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Nota Bene Cellars

Open to the Public

2nd Saturday, 1pm-5pm, from February thru August and select SSAW Open Days

We are a family owned South Seattle winery specializing in red blends of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals...ah, Syrah. Our goal is to produce world class premium wines...and have fun doing it. Call us if you'd like to discuss wine. 206-459-2785

Our Wines

  • Malbec

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This is a gem of a vineyard that is devoted to producing exceptional Malbec in the Yakima Valley. Located in Union Gap with southwest facing slopes, it’s still a late October harvest location that yields intense color and flavors. Concentrated dark berries abounding with herbal notes of eucalyptus and rosemary make this a wonderful food wine. We think it’s made for a savory lamb shank or venison…or even Carol’s pot roast. pH 3.89, TA 5.78 g/L

      • Malbec
      • $20 - $30
      • Yakima Valley
  • Abbinare

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The linking of vineyards and varietals from around the state is captured in our blend called Abbinare…Italian for “link together.” This is a Merlot heavy Bordeaux style blend that is capturing a growing number of wine lovers with its old world character. Right bank charm dominated by Arianses Vineyard Merlot grown with care by vineyard owner Bruce Zunser. This is not to make light of the Cabernet contribution by Tedd Wildman at Stone Tree Vineyard. All sources have come together to show you a fine wine with major components nurtured in the Wahluke Slope. pH 3.79, TA 6.075 g/L

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Three big Syrahs come together to form the major components of this wine. They are followed by a generous helping of Grenache that give this wine a structure that will make it enjoyable for many years to come. At bottling we are so very glad these Syrah growers have nurtured their fruit to perfection. A formidable Southern Rhô'5fne character of earth and floral notes gives way to berries and chocolate over time… pH 3.84, TA 6.075 g/L

      • Syrah
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Miscela

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • True to the spirit of this wine…Miscela is Italian for “blend”…we see how grapes from many different vineyards can come together to make a satisfying Bordeaux blend. More new world in style than our Abbinare blend of a similar concept. Our first vintage that’s Cabernet Franc heavy…yum, yet followed closely by lots of Cab and Malbec. This wine is a touch of the exotic, lots of fun to drink. We call it Washington State in a glass… pH 3.82, TA 6.0 g/L

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Syrah - Ciel du Cheval

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This is our first Syrah from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, one of the premier vineyards in Washington State. Located in the AVA of Red Mountain it is blessed with warm days and cool nights that ensure mature ripe flavors will dominate. We topped off the final blend with a splash of Grenache from Stone Tree Vineyard to add a touch of strawberry to the bouquet…and just to keep us guessing. pH 3.88, TA 5.55 g/L

      • Syrah
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
  • Una Notte

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • One night…we were listening to Pink Martini and having a wonderful time sipping another Southern Rhône blend from our stash when we knew just the right balance of Grenache and Syrah was in our future. Here it is for you to enjoy too…and spinning a disk of Pink Martini is a must… pH 3.89, TA 5.01 g/L

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Conner Lee Vineyard

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • We are very happy to be sourcing such wonder fruit from this classic Washington State vineyard. Contributing to some of the state’s finest Bordeaux blends for many years, we are showing this vineyard on it’s own so you can experience the terroir. Located on Radar Hill near Othello, it’s cool location and significant elevation produce big dark berry flavors wrapped in a host of subtle contributing tastes like chocolate and coffee, rich and deep…they linger enjoyably. pH 3.98, TA 4.95 g/L

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Ciel du Cheval

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is one of the premier vineyards in Washington State. Located in the AVA of Red Mountain it is blessed with warm days and cool nights that ensure mature ripe flavors will dominate. This blend of equal parts Cabernet and Merlot is showing dark fruit wrapped in a bold structure of tannins that coat your mouth with each sip and go on forever. Please enjoy… pH 3.85, TA 5.1 g/L

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Red Mountain
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News & Social

We are currently preparing for our Harvest Open House...only days away on Saturday, November 17th, from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. Come and taste a variety of :NB wines along with our newly released Una Notte...63% Grenache and 37% Syrah from 3 terrific vineyards.............................We'll also be open on December 1st and 8th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm along with our partner wineries in SSAW...South Seattle Artisan Winery association. In addition to :Nota Bene, you can taste and tour Cadence, Fall Line, and O-S wineries.