This wine is dark and inky in color. A powerhouse with quaffable aromatics of blackberries, pie crust, baking spices, and exotic sandalwood. Time in the glass reveals subtle aromas of walnut shell, red currants, bay leaf, and violets. On the palate, there is a richness of black fruit, spice, herbs and creamy espresso at the finish. The acidity provides a wonderful freshness and the tannin gives the wine a silky backbone. Very enjoyable now, this wine will age for a decade or more in your cellar.
Chapter 9 is designed to out-perform Bordeaux’s ripest vintages. French consultant Claude Gros designed our unique low-yield growing style for power and grace unlike anything before. Fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon accented by the subtle minerality of Syrah enhances the brambly aromatics in this sophisticated blend. Flavors of dark berries, espresso, and licorice. Smooth on the palate, the texture shows off concentrated fruit and abundant ripe tannins that round out this terroir filled tour de force. Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points
Our luxurious reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is one worth stocking up. Deep in color with wonderful aromatics of red currant, Cassis, exotic sandalwood and gingerbread. Bold flavors of red plum, espresso, and spice. The plush tannins carry on for a long, pleasant finish. This one will last decades in your cellar. Drink now-2036. Wine Enthusiast 93 points
A classic Chardonnay vinified in a Burgundian style. Golden yellow in color with rich aromatics of lemon custard, vanilla, toasted brioche, and tart pineapple. Flavors of lemon meringue and toasted baking spice linger on the finish. Enjoy this robust wine with your BBQ chicken this summer.
Inspired by John's 1st Growth tour to Bordeaux in 2010, this is J. Bookwalter's first Bordeaux white wine release, start your collection now! A blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle, this rich wine is sure to please the palate. Rich golden color with green hues shining through. Wonderful aromas of fig, kiwi, lemon curd and toasted fennel. Flavors of rich melon, tropical fruits, and a savory toastiness carry on to the finish. This wine pairs with halibut and beurre blanc.
Our Tri-Cities tasting room in Richland includes a full-service restaurant with live entertainment, Fiction @ J.Bookwalter, and was named one of the best tasting rooms in the United States by Sunset magazine. We also have a modern tasting studio in Woodinville.