2015 Awards & Highlights

 

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One to Remember

2015 was an amazing year for us at Kitzke Cellars! From celebrating our 10th year as a winery to winning various top awards around the Northwest. Being recognized for producing some of Washington States best wine is an amazing feeling, but better than that is your support! We want to thank you for another great year and share some of our highlights with you.

 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red
If you have stopped in the tasting room there is a good chance you have heard the story behind our Janaina Sensacao Red. Named after our adopted daughter from Brazil this wine (49% Cab, 29% Sangio, 14% Nebbiolo, 8% Petit Verdot) is a smooth drinker that works with the local Royal Family Kids Organization here is Washington. This year through your purchases and our annual Purse Action we raised just under $14,000 to help foster children in our area. Thanks for your help and lets continue to help kids that are less fortunate around us.

AWARDS

WINE PRESS NORTHWEST “Best of the Best”

2012 NEBBIOLO -PLATINUM-
Last year it was our Monte Caramelle Blend that took home the Double Platinum. This year we are excited to announce our Red Mountain Nebbiolo took home a Platinum award. This uncommon varietal to Washington is turning some heads and showing what Washington State is really capable of.

SEATTLE WINE AWARDS 2015

2010 CABERNET SAUVIGNON -DOUBLE GOLD-
This is the third straight year winning a “Double Gold” for our estate grown cabernet sauvignon here on Candy Mountain. Winning this award 3 years in a row is an amazing feeling. Cabernet is the King of Wine and arguably the top grape in Washington State.

2010 SYRAH -DOUBLE GOLD-
The arguable side to Cabernet being the king here in Washington is Syrah. Both varietals are highly respected here is Washington and the tie breaker here is non other than your own palate! Backing up our 2009 Syrah which was rated at 91 points was our 2010 Double Gold Syrah. Stop by and see which one is for you.

2012 MALBEC -GOLD-
In the past we have sourced fruit for our Malbec but our 2012 Malbec is estate grown at our second vineyard site in Yakima Valley. It is exciting to see that the first year using 100% of our fruit we received top honors with a Double Gold. These vines are going to continue to mature and produce more depth and quality to come. If your not a Washington Malbec lover yet get ready!

2011 CABERNET FRANC -GOLD-
Following up last years Double Gold this cab franc will be in our spring wine club shipment. This is three metals in a row for our 100% cabernet franc that is grown right here on Candy Mountain. One of our personal favorites, this wine proves that Cabernet Franc is not only for blending!

2010 MONTE CARAMELLE -GOLD-
Monte Caramelle meaning Candy Mountain represents a blend of grapes grown on our Candy Mountain estate. Located a mile south of Red Mountain it is a secret gem. With high heat units mixed with the sandy loam soil, this microclimate brings out some bold characteristics and ripe fruit!
50% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah

2012 NEBBIOLO -GOLD-
Nebbiolo is a rare grape in Washington State and only a hand full of people grow it. Sourcing our Nebbiolo from Cooper on Red Mountain we found a medium level tannin and lighter body. Different than a Barolo but delicious in its own way! This is a must try!

Our winery only produces around 1,000 cases of wine annually. If you are out of state or would like to purchase any of these wines please contact SETH@KITZKECELLARS.COM with varietal & quantity. We will get back to you promptly with a price and shipping estimate. You can also call the tasting room during operating hours.

Cheers to 2015!

-The Kitzkes