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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Kindred Chardonnay
2015 KINDRED CHARDONNAY:
Rich and full-bodied, with ripe layers of fig, apricot and melon shaded by roasted hazelnut flavors. Intense, vibrant and lively with a supple, creamy texture. Long and persistent on the finish.


FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
From our over delivery tier, Kindred Chardonnay is produced from the chardonnay lots that cascade out of the other two chardonnay programs. Extended barrel aging is almost counter intuitive in an entry level wine, but our intention here is to celebrate being able to drop some killer juice for a great price while providing a broader production matrix that gives our other wines even more choices for development. 




 
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards: 50% Olsen,  50% Stillwater Creek

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 25% new French oak, Battonage for the first 6 mos. Full malolactic fermentation.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.0%/0.49/3.78

Cases: 281

$18

 

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Lumière Chardonnay
2016 Lumière Chardonnay:
Sourced from a cooler site in the Frenchman Hills on the Royal Slope, Lumière is crafted using wild yeast fermentations, weekly battonage, and special cooperage. The nose is marked by white flowers, stone fruit and honeysuckle balanced against fresh flavors of lemongrass, fig, crushed stone and Granny Smith apple. An elegant, well-balanced chardonnay reminiscent of cool site White Burgundy, Lumière is delicious now, but designed to age for many years.
 
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. Lumière is 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
90 pts Wine Spectator
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard: Stillwater Creek

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 38% new French oak. Weekly batonnage for 3 months. 

Alcohol/TA/pH 14.0%/0.56/3.47

Cases: 602

$32

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Pearl Sauvignon Blanc
2017 PEARL SAUVIGNON BLANC:
Aromas of white grapefruit, lemongrass, guava and passion fruit lead to petrichor. Bright, a little wild, yet crisp and clean with flavors of Crenshaw melon, green apple, sweet grass, mineral and fresh herbs. Pearl was pressed whole cluster, aged on lees in stainless steel and neutral barrels and was stirred weekly for six months. Brash, zippy, and vibrant.
 
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.

90 pts Wine & Spirits
 
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Oasis, Oasis, Gamache, Olsen

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 50% stainless steel

Alcohol/TA/pH:
13.0%/0.54/3.36

Cases: 816

$22

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this old porch Rosé
2017 this old porch rosé:
A little peachy in color, the 2017 this old porch is bright, rich and loaded with aromas of wild strawberries and lillies. Full and dry with flavors of white strawberries, pink grapefruit, guava and stone fruit. The pinnacle of versatility with food pairings. Or with a banjo on a quiet porch.

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: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon,
20% Malbec,
10% Syrah

Vineyards: Oasis, Olsen, Gamache

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: All neutral French oak, 4 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.0%/0.54/3.43

Cases: 384

$18


 

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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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Wonderland Grenache

2016 WONDERLAND GRENACHE:
“Have some wine,” the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. “I don’t see any wine,” she remarked.“There isn’t any,” said the March Hare.

Wonderland is made from three very different blocks in three very different vineyards, all fermented with a third whole cluster, lending a bit of structure and some funky gaminess. Ripe aromas and flavors of red raspberry, strawberry, black olive tapenade, orange peel, forest floor and cinnamon explode from the glass (or bottle). You are invited to enjoy a glass, or two...
 
FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Wonderland was first produced in 2010 as a wine club only limited release. As we came to understand that everyone loves grenache (even if they don't yet realize it), we decided to make this available to a broader audience. Wonderland was 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.
 
92 pts Wine Spectator
91 pts Wine Enthusiast
90 pts Wine Advocate
91 pts Wine Spectator (2015)
90 pts Wine Enthusiast (2015)

 

Grapes: 88% Grenache;
12% Syrah

Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen, Sagemoor

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 19% new French oak, 13 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.3%/0.51/3.82

Cases: 370

$32

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Wilderness Red Rhône Blend
2016 WILDERNESS RED RHÔNE BLEND:
 
Wilderness.
Make up your own damn description.
 
91 pts Wine Advocate (2015)
Grapes: 61% Syrah,
7% Petite Sirah,
15% Grenache,
5% Sangiovese.

