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J & A’S CURRENT WINE LIST:

Red Wines

2012 Barbera
Wahluke Slope AVA
Aromas of vanilla, spice, pepper, cherry, and a hint of cigar box comprise this classic garnet colored Barbera. Bright flavors of red currant and cranberry with a subtle touch of sour cherry accompany the light vanilla overtones found in this beautiful offering – search no more, you’ve found your perfect Washington Barbera! A versatile, comforting, easily paired, yet drinkable wine on its own – drink it for joy and comfort. Grilled and roast meats, Bolognese sauce, and Pizza with sausage will more than complement this beautiful wine.
$27 / bottle  Double Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

2012 Tempranillo
Yakima Valley AVA
Unlike the Spanish version of this grape, this wine is more about finesse and elegance. Don’t let the translucent color fool you – the light and polished tannins of this smooth drinking wine have notes of black cherry and sweet vanilla on the nose, finishing on the palette with a light pepper note. Pair with mild cheeses like Gouda or a New Zealand Cheddar, or a rosemary herbed roast pork or maybe a lamb slider. Best red wine for summer and backyard grilling!
$24 / bottle  Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

2013 Tempranillo
Yakima Valley AVA
More about finesse and elegance, this medium-bodied Tempranillo brings “full-on” berry to the nose, finishing on the palette with cherry, raspberry, and a touch of tobacco leaf with a hint of vanilla. Pair with grilled chicken kabobs, herbed roast pork or even seafood in a red sauce, this Tempranillo is sure to please.
$24 / bottle  Silver, 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

2014 Tempranillo
Wahluke Slope AVA
Despite a change in vineyards – the new one being Rosebud Vineyards near Mattawa – this medium-bodied Tempranillo continues the finesse and elegance of previous vintages. The bouquet begins with dark berries complemented by threads of tobacco, pepper and vanilla notes, finishing on the palate with black cherry, strawberry and a hint of vanilla.  Aged for 22 months in predominantly Hungarian oak, this pleasingly rustic wine pairs well with your favorite grilled meats and for dessert, think dark chocolate covered cherries.
$24 / bottle  Gold, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards 

2013 Companions
Columbia Valley AVA
Characteristics and complexity of the varietals come through in this beautiful offering. Aromas of leather, truffles, the forest floor and black pepper and spice from the Grenache and Mourvedre, with plum, currant and blackberry from Tempranillo greet the nose. On the palette bright fruity flavors of cherry, berries and a hint of mocha shine through. A versatile wine, this blend pairs easily with many entrees; grilled salmon, pasta dishes heavily lavished with mushrooms, and chicken with pesto to name a few. Also, consider drinking this as an
everyday red table wine. It will even satisfy the most fickle of palettes.
$26 / bottle  Silver, 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

2014 Companions
Columbia Valley AVA
Earthy aromas and those of cherry and pepper comprise this unique blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Mourvedre aged 22 months in barrel with 50% being new French ceramic toasted oak. Both the Tempranillo and Mourvedre came from new vineyards where the climate is warmer than the last vintage.  On the palate one gets cherry and an array of spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and a hint of pepper are found in this moderately robust offering.  Think “spice cake in a bottle” and let your taste buds wander!  It is a versatile wine which pairs easily with a great array of dishes.
$26 / bottle  Silver, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards 

2013 Grenache
Walla Walla Valley AVA
This earthy, slightly tawny colored Grenache brings a multitude of aromas to the nose including those of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco leaf and dark, sweet raisins. The full on fruit of black cherry, raspberry and raisons greet the palette and extend to a slight sour cherry finish with light tannic nuances providing exceptional mouthfeel to the taster of this medium bodied wine. It pairs well with many cheeses such as Cambozola, and goat cheese drizzled with honey. This wine will also pair well with risotto and lamb (think skewers or a burger).
$25 / bottle

