2009 La Puerta Dessert Wine
2-Desert Wind Port-style Glasses
In our minds there is nothing better than sipping a dessert-style wine after a wonderful holiday meal - or any meal for that matter. This package gives the sweet gift of dessert wine by featuring our 2009 La Puerta. This Syrah-based dessert wine is silky with flavors of dried fig, honey, toasted nuts and dark chocolate. Toast this decadent wine in two Desert Wind Port-style wine glasses.
Some wines are crafted to enjoy now whiles others only get better with time. These library treasures evolve in the bottle and are best kept for special occasions. Our Library Package is for the lover of older vintages. Both the 1997 and 1998 vintage of Ruah, our proprietary red blend have aged beautifully over the last two decades. The 2005 Syrah is silky with aromas and flavors that sing in harmony.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the second vintage of our ‘Heritage Series’ Merlot. It offers primary aromas and flavors of black cherry, cassis and plum. Notes of vanilla and caramel are also present as a result of barrel aging for 13 months. Enjoyable now or through the next decade.
A Wine Club Exclusive - please log into your account to purchase. This traditional Bordeaux varietal is often seen as a lighter, blending relative of Cabernet Sauvignon; however, the Desert Wind Cabernet Franc was fermented in stainless steel tanks with daily mixing to ensure a rich palate and robust color making a great stand-alone varietal expression. The Cabernet Franc displays aromas of flavors of raspberry, plum, and leather, with well-integrated oak taking you through the finish. This robust wine can be enjoyed now; however, it can benefit from 5-10 years of cellaring.
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.
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.
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.
This is the first-ever vintage of our Desert Wind Chardonnay 'Heritage Series'. The 2016 vintage allowed for extended hang time on the vine, allowing the fruit for the wine to fully ripen and develop complex flavors. This Chardonnay was fermented in French oak barrels and aged on lees 4-5 months. The resulting full-bodied Chardonnay displays aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, vanilla and sweet spices. Enjoy on its own or pair with seafood, roast chicken or hors d'oeuvres.
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.
Given top rating of "Outstanding" in a blind tasting by Great Northwest Wine. The 2015 Ruah is extremely rich and round, with flavors of blackberry, plum and ripe raspberry, with hints of allspice and cocoa. This lively wine coats every taste bud, providing a satisfying experience. Ready to drink now, but will be rewarded with an additional year or two of cellaring.
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.
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.