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2017 Chardonnay Monet
Made from grapes grown in the cooler elevations of the Ancient Lakes and Snipes Mountain AVAs, this is a highly aromatic Chardonnay with vibrant scents of pear, crisp yellow apple, and ylang ylang. Layered flavors include lychee, mango, and honey. The mouthfeel is round while the finish is racy. There’s just enough oak influence to round out the wine without detracting from its liveliness.
2017 Cabernet Manet
In the style of Bordeaux, this is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec (all from the Wahluke Slope AVA). It is a structured but restrained wine with a deep ruby color. On the nose, it reveals layers of red fruit, sage, and toast. The palate reveals dark cherry, blackberry, blue fruit, eucalyptus, graphite, and smoke. This is a rich, balanced wine with a long finish.
2015 Pinot Renoir Oregon
From a cool Umpqua Valley site, this wine has alluring aromas of strawberry, raspberry, rose, and rhubarb. It is a rich and fun expression of Pinot Noir. Flavors of cherries flambé, black plum, and hoisin sauce integrate nicely. Careful vineyard management maximizes flavor concentration and a combination of new French oak barrels and stainless steel aging create complexity and ripeness.
2016 Pinot Renoir Willamette Valley
From the famed Willamette Valley, this Pinot Noir is sophisticated and delightful. Cranberry, black tea, and allspice show on the nose and palate and the subtle tannins hold it all together, contributing to a fine velvety texture with a clean, long finish. Aging in French oak adds character and body to the wine. With moderate alcohol and extreme flexibility for pairing, this is a wine to be enjoyed with fine food.