A special release from our wine library, this is the first-ever bottling of our popular flagship blend. 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 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 special release from the wine library, this 2005 Syrah is perfectly aged and ready to enjoy now. Lush and silky, with notes of French roast coffee, dried blueberry and licorice. Limited quantities available.
The 2014 Heritage Series Cabernet Sauvignon displays a rich garnet color with aromas of candied red fruits and violets. On the palate, prominent tannins are balanced with dark chocolate, leather and spices leading to a dried currant finish. Enjoy now or cellar for up to a decade. Only 164 cases produced.
A WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Please log in to your account to purchase. The 2014 Desert Wind Mourvèdre displays aromas of rhubarb and white pepper, with flavors of dark fruit, supported by firm tannins and acids. We recommend decanting before serving. Best enjoyed from 2017-2024.
The 2014 Desert Wind Ora is our take on an Italian-styled Super Tuscan blend. Sangiovese takes the center stage, lending aromatics of cherry and cola, while the Malbec and Petit Verdot flesh out the mid-palate and cling to the Sangiovese for a lingering finish. Flavors of black currant, black pepper, cherry cola and chocolate permeate throughout the wine, showcasing the elegance and dynamism of this full-bodied blend. Only 220 cases produced.
A WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Please log in to your account to purchase. The 2014 Desert Wind Petit Verdot is an aromatic, inky wine with notes of violets and blueberries. Full-bodied and elegant, the mid-palate displays supple tannins, nuances of dark chocolate and dried currants, and a touch of oak. Decanting before serving is recommended. This wine will age gracefully for the next ten years.
This Syrah was aged for 13 months in neutral oak barrels to allow the incredible aromatic nose of this wine to shine without imparting toasty oak flavor. On the nose, aromas of lavender, vanilla, and baking spices complement flavors of dark fruits, candied violets and roasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and supple, with velvety tannins and a hint of vanilla. Enjoy now or cellar for up to ten years.
A varietal hailing from Portugal, our Touriga Nacional was fermented in open-top bins; after primary fermentation, the free run and press wine were blended and aged in neutral oak barrels for 14 months to create a soft palate and maintain the lavish aromas. The resulting wine displays a complex nose of caramelized sugar, purple flowers and dried plums, complemented by a luxuriously soft palate of white tea and persimmons. This rich wine finishes with notes of leather and dried roses. Recommended drinking period: 2016-2025.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, robust and a great example of the powerhouse reds for which Washington State is known. From the warm 2015 vintage, this wine exhibits aromas and flavors of blackberry, cinnamom, cocoa and Bing cherry. Eighteen months of post-fermentation aging allowed the wine to soften and mature, resulting in a complex bottle perfect for drinking now or aging an additional 3-5 years.
Lush aromas of tropical fruit and honeysuckle; the palate is full and round, with soft acids and a creamy finish. This wine will pair well with shellfish or is equally enjoyable on its own. Enjoy now or cellar for up to two years.
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.
A cool harvest time led to longer hang time for the Sangiovese, resulting in incredible flavor development and fruit character without sugar accumulation. This bright, fruity rosé is crafted from 100% Sangiovese and bursts with fresh strawberry and cherry character. A great food partner, it's also a wonderful sipping wine for spring and summer.
Our Port-inspired dessert wine combines the toasted nutty flavors of tawny Port with the rich, dark fruitness of a ruby Port. Aromas and flavors of buttered hazelnuts, dark chocolate and raspberry intermingle with honey, raisin and sweet date, making for a hedonistic drinking experience. Try this paired with a bittersweet chocolate souffle, bread pudding or your favorite blue cheese.
Lively acidity makes this wine a terrific partner for food. On the palate, flavors of cherry cola, blackberry and raspberry jam predominate. Aging in neutral oak barrels allows the natural fruit character of this wine to shine.
Our flagship red blend, Ruah is distinctive and bold with a soft, lingering finish. Flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and nutmeg mingle with supple tannin and a touch of spice. Primarily comprised of Bordeaux varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), the 2014 was blended with small amounts of Malbec, Syrah and other red varietals to further deepen its complexity, body and rich aromas. Ten months of barrel aging in both French and American oak lends a bit of structure and a hint of cedar on the palate. Drink now or cellar 5-10 years for additional softness.
Looking for a gift that's sure to impress (even if it's just for yourself)? Then look no further than this 1.5 liter magnum of our 90-point (Wine Spectator) Ruah. Inspired by the great red blend of Bordeaux, this wine combines the best aspects of the three grapes it includes--Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot--into one dynamic package. The magnum is the ideal format for long-term aging, and this wine is drinking quite beautifully at the moment. We'll also include a special wine aerator/pourer for use with this wine and other wines of your choosing, plus a tin of Desert Wind chocolates. Wine Club members receive an additional 10% off this purchase price, due to online limitations, please call to order at your discounted pricing.
A $100 Fries Family Wines gift card, valid for wine, gift shop merchandise, guest room stays or winery events at both Desert Wind Winery and Duck Pond Cellars. It can be redeemed at the winery or online and comes with a gift card envelope ready for giving.
A $50 Fries Family Wines gift card, valid for wine, gift shop merchandise, guest room stays or winery events at both Desert Wind Winery and Duck Pond Cellars. It can be redeemed at the winery or online and comes with a gift card envelope ready for giving.
A $25 Fries Family Wines gift card, valid for wine, gift shop merchandise, guest room stays or winery events at both Desert Wind Winery and Duck Pond Cellars. It can be redeemed at the winery or online and comes with a gift card envelope ready for giving.