Featured Wine & Vintners
The 2007 Arctos (Ursa’s companion blend) sold out quickly—and fans of the blend are already lining up for the 2008. This Cabernet-driven blend does not disappoint. Deep and rich, with notes of blueberry, black currant, black cherry, and plum. Savory flavors of black olive, bay leaf, roasted coffee, and sweet oak, tempered by fine-grained tannins persist through the smooth finish. You can pop the cork on this soon after release, but it will also benefit from some more cellar time to enjoy in the years to come.
(375 cases produced)
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
EFESTĒ (pronounced F-S-T) is an acronym for the winery’s three founders: Daniel Ferrelli, Patrick Smith, and Kevin Taylor. The idea for EFESTĒ emerged one night over a shared dinner and discussion of making a family label based on the simple philosophy of not taking yourself too seriously, and enjoying friends, family, and anyone else that would join you in a glass of wine, a meal, and a good laugh. The wines of EFESTĒ are elegant and well-crafted, they represent some of the Washington’s greatest growing regions.
Tranche Cellars, our newest winegrowing estate in Walla Walla offers wines vinified to the same exacting standards as its predecessor, Corliss Estates. Our primary objective at Tranche is to make fine wine with uncompromised quality and deliver it to you at a reasonable price. You will find our wines to exhibit pure, complex aromas and good energy on the finish. We are confident you will not find wines of higher quality in these price ranges.