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Facelli Winery

Facelli Winery Established in 1988, our winery humbly finds itself in a business park, in the heart of Woodinville's "Wine Country". What we lack in ambience we gain in wine quality, consistency, and personality. My dad Lou, my mom Sandy, my two sisters Lisa and Lori, along with myself, take turns working each weekend. We look forward to meeting our customers and providing them with an enjoyable wine tasting experience. Our tasting room is open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm, with the exception of major holidays. Autographed bottles are a big hit with customers when my dad is around. This is my dad's 24th year working with Washington fruit. I remember as a young girl my dad being quoted, "Your wines are only as good as the fruit you start with". Here we are today with the same belief. My family appreciates everyone working in the vineyard for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the years. Our grapes are contracted from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys where we have built relationships with some of the best growers in the state of Washington. Our grapes are hand picked, hand sorted, and processed with gravity as much as possible. Our production is between 3,000 and 3,500 cases. We are focused on small lots of various varietals using select vineyards. In doing this we are able to provide you with the best quality and a larger selection of wine to choose from. Our emphasis is on "Reds". In addition to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, we now offer Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Lemberger. Our whites include Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, and Riesling, which rotates in style from sweet to dry depending on the year. Other newcomers include Rosato, a "dry" rose, and for dessert, a Late Harvest Syrah, truly a one of a kind. We are distributed in the State of Washington only. Currently 7 out of 12 wines are available direct from the winery.

Directions
FROM NORTH OF WOODINVILLE: Take I-405 South to Exit 23 (SR 522 East-Woodinville/Duvall). Take the Woodinville exit to the right. Go South 2 blocks (under railroad trestle) then turn Right at light onto 175th St. Turn left at stop sign after .2 miles onto SR 202 (Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E.). Proceed .7 miles to "K&K" business park, turn left. (Facelli Winery sign out on weekends) The winery is around the back of the second building on the right. (Chateau Ste-Michelle Winery and Columbia Winery are located 1.0 miles South on SR 202.) FROM SOUTH OF WOODINVILLE: Take I-405 North to Exit 23B (SR 522 East-Woodinville/Duvall). Take the Woodinville exit to the right. Go South 2 blocks (under railroad trestle) then turn Right at light onto 175th St. Turn left at stop sign after .2 miles onto SR 202 (Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E.). Proceed .7 miles to "K&K" business park, turn left. (Facelli Winery sign out on weekends) The winery is around the back of the second building on the right.


