Our 2012 Riesling is made from the noble White Riesling grape solely from the Dionysus Vineyard grown in the Columbia Valley. Hand-picked and hand-sorted, this wine shows bright pineapple, lemon and honey characters that unfold on the palate as peach and almond. This wine is finished slightly sweet to balance the bright acidity and to create a long and supple finish. To protect and enhance the delicate fruit aromas and flavors, this wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel. As well, this wine did not go through malolactic fermentation.
Arbor Crest is pleased to present our first Barbera from the Sagemoor Vineyard. Barbera is an Italian varietal that produces good yields and is known for its deep color, low tannins and high levels of acid. As a varietal wine, Barbera creates a rather intense wine with a deep red color that is full of rich cherry, blueberry and raspberry.
Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is produced solely with grapes from the Bacchus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. The deep sandy soils and mature vines allow the grapes to yield polished flavors that are fresh and lively with enticing grapefruit, pineapple and spicy characters that unfold nicely on the smooth finish. To preserve the varietal qualities of Sauvignon Blanc, this wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation or spend time in oak. It is Arbor Crest’s time honored tradition of producing this exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.
The Arbor Crest Chardonnay is an enticing blend from two unique vineyard sites across the Columbia Valley. The combination of these two vineyards yields a wonderfully rich wine that is supple in texture with a nice acid balance. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is full-bodied with layers of peach, apricot, honey and toasty flavors turning rich and creamy on the finish.
Arbor Crest is pleased to present this highly acclaimed wine, Dionysus, a masterful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This distinct wine was given the name “Dionysus” to complement the exceptional Dionysus vineyard and to acknowledge the mythological Greek God of Wine. Dionysus is a fun wine to craft because it is a wine that is created from only the best vineyards in only the best vintages. The creation of Dionysus is where art presides over science – the true art of blending. This full-bodied wine is aged in French oak for 32 months. The alluring aroma of maple sugar, cedar and black raspberry unfold on the palate as plum, nutmeg and black cherry ~ thoroughly seductive. This wine will age gracefully for 10-12 years.
Arbor Crest’s Syrah is an exciting wine that is full-bodied as well as rich and velvety. The grapes from both vineyards were hand-picked and hand-sorted with yields kept low, to produce a wine with concentrated black cherry and blueberry nuances. The combination of these two vineyards produces a complex and enticing blend. Balanced by a fine acidity and tannin structure, the toasty spices from new French oak add hints of nutmeg, clove and licorice. We are proud to present this Syrah to you!
Our Cabernet Franc from the Columbia Valley is adelicious example of the traditional Bordeaux varietal. This wine is a sumptuous blend made from grapes grown in the prestigious Conner Lee Vineyard. This wine ingrates a spicy hearbalness with bright red fruit and jammy characters that unfold and linger on the palate. The elegance of this full-bodied wine weaves layer after layer of spicy oak, red currant, cedar and black raspberry flavors. Barrel-aged in French oak for 20 months, this wine will age gracefully for another 6 to 8 years.
This complex and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious blend from the Dionysus, Bacchus, Kilpsun, Stillwater Creek and Wahluke Slope Vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The multiple layers of chocolate, red current and plum explode on the palate, finishing with hints of spices and herbs from the French oak. Barrel-aged for 20 months, this wine displays intense dark berry fruit and a full-bodied character that Cabernet lovers cherish. It is our pleasure to present to you this memorable Cabernet Sauvignon.
2008 Syrah || Three Vineyards | Columbia Valley
Cadillac Red is a limited edition wine that was created in honor of Arbor Crest’s founders, Harold and Marcia Mielke. This is an exceptional blend of their favorite varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1931 Cadillac V16 Phaeton seen on the label, was designed by the legendary Harley Earl, and was one of only 364 cars produced in 1931. Only a dozen or so cars remain today. Harold and Marcia are proud owners of this spectacular showpiece and on occasion, you may see it parked on the grounds of their other crowning jewel, the Arbor Crest Estate.
Our Cliff House Blush is a luscious, semi-sweet wine with a beautiful soft pink color. The wine is a blend of the Sangiovese and Riesling grapes. The temperate growing season of the Pacific Northwest produces Sangiovese grapes with a delicate aroma of strawberry and spice. The Riesling exhibits aromas of honeysuckle and pear followed by a crisp apple-like flavor accented by honey and floral notes. Together they create a well-balanced, yet soft and sweet, rose style wine.
The Arbor Crest family is pleased to introduce our proprietary red blend, Cliff House Red. This sumptuous wine was created for our beautiful estate, the Arbor Crest Cliff House, and made exclusively with our finest Columbia Valley red grapes. The bright red fruit and jammy characters that unfold and linger on the palate are a fine example of excellent Columbia Valley fruit. This medium-bodied wine display layers of spicy oak, red currant, cedar, and black raspberry flavors.
Arbor Crest is pleased to present our Petite Sirah from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard. Petite Sirah is a wonderfully rich and intense wine. It is loaded with black currant, maple and violets. A grape typically grown in California, we believe this warm site of Wahluke Slope captures the varietal essence of this stunning grape.
This sumptuous wine was created for out beautiful estate, the Arbor Crest Cliff House, and made exclusively with our finest Columbia Valley white grapes. This wine displays fresh peaches and apricots with a lively acidity that finishes nicely on the palate. The combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay is an excellent blending of stone fruit and tropical fruit. The Sauvignon Blanc yields the stone fruit and mineral qualities, while the melon and tropical flavors of the Chardonnay compliment it perfectly.
Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc from the Columbia Valley is a product produced solely from the Bacchus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. The deep sandy soils and mature vines allow the grapes to yield polished flavors that are fresh and lively with enticing grapefruit, pineapple and spicy characters that unfold nicely on the smooth finish. To preserve the varietal qualities of Sauvignon Blanc, this wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation or spend time in oak. It is Arbor Crest’s time honored tradition of producing this exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.
Our Conner Lee Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine with rich and concentrated fruit. The grapes were hand-picked and then hand-sorted at the winery to ensure optimum quality. Barrel fermentation and aging in new French oak creates a full-bodied, elegant wine with good balance and enticing character. This multi-dimensional wine is lush and concentrated with layers of peach, apricot and toasty oak flavors turning rich and creamy on the finish.
Our Sangiovese from the Wahluke Slope Vineyard is a wonderful example of a Washington Sangiovese. The aromas of ripe strawberry jam and spicy notes unfold on the palate as clove and currant. This well established vineyard, situated in a warm and arid climate with a unique soil profile, yields these wonderful, jammy characters and hints of smoke and cassis. Please enjoy our Sangiovese with your favorite cuisine!