These wines are available from My Little Wine Shop.
Intense aromas of jammy boysenberry and cassis. Rich and vibrant dark fruit flavors laced with cinnamon and subtle vanilla. A delightful finish of dusty cocoa powder lingers alongside truly mouthwatering acidity. Pair with hearty dishes such as grilled eggplant, braised short ribs or beef tenderloin.
This barrel fermented Viognier has an aroma reminiscent of wild Washington honeysuckle combined with citrus, guava, and lychee nut. It rests heavy and rich on the palate and an interesting orange zest tanginess surprises the tongue. Flavors consist of pineapple, blood orange, and spice box with a lingering finish. 100% Viognier from Dwelley Farm Vineyards in Walla Walla.
Although designated as Columbia Valley on the label, this 2015 Chardonnay is in fact 100% Estate Red Mountain fruit from the Kiona Estate vineyard. These old vines represent approximately 1/3 of Red Mountain’s pioneering 1975 planting. Now 40 years old, this three-acre block produces elegant wines worthy of attention.
Kiona’s philosophy with this wine is to split the difference between oaky/buttery Chardonnay and high-tone un-oaked Chardonnay. 24% of the 2015 vintage was aged in new French oak for 14 months, and the remaining 76% spent its time in stainless steel. The resulting blend showcases crisp acidity and fresh fruit found in un-oaked Chardonnay along with the rich, creamy roundness and complexity of an oaked Chardonnay.