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.
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley | 23
We are very excited to be sourcing our newest Sauvignon Blanc from the Yakima Valley. It is crisp and clean in aspect, aroma and flavor. Citrus jumps on the nose, commingled with pleasing floral and sweet cake notes. Fruity to taste with peach, apple and lemon citrus lending a mild tartness to this weighty and smooth Sauvignon Blanc. The finish is reminiscent of lightly brûléed lemon cream pie with toasted graham cracker crust. Tart, slightly sweet, and refreshing, we think you’ll enjoy our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc.
Rough Justice XvI, Red Blend | 25
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!
2018 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley | 53
Our first – and perhaps only – Tempranillo! It hails from the Summit View Vineyard, and akin to the Malbec that we also source from Summit View, this wine is intense and chewy. Marvelous notes of vanilla, blueberry, fruit leather, black pepper and black cherries tease the nose with tons of texture and structure on the palate. Dark red fruits, dark chocolate, and cherry liqueur pop from the start to finish with that dark, concentrated fruit really lingering on the back end amidst pleasant oak tannins. One to drink now or hold onto.
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.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Hills Vineyard | 41
Gold Medal 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 90 pts.
Gold Medal 2022 American Fine Wine Competition
This Cabernet is full-bodied, complex and fruit-forward with a rich nose of black cherry, baking spices, and a hint of vanilla. This is an extremely juicy wine with flavors of black cherry, ripe plums and dark berries. With a soft mouthfeel and velvety texture, the wine’s finish lingers with intriguing notes of smoky dark fruits. A marvelous example of Cabernet Sauvignon.