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16120 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. NE, Woodinville, WA, US, 98072 Email: FacelliWinery@msn.com
Phone: 425-488-1020 Web: www.facelliwinery.com
Fax: 425-488-6383
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  Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley appellation. It is our first Cabernet Sauvignon from this esteemed grower. This vintage is classic in style with bold flavors and firm tannins. Aged for 24 months in both French and French coopered American oak barrels, the wine is polished with great intensity. Cabernet Franc is added to increase the aromatics and add additional spiciness. The wine is rich with ripe berry and black currant aromas and flavors. Family favorites include thick grilled steaks (medium-rare), roast pork loin, and strongly flavored cheeses.
  Late Harvest Riesling
  Merlot
Grown on the sandy-loam soils of Bacchus Vineyard, the 2004 vintage of Merlot is done in a style that is sure to please Merlot aficionados everywhere. Medium-ruby in color, the wine exhibits moderate tannins with rich Merlot character. Giving Merlot its definite signature are small, dark colored berries from mature vines. To add additional aroma, complexity, and roundness to the wine, a small amount of Cabernet Franc is blended in. This wine is soft on the palate with flavors and aromas of black cherry and raspberry. Hints of vanilla and spice linger in the background. Family favorites include roast lamb, osso bucco, and eggplant parmesan.
  Merlot - Private Reserve
The 2003 Merlot Private Reserve is our first reserve bottling of this varietal. The response at the winery has been remarkable! By limiting the yield of grapes per vine, we were able to increase the wines concentration from an already great vintage. This wine is made without any blending. Aged for 24 months in small French and French coopered American oak barrels, the wine is velvety and rich. Deep ruby color with aromas and flavors of blueberry, sweet cherry, and mocha, it is Washington Merlot at its finest. Plans are underway to continue with this reserve program. Family favorites include beef tenderloin, roast duck, or by itself.
  Riesling - Columbia Valley - Bacchus Vineyard
Riesling has always been near and dear to our hearts. It was the first grape we ever worked with. We have received numerous awards and acclaim for our Rieslings. It is with great pleasure that we are offering it again due to a renewed interest in quality Rieslings. The vines for this wine were planted in 1972 and are some of the oldest Riesling vines in the state. Viticulturist Todd Cameron at Sagemoor Vineyards has made my job easy. This bottling possesses every aroma and flavor Riesling can have. Heady aromas of apricot, and peach lead in to long flavors of the same along with pear, apple, and honey. It does not taste as sweet as the residual sugar might make you think, and it has incredible structure. Try it with a goat cheese pasta salad, topped with slices of pear and walnuts or hazelnuts, you might be surprised. It makes for great sipping anytime, but on a sunny day it is a little better. Available only at the winery or on the website.
  Syrah - Private Reserve
Excitement began in Washington a number of years ago for this fine varietal. Some predict that it will become one of the states' best wines. We agree! The 2003 vintage represents our third release of Syrah. Hand harvested late in the season from grapes grown at Sagemoor Vineyard, we are impressed with the quality of the fruit from young vines. The wine is dark-ruby in color with purple hues. Bright aromas of blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets persist. Medium in body, the wine is very fruit forward with youthful acidity and flavors that are multi-layered and predominately berry and dark plum. Tannins are ripe with medium density that contributes to fine structure. The finish is long and lingering. Time in bottle will increase suppleness and overall roundness. Family favorites include braised lamb shanks, rotisserie chicken with multiple herbs, mushroom risotto, or grilled squab.
  Washington Cabernet Franc - Bacchus Vineyards
The 2001 Cabernet Franc is our second release of this varietal. When planted in certain Washington locations it grows exceptionally well. "Site specific" is the term. It also has the ability to survive cold winters quite well. It is prized for its aromatic influences in Bordeaux blends, and is showing up more as a varietal in its own right. Medium ruby in color, aromas of ripe raspberries, plums, and blueberries predominate. The wine is medium bodied, very supple and extremely aromatic and easy to drink. Flavors of dark berries and a delicate hint of spice in the finish are especially attractive. Tannins are well integrated, round, and support a long finish. Family favorites include poultry (especially duck, and squab), grilled ahi, roasted vegetables, lentils, mushrooms, or anything with earthy flavors.
  Washington Chardonnay-Bacchus Vineyard
Bacchus Vineyard continues to provide us with grapes that are excellent for the production of richly flavored, powerful Chardonnay. The wine is 100% barrel fermented and aged sur-lie for approximately nine months. French oak is used exclusively and these barrels provide an environment that promotes harmony and finesse. Partial-malolactic fermentation produces a better acid profile in the finished wine. Our goal with this varietal is to show impeccable balance of fruit, oak, and acidity, with underlying hints of fresh cream and butter. This vintage seems to dance on the palate leaving a smooth luxurious finish. Family favorites include King salmon, crab cakes, chicken or veal, and dishes using cream sauce.
  Washington Fumé Blanc
Our Fumé Blanc is done in a style that is elegant and refined, with a particular emphasis on the fruit. A regional favorite, this popular varietal offers great versatility. Local restaurateurs sing its praises. The 2003 vintage is straw in color, and brilliant in the glass. A slight herbal character is played-up in the aroma and down-played on the palate. Sémillon is blended in for additional depth, and complexity. It has fine balance and lively acidity. Concentrated flavors of pear, peach, and melon are predominating. The wine is crisp with a dry lingering finish. With seafood dishes, especially shellfish, it is a family favorite. Goat cheese, grilled vegetables, and white meats, are also great pairings. This wine serves as an excellent aperitif.
  Washington Lemberger
The 2002 Lemberger is our eithvintage and its popularity continues to grow steadily. Lemberger is a hard to find red varietal that has found a home in Washington State. It is of Austrian origin and produces a medium-bodied red wine. We source this varietal from Carter Vineyard, located near Prosser, Washington, in the lower Yakima Valley. The brilliant reddish-purple color is quite striking in the glass. The wine exhibits flavors of plums, cherries and raspberries with good extraction. We consider the 2001 vintage of Lemberger to be one of our best. It is very drinkable with a wide variety of foods. Family favorites include baby-back ribs, grilled meats or vegetables, pasta dishes, or anything spicy.
  Washington Red Table Wine
We produced Pinot Noir sourced from a Washington State vineyard that is located in the Lewis River Valley of Southwest Washington for nine years. Growing conditions there mimic the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Our first Red Table Wine is a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sangiovese. Pinot Noir is a very expensive grape and is not usually used in a Table Wine. The aroma, color, and flavor of this bottling are as if it were 100% Pinot Noir. Garnet in color, with aromas of cherry, cola, and assorted spices, this medium-bodied wine continues to develop beautifully in the bottle. Family favorites include salmon, poultry, and soft cheeses. A great value!
  Washington Rosato
The word "rosato" in Italian means "pink". This is our first release of a dry rosé made from 100% Lemberger. This style of rosé is very popular in the south of France where it helps welcome in spring and summer. Seattle area restaurateurs have been quick to pair it with seafood or fusion cuisine. The color is a bright pink hue and radiant in the glass. On the palate it is light and delicate with crisp acidity, similar to sparkling wine without the bubbles. Aromas and flavors are that of strawberry, apple, and kiwi. Family favorites include crab, poached fish, peel-n-eat shrimp, quiche, or a good old fashion turkey sandwich.
  Washington Sangiovese
This is our third release of Sangiovese from Red Willow Vineyards in Yakima Valley. Sangiovese is a Tuscan varietal used in the production of Chianti and Brunello, and is showing great promise here in Washington State. The wine is a beautiful dark ruby color. Medium in body, it is complex yet fruity in style, and displays aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, and fig. Notes of dried cherry, black tea, leather and spice are reflected in the background. This wine has become a popular choice for locals. Family favorites include lasagna, grilled meats, rabbit in particular, and creamy polenta topped with Fontina cheese.
  Washington Sauvignon Blanc
This is the second time we have produced this wine in 24 years. There is a section of the vineyard that sometimes produces extremely small berries of Sauvignon Blanc. We are excited to offer you this unique wine again. This wine is light straw in color and brilliant in the glass. In its youth it displays a mélange of tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Time in the bottle produces a more golden color and intense honey flavor. It is sweet on the palate but not as sweet as a late harvest version. Family favorites include fresh fruit and cheese, salads using candied nuts and blue cheese, or thinly sliced baguette with pâté.
  Washington Syrah - Late Harvest
The 2003 Syrah - Late Harvest is our third release of a very special wine indeed! To our knowledge, we are the first Washington State winery to produce this style of Syrah. The wine is a deep, dark purple color with aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry and brown sugar. Notes of spice linger in the background. There is a slight port-like nuance to the wine but the wine is naturally fermented. It is not fortified. There is perfect balance between fruit, alcohol, and ample tannin that compliments a 4.8% residual sugar. The wine does not taste as sweet as you might think. Dark fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, and plum explode on the palate. A virtual "bowl of berries" waits for you to taste. Family favorites include dark chocolate or just by the glass.

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