gig harbor

Feb, 13th
Sip & Stroll
Enjoy the evening strolling throughout the downtown waterfront and savoring sips and tastes at participating locations. Many businesses will stay open late tonight so you can shop while you stroll too!

We will be pouring our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red Blend.


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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 RED WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND IS HERE AGAIN! WE WILL HAVE RASPBERRY CABERNET CAKE BITES, TEXAS STYLE CHOCOLATE CHILI, AND MORE PAIRED WITH OUR WINES. 

SPECIAL OFFERS THIS WEEK INCLUDE:

20% OFF case discount.

50% OFF a bottle of our Nebbiolo Rosé with 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon purchase.

PASS HOLDERS TASTING FEE WAVED


Kitzke Cellars will be pouring at the Northwest Wine Academy’s Fall Release November 21. Our son Seth Kitzke is finishing up in the production program and will be on hand pouring our 2008 Janaina Sensacao Blend, 2009 Cabernet Franc, 2013 Viognier, and 2008 Method Red Syrah.

There will be graduate wine makers pouring their wines 2-7pm that Friday. Along with the graduates the school will be releasing 5 of their wines just in time for the holidays. Stop by and support local winemakers and a great program.