Full Pull The Funk

August 12, 2016

Hello friends. Is any winemaker more suitably named to make wine from The Rocks District than Rich Funk of Saviah Cellars? Today we’ll feature a wine named after “The Funk.” Whether that name refers to the man or the juice, I’m not sure. And thanks to a sparkling soon-to-be-published review from Wine Enthusiast, I don’t have time to find out.

[Note: in addition to the Funk, we’ll also offer a pair of bonus wines from Rich’s value The Jack tier; see below.]

2013 Saviah Cellars The Funk Syrah Funk Estate Vineyard
I originally had this calendared for September, but then I caught wind of the review set to appear in the September issue of Wine Enthusiast.

Wine Enthusiast (Sean Sullvan): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 94pts.” [Sullivan context note: of the 373 Syrahs Sean has reviewed for Wine Enthusiast, a mere 13 have earned stronger reviews, a series of 95s and 96s dominated by Cayuse/Horsepower and Reynvaan, Greg Harrington and Charles Smith; heady company to be sure!]

Rich’s estate vineyard down in the rocks was planted in 2007 and came online in 2009, so this is still a very young site, with massive potential. In 2013 he cofermented 96% Syrah (a mix of whole clusters and destemmed) with 4% Viognier, then aged the whole thing in French oak, one-third new, for about a year and a half. Saviah only produces 150 cases of this wine, and I believe 90% of that production gets sold to their mailing list. The remainder comes to Seattle, and it’s not very much. Fortunately, we have a long history of supporting Rich and his wines, and that is paying dividends, as we have a hold on the majority of what landed in Seattle. We’ll need to place our order Monday, so please get requests in by Sunday night, and we’ll do our best. With that Sullivan review getting ready to hit, I’d be very surprised if we’re able to facilitate any reorders.

This one begins with a beautiful, no-doubt-about-it Rocks nose. A lovely flower garden (jasmine, violet) hits the high notes. The bass notes are well represented: caramelizing meats, olives, sanguine minerality. Oh, and yes there’s some huckleberry and blueberry fruit as well. But ultimately, this is a celebration of the savory, and yes funky side of Syrah. In the mouth (14.2% listed alc), it has that unmistakable high-pH satiny Rocks texture. The swirling stew of meats and minerals and fruits are carried gently, effortlessly across attack and mid-palate and onto the long, satisfying finish, the lingering impression one of intense umami, like a lick of red miso paste. This is glorious Rocks Syrah, truly compelling.

2015 Saviah Cellars The Jack Chardonnay
Bonus Jack #1. This is one of the better value Chardonnays I’ve tasted this year. It comes from Evergreen (outstanding for all white varieties), Sundance, and Purple Sage Vineyards, and it was aged in a mix of barrel (70%; 52% neutral; just 18% new) and stainless steel (30%). The nose combines apple and plantain and green papaya fruit with some light floral tones of apple blossom. Very pure and clean and fruit-driven. The palate is fleshy and creamy (13.9% listed alc), but not overtly oaky. The lactic character, the purity of fruit, the overall sense of balance; all combine for a charming mid-week white.

2013 Saviah Cellars The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon
Bonus Jack #2. As usual with the Jack, the vineyard sourcing and elevage are ridiculous for the price point. Vineyard sites for this Jack Cab (which is 79% Cab, the remainder Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec, and PV) are: Baachus, Elephant Mountain, Lonesome Springs, Pepper Bridge, Mirage, Stillwater Creek, Seven Hills, Summit View. Elevage is 30% new French oak for about a year, and listed alc is 14.3%. This is a rich, ripe, easy-drinking mouthful of blackberry/blackcurrant fruit and salty black olives, with threads of mint and smoke. Surprisingly complex, unsurprisingly generous, this would make a wonderful autumn house wine for mid-week pleasure. They’re also down to end-of-vintage for this one, so this will be a one-and-done offer, with no reorder requests possible.

For The Funk, let’s please limit order requests to 6 bottles, and we’ll do our best. The Jacks are first come first served up to 24 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and all the wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull The Devil You Don’t Know

August 12, 2016

Hello friends. Chris Gorman recently dropped by the warehouse and poured wines from across his three different labels (Gorman, Ashan, Devil/Scratch). What emerged clearly from the tasting: our recent multi-year string of warm vintages in Washington has played perfectly into the Gorman house style. Chris was put on earth for vintages like these.

