The Horse Heaven Hills in Washington State is relatively flat aside from a handful of hills and terraces. This is where the exceptional sites lie, and is one reason we love the Cross Block at Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Not only is this some of the oldest Mourvèdre in Washington but it rests on a steep south-facing slope overlooked by three monstrous crosses. The soils are filled with big stony cobbles at an elevation of 1150 feet that brings out a larger tannin and darker profile. Changing slightly with vintage this wine ages 20-30 months and is co-fermented with different portions or Syrah and Viognier.
Our Nebbiolo Rose comes from a neighboring block that is north facing and descends towards the Canyon that cuts through the property. Filled with cool air and slow ripening this rose is fresh, dry and vibrant!
“Fresh, Savory, Cherry candy, Red florals, Shades of lavender, Complex, Highly delicious”
– Owen Bargreen
“Pretty, Elegant, Silky, Spiced red fruits, Perfumed,”
– Jeb Dunnuck
“Mineral, soft cherry, perfumed and food friendly. If you’re not familiar with this rosé, you’ve got to try it.”
– W.A. Anthony Mueller