' Tasting Notes - Olalla Valley Vineyard & Winery LLC

Tasting Notes



  1. 2022 “Cruise Hobbes” Pinot Gris – Lake Chelan - Almond, clove, and faint honeyed aromas dancing with delicate floral notes of honeysuckle. The Meyer lemony citrus flavor offers a refreshing acidity and a weighty feeling on the middle of your tongue.  With saline-like minerality, this Pinot Gris is intoxicating, and it fills the mouth with flavor. Best served between 48 and 55 degrees.  The medium body & oily texture of the wine - makes it possible to pair with heavier and more flavorful dishes with spices and/or honey.  $25/bottle


  1. 2022 “Emmy” Rhone Blend (Marsanne/Viognier) – Ancient Lakes The 2022 old world nose begins with authentic Rhone white wine influence, crisp, clean, floral, and attractively aromatic with notes of Meyer lemon, apricot, and orange zest. This wine boasts a bright acidity that lends a lovely balance and ability to pair with a number of different foods. $25/bottle


  1. 2018 Stillwater Creek Merlot – Columbia Valley - Boisterous black cherry and overly ripe plum with supple tannins and a chocolatey finish. Best paired with rack of lamb, roasted veal, or filet mignon with peppercorn red wine sauce. $35/bottle


  1. 2019 Malbec – Yakima Valley - Dark plums, dried Bing cherries, ripe figs, earthy aromas of fresh cigar, and cracked black pepper. Pairs extremely well with leaner red meats, and even lighter cuts like dark meat turkey or roasted pork. The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM! $35/bottle