2015 Grüner Veltliner
440 cases produced
From two cool climate regions in Washington State; Columbia Gorge and Terrace Heights: Underwood Mt. and Celilo Vineyards produce wines of exceptional focus and clarity, Bloxom Vineyard adds fresh, bright, and intense flavors.
Dry and backed by crisp acidity, this wine shows flavors and aromas of classic Austrian Gruner; wet stone, white pepper, orange blossoms, lime and fresh mown hay.
Vineyards: 38% Underwood Mountain, 38% Bloxom, and 24% Celilo
Appellation: Washington State (Columbia Gorge and Terrace Heights)
Harvest Date: August 30 (Bloxom) – Sept 10 (Celilo) – Sept 23 (Underwood Mt)
Varietals: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Underwood Mountain Vineyard is tucked into a sheltered pocket on the southeast side of a
Cascade Mountain volcano. Protected from the marine rains, yet completely alpine in character,
this vineyard produces wines with focused aromas and flavors, and brilliant acidity. This is the first
Grüner planting in Washington state.
At 1,000′ in elevation, Bloxom Vineyard lies East of Yakima and North of the Rattlesnake Hills. This
cooler site with loess soils is an exciting new planting of Gruner Veltliner. 2015 was the vineyard’s
first crop, and we are thrilled to be part of this new venture.
Celilo Vineyard sits directly on the crest of the Cascade Mountains on a bluff 1,100′ in elevation on
Underwood Mountain, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. This is a unique environment where
marine, desert, and alpine climates intersect to provide weather patterns perfect for Gruner. Soils
are volcanic and are dry farmed.
The fruit was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed direct to tank and settled overnight. It was
then transferred to a combination of concrete egg (Celilo), Acacia barrels (Underwood Mt.), neutral
oak barrels (Bloxom), and a stainless steel tank (Bloxom). Native fermentation. No malolactic,
bottled in March 2016.
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2008 was the first vintage we bottled Grüner Veltliner.