Summer 2019 Cellar Circle Wines
Summer has arrived, and with it comes picnics at the beach, long evenings on the patio and backyard barbecues. This quarter’s Cellar Circle wine club selections promise to complement the season’s activities perfectly. Whether you favor a crisp, refreshing white wine or a textured, deeply flavored red, we’ve got you covered.
Both Classic and Red-only members will take home the 2016 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot. From a vintage that produced full flavored wines that are both powerful and refined, the 2016 Novelty Hill estate grown Merlot is another fine example of Stillwater Creek’s suitability to growing the grape. Bright and focused on the mid-palate, this is a multi-layered wine with silky tannins and a generous, textured finish.
Classic members will also enjoy the 2018 Januik Sagemoor Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. Sagemoor Vineyards grows some of the oldest grapes in the state, and the Januik Sauvignon Blanc is a collection of Bacchus and Dionysius vineyards, two of Sagemoor’s finest. The vineyards are adjacent to one another on southwest facing hillsides with dramatic views of the Columbia Valley. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the wine typically displays a lively combination of tropical fruit, citrus and ripe melon.
Red only members will savor the 2016 Januik Champoux Vineyard Malbec. This exceptional vineyard has been one of winemaker Mike Januik’s favorites for three decades. Located in the Horse Heaven Hills, the site consistently produces wines with exceptional depth, complexity, and elegance. Single varietal bottlings of this Bordeaux variety are relatively new in Washington State. Januik’s first Malbec was introduced in 2013. Since then, the wine has grown in popularity and demand continues to outpace supply.
Whatever your summer plans, we hope you enjoy these wines in the company of close family and good friends. Cheers!