Mullan Road Cellars 2016 Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauviginon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from some of the Columbia Valley’s prime vineyards. Ideal growing conditions produced outstanding fruit. The result: aromas of plum, currant, and herb leading to a complex palate of black fruit and spice. Satiny tannins and a long finish complete the picture. If this were a Napa blend you could expect to pay considerably more than Mullan’s SRP of 45.00.
Cakebread Cellars have been making wine–and making a name for themselves for over forty years. 2018 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from some of Napa’s finest vineyards–and it shows. Aged in a combination of stainless steel and French oak, Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc shows rich tropical fruit and citrus flavors with a surprisingly lush texture. 30.00
Cakebread Cellars 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay is another great vintage. Cakebread Chard’s familiar mouthfeel kicks in instantly, coating the palate with its creamy texture–all the while maintaining a fine balance with its acidity. A clean, zippy finish lingers long after lesser chards would have disappeared. Seriously delicious. 40.00
California’s Prisoner Wine company loves its eccentric labels–Blindfold white blend and The Snitch Chardonnay are no exception.
Blindfold, 2017, is a mouth-watering Rhone-style blend of Chardonnay, Roussane, Viognier, and Muscat–mostly aged in oak. Heady aromas of citrus, lychee, and other stone fruit lift out of the glass. Rich, and nicely balanced, Blindfold has some awesome hang-time on the palate. 32.00
The Snitch 2017 Chardonnay gets its richness and lush mouthfeel from 100% malolactic fermentation, new French oak, and just a touch of Viognier. Creamy pear/apple flavors abound balance by refreshing acidity. 35.00