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Rulo Walla Walla Valley Chardonnay

RULO WALLA WALLA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2012

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

Birch Creek & Freewater Rocks

Rulo Walla Walla Valley Chardonnay

RULO WALLA WALLA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2010

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

This wine is a blend of two chardonnay vineyards, Birch Creek and Ausydna (planted in 2008 in 'the rocks' of the ancient Walla Walla Riverbed).

Tasting Notes

Light golden color. Very forward nose of honeycomb/beeswax, apricot and nectarine with a rich barrel fermented oak overlay.

Good acid in the mouth keeps the richness from barrel fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation in check. Tropical fruit flavors from Birch Creek vineyard with mineral and stone fruits from Ausydna vineyard give this wine a beautiful mid-palate and finish.

The Birch Creek barrels were put through malo-lactic fermentation while the Ausydna barrels were not. A mix of new and more neutral French oak barrels were used and the wine was left sur lies for ten months before bottling.

Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay

RULO BIRCH CREEK CHARDONNAY 2011

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Birch Creek Vineyard

Rulo Birch Creek

RULO BIRCH CREEK CHARDONNAY 2009

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Birch Creek Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Medium straw yellow color. Aromas of baked apple and poached pear, underlying smells of Brioche and toasted oak fill the glass. A luscious, viscous Chardonnay in the mouth, showing its barrel fermented upbringing and partial malo-lactic fermentation. A full, rich flavored wine.

Rulo Birch Creek

RULO BIRCH CREEK CHARDONNAY 2008

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Birch Creek Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Pale straw yellow. Lemon curd, ginger and white flowers in the nose. In the mouth, lightly toasted oak with creamy, leesy notes. Deeper elements of Comice pear, silky texture with tart pear, apple flavors and a hint of matchstick glyceride. Slightly reduced ML finish with echoes of smoky oak flavors.

Rulo Birch Creek

RULO BIRCH CREEK CHARDONNAY 2007

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards

The Birch Creek Vineyard is Walla Walla Valley fruit and formerly known as the Vanessa Vineyard.

Tasting Notes

The wine has a slightly smokey, nutty nose of fruit and baking spices. Pear and melon are most apparent in the mouth with a creamy texture added from sur lies aging. A rich but not flabby version of Chardonnay. This wine is fermented in French oak barrels.

Rulo Sundance Chardonnay

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2014

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Sundance

Rulo Sundance Chardonnay

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2013

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Sundance

Rulo Sundance Chardonnay

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2012

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Sundance Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Greenish yellow hue. Nose of white plum and pear with hints of talc and chalk. Balanced in the mouth with flavors of poached pear and crisp apple. Hints of lemon heighten all the flavors of this crisp wine.

Rulo Sundance Chardonnay

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2011

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

Sundance Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Light straw in color. Aromas of saline sea breeze, minerals and hints of melon in the nose. Still a nice yeasty element in the nose as well.

A wall of minerals and stone fruits engage your palate on entry. Great viscosity and length for a wine of such high acid and low pH.

Since 2006, we have been fermenting this vineyard in stainless steel barrels because we feel some elements of Sundance vineyard are best expressed without oak overlays. This is the closest thing to Chablis around.

Rulo Sundance

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2009

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

The fruit is sourced from the Sundance Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA.

Tasting Notes

Very light straw with green hue in color. Elements of citrus rind and mint mixed with oyster shell and stone minerality. Very pointed and powerful. A brisk entry of lemongrass, melon and the classic Sundance Vineyard Lucky Stripe lemon/lime chewing gum. Focused acids, yet for a wine this chiseled, the viscosity is surprisingly rich. The finish comes full circle with citrus fruits and wet stone. We think this tastes as closely to a Chablis as any domestic wine we've tasted.

Rulo Sundance

RULO SUNDANCE CHARDONNAY 2008

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard

The fruit is sourced from the Sundance Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow with a hint of light green. Aromas of pear and apple plus a whiff of talc on the nose. Stainless steel barrel fermentation lets the core of stone fruits shine through with a hint of that Sundance signature 'Lucky Strip' lemon/lime gum flavor. A great wine with roast chicken.

