Classic Clarksburg personality shines through in the green apple and pear notes, while a bit more tropical pineapple breezes by. The rich mouthfeel created by aging on the lees abounds mid-palate, while the finish is wrapped in creamy textures and tones from the malolactic fermentation. Spicy American oak notes of butterscotch and vanilla are the perfect balance to the freshness and acidity of this multifaceted wine.
Appetizing display of luscious aromas with fresh apricot and pear fruit tang on the palate. Balanced by the clean, floral tones of honeysuckle blooms and orange blossoms, this wine was fermented cold in stainless steel tanks to allow the varietal character to shine.
The inspiration for 14 Hands wines recalls a time when wild mustangs roamed freely on the hills of eastern Washington State. This unique and beautiful landscape that gave these unbridled horses their spirit and tenacity now feeds their vines. This Chardonnay offers bright aromas of apples and pears with a touch of caramel and spice. Elegant fruit flavours give way to hints of butter and vanilla, ending with a juicy, fresh finish.
Displays nicely integrated citrus and honey notes that intertwine perfectly with tropical flavours of pineapple, papaya and mango. This wine is soft and lingers long on the palate.
Enticing aromas of citrus and melon invite you to explore further. On the palate, bright acidity is touched with a delicate oak influence, with flavours of lime and lemon mingled with tart apple. This medium bodied wine spreads slowly across your palate towards a brilliant finish of creamy vanilla.
Eroica is a labour of love for two of the world's great Riesling producers, Germany's Dr Loosen and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle. Named after Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration. This Riesling offers sweet lime and tangerine aromas with subtle mineral notes, and a mouth-watering acidity that is beautifully balanced by the generously fruity Washington grapes.
This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The palate is silky with pear and citrus flavours. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak.
Tropical aromas and flavours are highlighted with traditional Central Coast notes of lemon and lime zest and a touch of apple. Nicely balanced, crisp, with a lovely mouthfeel and a smooth, lingering finish. This is the new standard for California Chardonnay, a perfect wine to enjoy on its own or with contemporary dishes.
A very youthful straw yellow color. The aromas are of ripe bosc pear, fuji apple, lime and honeysuckle combined with the perfumed vanilla and a toasty oak bouquet. The flavors are very clean with ripe pear, subtle floral notes and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with an excellent balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight.
Awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 Buyer's Guide to Dry Riesling (see blue link below).
Founded in 2011 by John House and Ksenija Kostic House, Ovum was born out of the realization that Riesling in Oregon has similar qualities one would find in world class growing regions. We set out to discover if our belief was indeed a reality, which meant producing wines that draw from all regions in Oregon. This diversity is necessary to discovering terroir through the conduit of Riesling. Our low intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard come through, for better or worse. Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 - extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg.
At Ovum, each wine is produced the same way - if the wine smells and tastes different it has everything to do with the time and place, and little to do with the winemaker. Our hope is that through this minimal handling, and honest technique, we produce an old fashion wine in the modern world.
Smoky mineral, salty wet rock, yellow plum. Incredibly light for 12.5%, seemingly bone dry with delineated acid. Think Wachau Smaragd Riesling from a cool vintage.