deVine Wine

Join us in the Mill Creek town center this Thursday from 5-8pm. 2012 is being hailed as the best vinetages in the last decade here in Washington. The wines are very fruit forward with great acid making them very approachable right now, but will hold up great in the cellars for years to come. Hope to see you there!

Tasting will include; Viognier, 2012 Sangiovese, 2012 Nebbiolo, 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red, & 2012 Malbec.


wicked

Wicked Cellars is a awesome shop in downtown Everett! We had heard nothing but great things from a few people that have visited us over the last year. Finally, we got the time to go visit the shop and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment you walk in you see a great selection of wines from around the world. Making your way towards the middle of the store, you see an amazing selection from Washington State wine & by that point have most likely already met Ritch. Nice and knowledgeable, this is who will help you pick out the perfect wine for your palate! Then you see a little archway that takes you to their event space in the back. There you find yourself in a big room with arches and vineyards painted on the walls, making you feel like your are in your own Tuscan home on the vineyard.

Join us the 29th for our first pouring at Wicked Cellars! Of our wines we will be sharing; Viognier, 2012 Sangiovese, 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red, 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2010 Syrah. We look forward to meeting you!

Cheers!

-The Kitzkes


the grape choice

Join us in Kirkland on January 27th at The Grape Choice! The Grape Choice is an awesome store located in downtown Kirkland. With a great selection of old and new world wines, Perry is the man that will help you pick out the right bottle. Grab a glass and walk along Lake Washington or grab a bite at on of the local restaurants.

2015 was a big year for Kitzke Cellars, winning some of the Northwest’s top awards and we want to share them with you! Starting it off will be our estate grown 2010 Cabernet Franc, which won a Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards and Best of Varietal at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival. Next up will be our estate grown 2012 Malbec, that received a Gold at this years Seattle Wine Awards. Then its on to our 2010 estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine continues to outperform its price by far! Winning its 3rd straight Double Gold at the Seattle. Backing up all these Bordeaux varietals is our Syrah. This Syrah showcases our terroir perfectly with a great balance between earth and fruit, showing why it was deserving of a Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards as well.

Seth will be there answering any question you may have about our vineyards and winemaking practices.

CHEERS!

-The Kitzkes

 


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Seattle Wine Awards is the most notable wine competition in the Pacific North West. Bring in Masters of Wine, Sommeliers, Professors of Viticulture & Enology, Wine Directors, Wine Journalists and more. This adds up to 20 wine experts that will evaluate each and every wine on a blind basis.

We couldn’t have asked for better results this year at the 2015 SWA, receiving 6 AWARDS GOLD OR BETTER!

Double Golds include our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Syrah, and 2012 Malbec. Gold metals include out 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Monte Caramelle, and 2012 Nebbiolo.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (DOUBLE GOLD) – This is the third straight year in a row our estate Cabernet has won a Double Gold at SWA. Our estate block was planted in 2000 on Candy Mountain and just continues to preform beyond its years. Since its 7th leaf it has produced top tier quality and we are excited to see the maturity level continue to improve.

2010 Syrah (DOUBLE GOLD) – Syrah is arguably Washington States best varietal. Producing deep rich flavor profiles that greatly differ from each micro-climate with in our state and the ability to age for years. The quality of Syrah here is so high that this award really has us ecstatic!

2012 Malbec (DOUBLE GOLD) – Our Malbec has always been a limited release that shines in competition. From sourcing grapes in 2008 to now using our estate block out near Red Mountain this Malbec show cases the 2012 vintage perfectly. Great fruit reflecting the warm year, with solid acid and tannin structure that is true to the varietal. Mild tannins that are drinking good now but will only improve with age. We are only producing around 50 cases a year sold to our Candy Mountain Wine Club only! Cheers!

2012 Nebbiolo (GOLD) – This was a varietal we did back in 2005 and was too early for Washington’s market. Nebbiolo is a Italian varietal that we source from Red Mountain and age for 30 months in neutral oak. It is one of the few 100% Nebbiolo’s in the state and has become the tasting room favorite this spring. Lighter body on the palate with bright fruit/acid and strawberry rhubarb on the finish.

2010 Monte Caramelle (GOLD) – This Blend meaning “Candy Mountain” in French consists of 50% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 17% Syrah. All grown right around that tasting room on Candy Mountain in Richland, Wa. The 2010 vintage has big shoes to fill, with our 2009 blend winning a “Double Platinum” in the Northwest Wine Press platinum judging. It is well on it’s way though!

2011 Cabernet Franc (GOLD) – From our 2008 vintage our estate Cabernet Franc has been a crowd favorite metaling at SWA every year. Consisting of 100% Cab Franc this wine has a great balance of fruit, pepper and terroir. 2011 was a cold vintage in Washington and there is a very limited amount (less than 40 cases)! Don’t sleep on this release!

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TasteWashington

Taste Washington is one of our favorite events of the year! So much great food and wine! Come by Kitzke Cellars this year and taste some of Washington’s best Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winning Double Gold’s at this years Seattle Wine Awards these wines will not disappoint.

We hope to meet you this year and share part of our family with you!

The Kitzke’s