As a reminder, Chris launched his eponymous winery in 2002 after working in the wine trade for more than 10 years (on the import and distribution side). His aforementioned house style is a hedonist’s dream: ultra-ripe fruit, heady levels of alcohol, and luxurious oak treatment. Gorman’s wines are unapologetic givers of pleasure.

Today we’ll focus on The Devil You Don’t Know, because we were offered a terrific price on that one. Bonus wines will include a new Chardonnay and a rarely (never?)-seen-at-retail Boushey Vineyard Syrah.

2013 Gorman Winery The Devil You Don”t Know
Chris inaugurated the Devil You Know/Devil You Don’t Know wines a few years ago as a way to introduce folks to the Gorman style at more accessible price points. Both wines typically retail at $28-$30. The Devil favors Bordeaux varieties; the DDK Rhone varieties.

This year’s DDK could be labeled as Syrah, with that variety making up 85% of the blend. The remainder is 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Grenache, and 1% Mourvedre. It was aged for 16 months in a combination of new and used American oak, and it clocks in at 15% listed alc. The nose is a beautiful dark brooder, with blackberry fruit complemented by threads of smoky charcoal, violet, and dark soil notes. In the mouth, this is thick, rich, and robustly tannic for Syrah. Much of the Syrah material comes from Klipsun Vineyard on Red Mountain, and that site can’t help lending its burly tannic structure to any red it touches. The fruit is super dark, extremely intense, and well balanced by gravelly minerals. The whole thing drank very much like baby Pixie (Gorman’s flagship Syrah under his main label; $45). It’s very true to Chris Gorman, very true to Red Mountain, and at a price lower than we’ve ever been able to offer.

2015 Gorman Winery Chardonnay Old Scratch
Chris already has a Chardonnay (Big Sissy) under his main label and four (!) Chards under his Ashan Cellars label. But the man can’t help himself, and so here we have his sixth Chardonnay, this one a well-priced blend of fruit from Lonesome Spring and Boushey Vineyards. This gets the luxury treatment that belies its price: all wild yeast; all barrel-fermented. It offers up a nose of nectarine and crème fraiche, toasted croissant and smoke. It’s a Chardonnay that smells like it’s going to be luxurious, and the palate follows through, a plush, supple, intense mouthful of creamy, leesy stone fruits and spices. Those of you who liked last year’s 2014 Barrel Fermented Chard under the Ashan label should pay close attention here; there are real similarities in style and in quality.

2013 Gorman Winery Syrah Sleeping Giant Boushey Vineyard
Only 100 cases produced of Chris’ interpretation of Bouushey Syrah (Birdhouse block), and to the best of my knowledge, this has never been offered at retail, so it’s a nice little treat for our list members. This almost drinks like opulent Aussie Shiraz (think Mollydooker Blue-Eyed Boy), with truly unctuous texture. It’s not a particularly funky rendition of Boushey, but it is smoky and palate-coating, a massive, opulent glass-stainer with structure and intensity to spare. Openly delicious, and not for the faint of palate.

First come first served up to 36 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and the wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull Majestic

August 9, 2016

Hello friends. If I had to peg one category of Washington wine that will be considerably more important in ten years than it is today, it would be Grenache-dominant Rhone blends. Growers and winemakers seem to keep putting out better and better versions, and prices seem to keep decreasing. That’s a fine convergence of factors, and it is displayed perfectly by today’s wine:

2014 Kerloo Cellars Majestic
This is Ryan Crane’s fourth vintage of Majestic. To my palate, it’s also his most successful to date. And whereas the first three vintages all retailed at $26, this 2014 comes in at a significantly lower price. This kind of pricing is important on the restaurant side, where it is now priced low enough to show up as a $14 or $15 glass-pour, and on the retail side as well. $20 can be a real magic number in wine retail, and I suspect many of you who put a hard ceiling of $20 on your wine purchases will be sampling Majestic for the first time.

