Past Releases for year 2013

Previous releases of the Northwest Wine Academy wines can be found here. These wines may no longer be available for purchase.


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2013 Sangiovese

Displays a fruit forward bouquet of ripe cherry, molasses and tea, while the savory palate of toasted almond, raisin and tobacco is balanced by structured acid and light tannin.

  • Alcohol : 13.9%
  • Location : Yakima Valley, WA
  • ph : 3.59
  • ta : 5.7g/L

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2013 Lemberger

Planning a romantic picnic? You’ll want to add a bottle of our Lemberger to the basket. This delicious red is amazingly smooth and buttery with juicy notes of cherry, strawberry and blueberry, as well as a hint of violet and oak.

Cases Produced: 112

2013 Lemberger Tasting Notes

Base recipe for mulled wine at our 2015 Fall Release

  • Alcohol : 13%
  • Location : Yakima Valley

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2013 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay was fermented in new French Oak barrels with partial malolactic fermentation and stirred on the lees for three months. Complex, with just a hint of oak, the wine reveals bright, fruit-forward aromas – melon, lemon, and pear. It delivers notes of spice, sea salt, and minerality with a creamy mouth feel.

Pair with seafood or cream sauces, cheese plates; this Chardonnay would be a good choice on your Holiday table, an excellent choice for Thanksgiving dinner.

Double Gold Medal, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

Silver Medal, 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Silver Medal, 2015 Great Northwest Wine Awards

2013 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

  • Location : Yakima Valley

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2013 Convocation White

A convocation is a meeting of the members of a college or university to observe a particular ceremony, in this case the release of this wonderful white blend. Convocation White is medium-bodied smooth wine with sufficient acidity to achieve balance and harmony. It is pale yellow with green highlights and gives us a fresh, fragrant and zippy introduction to the Academy’s newest white. The primarily hazelnut bouquet adds aromas of exotic fruits and pineapples with just a hint of anise. Flavors abound with buttery tones, apricot, juicy red grapefruit and lemon on a background of smoky oak. This is a truly complex but balanced palate.

Varieties: 35% Roussane, 33% Reisling, 16% Chardonnay, 13% Viognier

Pair: light seafood, chilled hors d’oeuvres, poultry dishes and fruit salad.

2013 Convocation White Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 12.6% by volume
  • Location : Columbia Valley, WA

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2013 Muscat

This new Muscat wine brings a sparkly clear color with floral notes of honeysuckle while hints of orange peel and lychee fruit round out this exquisite bouquet. Add those to peach and honey on the palate and you have a perfect picnic wine. Taste it and you will see it pairing well with blue cheese, spicy foods including both Thai and Indian cuisines, barbeque and when the occasion strikes: even strawberry ice cream!

Production: 37 Cases

Pair: Coconut Curry, Blue Cheese

2013 Muscat Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 12% by volume
  • Location : Horse Heaven Hills

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2013 Rosé

Our saignée Rosé is blend of Lemberger, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, creating a tempting subtle yet brilliant color. It delivers a soft violet & fruit bouquet with a very fine expression of minerals. Fresh raspberry & strawberry flavors on the palate find ripe red fruits plus hints of minerals & flowers. It’s refreshing, deliciously crisp & bright with a clean, dry finish. A perfect, easy-quaffing wine for lunch, dinner or a delicious glass just about anywhere. with a clean, dry finish.

Varieties: 43% Lemberger, 31% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pair: A warm summer day and a good book

2013 Rosé Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 13% by volume
  • Location : Columbia Valley, WA

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2013 Convocation Red

A convocation is a meeting of the members of a college or university to observe a particular ceremony, in this case the release of this wonderful red blend. It is deep violet in color. The expressive with red fruit aromas and opens up to flavors of blackberry, figs plums and raisins. It is well balanced with appealing vanilla, sweet spices and even some herbal notes. This wine is distinctive and bold enough to pair with your meats, yet subtle enough to pair with lighter fares too.

Varieties: 50% Carmenère, 15% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 3% Cab Franc.

Pair: Grilled pork, mild blue cheese

2013 Convocation Red Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 13.9% by volume
  • Location : Washington State

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Blackberry and cassis are prominent with herbal notes including mint, thyme, sage and earthy chanterelles to create a complex and appealing wine.

2016 Silver Award winner

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 13.4%
  • Location : Columbia Valley, WA

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2013 Merlot

A generous helping of cocoa, vanilla, ripe plum, pomegranate and bing cherry. Full mid-palate with supple tannins.

2013 Merlot Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 13.3%
  • Location : Red Mountain

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2013 Reserve Red

Dark ruby in color. Violet and plum on the nose followed by ripe plum, tobacco and cedar on the nose and palate with moderate tannins to create this well structured Reserve wine.

2016 Silver Award winner

2013 Reserve Red Tasting Notes

  • Alcohol : 14.4%
  • Location : Red Mountain