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Chatter Creek Winery

Chatter Creek Winery Chatter Creek winery was founded in 1996 by Gordon Rawson whose vision was to make world-class wines that showcase the unique and varied terrior of Washington State. Gordon started making wine as a hobbyist over twenty years ago while he was working for a fine wine distributor in the Seattle area. In 1987, he parlayed his enthusiasm for winemaking into a job at Columbia Winery where he had the opportunity to work with Master of Wine, David Lake. David’s style of management was to have his staff involved in all aspects of the winemaking process that allowed Gordon to both observe and participate in the artistic side of winemaking. After working for Columbia Winery as Cellarmaster for nearly a decade, Gordon opened Chatter Creek to produce top-quality sparkling wines. In 1998, he broadened the focus of Chatter Creek to include still wines. Early in 2000, he departed Columbia Winery to focus solely on Chatter Creek. Chatter Creek specializes in handcrafted varietal wines that emphasize the diverse terroir of Washington State. Production is styled after class European wines, focused on the Rhone and Bordeaux varietals.

Directions
From I-405: Merge onto WA-522 East, via EXIT 23 toward US-2/WOODINVILLE/WENATCHEE. Take the N.E. 195TH ST. exit. Turn RIGHT onto NE 195TH ST. NE 195TH ST becomes NE NORTH WOODINVILLE WAY. Turn RIGHT onto 142ND AVE NE. Look for building “E” in the Woodinville Commerce Center. The winery is in the lower portion of building “E” at the far end.


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18658 142nd Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA, US, 98072-8521 Email: email@chattercreek.com
Phone: 425-485-3864 Web: www.chattercreek.com
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  Blend 105 Columbia Valley
Merlot 61%, Cabernet Sauvignon 17%, Malbec 11%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 5%. This wine sparkles with bright, ruby color. The nose, ripe and forward, is an aromatic blend of violets, cassis, and black cherry. A complex palate starts with cassis, then warming to plumy cherry and blueberry fruit. The finish continues the interplay of the fruit and terroir, framed in by notes of toasted almonds and vanilla bean. A wine that boasts of tremendous balance and attentive winemaking.
  Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley
On the nose, aromas of blueberry, cranberry, cassis, and peppers. The mouth feel is clean with ripe and youthful pie-cherry and red berry flavors that are unencumbered by oak. The tannins are well managed, and the finish is fruity, velvety and lingers for quite some time.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 5%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 2%. Wine Spectator October 2013 isue 89 points A passion for blending shines in this elegant but sturdy Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of violets and black berry, a bouquet of cedar and tobacco. Cassis and blueberry on the palate make this full-bodied wine the ideal accompaniment to most savory beef recipes.
  Chatterneuf du Pape - Columbia Valley
Syrah 58%, Mourvedre 40%, Viognier 2%. I've always loved the wines from the Cotes Du Rhone. This is a lovely blend of only three of the 25 grapes available in that region and pays homage to the incerdible blend wizardry that takes place there.
  Grenache - Columbia Valley
Grenache 85%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 5%. This year’s Grenache is light ruby in color, very clear and bright. The nose is full of aromas of cranberry, fresh bread and strawberry. Racy acidity in the forward palate combines with the flavors of cranberry, raspberry, peach and a bit of hazelnut, resulting in a well-balanced, classic Grenache.
  Malbec Columbia Valley
Malbec 100%. Aromas on this wine are bold with black cherries and dried berries such a raisins, and a hint of meatiness that adds interest and complexity. On the palate, this year’s Malbec is saturated with black, dark berry and plum flavors supported by some minerality and a bit of meat. The wine is perfectly balanced with a great dose of natural acidity and ends with a long, clean finish.
  Merlot - Yakima Valley
2010 was one of the coolest vintages on record in Washington, and a year that tested my patience. Fortunately, a warmer September and October allowed grapes to ripen to maturity. Terroir driven this is an elegant Merlot from the Lonesome Spring Ranch and Portteus vineyards.
  Merlot Reserve - Yakima Valley
This reserve Merlot is not a statement of boldness like most wines marked reserve, but rather, a study of blending and terroir. This elegantly balanced blend of Lonesome Spring Ranch and Portteus merlot shows aromas of black cherry, current, and spice. On the pallet, tart red-berry, cherry, and dark chocolate give way to a lingering finish.
  Nebbiolo - Clifton Vineyard Wahluke Slope
Waiting and watching a wine develop in barrel for three seasons has taught me a new level of patience. Using the rules for Barolo production as a guide, the vineyard yield was limited to less than 3.5 tons per acre, and the wine was then aged in the cellar for a minimum of three years. This vintage spent 33 months in neutral French Oak barrels before bottling August 2011
  Pinot Gris
Light and lively, the 2012 Pinot Gris is crisp and fruit forward, with a zesty mix of aromas and flavors such as green apple, spice, and pear. Medium-bodied with high acidity, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to most light dishes, although our favorite pairings are sundecks, sailboats and friends.
  Sangiovese
This is a medium-bodied Sangiovese, with a lot of deep black fruits with a hint of violets in the nose. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruit are backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs, dark chocolate and smoke. An underlying creaminess developed from 27 months in neutral oak gives way to a finish of fine-grained tannins and lingering ripe red cherry and spice flavors.
  Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is very floral, showing ripe Honeydew melon and Fuji apple in the nose. Although the wine is dry, there are sweet flavors of white peach, and mixed melons on the palate. Lively acidity that supports its long clean finish.
  Syrah, Lonesome Spring Ranch - Yakima Valley
Syrah 100%. Nine year old vines provide fruit that is more highly concentrated and deeper than previous vintages. The resulting wine shows this with its rich purple color and aromas of blackberry, sage, plum and pan drippings that waft from the glass. A racy acidity helps propel flavors in this richly extracted, well-balanced classic Syrah. Firm tannins hold the experience in balance without being austere and a long finish hangs on until giving way to a silky hint of toasted nuts.

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