2nd Chance Rosé 2013: To Be Released April 1 - $12.50!
Our 2013 Rosé is named after Chance, our winery dog pictured on the label. Chance is a rescue dog from Out West Pet Rescue in Prosser. This wine is 100% LEMBERGER with intense fruit aromas and a rich, crisp finish. Enjoy by itself on a warm summer afternoon or with picnic fare, hors d’oeuvres or turkey on Thanksgiving. Limited production of 65 cases.
For every bottle sold, Thurston Wolfe donates $1 to animal rescue programs in honor of Chance.
PGV (Pinot Gris & Viognier) 2012: $16
Our 2012 PGV is Thurston Wolfe’s unique blend of 63% Pinot Gris, 34% Viognier, and 3% Orange Muscat creating a rare wine with intense fruit aromas and a rich, crisp finish. Enjoy with chicken recipes, steamed mussels, clam linguini and other seafood dishes or by itself on the patio with good friends.
Double Gold Medal - Seattle Wine Awards!
Double Platinum - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Tasting
D.R. Wolfe’s Family Red 2011: $16
The 2011 D.R. Wolfe's Family Red is a unique blend of Zinfandel (55%), Petite Sirah (25%), Lemberger (20%), all grown in the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State. Soft, fruity and full-bodied, this wine complements a wide range of rich and hardy dishes and is meant for enjoyment now through 2022.
Viognier 2012: $16
This is our second 100% Viognier and is produced from the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Harvested in early October, it was stainless fermented to maximize the intense peach, pear and apricot aromas characteristic of this variety. Enjoy with roasted chicken, steamed mussels, clam linguini and other seafood dishes. 120 cases produced.
Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition!
Lemberger 2012: $18
Lemberger is a grape variety originally from Austria where it is known as Blaufrankisch. Grown in Washington State since the 1970s, it produces a fruity, full-bodied wine that pairs with a wide range of meat and seafood dishes. Our 2012 Lemberger is 100% Lemberger from the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills and will be the last vintage ever from that vineyard as the grapes were removed immediately following harvest. 75 cases produced.
Howling Wolfe Zinfandel 2011: $20
The 2011 Howling Wolfe Zinfandel is our 11th vintage from the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Harvested in early October, the wine was fermented to dryness on the skins and aged in a mixture of American and European oak for 14 months before bottling in December 2012. Enjoy now with prime rib, rack of lamb or port-glazed pork loin or age through 2021.
Double Gold- Seattle Wine Awards!
Gold Medal - 2013 Great NW Wine Competition & 2013 NW Wine Summit!
The Spaniard 2011: $20
The Spaniard is Thurston Wolfe’s fourth bottling of our exciting Mediterranean-style blend of Grenache (63%), Tempranillo (25%), and Syrah (12%). Grenache and Tempranillo are the primary red varieties of the Rioja region of Spain. Following fermentation and blending, the wine was aged in French and American oak for 16 months before bottling. Only 198 cases produced!
Zephyr Ridge Petite Sirah 2011: $20
Our 2011 Petite Sirah is produced from grapes grown at the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. It was fermented dry and aged 20 months in French and American oak before bottling. Smoke, white pepper and oak spice aromas and intense richness and full body characterize this rare wine for Washington State. 420 cases produced.
Burgess Vineyard Syrah 2011: $20
Our 2011 Syrah is produced from the Burgess Vineyard, the source of our first Syrah wine in 1995. Harvested in mid October, it was aged 18 months in American and French oak before bottling. Dark fruit and spice aromas with soft rich tannins make this wine enjoyable now through 2020.
Cabernet Sauvignon 'The Teacher' 2012: $25
Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is our seventh dedication to Stan Clarke, renowned Washington State viticulturist, teacher and mentor of students of all ages. His favorite wine was Cabernet Sauvignon. Please enjoy this wine anytime, but especially in memory of Stan on its 10th anniversary in 2022.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from select vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills including Destiny Ridge, McKinley Springs and Double Canyon. Following aging in French and American oak for 14 months, the wine was bottled in January 2014. With intense cherry, cassis, mocha and oak spice aromas and rich, full flavors, this wine can be enjoyed now or aged through 2024.
Merlot 2011: $30
Our 2011 Merlot is our third vintage from the Crawford Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. The wine was aged in French and American oak for 20 months before bottling. Enjoy now or age through 2022.
Only 25 cases produced and selected for our wine club.
