Featuring two wines from the Evergreen state. We will always continue to support and highlight local, Washingtonian winemakers and wines we're digging'. Here we are focused on two tasty wines that have ever-so inspired us on their commitment to natural wine processing.
2017 Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mtn AVA
When Christophe and Maggie Hedges were married in 2004, instead of taking a honeymoon, they put everything they had into a piece of land on Red Mountain, and planted a vineyard — four acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Living in their vineyard, it seemed imperative that they grow the grapes in the healthiest, most sustainable way possible, while also doing their utmost to showcase true Red Mountain terroir. they decided to work toward Biodynamic certification and were certified in 2011.
Beautiful example of Red Mountain terroir, full of soft currant and light oak spice with a bit of a pepper spice edge. On the palate, a good grip and flavor set of soft black currant, pepper, structured earth, and cocoa nib.
2018 Devium French Creek Vineyard Mourvedre Sans Soufre
100% Mourvedre, French Creek Vineyard
Devium might be one of the newer kids on the block, but Keith Johnson’s side project is bursting with passion. Keith has invested his intense passion for Washington wines in creating a label that honors the history and land through the exploration of its traditions and boundaries. He picks earlier than his peers, works with lesser known varieties, and tries to push the boundaries of vineyard location, trellising and farming techniques, striving to make wines in the most minimal way possible.
The 2018 French Creek Mourvèdre Sans Soufre defies expectations, preconceptions, and description. This wine is like a child running barefoot in the woods, a dog leaping into a lake, the scratch of brambles as you harvest wild blackberries— it is pure joy, a bit wild, and 100% delicious.