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2015

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 34% Viognier, 23% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne,
21% Picpoul

Vineyards

Boushey & River Rock

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2014

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 25% Marsanne, 25% Picpoul, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne

Vineyards

Boushey & River Rock

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2013

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 25% Marsanne, 25% Picpoul, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne

Vineyards

Boushey & River Rock

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2012

Details

Appellation: Yakima Valley
Varieties: 34% Marsanne / 33% Picpoul / 33% Grenache Blanc

Vineyard

Boushey

Tasting Notes

A traditional Rhone blend. Light pale yellow/green. Gooseberries, melon rind and green apple dominate the nose. Stone fruit and lime flavors backed with brisk acidity carry through to a long minerally finish.

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2009

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 96% Sauvignon Blanc / 4% Muscat Ottonel

Vineyard

The fruit is sourced from the Evergreen Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA (awaiting Ancient Lakes AVA approval).

Tasting Notes

Pale straw color. Scent of grapefruit peel, honeysuckle and lemongrass with a flinty, mineral background. A bracing, crisp entry in the mouth shows citrus, herbal and candied ginger elements. Ample acidity gives this great shape in the mouth with a long, dry finish. A wonderful patio-sitting summer afternoon wine!

Rulo Combine

RULO COMBINE 2008

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley and Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: 96% Sauvignon Blanc / 4% Chardonnay

Vineyards

96% Sauvignon Blanc (Evergreen Vineyard, Columbia Valley)
  4% Chardonnay (Birch Creek Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley)

Tasting Notes

Light straw in color with a faint trace of green hue. In the nose, aromatic notes of lemongrass, citrus peel and evaporating moisture off hot stones. Hint of early spring grasses. The mouth is full of flavors of lemon, grapefruit and other preserved citrus fruits. White plum and bracing acidity continue through the palate. Retained CO2 from cold fermentation complements the long minerally finish. Think liquid SweeTarts!

Rulo Grenache Blanc

RULO GRENACHE BLANC 2013

Details

Appellation: Yakima Valley
Variety: 100% Grenache Blanc

Vineyard

Boushey

Rulo Grenache Blanc

RULO GRENACHE BLANC 2012

Details

Appellation: Yakima Valley
Variety: 100% Grenache Blanc

Vineyard

Boushey

Rulo Grenache Blanc

RULO GRENACHE BLANC 2011

Details

Appellation: Yakima Valley AVA
Variety: 100% Grenache Blanc

Vineyard

Boushey

Tasting Notes

Light pale green-yellow. Beautiful nose of orange/lemon zest, white flowers, beeswax with just a hint of a smoky oak note. In the mouth, bright and crisp acidity yet a rich, silky texture. Liquid "Clementine Sweetie" from start to finish.

Rulo Sauvignon Blanc

RULO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007

Details

Appellation: Ancient Lakes
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard

Sourced from the Evergreen Vineyard in the pending Ancient Lakes appellation, George, WA.

Winemaking

This Sauvignon Blanc has been the basis of our white blend, Combine, for the past 3 years. In 2007 we elected to bottle the wine as 100% Sauvignon Blanc as it displayed the true characteristics of cooler climate Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes

In the glass, we love the faint green hue typical of the varietal. The nose has a piercing grapefruit/gooseberry aroma with a hint of green herb and "pipi du chat". The mouth is strikingly brisk with crisp citrus notes and screaming acid.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2014

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

River Rock

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2012

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

River Rock

Tasting Notes

Light straw color. Nose of white peaches and honeydew melon. Huge mouth feel with ambrosia fruit flavors, weighty but totally dry.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2011

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

River Rock vineyard, Walla Walla Valley AVA. Sourced from our 1-acre block in 'the rocks' of the ancient Walla Walla riverbed.

Tasting Notes

Light green-yellow in color. The nose is acacia blossoms, white pear and grapefruit pith.

The palate is bracing with candied lemon-lime rinds, mandarin orange flavors and just a little lift from residual CO2. Cool growing conditions shaped this wine into one of our crispest viogniers to date. Very intense but the perfect wine for lighter fare summer dinners or just for sipping on the patio!

