-Family Tomato Pie
Movie pairing: West Side Story
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
We started tinkering with Portuguese varietals in 2010 in order to produce a fortified dessert wine, primarily for winemaker dinners. By 2012 we experimented with a dry Ring of Fire Touriga Nacional for our wine club. Bam. So good we did again in 2014 and 2015. All kinds of earthy rich aromatic goodness.
 
 
Grapes: 75% Touriga Nacional, 17% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah

Vineyard: Upland Estate (TN), Boushey (SY), Kiona (PS)

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 34% new oak (17% new American oak, 17% new French oak), 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/4.05

Cases: 144


$55

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Hallelujah Port
 
2016 HALLELUJAH PORT:
Portuguese varietals Touriga Nacional and Souzão from Uplands Estate on Snipes Mountain were fermented to 7 brix, and then the fermentation was arrested with 188 proof grape hooch. Aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak. Opaquely black in color, with great balance and length, Hallelujah is hedonistic, balanced, rich and nuanced. The nose is loaded with raisins, exotic flowers and cedar leading to silky flavors of orange liqueur, licorice, blackberry, cherry, caramel, cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco. Enjoy for the next 100 years or so. 
 
Food Pairing:  Stilton on walnut toast, simply.
Movie Pairing: A Clockwork Orange
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES: 
We started tinkering with Portuguese varietals in 2010 to make a fortified dessert wine, primarily for winemaker dinners. 50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Souzāo, plus 188 proof grape spirits makes for some pretty deep powerful age worthy deliciousness. Named Hallelujahbecause that's how we feel when we've had a lovely multi-course dinner, are sitting with a fine buzz and then we get served that little something extra in the form of a port. Hallelujah!

 
 
Grapes: 50% Touriga Nacional,
50% Souzão

Vineyard: Uplands Estate

Appellation: Snipes Mountain

Aging: 25% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH/RS: 19.75%/0.52/3.90/4.96 g/100mL

Cases: 177

$60

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Rainmaker Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 RAINMAKER CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
Holy sh*t. 2015 Rainmaker is like coating your mouth with a cabernet sauvignon and malbec flavored creamsicle. Sorta. Lush, deep and chewy, swarming with all manner of black fruits from the cab template. Currants, berries, cherries, you name it. Layers of fig and plum, black olive, licorice and vanilla. And on and on. A striking version from a perhaps the most powerful vintage in our history. Lordy.
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Rainmaker began life as a wine club offering in 2010. It has evolved to become our most fruit forward cabernet sauvignon, blended with malbec. The Yakima Valley is the source for all the fruit in this cuvée, most often it is from Olsen's extraordinary vineyards just west of Red Mountain. We named this wine Rainmaker during a conversation about what it means to be running a business with Chris's Dad. We poured the 93 point 2013 at Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience in 2017. We were at a booth between Chateaux Margaux, Lynch Bages and Mouton Rothchild. And we belonged there.
 
90+ pts Jeb Dunnuck
90 pts Wine Enthusiast

 
Grapes: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec

Vineyards: Olsen and Kiona

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 89% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.56/3.90

Cases: 216

$65

 

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Underworld Petit Verdot
2015 UNDERWORLD PETIT VERDOT:
One of only a handful of Washington State 100% Petit Verdots, Underworld is a dark and brooding (did we mention dark?) wine.  Bright and rich, with blackberries violets, vanilla, smoke and pencil shavings erupting from the nose, followed by layers of black raspberry, black plum, cassis, cedar, tar, dark chocolate, and Asian spices. Tee-ninetsey (Grandmother Dell Baby’s word) berries struggled on a very steep slope to deliver this very rare wine. 
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Underworld was named for the place that petit verdot holds in a number of our wines. Sorta sits underneath other leading varietals in a beautifully supporting role. Just a tiny bit of adds acidity, color, and flowers. In its 100% varietal bottling, Underworld shows the unique power and intensity of this tiny dark berry. The fruit has come from Olsen Vineyard each year since its inception in 2010.
Grapes: 100% Petit Verdot

Vineyard: Olsen Estate

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 50% new French oak, 20 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.60/3.84

Cases: 114

$48

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