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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

Library Wines:
Ruah 1997, Ruah 1998, Syrah 2005 require a four bottle minimum purchase (bottles can be mixed, and 1.5L is counted as two bottles).

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Ruah is our flagship blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Dry with aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and earth.
$40.00 per Bottle
This wine showcases the deep color, dark fruit and lush tannin characteristics of this varietal. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, eucalyptus and cocoa lend lead to a long, well-structured finish.
$30.00 per 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.
Available Inventory: 12
$30.00 per Bottle
$360.00 per 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.
$30.00 per Bottle
Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 12.
A traditional an Italian varietal, Barbera thrives in the warm arid conditions of Eastern Washington. A portion of this Barbera was fermented in a combination of open top bins and stainless steel. After fermentation, the wine was aged in Neutral oak barrels for approximately 8 months, and then in stainless steel to preserve the excellent fruit character, for an additional 18 months. The resulting wine has a deep color, with low tannin and moderately high acidity. Floral aromas of lavender are present with flavors and aromas of blackberry and plum.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, WA
98% Barbera, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on November 1st-10th, 2016
Mix of stainless-steel fermentation & open top bins. Aged in neutral oak barrels & stainless steel.
Alcohol 13.65 % | TA 0.675 g/100ml | pH 3.79-R.S.:<0.1%
$30.00 per Bottle
$360.00 per Case
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.
$18.00 per Bottle
$0.00 per Case
Our Heritage Series Cabernet Sauvignon represents the best of the Cabernet Sauvignon grown in our Desert Wind Vineyard. The grapes were harvested from the best locations in the vineyard and were carefully fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs. Post-Fermentation, the wine was aged for 16 months in barrel. This Cabernet Sauvignon is well structured with flavors of currant, blackberry, and vanilla bean. 
$40.00 per Bottle
$480.00 per Case
Our Malbec was picked in mid-October and fermented in open top bins for 6 days of skin contact, with twice daily punch downs. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 16 months in barrel to enhance complexity and add additional oak flavors to complement the fruit flavors. The resulting Malbec is rich and soft on the palate with flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate with sweet oak, vanilla, and toast on the finish.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard-’06 Block, Wahluke Slope, WA
95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 11th, 2016
Open top fermentation with punch downs twice daily; 6 days of skin contact.
Alcohol 13.4 % | TA 0.62 g/100ml | pH 3.76
$30.00 per Bottle
$360.00 per Case
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.
$18.00 per Bottle
The Petit Verdot was picked later in the season, at the end of October, to allow it to fully ripen and concentrate the flavor. It was fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs 8 days skin contact. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 15 months in barrel. This Petit Verdot is rich and full of flavor with moderate tannins and medium acidity. Notes of plum, blackberry, eucalyptus, and cocoa are present.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard-'06 Block, Wahluke Slope, WA
97% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 28th, 2016
Open top fermentation with a punch downs twice daily; eight days of skin contact
Alcohol 13.4% | TA 0.65g / 100ml | pH 3.74
$30.00 per Bottle
$360.00 per Case
The 2017 Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel to preserve its luscious fruit flavors, underwent 50% malolactic fermentation to soften the palate while maintaing bright acid and was aged sur lie to enhance mouthfeel. The resulting wine expresses notes of tropical fruits, honey and hints of vanilla.
$15.00 per Bottle
 The 2017 growing season was noted for cool spring temperatures that led to a later bloom, but higher temperatures at the end of summer and near fall provided plenty of heat and sunshine to allow the Chardonnay to fully develop and ripen. Our ‘Heritage Series’ Chardonnay was barrel fermented in 100% French oak (25% new), and underwent full malolactic fermentation to produce a creamy, complex, full-bodied wine with complementing oak flavors. The wine was then aged sur lie for seven months in barrel to enhance the mouthfeel and add increased depth to the flavors. Notes of honey, tropical fruits, and a bit of vanilla are present, with soft acidity and a clean, long finish.
$28.00 per Bottle