Southard is a family owned and operated winery located a few miles north of Selah, Washington. They excel at Rhone Style Rhône cultivars from the Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley, and Wahluke Slope AVAs. This Saturday we’ll be pouring a great line up of their wines. The wines are all boutique, hands on, small production creations. Scott Southard, the winemaker and kingpin of the operation will be here to tell you all about them. Come join us.
2010 Columbia Valley White $15
Two thirds Viognier, one third Roussanne
This humbly-labeled white is a revelation. In the mouth it has the style and sleekness of fine Burgundy, with flavors running through a spectrum of herb, citrus and tree fruits. Polished and seductive. 413 cases
2008 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Viognier $20
Citrus, orange blossom, and peach flavors predominate in this Viognier. The wine is made in a restrained style yet shows a chewy texture and long finish. 130 cases
2010 Columbia Valley Red $15
The Columbia Valley Red is a dry and mineraly blend with notes of blackberries, cherries and black pepper.
2010 Sugarloaf Vineyard Red Wine $20
61% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 12% Cinsault and 9% Counoise.
This bone dry, southern Rhône-style red blend has elegant and detailed flavors of light berry and Bing cherry are dusted with cocoa accents. 206 cases
2009 Lawrence Vineyard Syrah $25
The star of the show. You can pay four times as much for comparable Royal Slope projects, or grab this jewel. Dark and bloody, this fascinating Syrah masterfully mixes layer upon layer of detail. Red meat, black olive, cassis and earth roll across the tongue, while hints of floral scents and chocolate linger in the nose. 337 cases