Ruah, which means, “wind, breath or spirit” in Hebrew is the perfect name for our proprietary blend that reflects the unique terroir of the Wahluke Slope. The 2016 vintage features six classic Bordeaux varietals, and a significant portion of the Rhone varietal Syrah to develop a rich and bold red wine.
Our Malbec grows wonderfully in the hot, aried Wahluke Slope. This wine showcases the deep color, dark fruit and lush tannin characteristics of this varietal. Aromas of flavors of black cherry and blackberry permeate the attack and mid-palate, while sweet oak and vanilla undertones lead you through the long, silky finish.
The 2015 growing season was noted for being one of the warmest in Washington State. Warm consistent temperatures allowed for optimal ripening and character development across all varieties. Ora is an Old World inspired blend featuring varietals found commonly in France, Spain, and Portugal. The result is a truly unique wine featuring aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry cola, black pepper, and chocolate. This unique blend consists of 30% Syrah, 30% Malbec, 23% Tempranillo, 12% Souzao, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
This full-bodied red offers aromas of lavender, vanilla, and baking spices, complemented by flavors of dark fruits, candied violets and roasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and supple, with hints of vanilla.
This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, robust and a great example of the powerhouse reds for which Washington State is known. The wine exhibits aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, cinnamon, cocoa and Bing cherry. Enjoy now or age an additional 3-5 years for added complexity.
The 2016 Merlot features a rich and structured palate with flavors of cherry, vanilla, and chocolate,leading to a supple finish. Desert Wind Merlot is enjoyable on a warm summer day with barbecued meats and vegetables, or simply as a great glass of wine before dinner. Enjoy now, though will rewarded with several more years of ageing.
Our Desert Wind Winery Heritage Series is only made in the best vintage years for the varietal. This unique sampling includes three of our most recent Heritage Series wines, ensuring you'll enjoy the best our Washington Vineyards produce. This package comes in a complimentary gift box and ships for $10 anywhere in the Continential US via FedEx Ground. Use promo code Holiday to Save.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Series
2016 Merlot Heritage Series
2017 Chardonnay Heritage Series
Experience the quintessential wines of the Pacific Northwest. This package includes wines from both our Duck Pond Cellars and Desert Wind Wineries, so you get the perfect sampling of the classic varieties of both Oregon & Washington. This package comes in a complimentary gift box and ships for $10 anywhere within the Continential US via FedEx Ground. Use promo code Holiday to save.
While traditionally a Spanish varietal, Tempranillo grows excellently in the landscape of Eastern Washington, especially in warm vintages like 2015. Our Tempranillo was fermented in closed top stainless-steel tanks and aged 20 months in barrel. Aromas of raspberry, tobacco, and vanilla accompany the dark red fruits on the palate. Enjoy this wine over the next 3-5 years, and try pairing with your favorite paella recipe.
Our ‘Heritage Series’ wines are only released in the best of vintages where the varietal has especially thrived and shows components of a wonderful wine. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Heritage Series’ is a small lot, artisanal expression of the varietal. This wine displays a rich garnet color with aromas black cherry, roasted fennel and vanilla. On the palate, moderate tannins are balanced with black cherry, blackberry and plum, with sweet spices taking you through to a long finish. Enjoy now or cellar for up to a decade.
A special release from our wine library, this is the first-ever bottling of our popular flagship blend, available in a magnum format. Comprised of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, this wine is inspired by the great blend of Bordeaux. Softened by age, this Ruah is enjoyable with a wide array of foods and makes an exceptional partner to Parmesan Crusted Chicken or Veal Scallopini.
A special wine library release; limited quantites available. Only the second bottling ever produced of our popular flagship blend, the 1998 Ruah was a true Bordeaux-inspired blend, comprised of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Softened by age, this Ruah is great paired with your favorite hearty meal. Grab it now before it's gone forever.
A WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Please log in to your account to purchase. The 2015 growing season was excellent on the Wahluke Slope - warm from start to finish which allowed our Mourvèdre (a typically late ripening variety) to achieve full ripeness and character. The nose opens with rose petals and crushed spices, and finishes with notes of cranberry and bright cherry. This lively wine dances across the tongue with just enough acidity to finish clean. A kiss of oak marries well, and serves to cement this as the serious red it is. Drink over the next 3 years.