Tasting Notes

Stacks Image 8

2010 Damn Straight

Won Double Gold at the 2014 Seattle Wine Awards!

This is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot. Our proprietary blend done in the classic Bordeaux styling. Black pepper with backing spices on the nose with a splash of spice on the palate and a hint of black licorice on the finish. Great cellar wine, age 4—6 years.

Pairs well with ANYTHING! Excellent with steak, duck or rich pastas.

Stacks Image 105

2010 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Won Double Gold at the 2014 Seattle Wine Awards!

Aged in French and American barrels for 22 months shows the purity of this varietal. The color is dark garnet and has aromas of mineral, dark cherry, saddle leather, and exotic spices. On the palate it opens with rich dark fruit flavors, caramel, tobacco leaf and sugar cane. Best 2015—2020.
Stacks Image 7

2010 Columbia Valley Syrah

Won Double Gold at the 2014 Seattle Wine Awards!

Aged in neutral French barrels for 16 months. This process shows the true character of this varietal. Its dense ruby/garnet color is followed by earthy wet river rock and a touch of Kalamata olives. A luscious and perfectly balanced wine with blackberry, coffee note, peppercorns and ripe guanabana fruit. Inky and palate saturating, this sensual wine should drink well for the next 10 years.
Stacks Image 56

2013 Afternoon Delight

Stacks Image 5

2010 Plumb Crazy


It's Merlot…it's Syrah…it's Plumb Crazy! You'd be crazy not to taste this one.

Stacks Image 9

2009 Damn Straight

Won Double Gold at 2013 Seattle Wine Awards!

This is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot. Our proprietary blend done in the classic Bordeaux styling. Black pepper with backing spices on the nose with a splash of spice on the palate and a hint of black licorice on the finish. Great cellar wine, age 4—6 years.

Pairs well with ANYTHING! Excellent with steak, duck or rich pastas.

Previous Vintages, Now Sold Out

Stacks Image 170

2010 Estate Sangiovese

SOLD OUT!

Our Estate Sangiovese is from our JK Vineyard, located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley. Bold berry forward with chocolate covered cherries, with a ground mineral quality that makes it the perfect food wine.

Pairs well with pastas and decadent chocolate desserts.
Stacks Image 123

2012 Afternoon Delight

SOLD OUT!

[Not Pictured]

Stacks Image 160

2009 Estate Sangiovese

SOLD OUT!

Our Estate Sangiovese is from our JK Vineyard, located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley. Bold berry forward with chocolate covered cherries, with a ground mineral quality that makes it the perfect food wine.

Pairs well with pastas and decadent chocolate desserts.
Stacks Image 163

2009 Estate Viognier

SOLD OUT!

This Viognier is a clean, straightforward wine. Fermented in neutral oak allowing the beautiful bouquet and fruit character of the wine to shine through. It opens with a strong orange blossom that develops into lush peach and pineapple with time. These aromas complement the wine's crisp balanced acidity and exquisite fruit on the palate. As the aromas lift, they mingle with apple, apricot, hints of citrus, and honey. The rich creaminess creates a mouthfeel that frames the entire lengthy finish. This dry, elegant and concentrated Viognier will drink well for 2 to 4 years. We suggest pairing with a classic dish like roast turkey, or something as novel as spicy maguro sushi. Serve well chilled.

Stacks Image 10

2007 Columbia Valley Syrah

SOLD OUT!

This 100% Syrah, aged in neutral French barrels for 15 months, shows the true character of this varietal. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a rich, sumptuous bouquet of crushed dried flowers, sweet black cherry and blackberry fruit, a voluptuous mouthfeel, broad, deep, concentrated flavors, and unbelievable purity, depth, richness, freshness, and vibrancy (a hallmark of this special vintage). Accessible and palate saturating, but never heavy or overbearing, this amazing wine should drink well for the next 10 or more years.

Stacks Image 11

2006 Damn Straight Blend

SOLD OUT!

This is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot. Purple-colored, it has an outstanding bouquet of cedar, cinnamon, clove, black currant, and blackberry. On the palate the tannins are firm and round, and are nicely tamed. There are layers of savory fruit, considerable complexity, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. This lengthy wine will benefit from 3–5 years of additional cellaring and drink well through 2018.

Stacks Image 12

2006 Birch Creek Merlot

SOLD OUT!

This 100% Merlot is purple-colored, and has an outstanding bouquet of cedar, cinnamon, clove, black currant, and blackberry. On the palate the tannins are firm and round, and are nicely tamed. There are layers of savory fruit, considerable complexity, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. This lengthy wine will benefit from 3–5 years of additional cellaring and drink well through 2018.

Stacks Image 138

2008 Estate Sangiovese

SOLD OUT!

This 86% Sangiovese and 14% Syrah wine has an aromatically wonderful mulled cranberry character intertwined with forest berries, in particular those yummy little wild strawberries that pack such a punch.  On the palate the wine is surprisingly soft and supple with a glossy entry followed by round firm tannins that supports all those spicy forest fruits as they glide across the palate to a snappy, palate-coating berry and herb-tinged finish.  There’s also a hint of minerality and a touch of sweet tobacco leaf that adds complexity and definition to the finished wine.

Stacks Image 13

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

SOLD OUT!

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months, shows the true character of this varietal. Rich, dark fruit flavors, with tobacco leaf and a semi-sweet chocolate undertones linger on firm, round tannins and a long, long finish. The acidity sneaks in underneath and keeps everything fresh. Best from 2012 through 2020.