2016 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley: Bright notes of fresh strawberries married to aromas of nutmeg and baking spice derived from new French oak. ($37)
The complex aromas and smooth mouth feel earned this wine awards including:
- 2016 Cabernet Franc awarded “Best Red Wine, Best in Class, and Gold” by the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2019
- Awarded Double Gold by the Seattle Wine Awards 2019
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot): This is our “all-in” wine. 30% new French oak aged for 24 months with a touch of Petite Verdot to add rich color. The cherry and oak notes you expect from a high-end Cab. ($37)
2016 Balance, Columbia Valley (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc): As the definition of Orenda implies, this wine finds balance among our two favorite varietals. This wine has mature black cherry, plum and strawberry notes that emerge from 24 months in French oak. ($29)
2016 Merlot, Columbia Valley (75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon): This full-bodied Merlot has amazing vanilla character from 24 months in a small French oak barrel. ($33)
2018 Riesling, Yakima Valley: A classic old-vine Riesling with good minerality. This Riesling is dry and tangy, great for a diverse array of salads and seafood. ($25)
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley: With strong citrus and grapefruit notes, this Sauvignon Blanc resembles wines found in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. ($23)
Where we source
Wine should maintain a balance between bold and subtle flavors. Our mission is to find grapes that express complexity. To execute this vision, we have partnered with some of the highest elevation vineyards in Washington state. High elevation provides a cool climate with late ripening fruit. This allows the grapes more time to mature, making wine less bold and significantly more subtle than wines from warmer regions. When aged in small French oak barrels, the results are complex, dynamic flavors reminiscent of an old-world style rarely found in Washington wines.
We have partnerships with vineyards in both Yakima Valley (Elephant Mountain, Dineen and Konnowac) and Columbia Valley (Stillwater Creek). These vineyards feature some of the oldest Malbec and Petite Verdot vines in the state of Washington (Konnowac) and have been recognized in both Wine Spectator (Stillwater Creek) and Wine Enthusiast (Dineen) as the source of top 100 wines in the world.
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