Wines

Barrister’s Award-Winning Wines

Our wines are made from grapes sourced from some of Washington’s most prestigious vineyards.  The grapes are handpicked and sorted, fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in French, American and Hungarian Oak for 16 to 36 months.  All production is handled on site at the Winery.  Winemakers, Greg, Michael and Tyler, are involved, hands-on, throughout the process.

Barrister Winery, whose signature style is characterized by a lush, fruit forward flavor, silky mouthfeel and soft tannins, now draws world-wide attention from wine magazines and wine enthusiasts alike.

 

2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Klipsun Vineyard |  21

Lovely apricot, melon, lemon and mineral aromatics flavor this 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and grippy, smooth and viscous, it has appealing notes of lemon curd, honey and Rainier cherry on the palate. Balanced acidity with a touch of sweetness leaves you refreshed and wanting another sip!

Rough Justice XvI, Red Blend | 23

Gold Medal, 2021 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
Look for aromas of orange peel and cloves, bright red fruits – strawberries, cherries – and a touch of floral component. Lush and soft on the palate with well-balanced acid, tannins and fruit make for a distinctly approachable and extremely pleasing wine. The finish is full of dark berries, chocolate, smooth tannins and a touch of oak. A wine to enjoy now or several years down the line!

 

2017 Merlot, Walla walla valley | 33

Gold Medal and 92 points, 2021 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Caramel and butterscotch, warm spice and dried fruits with sweet smoke greet you as you swirl and then deeply inhale the aroma of this wine. The first sip reveals a medley of cloves, red fruits, citrus, and intriguing savory elements. Soft on the palate with nicely balanced acidity, this wine is far reaching on the back end, offering savory earthy notes. We notice a pleasing dryness to this finish. As the wine fades, flavors reminiscent of caramels, candied cherries, and chocolate abound.

2018 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley | 33

Gold Medals and Best of Class, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and 2021 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
The 2018 Cabernet Franc has a lovely, perfumed nose akin to walking through a field of wildflowers. Take in an even deeper inhale and discover hints of black cherry, toasty oak, orange peel, cloves and the sweetness of honey. Soft and enveloping up front, this wine open rich and fruity. Balanced, mid-palate structure lets this wine hang mid-sip, look for milk chocolate, and a pleasing astringincy. The finish is warm, soft and lingers while you contemplate your next sip.

2017 sangiovese, kiona vineyard | 35

91 points, Gold Medal, 2021 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
This 2017 Sangiovese is highly aromatic. Elegant, floral, perfumed, and cherry liqueur are all words that come to mind as we approach this wine. Crisp acidity up front is countered by a structured, mid-palate weight as the wine progresses, Sweet candy, cranberries, cherries, and spice box all lend themselves to an overall jamminess. Powdered cocoa characteristics round this wine out with texture, mild tannins, chocolate and caramel.

2017 Petit Verdot, Dionysus Vineyard | 41

95 Points, Double Gold Medal, Best of Class, 2021 American Fine Wine Competition
This 2017 Petit Verdot possesses an intriguing black pepper component on the nose, accompanied by cinnamon, clove, plum, and salted caramel. The first sip is lush, packed with dark fruit, deep and smooth and chewy with notes of blackberry, clove, and chocolate covered cherries. This bold wine boasts rich texture, both mid-palate and finish.

2018 Petite sirah, Wahluke slope | 39

Barrister’s inaugural release of Petite Sirah greets you with wonderful aromatics of cherry, blackberry, oak, orange zest, and a hint of pepper. Strong, bold and lush, the wine showcases the taste of plums, currants, raspberry and chocolate. Warm spice, cocoa powder, and fruit leather round out this intensely dark and exciting new release. 

2018 Malbec, Walla walla valley, summit view vineyard| 37

Gold Medal, 2021 Great Northwest International Wine Competition
Our 2018 Malbec from the Summit View Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley is deep purple and nearly opaque. This wine opens with a nose of ripe berry treasures – think plump black cherries, blackberries and succulent plums. Fine tannings lend structure from the fist sip to the last with loads of texture and dark fruit characteristics. A strong lasting finish, rich with berries and a hint of chocolate, completes the experience.

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke slope | 39

This wine is 97.5% Cabernet Sauvignon from old vines at the Bacchus Vineyard blended with a touch of Petit Verdot from the Dionysus Vineyard. This rich and full-bodied wine opens with complex aromas of raspberry, black fruits and plums with a hint of toasted oak. The bold character of the Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by the silky elegance of the Petit Verdot. The soft mouthfeel, gentle tannins and long rich finish are hallmarks of Barrister’s Signature Style.

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