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
2016 APPARITION ROUSSANNE BLEND:
Apparition, with its freakish nose of exotic Asian spices, candlewax and marzipan is built for early deliciousness, and for long-term aging. With layers of hedonistic peach, nectarine, honey, lychee, and lemony herbs, it cruises to a long finish with clean minerally crushed rock acidity. Our current favorite of all time.
 
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 James Suckling 
91 Wine Enthusiast (2013)
 
Grapes 70% Roussanne
15% Grenache Blanc
15% Marsanne
Vineyards Olsen, Boushey
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging All neutral French oak, 4 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.0%/0.46/3.70
Cases 218
$24

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Birdie Riesling


2016 BIRDIE RIESLING:
Riesling is a natural derivative of Gouais Blanc, an esoteric French grape that is grandmother to many well known wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Petit Verdot, Chenin Blanc and Muscatel. Crazy huh? And it kicks ass in Washington state. Almost completely dry, with aromas and flavors of citrus blossoms, clean crisp apple, peach and Asian pear, honeysuckle and ginger, Birdie finishes with the minerality of crushed rocks. Delicious now, but age worthy as well.
 

90 pts Wine Enthusiast
91 pts Wine Enthusiast (2015)
91 pts Wine Spectator (2105)

#7 on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 (2013)
 
 
Grapes 100% Riesling
Vineyards Bacchus, Dionysus, Olsen
Appellation Columbia Valley
Aging 100% stainless steel tank
Alcohol/TA/pH 13.0%/0.69/3.09
RS 0.4 g/100mL
Cases 602
$18

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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 Wine Spectator 
 
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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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 Wine Advocate
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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enlightenment Chardonnay
2015 enlightenment CHARDONNAY:
Old vine Olsen Estate chardonnay, extended barrel aging and full throttle, yet balanced richness are the defining features of the 2015 enlightenment. Lemon oil explodes on the nose, followed by hints of honey and seashore, and a voluptuous, silky texture that delivers minerals, baked apple pie and marzipan, with a touch of toasty vanilla. Prepare to see clearly, for awhile.  
 
91 Wine Enthusiast (2012)
90 Wine Spectator (2011 & 2014)
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Clone probably Wente
Vineyards Olsen Estate
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 75% new French oak
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.49/3.84
Cases 88
$50

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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.

 
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.
 
90 Wine Enthusiast
90 Wine Advocate
92 Wine Enthusiast, Editor’s Choice (2013)

 

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 Wine Advocate (2015)
91 Wine Enthusiast (2013)
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.

 
89 Wine Enthusiast (2012)
89 Wine Spectator (2012)
 
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
$25

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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.
 
90 Wine Advocate
92 Wine Spectator (2014)
93 Wine Enthusiast (2012)
94 Wine Spectator (2010)


 
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
2015 YONDER CABERNET FRANC:
 Yonder delivers with hints of tea, roses, petrichor, wood smoke and charcoal wafting up from the core of dense yet supple milk chocolate, red currant, fig and black raspberry preserves, offering a simultaneously loamy and creamy mouthfeel.
 
"Way over yonder, that's where I'm bound". ---Carole King
 
 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 my mind. 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 Bryan.
 
92 Wine & Spirits (2012)
91 Wine Enthusiast (2012)
Grapes
88% Cabernet Franc
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards
Kiona, Klipsun, Olsen
Appellation
Yakima Valley
Aging 38% new French oak,
19 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.54/3.91
Cases 183
$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.

90 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.

90 pts James Suckling

 
Grapes 92% Syrah, 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
2014 DARKNESS SYRAH:
Once again Willy Wonka and his squad of Oompa Loompas has kicked out a ridiculously deelish version of Darkness. It's an inky, deep monster of a thing with tons of blackberry, black olive, black pepper and scorched (black) earth.  Bright acidity balances all the hefty richness nicely, allowing its beautiful purity and fine tannin to shine through. Golden Ticket anyone?
 
94 Wine Advocate
92 James Suckling
91 Wine Enthusiast
Grapes 100% Syrah
Clones Phelps
Vineyards Boushey & Olsen Estate
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 40% new French oak
Alcohol/ TA/pH 14.5%/0.54/3.86
Cases 322
$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's2016 Top 100.This wine heads our over delivery tier, having received a 94 point score for the 2013. Tastes great too.


Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines #21 (2013)
94Wine Spectator (2013)
93Wine Spectator (2014) 
92Wine Spectator (2015) 
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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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.

 
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
$52

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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.
 

 
92 Wine Enthusiast, Editor’s Choice 
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.

 
93 Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection 
92 Wine & Spirits 
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
$55

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Rainmaker Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 RAINMAKER CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
Broad shouldered and chewy, with deep black currant and spice flavors rolling across a layer of dusty tannins. Layers of black cherry, fig and plum with notes of green olive, licorice and vanilla, making it rain on the long, agile finish.
 
94 Wine & Spirits (2013)
93 Wine Spectator (2013)
Grapes 89% Cabernet Sauvignon,
11% Malbec
Vineyards Olsen, Klipsun, Kiona
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 100% new French oak, 22 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.53/3.81
Cases 201
$62

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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 James Suckling
90 Wine Enthusiast
90 Wine Spectator (2013)
90 Wine Advocate (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
$65

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Evermore Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 EVERMORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
From some of the oldest vines in Washington State at Dionysus Vineyard, Evermore perfectly interlaces the old world earthiness of French cabernet sauvignon with the fruit, power and muscle of new world cab. Sweetly perfumed, with cedar, sage, mocha, cassis, and blackberry exploding on the nose. The appearance is classic claret: a beautiful garnet gem, with elegant layers on the silky palate of fine herbs, black cherry, black currant, cigar box, pencil shavings and crushed stone. Built for a very long life, but lovely now.
 
94 pts Wine Advocate (2013)
92 pts Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection



 
Grapes 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Dionysus
Appellation Columbia Valley
Aging 100% new French oak, 22 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.54/3.79
Cases 144
$100

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Underworld Petit Verdot
2014 UNDERWORLD PETIT VERDOT:
 On the attack Underworld is dark and brooding, with seamless richness, with violets, blackberries, vanilla bean, smoke and pencil shavings erupting from the nose, followed by layers of tar, black plum, black raspberry, dark chocolate, and Asian spices. Tiny 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.

 
92 Wine Enthusiast, Editor’s Choice (2012)
Grapes 100% Petit Verdot
Vineyard Olsen Estate
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 60% new French oak, 14 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.52/3.76
Cases 114
$48

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Ring of Fire Petite Sirah
2014 RING OF FIRE PETITE SIRAH:
Funky, smoky, dusty, stony on approach with hints of mulberry, blackberry and bacon fat, this year’s petite sirah is once again showy, deep, dark and brooding, graced with ample finesse and balance. Ever see Muhammed Ali in his prime? Firm silky tannins frame sweet vanilla laced black fruits, releasing a monster of power and richness loaded with blueberries, black plums, pepper and spices.     
 
92 Wine Enthusiast, Editor’s Choice (2012)
91 Wine Spectator (2012)




 
Grapes 100% Petite Sirah
Vineyards Olsen, Kiona
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 62% new American/French oak, puncheon and barrique, 14 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 14.5%/0.57/3.65
Cases 124
$48

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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
$55

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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
$48

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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.
 
90 Wine Enthusiast (2012)
 
Grapes 83% Touriga Nacional, 17% Petite Sirah
Vineyard Upland Estate
Appellation Yakima Valley
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
$55

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Hallelujah Port
 
2015 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 164 proof grape distillate. It was then aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak. Almost impenetrably black in color, with great balance and length, Hallelujah is hedonistic, balanced, rich and nuanced. The nose is loaded with orange liqueur, raisins, exotic flowers and cedar leading to silky flavors of licorice, blackberry, cherry, caramel, cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco. Enjoy for the next 100 years or so.   

 
 
Grapes 50% Touriga Nacional,
50% Souzão
Vineyard Uplands Estate
Appellation Yakima Valley
Aging 25% new French oak, 22 mos.
Alcohol/TA/pH 19.75%/0.47/3.97
Residual Sugar 4.63 g/100mL
Cases 146
$60

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