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Washington Wine Month Special:
$10 FLAT RATE SHIPPING on a case purchase (promo code AUGWINE)
$10 FLAT RATE SHIPPING on six (6) bottles for Wine Club (promo code AUGCLUB)
valid on FedEx ground shipping in the 48 contiguous United States

Case discounts:
12-23 bottles: 10% off 24-35 bottles: 15% off 36+ bottles: 20% off
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Wine Club members receive 10-25% off all wine purchases depending on membership level and quantity purchased

 A lighter red wine with aromas and flavors of rich black cherries and spices that culminate into a silky, smooth finish.

DWBB15
$25.00  / Bottle
 
 

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. 

DWSY15
$30.00  / Bottle
 
 

 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.

DWCS16
$18.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.

DWMR16
$18.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.


DWRU97_1.5
$80.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.


DWRU98
$45.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.

DWCSHS15
$40.00  / Bottle
 
 

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

DWOR15
$30.00  / Bottle
 
 

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. 

DWMB15
$30.00  / Bottle
 
 

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 MourveĢ€dre (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.

DWMO15
$25.00  / Bottle
 
$300.00  / Case
 

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.

DWTE15
$30.00  / Bottle
 
 

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. 

DWRU15
$20.00  / Bottle
 
 
 
 

 

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