Chardonnay fruit without oak barrel aging expresses the true character of the fruit. This wine has a soft, lean texture with flavors and aromas of lychee fruit and pear. A soft but refreshing acidity nicely balances the fruit and makes it ideal with most lighter foods, salads and appetizers.
The grapes for this lightly oaked Chardonnay were harvested from some of the oldest blocks in the vineyard, and at different levels of ripeness. French Oak and stainless steel aging adds toasty vanilla aromas and a creamy mouthfeel.
Our Cobble Hill Riesling is a dry crisp Riesling, bursting with minerality and citrus. It has a soft lean mouthfeel with bracing acidity and creamy apricot aromas. The grapes for this wine come from a special block of our vineyaed planted in 1987 on a thin solied hilltop cobbled with large river rock and sand. The yield per acre is extremely low giving rise to intense fruit flavors.
Our 2012 Riesling is a off-dry style. Firm apricot aromas and texture is nicely balanced by a steely acidity. Snake River Riesling is perfect with spicy Asian food, alongside chips and salsa, or your favorite salad.
Made from the grapes left to hang on the vine in our estate Arena Valley Vineyard, Late Harvest Riesling is our original dessert wine. Our 2010 has a limeade nose with a hint of minerals and a honey finish. Enjoy this wine with fruit based desserts or as a refreshing aperitif.
Blauer Zweigelt is a fruit driven, light bodied red wine with soft tannins, pleasant acidity, and intense cherry aromas. Pair this unique grape, born from an Austrian heritage, with just about anything — pizza to piccata.
Our 2010 Barbera was aged in new and one year old barrels for twelve months giving it ample body and a hint of spice. This wine starts with plum and cherry aromas and finishes with a crisp fresh bing-cherry note. The higher natural acidity in this wine makes it perfect with tomato based dishes and sauces.
This vintage blends 55% Grenache,35% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre to create an Old World feel. The grapes give notes of blackberry, cherry and leather while French and American oak add hints of cedar and vanilla.Good body and complexity with subtle tannins and a pleasing finish.
Grapes for our Tempranillo are sourced from the Oregon side of Snake River Valley where the latitude, alluvial soils, and climate are similar to the Douro River Valley in Spain. Medium tannins and ten months of barrel aging balance the austere fruit flavors of plum, black cherry, and coffee bean. This wine goes well with grilled lamb, sausages, and paella.
Snake River 2014 Merlot is an easy drinking approachable wine. This Merlot with its lighter style entices you with violets on the nose along with fresh berries. Medium bodied with soft tannins and light oak beautifully balance the currant and blackberry notes on the palate.
Malbec traditionally is used in Bordeaux style blends much the way a chef uses an herb or spice to amplify a dish. Our 2011 Malbec has typical dark purple color with medium body and amply tannin. The earthy, woody characteristics make it rustic wine, but is balanced by jammy plum notes and a soft texture.
Blended from estate grown Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera, this new addition was an instant favorite in the Tasting Room. Designed to be easy drinking with fresh, juicy cherry and raspberry flavors and aromas.
Snake River Reserve 2009 is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend which brings black currant flavors and ripe tannins. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc add roundness and silky texture. The Malbec contributes violet aromas and inky purple color. A perfect compliment to red meats.
Because of its heat generating south facing hills and rocky soils, the Arena Valley Vineyard is ideally suited for Cabernet grapes which tend to ripen late in the season. Dark cherry and plum aromas are balanced with cedar and vanilla from 18 months in small barrels. Ample, well incorporated tannins provide a long lingering finish.
This elegant Spanish grape is nurtured beautifully in the rocky Snake River Valley soil. Brilliant red and pink hues give you an idea of what to expect from this delicate and alluring wine. Slightly spicy with silky soft tannins and subtle raspberry fruits this 100% Grenache with its smooth finish leaves you wanting more.
A hint of licorice on the nose leads to smooth and supple fruity notes on the palate. Beautifully balanced acidity along with a clean finish make this Portuguese varietal hard to resist.
Made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Touriga Nacional. The 2010 Rosé’s bright and clean pale rose color reflects the delightfully fresh, sweet, strawberry flavor and aroma. Soft and just slightly sweet with a smooth finish.
Grown on a rocky, sandy hilltop similar to the Rhone Valley, our 2009 Syrah is expressive of raspberry bramble and spice. This full-bodied wine pairs well with spicy foods, game and barbeque.
Bright ruby colored, fruit driven Super Tuscan style wine. Concentrated Black Cherry, ripe plum and almond aromas and flavors. Fourteen months in French and American oak created a multi-layered texture leading to a soft lingering finish with a hint of vanilla.
Bright fruit with violet, raspberry and pear aromas, deep garnet color, medium body and a gorgous velvet finish.