2013 Mourvedre
Walla Walla Valley AVA
Though light in color, this rustic wine brings the aroma of dark fruit to the nose and flavors of ripe plum and black cherry to the palette with a finish that lingers and begs for more. Pairing Mourvedre with food is easy as its fresh spicy character works well with a variety of hard and soft cheeses such as manchego or gorgonzola. This wine pairs well with slow braised and stewed meats (think chili) and is also perfect with grilled meats like a “black and bleu” burger.
$25 / bottle

2014 Mourvedre
Yakima Valley AVA
Sourced from the Meek Family Estate vineyard near Red Mountain this wine carries darker hues more traditional of the variety than the previous vintage.  This rustic Rhone varietal brings light floral aromas of violets to the nose and flavors of blackberry and plum to the palette with a finish that is supple and easy drinking.  Still young and fruit forward, pairing this Mourvedre with food is easy as its fresh and slightly spicy character complements a variety of cheeses such as gorgonzola or manchego.  It also pairs well with herbed dishes and grilled meats and game.
$25 / bottle

White and Rose’ Wines

2012 Pinot Gris
Yakima Valley AVA
Dominant aromas of citrus blossom and perfumed pear are augmented by a hint of toastiness and underlying fennel. Having more depth and body than past vintages, this medium bodied, dry Pinot Gris brings apple to the palette and a touch of citrus that lingers on the finish. Definitely a food – friendly wine, pair it with a hard, aged Gouda or a cheese as unique as bacon Cheddar. This Pinot Gris will also stand up to antipasto, tapenade and other savory foods.
$16 / bottle

2012 Sirius Sipper
Yakima Valley AVA
Muted aromas of mock orange and citrus blossom along with a hint of pineapple give the sensation of a light tropical breeze. Flavors of star fruit, kiwi, pineapple and a touch of lemon come through and leave a rounded, smooth, clean finish that lingers on the palette. Crisp and elegant this wine pairs well with seafood dishes, light salads or even by itself, this truly is a Sirius wine to enjoy year round.
$17 / bottle

2013 Sirius Sipper
Yakima Valley AVA
Dominant tropical aromas of pineapple complemented by hints of stone fruit (think peach) grace this fruity blend of Viognier and Roussanne. The pineapple nuances carry forth to the palette adding hints of key lime and minerality accentuating the crisp acidity of the “Sipper”. Sensuous and silky, harmonious and beautifully balanced, this is a perfect wine for summer. Pear and apple linger on the finish and will complement many foods such as manchego cheese, brie with baguette, or a wide variety of seafood dishes, especially shellfish.
$17 / bottle  Double Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

2014 Sirius Sipper
Yakima Valley AVA
Once again J & A’s Sirius Sipper comes through with aromas of citrus and minerality complemented by hints of stone fruit that grace this dry, fruity blend of Viognier and Roussanne. Pineapple and grapefruit nuances carry forth to the palette with hints of limestone accentuating the crisp acidity of the “Sipper”. Pair it with anything in a lemon butter sauce; it’s also perfect with oysters and virtually any seafood.
$17 / bottle

2015 Sirius Sipper
Yakima Valley AVA
With the Viognier from a new vineyard – Inland Desert – J & A’s Sirius Sipper puts forth stronger aromas of  peach and stone fruit complementing the citrus and minerality gracing this dry, fruity blend of Viognier and Roussanne.  Pineapple nuances carry forth on the palate with hints of melon and limestone accentuating the crisp acidity of the “Sipper”.  This wine stands alone on its own, but can be a perfect pairing with oysters or virtually any seafood as well as cheeses such as fresh goat and manchego.
$17 / bottle

2012 Roussanne
Yakima Valley AVA
The warmth of the year produced sweet aromas of dried apricot and honeysuckle in the fruity and complex aromatic notes of this Roussanne. The upfront flavor of pineapple flows to tropical fruits with subtle undertones of minerality. The crisp acidity and rich mouth feel of this well balanced wine finishes with a trace of tangerine zest that lingers on the palate. Paired with soft, creamy cheeses, lightly herbed roast pork with a fruit glaze, grilled pineapple or even enjoyed alone, this Roussanne is sure to please.
$19 / bottle  Double Gold, 2014 Seattle Wine Awards 

