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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.

Gold Medal - 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards
Bronze Medal - 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition 
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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. 
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$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
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$360.00 per Case
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.
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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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$300.00 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
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
The 2017 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 aging.
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$18.00 per Bottle
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$216.00 per Case
 Our 2017 Mourvedre was picked later in the year to ensure the grapes had plenty of time to fully ripen and develop on the vine. The grapes were fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 17 months in barrel. The resulting wine has soft tannins and a refreshing acidity, with notes of black pepper, blackberry, rhubarb, mint, and cedar.
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$360.00 per Case
Desert Wind Ora is a unique red blend that showcases some of the best varietals from each vintage. The 2017 Ora combines Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, as the main sources of fruit, color, and structure in. A bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere introducced additional fruit and their own unique aromas and flavors. Just a touch of Merlot and Syrah complete the wine. The blend is robust and complex with flavors of black currant, cherry cola, black pepper, and chocolate.
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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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$240.00 per Case
Portugal or Washington State?  Where are we?
Growing Portuguese varietals in the US is a limited venture. There may be fewer than 200 acres nationwide. We love our rather exclusive vineyard at the Desert Wind Tasting Room. Here we grow about two acres of grapes, varietals which originated in Portugal, and in that country are most often components of fortified port wines. Let us introduce you. 2016 Touriga Nacional in a dry red table style wine and the 2019 in our Rosé style. The 2016 Souzão is the first time we have featured it in a stand alone, we have used it in the past for blending in our Ora blends or our 2018 Rosé.
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$114.00 per Bottle