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Bookwalter Winery is pleased to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy an Eastern Washington sensory encounter of handcrafted wines, all from the convenient location of our Woodinville Tasting Studio.

Our Wines

  • 2009 Couplet-Chardonnay, Viognier

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our sixth year of producing this outstanding 100% percent stainless steel co-fermented blend offers aromas of ripe pears, grapefruits, honeysuckle, crushed pistachios and a hint of anise. Flavors of Bartlett Pears, apricot, Thai spices and cloves are followed by a viscous, slightly sweet yet balanced finish.

      • Blend - Other White
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Tercet-Rousanne, Marsanne & Viognier

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our 100% percent stainless co-fermented Rhone style blend is again very subtle in its nature and drinks like a soft bed of flowers would feel to the touch. The wine offers aromas of ripe bananas, Bartlett Pear, orange blossoms and fennel. Flavors of white peach, banana, breakfast melons, crushed cashews and nutmeg are followed by a round, slightly sweet yet balanced finish. The subtlety of this wine is its grandest character

      • Blend - Rhone Style White
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Protagonist

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The fourth release of this highly sought after blend is a doozy. A blend of cool and warm site vineyards, the wine shows incredible depth and complexity without being overbearing. The darker characteristics of this wine lean toward chocolate, mocha and cola, complemented by a mixed bowl of fruit ranging from black berries and plums to dates and figs. The wines sweet viscosity leads to a long finish that coats the palate with a delicious loveliness.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Red Mountain
  • 2009 Chapter 4

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The fourth iteration of our Chapter Series of wines is without a question a true example of the collision of an extraordinary vintage, exceptional vineyard sources and practices married with unparalleled attention to detail in the cellar. Sarsaparilla, anise, cocoa, vanilla extract and cola are surrounded by the dark to blue fruits one has become accustomed too with this wine, black currants, plums, blackberries and blue berries. With a mouth feel that feels like a velvet glove, your palate will be thanking you long after the glass (or bottle) is gone.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • over $75
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2010 Double Plot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • My name is Double Plot and I have two distinctive sides to my character. Forty percent of me was barrel fermented in brand new Francois Frères French oak barrels that provided a slight toast and creaminess to my overall flavor impression. While aging for 9 months in the barrel, I converted my malo acid in to lactic acid (malolactic fermentation) to further soften my flavors and to create a broader range of complex aromas & flavors. Sixty percent of me was fermented very slowly in stainless steel tanks at cold temperatures to retain the delicate esters I developed in the vineyard. Remaining cold during the entire 9 months of aging precluded me from going through the secondary fermentation (MLF), which allowed me to hold onto my bountiful acidity from the cooler vintage. I am lithe, nuanced and elegant and the beauty of my style is the subtlety of my make-up.

      • Chardonnay
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Red Mountain and Yakima Valley appellations. Due to the warm growing season in 2009 we were able to maintain a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final Foreshadow blend as even this late ripening variety fully matured in this wonderful vintage. Both aromatically and on the palate the wine displays a medley of dark fruits led by plums, blackberries, blueberries and figs. Secondary and tertiary notes are more subtle and offer hints of truffles, violets, baking spices and sandalwood followed by a warm cola bath. The wine enters the palate sweet and round and finishes with polished, fine grained tannins. The lush, long finish is complimented by the natural sweetness and acidity of the wine. Recommended cellaring 6 – 12 years.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Conflict

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Possibly the most aromatically stimulating wine out of this group, the 2009 Conflict captures the essence of this graceful, cool site vineyard. Garden fresh savory herbs, black olives, truffles, red currant, red and black cherries are wrapped in a seamless oak expression that dances gracefully with the fruit. With a sweet entry, a generous, round mid palate and long finish that lasts for a good 30 seconds, this wine is surely a wine that is worth savoring.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Foreshadow Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our Foreshadow Merlot showcases our best Merlot vineyards in the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain appellations. A more classic, refined style of Merlot in that for the first time in 10 years we did not blend in Petit Verdot or Malbec but chose a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon which allowed for more grace and elegance. The wine parades a basket full of red fruits led by raspberries, Maraschino Cherries and cassis, perfume aromas of rose water, sandalwood, sage and cola are followed by very subtle tones of anise, leather and graphite. The wine enters the palate sweet, reveals a medium to full body on the mid palate and stays on course displaying a variety of the red fruits listed above. Slightly less powerful than previous vintages, but none the less intriguing given the secondary and tertiary flavors of figs, spices and bakers chocolate. Recommended cellaring for this Merlot is in the 5 – 8 year range however it will certainly age longer with proper care.

      • Merlot
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
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