Why Buy Washington Wines?
Because they’re the best! Washington has consistently outperformed California with a higher percentage of wines scoring 90 points and above, while maintaining a lower average cost for these wines. An average of 48% of Washington wines scored 90 points or higher over the past four years.
G3 Goose Ridge Vineyards
Goose Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery dedicated to limited production, handcrafted wines from select, estate-grown grapes. The Monson Family’s vineyard was established in 1998 under the direction of Dr. Walter Clore, known as the Father of the Washington Wine Industry.
Goose Ridge wines are crafted from 100% Goose Ridge estate grown fruit from Eastern Washington’s sun-drenched Columbia Valley. Their 1,900 acres lay majestically between Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills making it one of the premier vineyards in the state. The accolades support that fact with the g3 series wines receiving the following scores from the Wine Enthusiast:
91 points on the Red Blend
90 points for the Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points for the Merlot
88 points for the Chardonnay
Columbia Valley, Washington
A historic event occurred at the end of the last Ice Age, creating the unique topography of Eastern Washington and leaving in its wake the perfect conditions for growing grapes.This colossal event, created the peaks and canyons that cover the Columbia Valley these peaks are called StoneCaps, which create the perfect slopes for hillside vineyards combined with an ideal climate and an additional two hours of sunlight each day creates ideal conditions to allow the grapes to fully ripen while maintaining good acidity.
StoneCap is a result of this estates vineyard quality creating an almost unheard of estate grown brand that sells for under $10. The Wine Enthusiast agrees rating the StoneCap wines:
90 points for the Merlot
89 points for the Syrah
88 points for the Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points for the Chardonnay