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Washington State Mailing List Wines

Having a dinner party this summer? Pick up these 3 'cult' winery selections from Washington State and enjoy! One lovely refreshing white to start your evening, followed by two wonderful Bourdeaux blends, all collectively produced by the Betz, Figgins and Quilceda Creek Wineries, for your sipping and dining pleasure.

2016 Betz Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc (91 points; Wine Enthusiast)
Produced and brought to Washington State through a partnership between The Betz Family Winery and DeMorgenzon Winery in Stellenbosch South Africa. "Lovely, bright notes of green citrus, pear, greengage and fig set the stage for this crisp, refreshing white, with secondary hints of fresh straw, lanolin and strawberry hull add additional layers of interest. The palate boasts a fresh, chalky mineral texture, with a final hint of just-toasted almond on the evolving close"

2011 Figgins Estate Bourdeaux Blend (94 points; Paul Greguitt)
"Sourced entirely from the estate vineyard, this is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot, with just a splash of Petit Verdot. Fat, juicy, toasty and deliciously flavorful, it opens quickly into a plush midpalate, with pomegranate and raspberry fruit dominant. Streaks of caramel and nougat thread through the generous finish. "

2013 Quilceda Creek CVR Bourdeaux Blend (92 points; Robert Parker)
"The 2013 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy 2013 that has tons of plums, licorice, lead pencil shavings and spice to go with a rounded texture, ripe tannin and a great finish. Drink it over the coming decade"

Value: $150
Category: Food, Wine & Beer
Donor(s): Barry & Amy Stoddard