Every grape from Kestrel View Estate is tended to and intended to, be blended into our Signature Series in a First Growth Bordeaux House Mentality. This presents the perfect canvas to create and design a multiple tiered system. From the Signature Series and Winemaker's Select Series our premier fruit can then be declassified to our Falcon Series; wines made at an everyday price point. With the Falcon Series, our consumers can purchase full varietals, or our Tribute blend for less than twenty-five dollars.
2013 was a warm vintage in Washington and should produce some amazing wines in the years to come. Cabernet Sauvignon is a varietal that enjoys warmer weather so we are excited to share this wine with you. The color is reminiscent of bright red currant or garnet. Nice toasty oak notes, a mild earthiness, spicy heat and some dried fruit flavors are noticeable on the nose. The flavor profile starts off with a kind of crispy currant and sweet acid profile before giving way to some silky tannins. Overall this is a very smooth enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2014 Kestrel Chardonnay is powerful and particularly well balanced. It boasts a rich mineral element, is full bodied, and bursting with ripe pears, lemon and honeysuckle. The characteristic minerality reminds me of warm rain on cement, a signature of Kestrel View Estate Vineyard. It is an exceptional Chardonnay, made in old world tradition. The combination of obscure yeast strains, the Wente Clone, and the manner in which it was fermented and cared for create a complex wine with many layers. As beautiful bright layers unfold I hope you find a whole new appreciation for Chardonnay.
One hundred percent of our Chardonnay comes from Kestrel View Estate Vineyard. It was planted in 1972 and is the oldest producing Chardonnay in the state of Washington. Our vineyard is also unique in that the Chardonnay is the “Wente” clone and represents one of only a few Wente clone Chardonnay vineyards in the state. The Wente clone is known for being “shy bearing”. This means it produces modest quantities of high quality fruit. It also produces a different flavor and aroma profile. While still showing pear, honeysuckle, citrus and floral notes like the “other” Chardonnay clone, the Wente clone offers hints of mineral, nutmeg, clove, pineapple, mandarin orange and a slight Muscat note. Read the full wine description »
Our 2011 selection of Merlot is an exceptionally beautiful wine. The color is black sapphire. In the aroma and on the palate there are multiple layers of ripe red fruits and dark fruits such as raspberry, sweet cherry, dried cranberry, red currant, blackberry, elderberry and plum.
There are also hints of savory herbs, white pepper, and straw. The wine is full bodied, complex, has exquisitely smooth tannins and a lingering fruit finish. Read the full wine description »
We chose to do this in the traditional style by allowing the natural hint of bronze to remain in order to avoid stripping the wine of flavor. The aromas are clean and crisp with overtones of citrus, Asian pear, honeysuckle, perfume, Myer lemon, and the characteristic minerality of Kestrel Vineyards. The flavors echo the aromas. The wine is light bodied, crisp and clean, with bright fruit and crisp acidity. Read the full description»
The very pale pink color makes it look as though the wine has been kissed by flowers. In the aromas there are delicate hints of strawberry, rhubarb, narcissus, rose petals and citrus blossoms. On the palate you will be greeted by wispy hints of pomegranate, citrus and peach. Our dry Rosé possesses a delightfully refreshing crispness, which will leave you wanting just one more sip. Read the full wine description »
The wine is clear with just the faintest hint of green and sunshine yellow. In the nose you will find citrus aromas, lemon grass, straw, distinctive floral notes and minerality.
Beneath the layers of citrus you will find passion fruit, gooseberry, melon, pear and fresh cut grass. The wine is heavy on aromatics with good mouth feel and structure. The result is a refreshing wine with crisp acidity. Read the full wine description »
This wine is nearly black with deep red and purple accents at its margins. It possesses aromas of cherry, cassis, blackberry, blueberry and dried herbs. On the palate you will experience an extremely full bodied and well balanced Sangiovese, with notes of vanilla, cedar and leather, intertwined with the dark cherry and blackberry.
Because of the naturally high acidity of Sangiovese this wine is the perfect accompaniment to food. If you wish to enjoy it tonight with your spaghetti and meatballs, decanting will help to fully appreciate this gem. Read the full wine description »
As always, the color is an inky purple crimson, centering to black. In the aroma and on the palate you will find an abundance of ripe fruit flavors such as; black currant, boysenberry, black cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and blueberry jam.
Beneath the layers of fruit you will discover cardamom, cocoa, orange rind, fennel seed, and lavender. This is a rich full bodied, and complex wine. The velvety smooth mouth feel, supple soft tannins and lingering finish will leave you wanting just one more sip.
The wine is black with dark crimson edges. In the aroma you will find ripe dark fruits such as; cherry, pomegranate, and blueberry. These fruit flavors are accompanied by dried herbs, cola, caramelized fruit, White pepper and floral aromas.
On the palate you will receive bright flavors of cherry, berry, spice and plum jam. The body of the wine is full, yet sweet smooth. It’s deliciously balanced with a lingering finish, and supple tannins. Read the full wine description »
The Viognier was hand picked and whole cluster pressed. The juice was chilled for several days before being racked off its lees. Next it was fermented at 53 degrees until nearly dry.
By fermenting in stainless steel at very cool temperatures we were able to preserve the natural fruit characteristics of the Viognier grape. Read the full wine description »