Well, the warmth of the sun has felt great lately!
This is my favorite time of the year as the weather starts changing. The life starts to come back and bloom will not be far away. This also means the beginning of rosé season and lighter whites. Our 2018 Eternal Beauty rosé will be released Spring Release weekend May 3rd-5thalong with our Eternal Perspective Grenache Blanc and Eternal Sunshine Viognier.
I know some of you out there only drink red wine (shame, I know!), but we have something special for you this weekend. We are releasing 2 single vineyard Syrahs that you don’t want to miss. Each is only 1 barrel! These wines get me excited, as it is our first release of our Eternal Zen Les Collines vineyard Syrah. Not to be outdone, our 2ndrelease of the Eternal Darkness is here too. This one sourcing again from Jon Cockburn Ranch Vineyard. Both 100% Syrah and 100% available for personal mouth dances this weekend.
Our Syrahs have been getting some great press lately, and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t fill you in. Enobytes just ran an American Syrah review and tasted hundreds of Syrahs from our great country. We are honored to receive some of the best scores in Washington State. Our Eternal Darkness scored 93 points, while Eternal Restraint and Heritage scored 92 points! Our Eternal Foundation was rated 90 points. Wine Enthusiastalso tasted the Eternal Foundation and loved it, awarding it 91 points. The International Wine Report just revisited Washington Wines and likewise was singing our Rhone style reds praises, noting that we are a producer to visit if you love GSM’s. They awarded our Eternal Optimism 91 points.
To celebrate we are offering 20% off all Syrah with promo code SYRAH. Sale ends 4/6/19.
I had a blast talking last month in Prosser at The Clore Center! What an honor to be speaking to winemakers who have been doing this for 20+ years. I feel so lucky to be part of an amazing Washington wine industry that continues to grow in knowledge and size everyday. We tasted the Eternal Zen at the seminar as I was talking on native fermentation vs. inoculated ferments.
If you’re a Seattleite I hope you stopped by our table in Seattle this last weekend for Taste Washington. What a blast this event always is, and it’s great to taste everyone’s newest wines.
Our wine club members will be receiving their allocation emails shortly, and we will have a wine club pick-up party Saturday, April 27that The INK. Live music and all the newest releases will be part of the festivities. More info on this in your allocation emails next week.
You will continue to find me in the tasting room at The INK. If there are no customers it gives me time to run labs, do barrel work, or prep wines for bottling. Swing by and taste the new wines with me. We still serve bottle beers at The INK too, so you have no excuses not to visit! The Double Mountain IRA is pretty damn tasty.
We are looking forward to Reveal Walla Walla in April, as we will be auctioning off a custom blend of Les Collines and Dwelley Vineyard Syrah. This is unique as we normally do not blend our Eternal Wines, as we like to showcase single vineyards. This will be a great lot and all proceeds go to a great cause!
Our Spring Release is coming up in April and we are excited to share our lighter 2018’s along with some amazing Syrahs from 2016. Not a Good Vibes wine club member? This is the only way to receive our limited runs from Bogin Vineyard, not to mention discounts on wine, beer and swag.
Our downtown tasting room is open 5 days a week: Wed. & Sun. 12-5 pm and Thurs.-Sat. 12-8 pm.
Our airport location is open Friday-Sunday 12-5 pm.
*We are open later for special events.
Free live music is from 5:30-7:30 pm. Locals taste our Drink Washington State wines for free.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2019:
4/5-4/7/19: Syrah release weekend in Walla Walla! We are releasing 2 single vineyard Syrahs. Both locations in WW
4/6/19: Eternal Wine pours at the Seattle Wine Company in Bellevue, WA.
4/10/19: Eternal Wine pours at Reds wine bar in Kent, WA
4/11/19: Eternal Wine pours at Vino at the Landing in Renton, WA
4/14 – 4/15/19: Reveal Walla Walla. Bid on a custom lot from Eternal.
4/27/19: Wine Club pick-up party in Walla Walla, WA at The INK
5/3 – 5/5/19: Spring Release in Walla Walla, both tasting rooms.
5/10/19: Eternal Wines pour for the Bellingham Wine Walk
5/18/19: Rising Stars in Prosser at the Clore Center 1-4 pm.
6/13 – 6/15/19: Celebrate Walla Walla: Cabernet Sauvignon
Thursday, June 13
Kick-Off Event: The World of Cabernet Sauvignon | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Vintage Pour | 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday, June 14
Wine Panel Presentations & Tastings | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Tasting | 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday, June 15
Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
6/21/19: Eternal Wines pour for the Kirkland Wine Walk
6/22/19: Wine and Brews in Renton, WA 2-5 pm.
6/23/19: Picasso’s 12thbirthday! Woof Woof!
7/12/19- 7/14/19: Kirkland Uncorked welcomes Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State.
7/26/19: Eternal Wines pours at the Seattle Zoo!
8/10/19: Brad Binko pours for the Bellingham Wine Competition
9/1-11/15/19: Harvest in Walla Walla (Brad go bye bye)
11/1- 11/3/19: Fall release weekend
12/6 – 12/8/19: Holiday Barrel Tasting
*Bold locations in Walla Walla
As always, thanks for reading.
-Drink Wine Be Happy