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2010

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

The River Rock Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Tasting Notes

Light yellow with green hue. Intense, focused nose of candied ginger, pear syrup, gardenia and tuberose blossoms. Brisk citrus and stone fruit flavors in the mouth bounded by good acidity; totally dry but leaves a sweet, long finish of minerals, wet stone and fruit.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2009

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

The River Rock Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2008

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyard

The River Rock Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw color. Intense, piercing nose of jasmine, honeysuckle, bees wax, white flowers and poached pear syrup gives the impression of sweetness. The mouth, however, is totally dry with pear, white plum and lemongrass elements and a luscious, silky mouth feel from a hint of glycerine. Finishes long with echoes of citrus rind and minerals.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2007

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyards

Our 2007 is sourced from two Walla Walla Valley sites; River Rock and Dwelley Vineyard.

Tasting Notes

The nose is aggressive white flower and acacia notes with a hint of wild gardenia. This wine has an assertive almost grüner-veltliner like nose. In the mouth, SURPRISE, a totally different animal! Essence of canned Bartlett pear syrup; only dry. Good acidic backbone with long lemon-lime Pixie Stix finish.

Rulo Viognier

RULO VIOGNIER 2006

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Viognier

Vineyards

Our 2006 is sourced from two Walla Walla Valley sites; River Rock and Dwelley Vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Fermented in stainless steel uprights as well as stainless barrels, our intent was to make a crisp version of Viognier highlighting flavors of pear, apple and stone fruits. We do not allow this wine to undergo a malo-lactic fermentation in order to preserve the wines acidic backbone. It is left on the lees until we bottle in the early spring, giving the wine just a little creamy, nutty character.

Rulo Rosé

RULO ROSÉ 2016

Details

Appellation:
Varieties:

Vineyard

 

Rulo Rosé

RULO ROSÉ 2015

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

Vineyard

Freewater Rocks

Rulo Rosé

RULO ROSÉ 2012

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: 60% Mourvedre / 40% Syrah

Vineyards

Mourvedre, Nostra Terra Vineyard
Syrah, Rockin Vineyard

Tasting Notes

Strawberry pink in color. Berry shortcake nose with hints of rose petals. Absolute strawberry creamsicle flavor. Perfect for summer.

Rulo Rosé

RULO ROSÉ 2011

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: 55% Mourvedre / 45% Syrah

Vineyards

Mourvedre, Walla Walla Valley AVA
Syrah, Walla Walla Valley AVA

Tasting Notes

Light salmon hue. This Rose fills your nose with grapefruit and strawberry galore.

The mouth is bursting with strawberries and white plum. Fresh fruit cocktail echoes through the mouth with a finish hinting at rose petals.

As always, this wine is bone-ass dry (a technical term) and in our opinion, oh-so fun; BRING ON SUMMER!

Rulo Rose

RULO ROSÉ 2010

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

The Syrah is sourced from the Ausydna Vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Dark pink. Enticing nose of pomegranate, dried cranberries and watermelon. Full bodied Rose in the mouth; strawberry, cotton candy and Double Bubble chewing gum flavors. Totally refreshing and the perfect patio wine, but a serious wine nonetheless. Dry finish. The ultimate go-to wine for all kinds of foods and spur of the moment situations.

Rulo Rose

RULO ROSÉ 2009

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: 98% Syrah / 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard

The Syrah is sourced from the River Rock Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Tasting Notes

This wine was made utilizing the technique methode provencale (whole cluster pressing). In the nose, our Rosé shows cranberry, strawberry and watermelon aromas that follow into the mouth. Bone dry, this is the ideal summer quaffer to enjoy chilled. Whether nibbling on a bowl of assorted olives or more substantial fare, this wine is a great match.

Rulo Rose

RULO ROSÉ 2008

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope

Tasting Notes

Nose of citrus, strawberry cream and fresh plum. In the mouth, this wine is savory versus sweet. Strawberry, tart cranberry and enough grip to remind you of its red grape origin.

This is the perfect summer wine.

