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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%
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$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.
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$18.00 per Bottle
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$216.00 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.
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$18.00 per Bottle
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
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 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.
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$15.00 per Bottle
 The ‘Heritage Series’ Merlot is sourced from some of the best vines Desert Wind Vineyard has to offer. The grapes are fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch-downs to carefully extract color, flavor, and tannins. The wine is then pressed and aged in barrels, with a mix of French and neutral oak, for a total of 16 months. Syrah and Malbec were added to provice bold fruit flavor and complexity. The resulting wine is well structured with moderate acidity and flavors of cherry, cassis, vanilla, and espresso.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, WA
75% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 28th, 2017
Open top bins with twice daily punch-downs. Aged 16 months in French & neutral oak barrels.
Alcohol 15.02% - TA 0.585 g/100ml - pH 3.59 – R.S.: 0.15%
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$40.00 per Bottle
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$480.00 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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$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
Tempranillo is the most popular and important red grape varietal in its native homeland of Spain. Tempranillo has also begun to steadily increase in popularity in the Pacific Northwest, and our Desert Wind vineyard provides ideal conditions for this varietal to truly shine. The grapes were fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs to carefully extract the tannins and wonderful fruit flavors. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 18 months in barrel. The resulting wine is medium-bodied with fruit flavors of strawberry and plum.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Our Heritage Series Chardonnay is completely barrel fermented in French oak and undergoes full malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine continues to age in barrel, sur lie, for up to 9 months. This process gives the wine increased complexity, richness, and introduces oak flavors from the barrels. The end result is a full-bodied, complex wine with tropical fruit flavors, vanilla, and toasted sugar.
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$28.00 per Bottle
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$336.00 per Case