The word GÃ¥rd, which means "farm," honors the Scandinavian heritage of the Lawrence family. We have been farming the fertile Royal Slope of Washington's Columbia Valley for more than 45 years. Inspired by the French Grand Cru wines, Gard â€œGrand Klasseâ€ is our reserve-level program, aptly named in reflection of our Scandinavian heritage. It represents the top tier of GÃ¥rd wines, the best of what our estate vineyard has to offer. Award-winning wines produced by winemaker Aryn Morell to showcase the quality of the Lawrence Vineyards estate. To be designated â€œGrand Klasse,â€ each wine must meet strict standards of quality and is blended, bottled and aged with the utmost of care to bring you the very best of our grapes and effort in the bottle.
Lovely pink with purple edges. Nose of strawberries, watermelons and rose. On the late, it shows are strawberries, lychees and red fruits. Crisp acidity keeps it lively throughout. Serve chilled. Enjoy with grilled chicken or a well made bahn mi!
Manufacturer: Hedges Family Estate
Brand: Hedges Family Estate
2016 had a very mild and warm winter followed by a wet spring with a few heat spikes early on in May. Summer had an average amount of heat, but nothing like what we saw in 2015. A few rain events throughout the growing season made regulating irrigation water a bit tricky. The first part of harvest had mild heat which made for steady and even ripening of the fruit. The end of harvest was hit with off and on rain for a few weeks, which really slowed things down and stretched out picking dates. The 2016 harvest resulted in large crops with impressive fruit quality.
2015 Oregon "Gay" Rose : Blush Wine 750 mL by Naked Winery
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
A warm summer, sunny and mild, boded well as grapes matured along a normal ripening curve. We were lucky and picked our fruit early before the rains and cool temperatures lingered. Thus we benefited from an idyllic summer, fully ripening without high sugar levels, making delicious and generous wines.