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

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 27% new French and American Barriques and Puncheons and 73% second fill and older.

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

Cases: 1437

$25
 

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Kindred Red Blend
2016 KINDRED RED BLEND:
Fresh and inviting, with aromas of cherry, mocha, plum, barrel spices, anise and herb. The fine tannins, soft and generous, wrap around a core of black cherry, mint, pomegranate and coffee flavors, dancing around the tongue like a crazy thing. Drink today or whenever thirsty.
 
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 & Spirits
 
Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah

Vineyards: Oasis, Olsen, Upland, North Ridge, Weinbau

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 20% new French oak, 37% second fill barrels.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.0%/0.54/3.83

Cases: 1156

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Preposterous Malbec
2015 PREPOSTEROUS MALBEC:
Intense, fresh and concentrated, showing rich, vibrant blackberry tart, plum and wild cherry flavors, with violet notes. Pure and minerally, with white pepper and citrus oil accents on the finish. Richly textured, with good grip and loooooong finish. The 2010 is still the highest scored Washington State Malbec. Ever.
 
92 pts James Suckling
90 pts Wine Advocate
90 pts Wine Spectator
92 pts Wine Spectator (2014)

 
Grapes: 84% Malbec, 16% Syrah

Vineyards: Klipsun, Angela’s

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 17% new French oak, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.59/3.93

Cases: 291

$38

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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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Untamed Syrah
2014 UNTAMED SYRAH:
Untamed is beautiful Syrah from younger, north-facing blocks (Olsen Vineyard), our highest syrah vineyard (Boushey) and our only syrah block on the Wahluke Slope (Clifton Hill). Powerful and rich, offering aromas of candied orange peel, violets, fine herbs, olive tapenade, white pepper and blackberry jam rockin’ on to silky, dense, dark layers of goodness.

91 pts Wine Advocate
91 pts Wine Spectator
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
Grapes: 100% Syrah

Clones: 877, 470, Joseph Phelps

Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen, Clifton Hill

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 34% new French oak, 16 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.90

Cases: 273

$32

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Ruckus Syrah
2014 RUCKUS SYRAH:
A classic Northern Rhône styled syrah, with a dash of viognier in the fermentation adding floral elements, Ruckus is pure, powerful and focused. Aromas of fresh blackberries, ganache, wild game, graphite and petrichor lead to densely layered blackberry, plum, black currant reduction flavors and Turkish coffee and smoldering alder hints on the very long finish. Youthful and vibrant now but built for the long haul.
 
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.

93 pts Wine Spectator
92 pts Wine & Spirits
90 pts Wine Advocate
90 pts James Suckling


 
Grapes: 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier

Clones: Tablas Creek, Sara Lee
Vineyards Ciel du Cheval, Boushey

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging: 33% new French oak, 16 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.86

Cases: 414

$52


 

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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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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

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Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend
2014 RUBY LEIGH:
Ruby Leigh is a gorgeous ballet, offering a simultaneously loamy and creamy mouthfeel, seamless layers of red and black currant, cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit, and a long, smoke laced finish that features lovely hints of black tea and incense. The fruit and earth shine in this broad, deep and defined style. Anise and tobacco notes fill out the finish, which expands steadily with air, showing added range and echoes of bittersweet cocoa and tobacco. Destined for a remarkable long, expressive life. The wine too.
 
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.
 
93 pts Wine & Spirits
91 pts Wine Spectator (2013)
91 pts Wine Enthusiast (2013) 
Grapes: 56% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Klipsun, Kiona, Olsen, Obelisco, Dionysus

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 56% new French

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.53/3.70

Cases 211

$55

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Stella Mae Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
2014 STELLA MAE:
 Stella Mae is a theatrical performance of velvety deliciousness, with stunning length, as layers of creamy plum, blackberry coulis and black currant fruit glide effortlessly along, seamlessly intertwined with black tea, blood orange, incense and lilac. Hints of mesquite and alder hang subtly in the background, and the structure, balanced and elegant, has melded dramatically. Like its namesake, this classic left bank blend is deeply contemplative, expressive and joyous. Let the show begin!
 
