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Sleight of Hand Cellars was formally established in the Spring of 2007 by partners Jerry and Sandy Solomon and Trey Busch, who also serves as winemaker. Our focus is twofold: To make the best wines in Washington State from the best vineyards, and to have fun while doing it! We now own or control the farming on 5 different sites within the Walla Walla Valley, the Horse Heaven Hills, and Red Mountain. This fruit makes up the bulk of our production of our wines.

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Our Wines

  • 2014 Conjurer Red Blend

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The 2014 Conjurer is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. It was aged 12 months in 15% new French oak. Hailing mostly from Red Mountain Vineyard, Blue Mountain Vineyard, and Phinny Hill Vineyard, it shows tremendous weight and concentration from the warm vintage. With a gorgeous nose and flavor profile of red and black cherries, herbal notes from the Cabernet Franc, as well as savory spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, this Washington State Bordeaux-style blend will age gracefully over the next decade, but like most of our wines, will be delicious young. Like anything in life, The Conjurer is certainly best enjoyed with friends.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2015 Magician's Assistant Cab Franc Rose'

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2015 Magician's Assistant Rosé (Great Rosés from the Pacific NW) - Daryna Tobey of eater.com The Magician’s Assistant is single-vineyard 100 percent cabernet franc, with strawberry, black raspberry, and dried spice aromas. It’s round and balanced on the palate, where intense black cherry, strawberry and crisp citrus notes carry through to the finish; peppery-herbaceous hints add complexity. This cab franc pink is not demure—it’s an ebullient wine and a terrific transition for red wine drinkers who haven’t caught on to rosé yet.

      • Cabernet Franc
      • $15 - $20
      • Yakima Valley
      • Blackrock Holding, LLC
  • 2014 Enchantress Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2014 Enchantress Chardonnay 18.5+/20 - Rand Sealey of the Review of Washington Wines From 30 plus year old vines, this Chardonnay offers a brilliant gold color and enticing aromas of Bosc pear, white peach and citrus, with scents of pear blossoms, acacia flowers and wet stone. The flavors are true to variety, with notes of peach stone, grape skin and Missoula Flood minerals. The creamy textured (from partial malolactic) back reveals sensations of pêche and poire liqueurs, hazelnuts, and bright fruit acids, followed by a deliciously ripe finish.

      • Chardonnay
      • $20 - $30
      • Yakima Valley
      • French Creek Vineyard
  • 2014 Levitation Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2014 Sleight Of Hand Syrah Levitation - 94pts The Wine Advocate Already bottled and 100% Syrah that saw 40% whole clusters, the 2014 Syrah Levitation is a ripe, sexy, full-bodied beauty that’s loaded with black and blue fruits, pepper, licorice and savory herb aromas and flavors. Despite the masses of fruit, it has solid underlying structure and will cruise for a decade or more.

      • Syrah
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2014 Sorceress Grenache

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2014 Sleight Of Hand Grenache The Sorceress - 90pts The Wine Advocate The 100% Grenache 2014 Grenache The Sorceress is an elegant, savory effort that has classic Grenache notes of kirsch, dried spices, herbes de Provence and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated feel on the palate. There’s a touch of dry tannin, but it’s still outstanding and will drink well for 4-6 years.

      • Grenache Noir
      • $50 - $75
      • Snipes Mountain
      • Upland Vineyards
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 2015 Spellbinder

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our 2015 Spellbinder is a dark, stunning, mouth-coating blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 21% Cabernet Franc, sourced from some of the most sought after vineyards in Washington State, including some of our Estate Vineyards. Elegant and full bodied, while still approachable, it boasts fresh fruit aromas and flavors of black cherries, raspberries, and currants, with just a hint of cedar from older French oak barrels in which it was aged. The tannins are completely resolved, providing a plush textured finish, bouyed by the fresh acidity of the 2015 vintage. This wine is made to be enjoyed on its own or with food.

      • Blend - Proprietary Red
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2013 Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2013 Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon 92-94 points (barrel sample) - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate There's roughly 900 cases of the 2013 The Illusionist, and it's a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It offer lots of cassis, graphite, lead pencil shavings and a touch of herbs in a full-bodied, elegant, beautifully ripe profile. Coming mostly from Blue Mountain Vineyard in Walla Walla, Red Mountain Vineyard in Red Mountain, and Scooteney Flats Vineyard (also in Red Mountain), it's still aging in 60% new French oak and is scheduled to be bottled in late June of this year. Given the purity and depth of fruit, I expect it to drink nicely on release, but it will have an easy 15+ years of overall longevity as well.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2013 Archimage Red Blend

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2013 Archimage (May 2016 release) 91-93 points (barrel sample) - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate The Cabernet Franc dominated 2013 The Archimage will certainly be an outstanding wine. It has classic black and blue fruits, flowers and dried-herb characteristics, medium to full-bodied richness and nicely integrated acidity. Fresh, lively and balanced, it's a beautiful barrel sample that will have a decade of prime drinking.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
  • 2014 Psychedelic Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 2014 Sleight Of Hand Syrah The Psychedelic - 94pts The Wine Advocate Another full-throttle, downright sexy wine is the 2014 Syrah The Psychedelic. Made from 100% Syrah that was fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged in a scant 10% new French oak (and never racked), it has loads of ripe dark fruits, lavender, peppered meat and olive to go with rock-solid concentration, sweet tannin and a killer finish. It’s already hard to resist and I see no need to delay gratification

      • Syrah
      • $50 - $75
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
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Sleight of Hand Cellars releases to our wine club in April and November of each year. For more info on the wine club (The Wine Illusionist Society) please visit our website at http://sofhcellars.orderport.net/wine-club.