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Attention Wine Club Members: To place your order and receive your wine club discount,
please contact Wine Club Membership Manager, Laura Bainter at the winery at 509.852.7298
or email laurabainter@swiftwatercellars.com

 

2009 Proprietary Red

This Cabernet Sauvignon based blend boasts aromas of blackberry, black cherry, molasses and dark cocoa accented by notes of dried herb and sweet vanilla. On the palate the wine is broadly structured by supple, fine grain tannins and a soft but present acid tension.  Flavors of juicy dark mountain berries, Bing cherry and cocoa powder overlay hints of cedar and earth.  Its dense core of fruit on the mid palate extends to a lengthy finish.

Varietal Composition: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Pairing Suggestions: Pairs well with NY Steak, lamb, venison, wild mushrooms

 
$50.00 / bottle
 

2008 Proprietary Red

This Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend has complex aromas of blackberry compote, black currant, Tarragon and sweet spice. The rich and full palate displays layers of black plum, cassis, clove and tobacco with silky tannins and a long spicy finish.

Varietal Composition: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Franc; 4% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot; 2% Syrah

Pairing Suggestions: Pairs well with steak, lamb and rich dishes.

 
$50.00 / bottle
 

2010 Proprietary Red

The aromatic profile evokes spice-laden crushed berries, cured meat, candied sage with olive undertones.  A vibrant entry of fruit in the palate brings forth flavors of cassis, braised fig and smoke layered with leather, bramble and bitter dark chocolate.  This wine carries a savory vein of acidity against a firm tannin structure.  Decanting is recommended.  Patience will be rewarded as this wine continues to evolve gaining nuance and complexity over the next decade.

Varietal Composition: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Pairing Suggestions: Pairs well with NY steak, lamb, venison, wild mushrooms

 $50/bottle
 

2010 Swiftwater Pinot Noir

Dried cranberry, dark cherry, brown spice, clove and cinnamon stick. The wine has a refined structure in a framework of persistent acidity and supple tannins.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Pairing Suggestions: Salmon or trout; mushroom risotto with Parmesan cheese

 
$55.00 / bottle
 

2010 No. 9 Red

This Merlot-based blend opens with aromas of black cherry, black plum, tobacco, cardamom spice and sweet toasty oak. Soft on the entry, its ripe tannins build slowly through the mid-palate to a finely structured finish.  Dark fruit flavors of plum, black currant and blueberry are accented by notes of dried herb, cedar and sweet vanilla.  This is a medium-bodied wine with a balanced acidity making it a perfect pairing with a variety of dishes.

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled tri-tip, lasagna, flat-bread pizza and Mediterranean fare.

Varietal Composition: 57% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 7% Malbec

 
$28.00 / bottle
 

2011 No. 9 Semillon

Fresh apricot, key lime, toasted almond and lemon grass fill the aroma.  Flavors of stone fruit, white fig, Meyer lemon and orange honey come through on the palate.  Soft on the entry, the wines natural acidity builds to a crisp, refreshing finish. 

Food Pairings: Crab Cakes, Roasted Chicken, Chevre Goat Cheese

Varietal Composition: 100% Semillon

 
$18.00 / bottle
 

2011 No. 9 Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir offers bright red cherry, pomegranate, and golden raspberry, combined with nuances of earth, cinnamon stick and savory herb. The structure is approachable and refreshing with a sense of extract that leads into a long, fruit-filled finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Food Pairing: Grilled salmon or tuna, roasted pork with red fruit compote, or fresh fruits and nuts.

 
$30.00 / bottle
 

2012 No. 9 Chardonnay

Apple blossom, orange zest, fresh pear and hints of sweet spices fill the aromas of this un-oaked Chardonnay.  It has a firm, refreshing acidity that is framed by a soft, juicy mid palate.  Flavors of golden delicious apple, lemon zest and kumquat linger through the finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

100% Stainless Steel Fermented and Aged

Food Pairings: Shell fish, grilled vegetables, fresh fruit and cheese plate

 $20 per bottle
 

2013 No. 9 Riesling

Made in a nearly dry style (“Medium Dry” by International Riesling Foundation standards) this is a richly aromatic wine offering layers of honeysuckle, citrus blossom, ripe cantelope, tangerine, wet stone, and a hint of diesel.  On the palate it opens with a burst of sweet white pear, clover honey, and spiced dried apricots with hints of minerality.  The wines natural acidity balances its residual sugar, carrying through to a lingering juicy finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Food Pairing: Shellfish, Thai cuisine, fresh fruit with cheese

 
$18.00 / bottle
 

2011 Swiftwater Chardonnay

Enticing aromas of citrus flower, kiwi, fresh lime, casaba melon, mineral, green pineapple, slight vanilla and smoke. Bright and juicy on the palate, displaying flavors redolent of Meyer lemon zest, wet stone, lemon/lime, allspice, and slight clove with a long, vibrant finish.

Varietal Composition:  100% Chardonnay

Food Pairing: Goat Cheese, Roasted Chicken, Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon, Linguini with White Clam Sauce

 
$28.00 / bottle
 

2012 Zephyr Ridge Chardonnay

Aromas of Asian pear, kumquat and toasted almonds persist with flavors of caramelized apple, citrus blossom and clover honey with an underlying pastry quality.  Its juicy acidity is balanced with a fleshy mid-palate, leading to a long, soft finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Fermented and Aged in French Oak Barrels -- 18% New

Food Pairing: Seafood, chicken and vegetables from the grill, lightly creamed pasta dishes

 
$22.00 / bottle
 

2010 Swiftwater Malbec -- SOLD OUT

Intense dark violet in color, this is a full-bodied wine with soft, luscious tannins on a textured backdrop of natural acidity.  Juicy, lifted fruit flavors of boysenberry, black plum and black cherry give the wine a jammy character.  This vibrant fruit is complimented by hints of white pepper, anise and sweet spices which add layers of complexity that lead into a long, soft finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec

Food Pairing: Delightful with stewed lamb, sausage and mushroom pasta, grilled summer vegetables

 
$38/bottle
 

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition

Deep, dark ruby in color this is a rich, bold Cabernet Sauvignon that is broad on the palate and framed by fleshy, refined tannins.  It offers up flavors of blackberry puree, black plum, grilled meat and dark cocoa, accented by essences of pink peppercorn and toasted oak.  This is a complex wine with many layers and a natural acidity that will lead to at least a decade of further evolution in the bottle.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pairing Suggestions: Pairs well with grilled steak, Porcini herb crusted lamb, Braised short ribs

 
$85.00 / bottle
 

2011 Zephyr Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep garnet in color, the wine displays complex aromas of blackberry, warm spice, pipe tobacco and candied violets.  On the palate, dominant flavors of black currant, mulled fruit and plum cake are accented by hints of dry sage. The wine’s mature tannins and generous acidity contribute to a structured yet silky mouthfeel and lingering finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing: Awesome with lamb chops, braised beef short ribs and grilled vegetables.

 
$38.00 / bottle
 

2011 Zephyr Ridge Merlot

Ruby red in color, the wine offers complex aromas of black raspberry, dusted cherry, earthiness and savory herb.  On the palate, dense fruit flavors of red plum, cassis and black cherry combine with hints of tobacco leaf and toastiness. The wine’s silky tannins and generous acidity contribute to a silky mouthfeel that leads to a structured and lingering finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Merlot

Food Pairing: Perfect with Pork Tenderloin, Sheppard’s Pie, or Ratatouille.

 
$35.00 / bottle