Tempranillo 2011: $30
Tempranillo, the best known of the Spanish red varieties, is an exciting new variety for Washington State. Our fifth release is 100% Tempranillo from the Crawford Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Aged in French and American oak for 18 months before bottling. Enjoy now and through 2022.
Only 49 cases produced and selected for our wine club.
Cabernet Franc 2011: $30
Our 2011 Cabernet Franc is from the Burgess Vineyard near Pasco WA. Harvested in late October, the wine was aged in American oak for 18 months before bottling. Enjoy now or age through 2020.
Only 48 cases produced and selected for our wine club.
Reserve Petit Sirah 2010: SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
Our 2010 Reserve Petite Sirah was selected from Block 40 at the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Located on a steep south facing slope in shallow rocky soil, it produces wine of exceptional intensity. Smoke, cherry, black pepper and oak spice aromas and intense richness and full body characterize this rare wine. Only 48 cases produced!
Gold Medal - Great Northwest Wine Competition!
The Geologist 2009: $50
The Geologist was inspired by the dramatic volcanic and fluvial geology of eastern Washington’s viticulture regions. Our front label shows a key component, the Snipes Mountain growing area, with its unique ancestral Columbia River conglomerate soils directly overlying ancient weathered basalt. The Geologist captures in the bottle this viticultural legacy as well as recognizing the professional inspiration of one of our family members; geoscientist, Michael Yeaman. Aged 23 months in French and American oak and 2 years in the bottle before release. Limited production of 120 cases. CABERNET SAUVIGNON (50%) - Snipes Mountain, MERLOT (30%) - Yakima Valley, MALBEC (10%) - Horse Heaven Hills, PETITE VERDOT (5%) - Horse Heaven Hills, SYRAH (5%) - Columbia Valley
Sweet Rebecca 2013: $12.50/375 ml
Our Sweet Rebecca, named after you know who, is made from Lonesome Springs Vineyard grapes into an ideal dessert wine to accompany peach, pear and apple desserts or strawberry cheese cake.
JTW’s Port 2009: $12.50/375 ml
Our 2009 JTW's Port is a blend of Touriga Nacional (39%) from the Lonesome Spring Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, Petite Sirah (32%) from the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills and Cabernet Sauvignon (29%) from the Crawford Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Descriptors: Black cherry, boysenberry, chocolate, spice and black pepper. Enjoy with anything chocolate, Stilton cheese and Bartlett pears, or curled up next to a winter fire.
JTW Reserve Port 2010: $16/375 ml
Our 2010 JTW Reserve is a blend of three traditional Portuguese port varieties in equal proportions. The varieties include Touriga Nacional from the Lonesome Spring Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and Tinta Cao and Souzao from the Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain. Featuring a deep garnet color, the aroma is chocolate, plum, black cherry, coffee and spice. 100 cases of 375ml bottles produced and sold exclusively from the winery and select retail accounts.
Touriga Nacional Port 2011: $12.50/375 ml
Touriga Nacional is one of the traditional Portuguese port varieties from the Douro region of Portugal. Thurston Wolfe has used this variety in our port blends since 2000, sourcing the fruit from the Lonesome Spring Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. The 2012 vintage was exceptional enough for a single vareital port.
Zinfandel Port 2010: $16/375 ml
On rare occasions we produce a Zinfandel port when the fruit is of exceptional quality. The 2010 vintage of Zinfandel Port is 100% Zinfandel from the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Harvested in late September at 28 Brix, the grapes were fermented in a small open-top fermenter. Midway through fermentation, grape brandy was added and the wine was allowed to macerate on skins six days before pressing to maximize color and flavor extraction. After barrel aging 26 months, the wine was bottled in December 2012. Enjoy with anything chocolate, Marion Berry pie or by itself. Only 50 cases of 375ml bottles were produced! It is sold exclusively from the winery and very select retail accounts.
Aged 8 years in cask! Tawny Port: $16/375 ml
Thurston Wolfe is proud to announce the release of our first eight year old Tawny Port. In 2005 we reserved four barrels of Zinfandel port from the Zephyr Ridge vineyard for this project. The wine was stored outside at the winery to expose it to the extremes of weather without topping. At the end of eight years the wine was concentrated down to three barrels and it was designated ready for bottling. Dark tawny in color with a ruby hue from the Zinfandel, the wine is redolent of figs, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla bean and Madeira with flavors of cherry liqueur, roasted almonds and plum preserves. Perfect by itself or with your favorite chocolate desserts, pecan pie or Turkish coffee with chocolate curls gelato. Fifty cases of 375ml bottles produced, released November 2013 and sold only at the winery and select retail accounts.