Wine Club April 2013

Wine Club April 2013

Wines are available for pick up 4/6/13. Remember you  receive 10% off a bottle and 15% off a solid case off of these wine club wines for the whole month.

While it wasn’t wholly intentional, this month’s wines all hail from the Columbia Valley AVA; unsurprising, as it covers 30% of the state and 99% of Washington grape production occurs there. Low levels of precipitation mean that irrigation is vital to Columbia AVA wines, giving the vintner greater control of the sugar, and aromatic phenol concentration in the grapes. The soil is essentially a 250ft deep gravel bed with intermingled with volcanic soil and a mixture of sand and fine silt. This soil was laid down by a combination of glacial action and a series of massive glacial lake floods towards the end of the last ice age (combined volume of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, massive), resulting in highly fertile, well drained locations for vineyards.

Hope you enjoy!

 

Bookwalter – “Notebook” Red 2NV

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Bookwalter – “Notebook” Red 2NV

Bookwalter is an old school Washington State producer with some forward thinking wine making practices.

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Lone Birch – Pinot Gris

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Lone Birch – Pinot Gris

Lone Birch – Pinot Gris The family that owns the vineyards of Lone Birch has been harvesting and crafting wine for four generations. Their focus on sustainability is real and tangible practice. They use beneficial native grasses and cereal grains, which help bind the soil limiting exposure to wind and water erosion. The grasses also create habitat that helps attract beneficial insects to the vineyard. The farmers also impact soil tilth through the application of compost and grape pumace which we recycle from winery operations. Brand new...

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