This week's featured wines are Chateau Ste.
Harvest Select Riesling and Charles & Charles Volume II Red from
Columbia Valley, Washington. Although relatively young now, the
Washington wine industry is growing fast, with over 36,000 acres of
vines planted. We are excited to share these quality Washington wines
with our customers. Stop in this Saturday to sample our Washington wine
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington's first founded winery (1934) and
claims some of the oldest and highest acclaimed vineyards in the state.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is home to many award winning wines such as their
Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Our featured white
wine is a sweeter style Riesling displaying many of the unique
characteristics found in Columbia Valley wines.
Our red feature, Charles & Charles Volume
II Red, is
the first vintage of a collaboration between renowned winemakers Charles
Smith (of K
Vinters, Magnificent Wine Co. & Charles Smith Wines) and Charles
Bieler (of Three Thieves/Rebel Wine Co. and Bieler Pere et Fils). The
blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah, all of the fruit coming
from the Wahluke Slope AVA in Columbia Valley. This wine is a great
find delivering tremendous bang for your buck!
The arid northern climate of Washington wine country in the east of the
state is perfectly suited to the Cabernet and Riesling varietals These
wines are known for perfectly complex and concentrated flavors,
dominated by lush berry flavors in the reds and surprisingly crisp, dry,
and fruity "cold weather" white grapes like Riesling.
Wine Spectator: Polished and generous, with a
green olive edge to the dark berry flavors, lingering softly. Cabernet
Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now. 10,500 cases made. -HS
Maker's Notes: The 2007 vintage in Washington's Columbia Valley had
fantastic growing conditions and cool, dry weather for harvest. Charles
Bieler and Charles Smith teamed up to bring you their first vintage of
Charles & Charles Red - 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah. All
the fruit is grown in the Wahluke Slope AVA (Columbia Valley) by the
Milbrandt family. The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 1-3 year old French
oak barrels and
the Syrah was fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Notes: The wine is a dark cherry red, with a brooding nose of
blackberry, cranberry, tobacco and sweet oak. The fruit carries through
on the palate where you also find great texture, soft tannins and a long
Wine Maker's Notes: A northerly latitude gives
the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of
sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California,
increasing the region's ability to ripen fruit. Our new
Harvest Select Riesling is made in a slightly sweeter style than our
Columbia Valley Riesling but still shows the elements of classic Chateau
Ste. Michelle Riesling. It offers beautiful crisp Washington Riesling
character with rich flavors of ripe pears and peaches. The fresh fruit
and decadent character is balanced with crisp acidity to keep the wine
in harmony. This is a perfect patio sipping wine or would be a great
match with Thai food. Enjoy! -Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker
Join us every
Saturday, at either of our locations, from 1PM - 6PM for an in-store
tasting hosted by our locally renowned wine staff including; Owen Carty,
Smith, and Greg Cobaugh.Each week they
will be sampling interesting and distinctive wines from around the
Please stop by and tap into their vast knowledge on all aspects of the
Thank you for
your business and continued interest in our products.We
look forward to future opportunities to
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