FROM WASHINGTON STATE
We have been using Yakima Chardonnay for several years to add top note flavour or complexity to several of our wines. It finally gets a starring role in this new Chardonnay which is designed to reflect today’s style of Chardonnay. It has fruit-centered aromas and flavors of citrus, green apple and pear held together with balanced, juicy acidity. When released,we expect to see a brisk, medium weight Chardonnay typical of the Yakima style. The more refined style will make for a broader range of synergistic food pairing possibilities. We think that this wine may make you change your mind about Chardonnay, if you have tired of the brawny, over-oaked wines which have become so common-place.
Snipes Valley Vineyard,Yakima Valley,Washington
Pronounce “geh-voort-strah-mee-nehr”or simply “geh-voortz” Multiple medal winner*. Snipes Valley Vineyard has cooler slopes where Gewürztraminer develops with a racy edge and pronounced spiciness and fruit that defines the wine. A powerhouse of lychee,mango, grapefruit, honey and spice. Our exclusive, all natural “Flavor Reserve” finishes the wine off-dry for a lovely, lingering final impression. Enjoy young and racy or age longer for a more refined profile. Lightly chill and enjoy with most Asian foods.
Gewürztraminer – Riesling:
Snipes Valley & Cherry Hill Vineyards,Yakima Valley,Washington
Multiple medal winner*. Peach and melon undertones from Riesling marry beautifully with the spice,mango, grapefruit and lychee notes from Gewürztraminer. Incredibly elegant with a hint of sweetness from our Riesling-based Flavor Reserve. Enjoy young and fresh or cellar for a more harmonious profile. Extremely food friendly. Enjoy young and not over-chilled.
Yakima Ridge Vineyard,Yakima Valley Washington
Pronounce “vee-yon yay” Multiple medal winner*. An amazing, full-bodied, aromatic wine with a creamy mouth-feel. Unbelievable aromas and flavors of apricot,mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine, orange blossom and spiced pear absolutely dazzle the senses. Our Flavor Reserve balances the grape’s edge and creates a full, off-dry, lingering finish. On its own, 1 glass will almost exhaust your palate. Pair it with spicy,Asian foods and discover magic! It is amazing with Thai curry. Drink young and not over-chilled.
Cherry Hill Vineyard,Yakima Valley,Washington
Washington is renowned for producing the best Rieslings in the US. Cherry Hill Vineyard produces the best Riesling that we have experienced in Washington. Cherry Hill Riesling displays the classic intense perfume of green apple, pear and lime with a crisp acidity that defines great Riesling. It also has an opulently textured personality built around a pronounced orange blossom bouquet and spicy notes that together evoke thoughts of candied tangerine. A stunning wine that, from the 2005 vintage, reaches heights we have not before seen. With this treasure in our cellars it was clear that we had to revamp our blend to pack even more of the pure juice into each kit so that our customers could experience the maximum impact that this wine delivers. Serve lightly chilled with a wide variety of foods including fowl, pork and sea foods. Ideal with Chinese and Thai dishes.
Lazy Lizard Vineyard,Yakima Valley,Washington
(PEE-noh GREE; Also known as PINOT GRIGIO) Winner of 3 Golds in 2008 *Displays aromatic notes of green apple and lemon against a floral and honeyed background. Our natural Flavor Reserve creates a rich mouth-feel with tangy fruit acid balancing the hint of sweetness. Floral and mineral notes persist in the lingering finish. The wine’s full character and charm become most apparent after several months of bottle aging. Should show well for up to 18 months. A good choice for foods rich in butter and oil, garlic and lively spices. Consider for shrimp, crab and fish dishes; rich pastas; cannelloni with ricotta, chicken and most Chinese and Thai dishes. Serve lightly chilled.
Weingut Huber, Traisental,Austria
Pronounce “groo-nuhr-felt-lee-nuhr” or simply “GRU-V” Winner of 3 Golds in 2008 * Gruner Veltliner has been grown in Austria since before the Romans conquered the land. It is Austria’s indigenous grape variety. Today, at least 2000 years after it’s first plantings,GruVee is still Austria’s most widely planted grape. The reason for the adoration of this wine is that, like Chardonnay, it is a full-bodied, fruit- driven wine with a big creamy texture and at a much more reasonable price. Additionally,Gru-Vee is never heavily oaked and, as a member of the Traminer cépage, has an enticing spiciness that makes it perhaps the most versatile food wine in the world. It even pairs well with the likes of artichokes and Asparagus – foods that generally destroy lesser wines. Sommeliers have adopted this “new” wine as the first recommendation to customers who are looking for the alternative to Chardonnay. Chefs embrace it because it enhances such a broad range of their dishes. Consumers are thrilled with the discovery! Our Gruner Veltliner from the more than 200 year old Huber Estate in the Traisental region will serve as an excellent introduction to this ancient wine. The wine has a green – yellow hue. Complex aromatics are reminiscent of apple, pear, grapefruit, honeydew, honeysuckle, banana, and peach.The flavors echo the melon, apple, citrus and peach aromas. The medium-bodied wine shows just a hint of sweetness to balance the natural acidity. The finish lingers pleasantly. Works well with foods. Spicy Asian dishes would be a good pairing to discover the wine’s ability to enhance diverse dishes. Don’t over-chill.