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Malbec from our Desert Wind Vineyard consistently produces big, bold fruit and dark colored wines. Picked late in October at optimal ripeness, the grapes were fermented in open top bins and aged 16 months in barrel, with some French oak to enhance the fruit and flavors in the wine. This Malbec has deep purple color, is heavy on the palate with an explosion of fruit flavors and finishes with silky tannins and fresh acidity. Notes of blackberry and dark chocolate are present, with sweet oak and vanilla on the finish.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Our Ruah is our premiere red blend featuring primarily Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with smaller portions of traditional bordeaux vareitals (Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, and Petit Verdot). The blend is composed of several lots fermented in a variation of stainless steel tanks and open top bins, and aged for approximately 17-18 months. Some French oak is introduced in the aging process to complement the fruit flavors and provide additional complexity. The resulting wine is rich and complex with dark fruit flavors and hints of vanilla, lavender, and cocoa.
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$20.00 per Bottle
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$240.00 per Case
The 2019 Chenin Blanc was sourced from vines planted in 1981, and were hand-picked at optimal sugar levels with considerable acidity. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented cool in stainless steel. The wine opens with a slight minerality and notes of pear, honeycomb, and orange blossom. The palate is clean and full of flavor, with a slight sweetness to balance the acidity.
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$24.00 per Bottle
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$288.00 per Case
Turkey, Ham and all the traditional dishes call for crisp, flavorful wines. This trio will delight from appetizer to dessert. This pack features two bottles each of the Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Rose of Tempranillo. Pack qualifies for penny shipping through December 2020.
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$144.00 per Bottle
Drink Pink!  Desert Wind Rosé three bottle collection available for a limited time. 

For the first time in history, Desert Wind has crafted three single varietal Rosé wines.
Collection includes a bottle each of Rosé of Touriga Nacional, Rosé of Tempranillo and Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon.
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It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method.
The longer the grape skins are in contact with the juice the more intense the color and flavor becomes.  This collection is perfect the sunny days ahead and make a wonderful gift.
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$72.00 per Bottle
 Put a log on the fire and take a stroll through our White Winter Wonderland. Stop and savor Desert Wind's six white varietals. Experience fresh, crisp, and bright flavors as you ring in 2021.

This six bottle single varietal collection includes our
2018 Heritage Series Chardonnay
2018 Viognier
2018 Chardonnay
2018 Semillon
2018 Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Chenin Blanc
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$137.00 per Bottle
While typically used in the production of port, our Touriga Nacional has been made into a rose-style wine. Our 2019 Touriga Nacional Rose was hand picked and directly pressed, with a maximum of 4 hours of skin contact. The wine was fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the fruit flavors and maintain a fresh, clean palate. The resulting wine is light and crisp with fruit aromas of strawberry and grapefruit, and a pronounced minerality on the palate.
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$24.00 per Bottle
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$288.00 per Case
The 2019 Rose of Tempranillo was our first vintage of Tempranillo to be made into a dry Rose-style wine. The grapes were picked early with lower brix and bright acidity, and then gently pressed with only 4 hours of skin contact to extract the right amount of color. The wine was fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the fruit and maintain a clean, refreshing palate. The resulting wine is crisp and light, with a gentle aroma of vanilla and pineapple, and flavors of mango and pie cherry.
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$24.00 per Bottle
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$288.00 per Case
Our 2018 Viognier was picked later in the season, having given it extra time to fully ripen and provide a full body mouthfeel. It was fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the fruit flavors. This wine is complex and rich with flavors of peach, citrus, and vanilla with hints of lemongrass and spice.
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$24.00 per Bottle
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$288.00 per Case
Our Touriga Nacional has been made both into a dry red table wine and a Rose. The 2016 vintage is most recent vintage in the style of a dry red wine. The fruit was fermented in open top bins with a small portion of Tinto Cao, receiving twice daily punch downs, 7 days of skin contact. After fermentation, the wine was aged in neutral oak barrels for 28 months. This wine has soft acid and tannins, with complex aromas of plum, mint, violet, and caramel.
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$42.00 per Bottle
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$504.00 per Case
Souzão is a rare varietal known for its deep color and intense flavor, and is often used in the production of port wine. Our Souzão is a small production of only two barrels, and has typically been used in other blends, however the 2016 vintage of Souzão was bottled on its own. The wine was fermented in an open top fermentation bin, with twice daily punch downs for gentle extraction. The Souzão was aged for an extended 37 months, and showcases an “Old World” wine feel. This Souzão has soft tannins and acidity, with a deep rich color and intense fruit aromas. Flavors of black currants, licorice, leather, and spice on the finish are present.
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$48.00 per Bottle
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$576.00 per Case
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.
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$25.00 per Bottle
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$300.00 per Case