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Claar Cellars Tasting Room

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Claar Cellars is a family-owned Estate winery with 130 acres of vineyards on south facing hillsides atop the White Bluffs overlooking the Columbia River. Winery Tasting room is open by Appointment, 509-531-9463


Our Wines

  • Claar Cellars Sangiovese

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Aromas of currents, pie cherries, cigar box and zesty spice abound on the nose and give way to a burst of red current and cherry fruit on the palate. The fruit is balanced by bright acidity which is characteristic of this Italian grape variety as well as by dusty tannins that help carry the fruit to a lengthy finish. Drink with olive tapenade, cured meats and pasta.

      • Sangiovese
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
  • Claar Cellars Corneauxcopia

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • There is a black cherry color on this lush Bordeaux blend with accents of violets, leather and sweet cherry on the nose. Soft and spicy, the mouth opens up on purple and blue fruits and then is driven by dark chocolate and mocha flavors lingering on cut tobacco leaf. It is best now and for a decade.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Busty Blush Rose'

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Eye catching salmon color. Floral and fresh, smells strawberries and grapefruit, then adds deeper notes of cherries and spice in mouth. Berry flavors are carried by a plump, medium bodied palate on a long mouthwatering finish. A unique summer pleasure that will match any sashimi dish, grilled chicken or pool party. Serve it chilled.

      • Sangiovese
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Bright cherry and strawberry fruit aroma intermingles with hints of vanilla, coffee and earthy black truffle. The lively acidity accentuates the light, yet gritty tannins and travels bound with the fruit for a lengthy time. This is a vibrate wine distinctly placed between young and old, light and dark and is prime for enjoying now or within the next 5 years.

      • Merlot
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
  • Claar Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A deep ruby color with a nose that shows complex aromas of mocha, cocoa, cassis, cloves, anise and cedar. The mouth tastes of dark cherry and plum fruit with complex earthy spices including fennel, clove, anise and cedar. The round, voluminous palate contains chewy tannins and a noticeable tinge of acidity that gives way to a dark cherry finish.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Fouled Anchor Port

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Dried cherries, raisins, honey and maple syrup are the heart of this powerful Port style fortified wine. The mouth is sweet, velvety and finishes on dark, juicy plums. Racy and elegant like a pure breed stallion. The bottling is a "solera style" of many vintages aged in neutral French barrels since their individual harvest. After bottling a part of the whole the new harvest is added to continue the ageing. This Non-Vintage Port is the product of harvests since 2002. It is a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, a different grape each year, depending on which one will add the most to the blend.

      • Blend - Other Red
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Cabernet-Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The color is a dark crimson center with maroon edges. On the nose cherry, coffee, dark spice, vanilla and dill. The pallet is full with balanced acidity, soft tannins and a lingering dark fruit aftertaste. This wine has a very nice balance of fruit, oak tannins and acidity to allow for a long shelf life. Enjoy now or in 10 years.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
  • Claar Cellars Late Harvest Riesling

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Harvested in December the wine shows a beautiful late harvest bouquet of honey, peaches, dried fruit and melon. The acidity is bright and refreshing perfectly balanced with the fruit and residual sugar. A really nice wine to drink young but if given time it will gain more of the classic kerosene notes found in premium Rieslings around the world.

      • Riesling
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
  • Claar Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • A vibrant bouquet that showcases our amazing vineyard site on the White Bluffs section of the Columbia River. This was accomplished by promoting a reductive environment in order to protect volatile thiols - responsible for more refreshing fruit - from oxidation. The result is a bouquet filled with passion fruit, guava and nectarine. The first taste reveals crisp acidity balanced with a voluminous mid palate and a refreshing tropical fruit aftertaste.

      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Riesling

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Another October harvest produced excellent varietal character with strong stone fruit aromas of apricot, nectarine, pear, peach and lemon citrus. The palate is full and easy with balanced acidity and a dry, honeyed, peach and pear aftertaste that stays on the palate long after the initial taste. The crisp acidity of this wine makes extended bottle aging possible and its characteristic light kerosene aromas should be noticed within 2 to 3 years.

      • Riesling
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Claar Cellars Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The BIG ONE! Dark spice, black berry, cassis, vanilla, and rich smoky oak aromas invite a full palate with balanced acidity and chewy tannins. There is a slight hint of bacon fat in the background that is common among great syrah. With age this wine will gain more and more meatiness, along with and ever softer palate which leads to the perception of increased volume.

      • Syrah
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
  • Claar Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The unoaked chardonnay was whole cluster pressed in order to protect the fruit from oxidation and preserve its varietal character. After 24 hours of cold settling the juice was racked off of the gross lees to a stainless steel tank where fermentation ensued. The fermentation was kept cool between the temperature of 48 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit again to protect the varietal character, until the ferment was dry. We did not perform Malolactic fermentation so that we could continue to protect the fruit, and the wine was aged in tank on its yeast lees for 6 months. The dead yeast lees provide a toasty aroma to the nose while the constant protection of the fruit enhances the varietal notes of apple, pear and lemon citrus. The natural acidity that was spared by inhibiting Malolactic fermentation provides a balanced pallet and delivers a long refreshing finish.

      • Chardonnay
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Riesling Ice Wine

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • On a frigid morning of December before dawn, when air temperature showed 7F, we delicately picked up the Riesling grapes naturally frozen on the vine and pressed them before they thawed. Only a few drops of this delicacy can be extracted from each berry and then allowed to ferment into this opulent nectar. Aromatically it has ripe peach, honeysuckle, orange peel, roasted nuts, pear and a touch of nutmeg. In the mouth it is ultra rich with bracing acidity to carry the honeyed sweetness. Served chilled it is a dessert by itself but it will also pair well with many desserts such as crème brulee, ice cream, and lemon torte.

      • Riesling
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • White Bluffs Vineyard
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  • Barrrel Fermented Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The complex ripe nose offers aromas of oak, vanilla, caramel, crème brulee, toast and coconut. It is buttery and ultra rich on the palate, luscious and viscous. The finish lingers with toasty oak.

      • Chardonnay
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley

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