The Malbec grape tends to have a dark, inky color, and is known for producing full-bodied, tannic wines. Grown worldwide, Malbec has taken a particularly strong hold in other warm wine-producing regions. With a deep shade of plum and full flavors of black current and overripe cherry on the palate, our Malbec is a clear favorite for many. The nose contains hints of black pepper, overlaid with fresh cut grass. The low acids, full body, and light finish make this an easy-drinking wine. Source: Tagaris Winery, Richland, WA.
Grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of the Phoenicians (1500 to 300 B.C.), Tempranillo grapes are a staple in most full-bodied Spanish red wines. With its more neutral flavor profile, Tempranillo has grown steadily in popularity, and is now the third most widely planted grape worldwide. With an almost brick red hue, our Temp reflects the earthiness and minerality of the vineyard soils. Flavors of plum and strawberry strike the center of your palate with a light, fruity finish. Naturally low in sugar and acidity, this wine is a perfect “patio wine” for all day sippin’. Source: Cave B Estates, Quincy, WA.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon:
As one of the most well-recognized red varietals, the Cabernet Sauvignon has a reputation for being strong, dry, and full-bodied. The naturally high tannins and acid in this wine make it an optimal candidate for aging. True to form, our Cab Sauv has dry characteristics with a bold palate of red fruit flavors, blackberry jam, and a hint of spice. The full-bodied nature of this wine creates a rounded mouthfeel, and the lingering finish is sure to warm you up even on the coldest Montana day. Source: Martinez & Martinez, Prosser, WA.
A staple among fans of Italian wines, the Sangiovese grape is thought to have originated in the time of the Romans, with ties to the Tuscan region of Italy. With a tendency for high acidity, Sangiovese is often blended with wines of fuller body and texture to yield a more balanced product. Our Sangio, however, was so good on its own, we could not imagine blending it! Underlying earthy tones blend seamlessly with flavors of forest fruit and black cherry. The acids are strong, yet balanced, as they counteract the fresh, fruity flavors on the front palate. This wine pairs well with food or can be enjoyed on its own. We are a fan either way. Source: Claar Cellars, Pasco, WA.
2015 Pinot Noir:
Most commonly associated with the Burgundy region of France, Pinot Noir is a classic and recognizable wine varietal that is now grown all over the globe. With thin skins and a penchant for growing in tight clusters, this grape takes a lot of care to grow and cultivate. Following in the traditional style of Pinot Noir, our wine is dry with a light to medium body. The pale ruby color accurately represents the mingled flavors of raspberry and tart cherry, laced with hints of plum and blackberry. Medium acidity and low tannins make this lightweight wine ideal for the summer months. Source: Tagaris Winery, Richland, WA.
2015 Red Blend:
This Red Blend is unique in that it is made in the classic Rhone Valley style, unlike the more common Bordeaux style you will find on the supermarket shelves. The Rhone Valley of France is a highly respected wine growing region known best for its Syrah grapes (Northern Rhone) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends (Southern Rhone). Our blend is representative of the Northern Rhone, and contains 75% Syrah and 25% Viognier, a white wine varietal that contributes to the color and aroma. Flavors of bright red fruit mingle with the tannins on the center of your tongue, before fading away to a light, pleasant finish. With little to no acid on the edges of your tongue, this blend is very approachable. Source: Claar Cellars, Pasco, WA.
A popular white wine grape that originated in the Burgundy region of France, but is now grown in every major wine-producing region of the world. The Chardonnay grape itself has a very neutral flavor, making it a favorite among wine makers to style as their own using different growth and aging methods. Our Chard is dry and light bodied, with flavors of green plum, apple, and pear. The overall feel is crisp, with a slight minerality, and a smooth, lingering finish. This wine is perfect for a warm summer’s day on the lake. If you would like to add a few ice cubes (as my mother does), we won’t tell! Source: Four Feathers Estates, Prosser, WA.
2016 Syrah Rosé:
The Rosé is a type of wine that is produced by incorporating the skins of red grapes during the fermentation process, but removing them before the color deepens enough to qualify it as a “red wine.” Rosés have a wide range of sweetness, from bone dry styles to the popular “blush” wines such as the White Zinfandels of California. Our Rosé was produced using Syrah grapes and falls on the dryer end of the spectrum. The color is a beautiful pearly pink, and the palate is chalk full of watermelon, green apple, and floral flavors. With hardly any tannins present, this wine leaves a pleasant finish of strawberry lingering on your tongue. Source: Four Feathers Estates, Prosser, WA.
2017 sauvignon blanc:
With early origins as an indigenous grape of South West France, Sauvignon Blanc is recognized for the crisp, fresh wine it produces. When grown in cooler climates, the green, grassy flavors are prevalent, while warmer climates produce flavors of tropical fruit. Our Sauvignon Blanc leans toward the latter, with a fuller body that leaves pleasant flavors of peach and grapefruit lingering on your palate. The mild acidity and unique flavor profile of Sauvignon Blanc makes it one of the few wines that can be effectively paired with sushi. Source: Claar Cellers, Pasco, WA.
Hailing from the Rhine region of Germany originally, Riesling has become a household name among wines. The grape itself is versatile, and lends itself well to a large range of wine styles. Our Riesling contains around 1.5% residual sugar to help balance out the naturally high acidity of the wine. The mouthfeel has a viscous, almost “chewy” quality to it, and you will taste prominent flavors of nectarine, apricot, and ripe melon. There is also a slightly effervescent or bubbly quality to our Riesling, making it the perfect base for our wine cocktails. Source: Four Feathers Estates, Prosser, WA.