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The Viognier comes from Stonetree Vineyard and the Roussanne comes from Stillwater Creek Vineyard, both in the Wahluke Slope AVA. Fresh and floral with beautiful notes of white peach, dried apricot and smoky minerality. Fermentation in French oak puncheons for 14 days gives this wine a great texture and spice component.
Varietals: 65% Viognier, 35% Roussanne
Vineyards: Stonetree, Stillwater Creek
Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Oak: French oak puncheons, 14 days
Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.58 TA: 0.64
The 2011 Purple Haze is a big wine but still maintains our signature silky texture and complexity. It will age well over the next 2-3 years.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Oak: 30% new French, 18 months
Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.81 TA: 0.59
Buying Notes: The 2010 Purple Haze sold out in 8 days! This wine goes quickly. Purchase your allocation of the 2011 Purple Haze now. Sold in quantities of 6 or 12 only. Once you have purchased your allocation for the 2011 vintage, you will be placed in the Purple Haze Allocation Club to purchase the same amount for each vintage until you cancel your membership.
The 2010 is classic Dark Side! This elegant Syrah comes from the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Walla Walla Vineyards. Ripe flavors of sweet spice, blackberry, sage and a layer of smoky minerality seem to last forever. Very complex, this Syrah is big but has a velvety texture and will age nicely over the next 5 years. This is one of Darby’s favorite Dark Side’s ever produced!
Appellation: Hourse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla
Oak: 20% New French Oak, 20 months
Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.73 TA: 0.60
Fresh, clean, complex flavors of currant, blackberry, roasted plum and cedar lead to a full bodied elegant wine. Shows great structure and focus and should age nicely over the next 3-5 years.
Varietals: 45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petite Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: Conner Lee, Dineen, Discovery, Stonetree, Double Canyon
Appellation: Columiba Valley
Oak: 60% new French, 18 months
Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.87 TA: 0.60
Big, ripe and powerful with firm blackberry, smoke and ripe berry flavors. Full blown, long and layered, promising even more in the next few years. The fruit comes from two tiny Syrah only vineyards in Walla Walla.
Appellation: Walla Walla
Oak: 50% whole cluster for 14 days and 50% new French oak puncheons, 16 months
Alcohol: 15.2% pH: 3.88 TA: 0.62
Smooth and round, this balances tobacco and spice flavors against hints of black pepper and dark cherry. This wine gets better and more cohesive with each sip. It should age nicely over the next 5+ years.
Varietals: 55% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah
Vineyards: Stillwater Creek, Stonetree, Discovery
Appellation: Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills
Oak: Neutral French oak puncheons, 18 months
Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.91 TA: 0.59
The Swagger is a rich, dense, concentrated style, this is full bodied focused and pure with hints of mocha and black licorice rounding out the core current, plum and black cherry flavors. This wine has a wonderful silky texture with a touch of tannins on the finish.
Varietals: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Vineyard: Stonetree, Discovery, Stillwater Creek, Conner Lee
Oak: 70% new French, 18 months
Alcohol: 14.7% pH: 3.77 TA: 0.59
Discovery vineyard is the new rock star vineyard that everyone is calling to source fruit. It’s a very small vineyard run by Milo and Kay May and managed by Paul Champoux, a great combination. We source Syrah and Cabernet from them and are getting ready to do some custom planting on a new piece of land they purchased ( Malbec, Cab and Grenache). This Syrah is very dark and has amazing pepper and mineral notes that finishes with blackberry and graphite. This wine will age nicely over the next 3-5 years.
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Oak: 40% new French, 14 months
Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.78 TA: 0.61
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