Local wine reviewer, Pete Mathews, scores our 2015 Gewurztraminer 100 points on his weekly radio show called 'The Tasting Room' and says it is the 'new crown jewel of white wine' in the valley! Listen to it on KOZI.
We are thrilled to have received medals for all three wines that were entered in the Savor NW wine awards. Gold for Primitivo and Silvers for Good in Bed and Cabernet Franc.
Margot reviews fine wines of Washington state and has been a wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle from Canada in 1999. She visiting the winery last month and wrote about our recent new releases. Read the reviews
Hard Row to Hoe slayed it at the Savor Northwest wine awards that took place in March at Cannon Beach. Every submission won a medal in double-blind competition against the best wineries in the Pacific Northwest! The winning wines are: White Meritage (Gold), Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Tempranillo (Silver), Syrah and Viognier (Bronze).
We are jumping up and down because of the results of the Seattle Wine Awards! Gold for Barbera, Rosè, Viognier; Silver for Syrah and Malbec. Double-gold for Chardonnay.
The 2011 The Coquette is 100% Cinsault that spent 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. Semi-transparent in color, with a Pinot Noir-like bouquet of sweet kirsch and cherry fruit, loads of exotic spice, dried flowers and dried underbrush, it flows onto the palate with a medium-bodied, supple and sweetly fruited profile that shows juicy acidity on the finish. It should drink nicely for at least 3-5 years.
The 2012 Cabernet Franc Estate comes from estate vineyards and is made from 100% Cabernet Franc and aged 15 months in 50% new American oak.
Tasted out of barrel, it offers classic mint, eucalyptus, dark fruits and hints of minerality to go with a medium-bodied, supple, straightforward, yet nicely balanced profile on the palate. It should benefit from a year or two of bottle age, and drink well for 7-8 years, if not longer. Buy here!
Seattle Wine Awards