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10th Anniversary Field Blend Release Party

At Kitzke we have been looking forward to this release impatiently for the last two years! The first ever Kitzke Bordeaux blend will be released to celebrate our tenth vintage on Candy Mountain. It encompasses exactly what we believe we are blessed with here on Candy Ridge Vineyard. Bordeaux Varietals!

Kitzke 10th Anniversary Barrel Select Field Blend:

41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 28% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

Kitzke Cellars 2015 Barrel Select, Columbia Valley, $65: An estate vineyard field blend, this Bordeaux-style offering is a big, plush wine that reveals rich flavors of ripe plum, cherry, and a hint of spice and coconut. –Andy Perdue

The Kitzke Candy Ridge Vineyard has quietly been nabbing some of the Northwest’s top awards from our Cabernet’s continuous “Double Gold” at the Seattle Wine Awards since 2008, to “Best of Class” Cabernet Franc. Although it was lumped into Columbia Valleys AVA in the past Candy Ridge Vineyard is now making a name for itself along side Candy Mountain in hopes of becoming one of Washington’s newest AVA’s.

“Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have continuously proven to be some of the states best single vineyard Bordeaux varietals. The Petit Verdot has always been a standout to me but is always used in blending. The day I got involved in the winemaking I said to myself we are going to make one of the best Bordeaux Blends in the world one day from this vineyard. I truly believe that. This is just the first one and I can’t wait to see the future of this wine!”

Winemaker – Seth Kitzke

Candy Ridge Vineyard may look like a backyard project on Candy Mountain in Richland Washington but what’s right underneath your feet that makes it stand apart. Candy Ridge is built on a very small alluvial fan that was made when the Missoula Floods flowed right between Candy Mountain and Badger Mountain into Richland. Depositing large amounts of gravel, basalt, caliche, and granite in our soils. It is such a small area with expressive unique terroir that showcases depth and subtleties that aren’t overpowered by tannin.

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Join us this Saturday and Sunday to taste our Barrel Select Field Blend before it is reserved fro our Wine Club only. This will be a one time tasting of the wine due to the fact that 70 cases were all the was produced. There will be 1.5L Magnums for those looking to cellar something special for decades to come!

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Wine-Club

SAVE THE DATE

Our annual Wine Club Pig Roast is happening June 4th, starting at 6pm!

$35 for Wine Club members and $40 for non members. Please RSVP as soon as possible! Space is limited and we want you to be there!

Uncle earl will be smoking the Pig and it will be paired with a glass of our Cabernet Sauvignon! Additional glass pours and bottle purchases will be available.

WE WILL BE OPENING UP OUR LIBRARY WINES FOR PURCHASE AS WELL!

RSVP 509-628-9442 VICKIE@KITZKECELLARS.COM


 

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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.

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Wine-ClubDon’t miss out on our annual Spring Wine Club party Sunday, June 14th! We are selling tickets now and only have a certain amount of spots available! “Uncle Earl” will be here again roasting the pig on the smoker, along with other great food. Our favorite band 3 Way Street will be here playing so bring your dancing shoes and lets get ready to boogie!

Tickets are $25 dollars and please contact us quick, as this event sold out fast last year.

Wine Club Only.


Wine-ClubDon’t miss out on our annual Spring Wine Club party Sunday, June 14th! We are selling tickets now and only have a certain amount of spots available! “Uncle Earl” will be here again roasting the pig on the smoker, along with other great food. Our favorite band 3 Way Street will be here playing so bring your dancing shoes and lets get ready to boogie! 

Tickets are $25 dollars and please contact us quick, as this event sold out fast last year. 

Wine Club Only.