Grapes were harvested and processed through a mechanical destemmer for increased flavor extraction. The juice was settled with enzymes < 24 hours and then racked to stainless steel tanks where a cool fermentation was performed for fruit retention. Natural yeast-lees settling occurred for 30 days before the wine was filtered and bottled. Claar Cellars winemaker Joe Hudon has a diverse 12 year wine related background working in medium to large scale wineries in Australia, California, New Zealand and Washington from viticulturist to winemaker including Covery Run, Columbia Crest, Houghton's Winery, Hogue, Kim Crawford, Ernest & Julio Gallo, and Goose Ridge. Joe picked out the best methods from each of his winemaking experiences with the intent of always improving quality and efficiency. Joe understands that winemaking starts in the vineyard and works extensively with our crew to create world class wine.
Product Information Specifications for 2012 Claar Cellars Late Harvest Riesling Estate Columbia Valley Washington 750ml Below:
NV Hinzerling Winery "Rainy Day" Fine Tawny Port 750 mL
Manufacturer: Hinzerling Winery
Hinzerling Winery is the Yakima Valley of Washington State's oldest family-owned and operated winery. Established in 1976 by the Wallace family, the winery specializes in small lots of high quality, hand-crafted, table and dessert wines from both red and white grapes. Located in the center of Prosser, WA on the corner of Wine Country Road and Sheridan Avenue, the winery welcomes visitors into its working cellar for tastings where a family member is often on hand to pour samples and answer questions. The Vintner's Inn is our B &B Restaurant and Wine Bar right next to the winery.
2011 McFadden Late Harvest Riesling Mendocino County 375 mL
2011 is the only year we have produced a sweet wine, a dessert wine. To have produced what many consider the best dessert wine of the vintage in the country is a testament to the vintage, the farm, and our winemaker.
An amazingly sweet and rich wine, this has a floral aroma and great concentration. It offers layers of flavor like dried fruit, honey and boysenberry syrup, with good acidity for balance. This makes a fabulous dessert by itself and is sweet enough to conquer almost any other confection.