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 Wine Spectator (2013)
90 pts Wine Enthusiast (2013)
Grapes: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Dionysus, Klipsun, Kiona, Obelisco, Olsen

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Aging: 56% new French

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.53/3.78

Cases: 222

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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 Wine Enthusiast
93 pts Wine Spectator (2014)
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

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Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 KINGPIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
 Massive velvety Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun, Kiona and Obelisco Vineyards on Red Mountain and a touch of high elevation Olsen Vineyard Petit Verdot provide Kingpin with its hedonistic richness, depth and power. An expansive nose of dark chocolate, black currants, black cherry, black plum, violets, cigar box and cedar drives this beauty to a flavor bonanza of black fruits, mocha, cinnamon and minerals. Built to deliver the goods in its youth and to evolve beautifully for decades.
 
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
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
90 pts Wine Advocate (2013)
90 pts Wine Spectator (2013)



 
Grapes: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Klipsun, Kiona, Obelisco, Olsen

Appellation: Red Mountain

Aging 65% new French oak, 22 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.52/3.82

Cases: 419

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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. 

 
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard: Dionysus,Klipsun,Boushey,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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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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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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Baba Sangiovese Blend
2016 BABA SANGIOVESE BLEND:
Baba is the name Kelly’s Mom was given when she became Grandmother of Ruby and Stella. It is also our stunning Super Tuscan blend. The 2016 is deep and concentrated, richly textured and lush. Explosive on the attack, with notes of sandalwood, campfire smoke, black cherries, orange peel and crushed rock, the Sangio for the Baba was pressed with La Traviatablaring and pasta on the table. Pretty cool thing, like the deep and abiding love of a Grandmother.

A seriously limited special offering for our Ring of Fire Wine Club members.

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: 35% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Boushey, Kiona, Klipsun, Olsen

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 
17% new French oak, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH:
14.5%/0.55/3.74

Cases: 140

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Ring of Fire Souzão
2014 RING OF FIRE SOUZÃO:
This beautiful block of fruit stunned us when we visited it early in harvest. Perfectly balanced, it just got better as the season went on. The intensity of color and flavor pretty much made our first Souzão, (a seriously limited special offering for our Ring of Fire Wine Club members) inevitable. Sourced from Upland Estate Vineyard on Snipes Mountain, this inky monster is silken earth, jammy blackness, flowers, herbs, think lavender, and a kiss of vanilla smoke. We expect this wine to grow into itself over the next couple years and deliver deliciousness for many.
Grapes:
80% Souzão
20% Petite Sirah

Vineyard:
Upland, Olsen

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 40% new French and American oak puncheon, 15 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.61/3.63

Cases: 104

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Gaga Touriga Nacional
2016 Gaga Touriga Nacional:
Gaga is the name of Chris’s Mom when she is playing Grandmother for Stella and Ruby. It’s also our beautiful Touriga Nacional from Upland Estate on Snipes Mountain layered with a pinch of Petite Sirah. Which delivers this big, rich, silky dark beauty, all muscular and ripped. Aromas and flavors of violets, cocoa, blackberry, tobacco, roasted herbs and vanilla are well balanced and persist through an everlasting finish. Like a Grandmother’s love, this wine is complete and full. A seriously limited special offering for our Ring of Fire Wine Club members.
 
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: 83% Touriga Nacional, 17% Petite Sirah

Vineyard: Upland Estate

Appellation: Snipes Mountain

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

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.57/3.83

Cases: 136


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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

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Outlaw Merlot
2015 OUTLAW MERLOT:
Screw Sideways. Merlot is beautiful. Ever heard of Chateau Petrus? Firm, taut layers of dense blackberry, black fig and black currant jam roll through, pushed by notes of iron, charcoal and spearmint. Chocolate ganache hints fill in on the finish. Bass-driven, with a serious knot of tannins that have yet to stretch out, but the core of fruit is spot on. Wait for it.

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 delicious, we think the producers of the movie Sideways can go to hell.


 
Grapes: 80% Merlot,
20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Obelisco, Oasis,
Olsen, Kiona

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Aging: 60% new French oak, 14 mos.

Alcohol/TA/pH: 14.5%/0.54/3.61

Cases: 121

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