|2012 Beri’s Delight|
“Little bouquets of flowers dancing along the edges of my tongue”–this is what one of our guests said about this wine! We named this wine after Dana’s mother, who was fond of semi-dry Rieslings. This Riesling, coming in at 4.5% residual sugar, is sweeter than its sibling above. This is the wine to come home to after a hard day at the office—pull up a chair, sit back and relax with Beri. A little wine, some cheese—aaaah! Or try it after dinner with a piece of cheesecake! Mmmm . . . For the more adventurous, pair it with some searingly hot Caribbean or African chicken, as our asbestos-tongued winemaker likes to do! Bonair Winery vineyards, Rattlesnake Hills AVA
|2008 Dry Gewurztraminer|
This crisp and spicy wine was fermented
to dryness and aged in stainless steel. It opens to grapefruit, green
apple and melon on the nose and follows up with kiwi and peach notes
mid-palate and finishes with honeydew and nutmeg (and possibly some
white pepper). Our tasting panel raved about the layers of flavor in
this wine. A wonderful companion to shellfish and many Asian dishes,
including spicy curries. This wine is just a bit softer in mouthfeel
than the 2007. Grapes from Red Mountain’s Seth Ryan vineyards.
|2013 Lightly Oaked Chardonnay|
This wine begins on the nose with lemon zest and fresh melon. The wine has full mouth feel and flavors of spicy herbs, citrus with subtle notes of lichee. This Chardonnay was only briefly exposed to new French oak barrels to integrate the flavor rather than to imbue a heavy oak flavor. The mouthfeel has full body with slight notes of oak with a round creaminess but still has the crisp acidity shining through to balance this white wine with a long finish. Pair this wine with any seafood or poultry dish with the citrus notes balancing out the sauces. Feel adventurous? Try this wine with a lamb dish – you might be pleasantly surprised! Fruit from Lonesome Springs Vineyard, Yakima Valley.