Expect to be dazzled. This comes screaming up out of the glass with savory goodies: bacon fat and olive brine, smoky earth and seaweed. Yes, there’s marionberry fruit, but you barely notice it amidst all the umami tones. A series of floral topnotes puts the finishing touch on a complex, deeply attractive nose. And the palate continues the theme, with loads of savory funky meaty tones and sanguine minerality balanced by the plump, delicious fruit of a warm vintage. It’s outrageously good for its price, one of my favorite bottlings of 2016 to date.

This is also one where I tasted first, loved it, and only afterwards learned the vineyard sourcing. Once I learned the sites involved, the quality started to make a lot of sense. This is 54% Upland Vineyard Grenache (arguably the best site in the state for Grenache), 38% Boushey Mourvedre, and 8% Blue Mountain Syrah; top-tier sites all. Ryan used 20% whole clusters, aged this entirely in neutral barrels, and the result is a deeply charming bottle of wine.

Production is not huge here (312 cases), but we’re getting in just after release. I didn’t want to waste any time, because this would be an outstanding wedding or party wine. Let’s open it up: first come first served up to 120 bottles, and the wine should arrive in a week or two, at which point it will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull Morgan Is Having A Moment

August 9, 2016

Hello friends. I think many of you know that – in addition to my writing duties for Full Pull – I’m also the lead wine writer for Seattle Magazine. The just-released August issue continues the Mag’s annual set of wine awards, always one of my favorite write-ups.

This year’s article was especially fun to write, in no small part because one of my best buddies in the wine trade – Morgan Lee of Two Vintners – popped up all over the article. He was named Winemaker to Watch, and then his Syrahs won two of the three Syrah categories (amazing in a blind, competitive, multi-judge format). Combine that with Morgan’s recent eye-popping 95pt Wine Spectator review for his Stoney Vine Syrah (we offered that one back in January; I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to hear that it’s sold out), and I think we can safely say that Morgan is having a moment.

To celebrate that moment, we’re reoffering one of his award-winning wines from Seattle Mag, as well as offering three quick-hitters on a trio of fantastic new releases.

[Quick note for anyone concerned with conflict of interest. Seattle Mag uses a small nominating panel (I’m a member) and then a larger panel for voting on the “people and places” awards and for judging the nominated wines in each category. All that to say: while I have a large role in writing about the winners, I have a very small role in helping to select them.]

2013 Two Vintners Syrah Columbia Valley
Originally offered on June 15, 2015, and since then, it was named as Sean Sullivan’s Weekly Wine Pick in Seattle Met ([TEXT WITHHELD].) It then went onto win Seattle Magazine’s award for Best Syrah, $21-$40, besting several bottlings nearly twice as expensive.

Here’s what we originally said about it: …a real pan-Washington Syrah, coming from five vineyards in five separate AVAs: Olsen (Yakima Valley), Discovery (Horse Heaven), Klipsun (Red Mountain), Stonetree (Wahluke Slope), and Stoney Vine (Walla Walla Valley). It also sees a 2% Roussanne coferment, which always adds one more layer of complexity to an already-complex wine. It was raised in large French puncheons (almost all used or neutral), and it clocks in at 14.4% listed alc.

Sniffed blind, I think I would have pegged this as Owen Roe’s Ex Umbris. It has that same insistent smoky quality; just lovely. Those wafts of smoke surround a core of blackberry and blueberry fruits, dark loamy earth, and smoldering charcoal. That nose practically cries out to fire up the barbeque and grill something. In the mouth, this is intense, deep, openly delicious, another fine example of the easy charm of the 2013 vintage. There’s great presence and palate-weight here, complemented by bright acidity, and it finishes with an earthy kick of soft dusty tannins. Pass the smoked brisket. Pass the pulled pork.

2015 Two Vintners Grenache Blanc
There are a few producers (Syncline, Kerloo, Two Vintners) doing exciting work with Grenache Blanc, which is still a real rarity in Washington. This version comes entirely from the inimitable Boushey Vineyard, and was raised in two-thirds neutral oak, one-third stainless steel. It clocks in at 13.9% listed alc and offers a lovely nose of honeydew melon, lemon, and salt air. A round, soft, easy drinker, this balances its fruit and salty-mineral tones beautifully; so too its fleshy fruit and juicy acidity.