Rulo ORB

RULO ORB 2014

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 68% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre

Vineyards

Boushey & Heart of the Hill

Rulo ORB

RULO ORB 2012

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 44% Grenache, 38% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah

Vineyards

Boushey, Heart of the Hill & Freewater Rocks

Rulo Petite Sirah

RULO PETITE SIRAH 2014

Details

Appellation: Red Mountain
Variety: 100% Petite Sirah

Vineyard

Heart of the Hill

Rulo Petite Sirah

RULO PETITE SIRAH 2013

Details

Appellation: Red Mountain
Variety: 100% Petite Sirah

Vineyard

Heart of the Hill

Rulo Syrca

RULO SYRCA 2009

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Syrah

Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley AVA
Syrah, Red Mountain AVA

Tasting Notes

A blend of Cabernet from Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills and Syrah from Red Mountain.

Both the cab and syrah saw 26 months in French oak, approximately 50% of which was new. This wine was neither fined nor filtered.

Deep red in color. The wine has a smoky, oaky nose with overtones of charcoal, graphite, cured meats. Hints of blueberry, pomegranate and cherry round out this nose.

The cabernet is currently the dominant flavor and fills the mouth with resinous red fruit flavors prominent but soft tannins while the syrah contributes an earthy character.

The perfect go-to BBQ wine!

Rulo Syrca

RULO SYRCA 2007

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 77% Syrah / 23% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley Syrah, Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby/violet. Huge, complex nose of ripe red grape, smoked meats, charcoal and the perfect amount of subtle volatility. Bing cherry, cassis and tamarind paste flavors dominate the mouth with resinous notes of oak, graphite and tar. Firm tannins give the finish length and texture.

Rulo Syrca

RULO SYRCA 2006

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Varieties: 70% Syrah / 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards

All fruit in this blend is from the Walla Walla Valley.

Tasting Notes

The Cabernet is evident in the nose with black olive and herbal notes and a blueberry component from the Syrah. It has a soft entry of black fruits, spice and leather. Made from young vines, this wine is immediately approachable and should drink well for a number of years.

This is your summer BBQ wine!

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2012

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton & Clifton Hill

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2011

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton, Clifton Hill, Ranch at the End of the Road & Freewater Rocks

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2010

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton & Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope
Ranch at the End of the Road, Red Mountain

Tasting Notes

Deep red/crimson color. Aromas of campfire, charcoal, sweet oak stave; then a racy, slightly volatile note of ripe cherry, pine needles and forest floor. In the mouth, a viscous entry with cedar, plum and sassafras flavors. A long gentle finish with hints of vanilla and currants. Very few aggressive tannins make this wine immediately approachable. 22 months in French oak.

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2009

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

River Rock, Walla Walla AVA
Ranch at the End of the Road, Red Mountain AVA
Clifton, Wahluke Slope AVA

Tasting Notes

Beautiful in color; violet/purple hue. Intense nose of black raspberry, violets, Hoisin plum sauce, campfire and grilled meats with a hint of graphite. Again, raspberries and flowers dominate the mouth with acidity, phenolic texture and a jam-like sweetness, however the wine is totally dry. A mouthful of bright red fruits.

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2008

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton and Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope AVA
Ranch at the End of the Road, Red Mountain AVA

Tasting Notes

Rich dark purple with garnet rim. Huge nose of blueberry jam, violets, smoky oak mixed with grilled red meat. Next, a dry woodsy almost cedar note. Extremely satiny in the mouth with ripe, unctuous raspberry and blueberry flavors. Good acid framework and enough phenolic stuffing to supply excellent grip. A long, lush finish of blue/black fruits and a little bit of toasted marshmallow. Unfined and unfiltered, this wine will throw a fine, natural sediment.

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2007

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton Hill and River Rock

Tasting Notes

Deep purple/black color. Polished nose of boysenberry, raspberry liqueur, graphite, roasted meats and an undercurrent of wild mixed Provencal herbs. Velvety entry into the mouth with black/red fruits (blackberry and cassis), a background of smoky oak and a sweet viscous finish.

