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Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Alexandria Nicole Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of hand-crafted wine from our Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard. Our goal is to produce estate vineyard wines that are elegant, approachable, and true to our vineyard's terroir. This means a wine that is balanced, having a solid framework of acidity and tannins, full of lush fruit, richness, opulent flavor, elegant oak, and a generous finish. We do this by using traditional winemaking methods specialized for each individual wine lot and meticulous attention to our vineyards' viticulture practices and management. We are fortunate to have our own vineyard, Destiny Ridge, which allows our winemaker along with mother-nature, complete control of fruit quality from bud to bottle. Our belief, a constant for all great wines around the world, is that quality starts in the vineyard. Through attentive viticulture management, balanced crop levels, gentle hand-harvesting and processing of grapes, and passionate winemaking we produce consistent quality in every glass. Our 220 acre estate vineyard is located on the high bluffs of the Columbia River in an area known as Horse Heaven Hills. It is here, high on the dominate ridge line that our grapes thrive in the soils and climatic conditions of the Columbia Valley.

From Seattle and points West: Take I-90 East to I-82, Exit 110. Merge onto I-82 East via Exit 110 toward Yakima. Take the WA-22 exit—Exit 82—toward Mabton/WA-221. Turn right onto WA-22/Wine Country Road. Turn left onto Benitz Road. Turn Right onto Lee Road. From Spokane and points North and East: Take I-90 west toward Seattle. Merge onto US-395 South via Exit 220 toward Ritzville. Merge onto I-182 West via US-12 toward Richland. Merge onto I-82 W/US-12 toward Prosser. Take the WA-22 exit—Exit 82—toward Mabton/WA-221. Turn right onto WA-22/Wine Country Road. Turn left onto Benitz Road. Turn Right onto Lee Road. From Portland and points South: Take I-84 east to US-97, Exit 104. Take US-97, Exit 104, toward Yakima/Bend. Turn left onto US-97 North. Turn right onto WA-22. Turn left onto WA-223. Merge onto I-82E/US-12 East. Take the WA-22 exit—Exit 82—toward Mabton/WA-221. Turn right onto WA-22/Wine Country Road. Turn left onto Benitz Road. Turn Right onto Lee Road.

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  2002 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Merlot
The harvest moon was hanging overhead as the crew from Destiny Ridge Vineyards began hand harvesting the Merlot. It can reached full maturity during an unseasonably warm fall day and was now ready for the small open-top fermentors. During the 18 months of barrel aging the Merlot’s structure elevated and developed an expressive attitude. It was then that the blending began adding 8% Malbec, and 6%Cabernet Franc. This 86% Merlot Bordeaux Blend has an intense bouquet of dark cherry, berry and floral notes that are elegantly balanced with structure, spice and bold fruit flavors that dance to a lingering finish.
  Alexandria Nicole Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Our first release of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Carefully selected, blended, and barrel aged for 18 months this estate Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with dark berry flavors, hints of chocolate, rose petals, spice, pencil lead, dried herbs, tobacco, and toasty oak nuances. Its bold structure is balanced throughout with refined, yet powerful tannins that are backed by well integrated oak, pure complexity, and a lengthy finish.
  Alexandria Nicole Cellars Merlot
An Estate Merlot from the Horse Heaven Hills that elegantly expresses its layers of complexity. Barrel aged for 18 months in both French and American oak, the blend of 87% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense bouquet of bright cherry, huckleberry, and dark fruit flavors that find their way to underlying touches of earthy tobacco, mocha, and spice. This wine is elegantly balanced, with subtle oak and refined tannins that are powered by its bold fruit flavors to a solid, lengthy finish. Release limited to 504 cases.
  Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte
Quarry Butte is an elegantly expressive five varietal blend that packs a punch for the value; capturing the unique terrior of Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Barrel aged in both French and American Oak barrels for 16 months, this blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec is loaded with ripe berry flavors, hints of chocolate, spice and sweet oak that is backed by an elegantly balanced structure and silky smooth finish.
  Alexandria Nicole Cellars Syrah
The 2003 Syrah passionately expresses the terroir of our Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard. Sourced from four distinct vineyard blocks and barrel aged for 18 months in both French and American Oak this estate syrah has an expressive bouquet of raspberries and dark fruit that is complemented with its bold perfume spice, hints of wet stone minerals, violets, earthy leather, smoked meats, vanilla, and refreshing mocha. Its initial lush fruit leads to a solid framework and richness to finish.
  Destiny Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rose
More than just a "Rosé Revival" this one is proof that Rosé's are back for a reason. Pleasing the palate from start to finish with layers of sexiness. The 2005 Rosé was made from Cabernet Franc and the vibrant ruby red hue of this crisp, refreshing summertime gem dances in the glass with layers of strawberry jam. This food friendly delight is full of character with hints of ripe red berries and floral tones that give way to a bright refreshing finish. Served chilled.
  Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah
As the brisk evening gave way to a beautiful fall day the grapes from the 2002 vintage were hand-harvested, and gently placed in small open top fermentors. They then were barrel aged for 18 months in both French and American Oak. This dark purple, very ripe, chewy fruit leather wine has an expressive bouquet of cherry, blackberry jam and lingers with noticeable toast and smoke. Quite rich, well balanced, drying tannins with a long warm finish.
  Destiny Ridge Vineyard Viognier Reserve
Pronounced "Vee Own Yay". The grapes from the 2005 vintage were carefully selected, as the crew scanned the vines for only the best fruit. Plump, round berries that produced aromas of ripe pears, melons, citrus and floral notes are accentuated with a lush, silky texture that finishes with a hint of sweetness. Our Viognier was whole-cluster pressed, and tank fermented to produce a clean, crisp wine full of exotic fruit. Serve chilled for a wonderfully refreshing wine.
  Sauvignon Blanc
Extremely expressive from start to finish, this wine explodes with layers of pineapple, citrus, green melons and grapefruit, with hints of grassy floral notes and figs. Barrel fermented in neutral oak barrels and aged 6 months sur lies, it is perfectly balanced to a clean crisp finish. This limited release of 202 cases will be available late summer 2005.


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