2014 Two Vintners Zinfandel Stonetree Vineyard
This is such an honest, audacious Zinfandel, and it comes from one of the few sites in Washington suitable for thermophilic Zin. Stonetree Vineyard occupies a perfect south-facing spot right at the top of the Wahluke Slope, where it soaks up growing degree days like a sponge during the entire growing season. A site that’s warm, a vintage that’s warm, a variety that loves photosynthesizing sunshine into sugar: add it all up, and you get 16.9% listed alc. But fear not: this never ventures into fire-breathing dragon territory. It holds its alcohol beautifully, drinking ripe and rich and openly delicious with big brambly raspberry, star anise, and tomato paste notes. I argued in another Seattle Mag piece (this one from July) that Zinfandel is an appropriate – nay, patriotic – summer red, to be paired with fatty cheeseburgers during any and all summer cookouts.

2013 Two Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Legit
This is like the Cabernet version of the Columbia Valley Syrah; it’s Morgan’s well-priced, pan-Washington Cab. Check out the all-star list of Cabernet vineyards: Discovery (Horse Heaven Hills), Dineen (Yakima Valley), Kiona and Klipsun (Red Mountain), Pepper Bridge (Walla Walla Valley), Stonetree (Wahluke Slope). Aged in approximately 70% new French oak (that’s luxury treatment for a $30 wine), this clocks in at 14.7% listed alc and offers a nose of blackcurrant and black tea, violet and cocoa powder. Basically, it smells like expensive Cabernet. The palate features a high-toned mix of black fruit and dark soil/mineral elements. There are threads of smoke throughout, and dustings of exotic spice (clove, cardamom). The tannin structure screams Cabernet, all medium-grained toothsome chew, a finishing touch of espressoey bite. This offers depth and intensity to spare at its price point.

First come first served up to 48 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and the wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull Mill Creek

August 9, 2016

Hello friends. We have a pair of wines today from one of the most fervently-loved wineries we work with: Tulpen Cellars. Our first Tulpen offer was in May 2010, and we’ve offered just about every Tulpen bottle produced since. It’s one of Full Pull’s relationships I’m most proud of: a great winery with some of the best dollar-for-dollar wines in the Walla Walla Valley and genuine, generous folks at the helm. I’m pretty sure we’re the only source for these wines west of the mountains. Hell, we might be the only source for these wines outside of Kenny Hart’s back door.

Kenny Hart is one of the premier growers in the Walla Walla Valley (you may recall that he began Tulpen as a way to make his growing – which is his main gig – even better), and so it should come as no surprise that he’s among the vanguard of “dryland” (non-irrigated) farming. His focus is on the Mill Creek drainage, the area in the eastern part of the Walla Walla Valley where Mill Creek Road passes Abeja and continues climbing up into the foothills of the Blue Mountains. As the drainage gains elevation, the Blues start to wring moisture out of the atmosphere, so you also gain annual precipitation: just enough to support viticulture without added water. The progress of these dryland-farmed sites is fascinating, and there’s no better place to witness their development than through Tulpen:

2012 Tulpen Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Dryland
This is the third vintage of one of the most exciting Cabernet projects happening in Washington right now. It heavily features Tokar Vineyard Cabernet (80% of the blend), a tiny site planted in 2000, making it one of the oldest vineyards in this part of the Walla Walla Valley. The remaining 20% is Yellow Bird Vineyard, a 2007-planted site we’ll dig into below. Production is miniscule: just 125 cases.

This clocks in at 14.8% listed alc and offers what I’ve come to see as its signature notes of dust and smoked paprika. There’s a smoky/spicy earthiness to the nose that is really distinctive, attractive, and expressive of Mill Creek drainage terroir. For me it screams high-end Napa more than typical Washington. Redcurrant fruit and lovely cedar notes round out the complex, alluring nose, and the palate doesn’t disappoint. This is exquisite, precise, unique Cabernet to be sure. The balance of earth and fruit notes is outstanding; so too the balance of flesh and structure. That structure comes in the form of both juicy acidity and dusty fine-grained tannins, beautiful scaffolding to hold delicious Cabernet fruit. Lovers of Walla Walla Valley Cabernet should pay close attention here. This is a singular version, entirely different from old-guard sites like Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills, and worthy of exploration.

