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Ensemble Cellars

Ensemble Cellars Dedicated to small lot production of ultra-premium, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blends. Winemaker Craig Nelson hand-crafted each release for complexity, balance and structure. Attend our inaugural opening at Holiday Barrel Tasting 2005.


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145 East Curtis Avenue, Walla Walla, WA, US, 99362 Email:
Phone: 509-525-0231 Web:
Fax: 509-525-0231
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  Release Number One
Ensemble Cellars is dedicated to the production of just one wine, “THE WINE” which is the culmination of three years of effort from three successive vintages, (except for Release Number One, a blend of two vintages). Our approach utilizes only the best French Oak Barrels to produce only Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blends. This means we will blend other Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, small lot production of Cabernet Sauvignon based blends of Bordeaux varietals. Each release is handcrafted, orchestrating quality fruit grown on unique sites from different vintages with 100% French Oak to achieve layered complexity, balance, and a polished structure. Our approach is similar to composing a beautiful symphony by blending instrumentation, musical themes and styles with balanced perfection. Craig Nelsen, Winemakerand/or Petite Verdot with Cabernet Sauvignon using only the best barrels of wine produced. Only the highest quality fruit from unique vineyards in Washington State are chosen.
  Release Number Three
The completed blend is now aging nicely in barrel. The wine consists of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot from the ’04, ’05, and ’06 vintages. This blend is more advanced than either Release Number One or Two were at this stage. The wine already shows beautiful complexity and richness, with more structure than our previous wines. We will be aging this wine a little longer in barrel and in bottle so look for a release date close to October 2008.
  Release Number Two


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