PREMIUM AWARD WINNING WINES FROM WASHINGTON'S COLUMBIA VALLEY
Wine for Esperanza
3 New Releases
2016 LTD-Livin' the Dream $42
58% Cab Franc, 28% Cabernet,
10% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot
GOLD - Seattle Wine Awards
The grapes for this Cabernet Franc focused Bordeaux blend come for the highly regarded Sagemoor Vineyard, located in Washington State’s Columbia Valley AVA. It’s a rich, full bodied wine with dark cherry color, a clear sparkling cranberry rim and legs that flow gently down the glass. The nose has scents of fresh black plum, ripe raspberry and soft cedar with a buttery caramel undertone. The front palate greets you with bright black fruits leading to ripe black currant and finishes with dark plum, ripe red raspberry, dark cocoa, spicy vanillin and soft undertones of tobacco.
2016 Prima Donna $42
DOUBLE GOLD -
Seattle Wine Awards
The 2016 Prima Donna is an elegant, expressive Bordeaux style blend. Its ruby red color and aromas of ripe plums, sweet wood and black fruits draw you into expansive flavors of blackberry, black cherry and red plum followed by black currant, dark chocolate with light tobacco undertones and a finish of warm earthy spice, molasses and cassis.
It’s very rich and robust to begin with, becoming silky smooth and enticing when it opens up. Each sip you take embraces you, begging you to come back for more!
2015 SVS - Stillwater Creek $45
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc,
7% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
SVS is our acronym for “single vineyard series”. This one features all five traditional Bordeaux varietals from one of our favorite vineyards, Stillwater Creek, located in Washington’s newest AVA,
The Royal Slope.
Our 2015 SVS is full-bodied, fragrant and explosive, yet sleek and polished. It’s a striking dark garnet color with a nose of fresh ripe berries, dark fruits and sweet soft vanillin, generously layered from beginning to end with
red Marionberry, black plum, blackberry, currant, dark cocoa and spicy hints of anise and burnt caramel that linger, almost begging you to
take another sip.
2017 Mighty Jackalope $50
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Announcing the return of The Mighty Jackalope, Pondera's newest cabernet focused red blend. Just like the first one, our 2017 Mighty Jackalope was inspired by the legendary folk icon of the American West. The 2010 vintage of this wine sold out quickly, practically leaping off the shelf and into the hearts and glasses of wine lovers who have longed for its return ever since.
The cabernet grapes for this wine came from the highly regarded Dionysus Vineyard. Dionysus was the ancient Greek god of wine, winemaking, grape cultivation, fertility, ritual madness and theater, so it’s no wonder that this rare and secretive creature would choose to roam there. We like to believe that he has been watching over our fruit, patiently waiting for the right moment to come back to help us during these troubled times.
Let’s all embrace “The Mighty Jackalope”!
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