2012 Tulpen Cellars Cuvee Papa-Chan Yellow Bird Vineyard
This is Kenny’s wine dedicated to Yellow Bird Vineyard owners Greg and Darlene Chan (some of you know may know Greg and Darlene’s son Christopher, formerly of the Rainier Club, now heading up Coral Wines). Yellow Bird was planted in 2007, even further east, and even higher elevation, than Tokar. The Bird sits at 1450 feet on deep loam soils, and it gets 20 inches average rainfall each year. 2012 is the inaugural vintage for this Rhone-styled wine, which blends 53% Grenache with a coferment of 42% Syrah and 5% Viognier.

Listed alc is 14.1%, and this immediately conveys a sense of high-mountain sauvage that’s difficult to convey with the written word. There’s something brambly and briary here, a sense of wildness to the notes of raspberry and orange blossom and silty mineral. This hits the Grenache trinity of berry, garrigue, and stone, and it is texturally brilliant, so supple and pillowy and easy to drink. With time and air, the minerality moved even more to the fore, the fruit and herbs receding. This is a wine with a stubborn heart of stone, and a salty/savory finish that just goes on and on. What a fine debut!

Please limit order requests to 24 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull Bene

August 3, 2016

Hello friends. It’s a great pleasure to taste wine with Tim Narby of :Nota Bene. He always pours a broad, diverse lineup of lovely wines, usually produced in microscopic quantities. And better yet, his ageing regimen – typically two years in barrel followed by another year in bottle – means that we access the wines at lovely points in their respective evolutions.

To wit: today we have three 2012s from the :Nota Bene lineup, all drinking beautifully. As a trio, they display the quality of Tim’s vineyard sourcing, the expressiveness of his winemaking, and the strength of the vintage.

Oh, and because we’ve long supported the winery and have committed to decent quantities of these wines, we have terrific pricing on all three.

2012 Nota Bene Syrah Columbia Valley

Vinous (Stephen Tanzer): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 90pts.” [Note: Tanzer, as we well know, can be abstemious with points, but his tasting notes are always so good that I can’t help quoting him.]

Production was just 162 cases on this Syrah (with 15% Mourvedre and 8% Grenache in the mix), released at $25. The Syrah fruit comes from two Wahluke Slope Vineyards: Stonetree, up at the top of the slope, and Arianses, further south near Desert Aire. It spent 22 months in a mix of French and American oak, mostly neutral (17% new). The nose mixes smoky berries and plums and star anise. It’s a supple, easy-drinking Syrah texturally, with all components in fine balance. Tanzer calls it “stylish” and that’s spot on. This has class to spare at a $20 tag.

2012 Nota Bene Cabernet Sauvignon Dineen Vineyard

We have a terrific tariff on this wine, which was released at $35. Dineen is an outstanding Cabernet Vineyard, but we haven’t had many chances to offer Dineen Cabs over the years. I can think of Stevens XY Reserve, and that’s about it.

Tim pulls from Catherine’s Block, prime real estate in the vineyard. That block’s rows run over the crest of the Dineen hill, where the soil is extremely shallow and rocky, giving natural yields of tiny, concentrated berries. Perfect for Cabernet. The fruit was aged for 22 months in a mix of French and American oak, 25% new. Overall production: a mere 100 cases, and this clocks in at 14.0% listed alc. The nose is perfumed, fragrant, offering cherry blossoms and rose petals over a core of red plum and redcurrant fruit, with good soil-driven earth tones. The palate continues the theme, with lovely inner-mouth perfume and a seamless, perfectly-weighted texture. This has just enough sneaky back-end chew – the toothsome tannins redolent of green tea – to remind you that it’s Cabernet, and the mouthfeel overall speaks to polish and class, to excellent fruit sourcing, and to an experienced winemaker at the helm. This is a fine expression of a special piece of Yakima Valley terroir.

2012 Nota Bene Merlot Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Vinous (Stephen Tanzer): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 90pts.” [Note: again, please focus on Tanzer’s notes, and not his numbers.]