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2006

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Clifton Hill, Ranch at the End of the Road, and River Rock

Tasting Notes

Deep red purple. Very forward, almost explosive blueberry/blackberry nose with a hint of air-drying preserved meats, however, not gamey. Deeper notes of smoke, charcoal and tar with a whiff of white pepper. Very harmonious entry of red and black fruits, firm fine tannins and a background of oak. A resinous, slightly bramble Syrah varietal character with earth, pepper and black olives. Very balanced throughout the mouth.

Rulo Syrah

RULO SYRAH 2005

Details

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

A blend of all our Syrah holdings, vineyards in both Walla Walla and Columbia Valley.

Tasting Notes

Our Syrah has an intense blackberry and black cherry nose with smokey oak overlays. Blackberry, cassis, cedar and black pepper flavors are enveloped by a soft tannic structure.

Rulo Silo

RULO SILO 2013

Details

Appellation: Red Mountain
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

Ranch at the End of the Road

Rulo Silo

RULO SILO 2012

Details

Appellation: Red Mountain
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard

Rulo Silo

RULO SILO 2009

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope AVA

Tasting Notes

Deep purple/violet, opaque in color. Framboise and Kirsch elements in the nose with an earthy, heme/iron mineral component in the nose that Syrah from Clifton Hill has. The mouth has tremendous weight/viscosity and filled with raspberry which I find to be the dominant flavor. Although this is all Syrah, it could fool people into thinking it is Grenache from the Southern Rhone. A very long, almost weightless finish of almost one minute.

Rulo Silo

RULO SILO 2007

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyards

Ranch at the End of the Road, Red Mountain AVA
Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope AVA

Tasting Notes

Deep purple/black color. Expansive nose of violets, licorice, sweet blackberry preserve and wild dried herbs. Flavors of dark chocolate cake, dark red fruits vie with mildly astringent tannins to coat the palate completely. The new French oak rounds out the finish. A blend of Red Mountain and Wahluke Slope fruit.

Rulo Silo

RULO SILO 2006

Details

Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Variety: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

This 100% syrah is primarily single vineyard from Clifton.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple to opaque in color. Exotic flavors of blueberry compote, crème de cassis and smoked game dominate with a hint of truffle/morel earthiness in the background. Huge, broad entry into the mouth with tremendous weight and purity. Fruit, smoked meats and minerals vie for attention on the palate. Finishes dessert rich which lasts at least one minute.

Rulo Cabernet Sauvignon

RULO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011

Details

Appellation: Red Mountain AVA
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard

Kiona

Rulo Cabernet Sauvignon

RULO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards

45% The Benches Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills
55% Kiona Vineyard, Red Mountain

Rulo Cabernet Sauvignon

RULO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards

Wallula Gap Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Tasting Notes

The 2007 Cabernet is a great example of what perfect growing conditions have to offer!

Inky deep purple in color, the nose shows cassis, graphite, plum and blackberry preserve with slightly smoky French oak overtones. The wine is plush and thick on the palate giving an impression of sweetness, yet it is fermented completely dry. Elements of blackberry, black cherry and framboise are supported by fine grain tannins in the finish. Fun to drink now but cellaring this wine will be rewarding.

Rulo Cabernet Sauvignon

RULO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard

From Red Mountain fruit grown by Scott Williams.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby color with purple highlights. Polished nose of black cherry, Asian incense, cassis and toasted French oak. In the mouth, the wine shows again the black/red fruits of black cherry, blueberry and a rich, resinous character of graphite, smoked meats and vanilla. A long finish of polished fine tannins.

Rulo WCF

RULO NV WCF Red Wine

Details

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varieties: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon / 36% Syrah

Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon, The Benches, Horse Heaven Hills
Syrah, Clifton Vineyard, Wahluke Slope

Tasting Notes

Our dedication wine; my folks, Wilfred and Charlot and Vicki's dad, Frank.

A blend of our Cabernet Sauvignon from 2008 and Syrah from 2009.

It is rich, concentrated and full of purple fruits, smooth tannins and toasted oak. Explosive nose consisting of ripe bing cherry, wood smoke, tar and creosote. The new French oak is very evident.

In the mouth, flavors of blackberries, plum and S'mores compete with fine grain tannins on the palate. A wine with tremendous weight and length, richness and sensual appeal.

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