The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.
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The 2010 Tradition emotes dark fruit on the nose, reminiscent of
ligonberry jam with a touch of smoked ham. Flavors of cherry jubilee and coffee wash through the palate while smooth, supple tannins coat the mouth. The marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah brings a unique and proud expression to... more
Black cherry and cranberry, vanilla roasting on an open fire, plum and other exotic aromas all hint at a deep and complex wine. The wine's entry is bright and deceptively soft, hiding the underlying structure of firm fine-grain tannins. Layers of fruit with pleasing notes of toast and chocolate... more
This big, bold Cab practically leaps from the glass with enticing aromas of cassis, anise, hay, blackberry and dark chocolate along with a delicious smokiness. To the palate, the wine is firm and concentrated with robust flavors of leather, raspberry and chocolate. As air is introduced into the... more
Visions of Bosc pears and key lime pie framed with a wreath of honeysuckle are conjured up after smelling the aromas of our 2009 organically grown Sauvignon Blanc. A crisp entry is followed with luscious flavors of tangerine and lime. The finish is lingering and mouth watering, inviting another... more
Fresh fruit dominates the nose and palate of our 2009 Tradition. A veritable berry compote of huckleberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries with a touch of watermelon on the side. Hints of clove and vanilla add to the wine's complexity. Sweet and lush on the palate, with... more
Aromas of graphite, cedar and raspberry bush gently rise from the glass. A second smell reveals deeper notes of ripe fruit and coffee/mocha. The wine's entry is firm but luscious as the wine spreads out over the entire palate. Soft tannins coat the tongue and flavors of cherry and cranberry mix... more
Bartlett pears, golden delicious apples, and fresh cut hay marry seamlessly in the nose of our Sauvignon Blanc. A luscious entry on the palate leads to floral notes blended with hints of asparagus topped off with a pear reduction. The lingering finish on this wine begs for another sip followed by a... more
Pleasing aromas of pineapple and toffee greet the nose. Smooth and appealing for its balance, this wine presents flavors of pear, golden delicious apple, citrus zest and cloves. Lively acids invite these flavors to linger on the palate. Pair with citrus-sage roasted chicken, salmon or shellfish. more
Raspberry and currants rush to the front, gently yielding to deeper notes of coffee, cedar, and hints of pencil shavings. Ripe, red fruit fills the palate. As the wine works its magic, undertones of maple, cinnamon and cardamom mingle flawlessly with the ripe fruit tones. A harmonious blend of skin... more
The delightful aromas wafting from the glass are those of citrus, melon and mango. Flavors of lime, pink grapefruit and melon are prominent
on the palate. This clean, crisp, slightly tart wine is very versatile in food pairings. It is delightful with seafood, baked fish and fowl and is your... more