Seriously tiny production here (50 cases), with less than half of that remaining as available stock. I love this wine as a fascinating companion piece to the Full Pull & Friends Merlot we’ll offer from Klipsun Vineyard later in the month. If Klipsun is the king of Red Mountain, Ciel is the queen, always offering elegant graceful fruit, a counterpoint to Klipsun’s power. Tim ages that good Ciel fruit for 22 months in all French oak, 50% new. This clocks in at 14.1% listed alc and offers a nose of black cherry and blackberry fruit, kahlua, and minty top-notes. “Total adult Red Mountain Merlot” says my first note on the palate, and what I mean by that is that this has the kind of structure that belies Merlot’s wimpy reputation. The tannins are what many of us would associate with Cabernet, and they’re balanced by Merlot’s natural generosity and flesh and overall charming nature. Ciel Merlot is a rare bird indeed, and this is an evocative version from a great vintage.

First come first served up to 36 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and the wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

Full Pull Andrew Rich II

August 3, 2016

Hello friends. This is the second in a series of three Andrew Rich offers we have in store in 2016. The first came in June; the finale is planned for October. I’ll excerpt from that June 5 offer as a reminder of how this deal went down:

[Note: I’ll also include reorder links for the two wines we offered in June down below.]

2011 Andrew Rich Malbec Alder Ridge Vineyard
Via one of our northwest dead drops, I recently received a dispatch from a hall of fame level member of Full Pull’s Vast Network of Wine Spies™. She (or maybe he? I’m not saying) was doing some consulting work for Andrew Rich Winery, and sent the following message:

Have spent month culling through inventory. STOP. Have uncovered handful of wine club gems. STOP.  Tasted six library wines over weekend and each drank well for release price. STOP. Developing glass pour strategy and thought crossed mind: great fit for FP? STOP. Would be of interest to you and if so when to taste? FULL STOP.  

I proceeded to arrange a time to meet said spy and taste a handful of wine club and library wines from Andrew Rich (as you can imagine, trench coats and sunglasses and Groucho mustaches were prominently involved). And wow, this is one hell of a spy, because it was a veritable treasure-trove of pristinely-aged, peak-drinking Washington wines. The prices were *extremely* compelling if our volume-buy was high enough, so I decided to go long, and bought in on a number of different parcels.

Andrew Rich, as you may recall, is one of a very few wineries that successfully straddles the line between Oregon and Washington. As I think of other wineries that successfully walk that tightrope, I come up with Sineann, and Owen Roe, and that’s about the end of the list. For years now, Andrew has been making expressive Pinot Noirs from across the Willamette Valley, and then a series of burlier whites and reds from carefully selected Washington vineyards. It’s the Washington wines that will be the focus of our trio of offers, including the wine we have today.

Malbec in Washington tends to be a great $30 wine to sell through winery tasting rooms, but when it sits on a retail shelf next to $10-$20 versions from Argentina, it stagnates. So I was thrilled to have the chance to purchase this one, because it’s rare to see $15 Washington Malbec period, let alone five years past vintage, let alone single vineyard. The vineyard is Alder Ridge in the Horse Heaven Hills, a site that gets plenty of heat even in a cool year like 2011 (born out by this wine’s 14.1% listed alcohol).

This is a great window into the glacial ageing pace of Washington’s 2011s. I could not believe how primary this looked and drank. It pours into the glass inky black-purple, and offers explosive aromas of boysenberry and huckleberry fruit, threads of smoke, and wonderful iron/sanguine minerality. There’s a complexity here you just don’t see in youthful Malbec. Then the palate, really very primary still, with such aching purity of fruit, such intensity. This feels like tiny mountain-grown berries have been pressed directly into your glass. I found it a completely charming example of Washington Malbec, chockful of character and pleasure, and with years of evolution still ahead.

2011 Andrew Rich Roussanne Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
Originally offered June 5, 2016, and already a steady reorder target. We have 39% of our original stash remaining. Here is the archived original.

2009 Andrew Rich Syrah Les Vignes En Face
Originally offered June 5, 2016, and we’ve already sold through two-thirds of our original stash. Just 34% remaining. Here is the archived original.

Please limit order requests to 12 bottles of Malbec, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The Roussanne and Syrah are first come first served, with no upper limit. All the wines are in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.


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