2013 Roussanne
Yakima Valley AVA
Fruity yet complex aromas of pear and white peach dominate the aromatic notes of this Roussanne. Upfront flavors of juicy pear and pineapple with a hint of citrus are complemented with subtle undertones of minerality. The crisp acidity and rich mouth-feel of this well balanced wine finishes with a trace of Star Fruit. Serve it with a variety of foods from cured meats, Black Forest ham quiche, to grilled shrimp tacos, or heaven forbid, even alone, this Roussanne is a pleasure.
$19 / bottle  Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

2014 Roussanne
Yakima Valley AVA
In keeping with past vintages, the fruity yet complex aromas of pear and white peach dominate the aromatic notes of this Roussanne. Flavors of juicy pear and pineapple with a hint of citrus are complemented with distinct undertones of minerality. The crisp acidity and rich mouth-feel of this well balanced wine has a lingering finish that begs of more. Serve it with a variety of foods such as lightly grilled chicken, cured meats, or even alone this Roussanne is a winner.
$19 / bottle  Bronze, 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

2015 Roussanne
Yakima Valley AVA
In a slight change from previous vintages due in part to the very warm and fast growing season experienced in 2015, this Roussanne brings forth slight herbal aromas in addition to the usual fruity notes of pear and white peach.  This beguiling wine is crisp with slightly tart flavors of pineapple and citrus which are complemented by hints of pear and undertones of minerality with a well-balanced finish.  Served with a variety of foods from lightly grilled chicken to poached halibut or even something as unusual as Beechers Mac’ & Cheese, this Roussanne will more than satisfy the most fickle of palettes.  
$19 / bottle Double Gold, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards   

2011 Riesling
Columbia Valley AVA
Intense, traditional Riesling aromas are complemented by a floral sachet and a hint of hibiscus along with spiciness reminiscent of cardamom. The first taste finds a touch of delicate, sweet pear, and spice giving way to a soft, lingering, fruity finish with a kiss of mandarin orange. Pair this classic Riesling with something as simple as Gorgonzola cheese or for a more robust pairing, a spicy Thai dish.
$16 / bottle

2013 Riesling
Columbia Valley AVA
The boutique vineyards of Maranna and Duet located at the extremes of the Columbia Valley make this Riesling unique. Subdued aromas of minerality with the tropical nuances of guava and pineapple greet the palette. The light, sweet finish has a touch of apricot that lingers and reminds one of the Rieslings of the Old World. Pair this Riesling with herb roasted pork loin glazed with apricot preserves, or a slightly spicy Sushi roll will complement this off-dry varietal.
$17 / bottle  Silver, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

2014 Riesling
Columbia Valley AVA
Returning to 100% Maranna Vineyard for 2014, delicate aromas of spice along with a touch of apple and tangerine from this Riesling greet the nose and present flavors of apricot and honey that finishes with a touch of minerality. The diversity of food pairings is remarkable, from salty to sweet this wine pairs well with Sushi, spicy Asian dishes, gingerbread and other tasty treats.
$17 / bottle  Double Gold, 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

2015 Riesling
Columbia Valley AVA
In keeping with tradition of 100% Maranna Vineyard, this year’s Riesling is more about finesse and elegance.  As this wine breathes, delicate aromas of apple and tangerine with a hint of spice give way to the flavors of honey and apricot on the palette.  The light, off-dry finish has hints of minerality.  Pair this Riesling with a variety of foods, from savory to sweet including spicy Sushi rolls, herbed pork loin or blue-veined cheeses.
$17 / bottle  Double Gold, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards  

2014 Chardonnay
Columbia Valley AVA
The “New Kid on the Block” – from grapes sourced from an old favorite vineyard in the Naches Heights area west of Yakima. The style more reminiscent of a Chablis, but with something special added in. Tell us what your nose and what your palette tell you!
$17 / bottle

2015 RoVeR
Columbia Valley AVA
Sourced from several vineyards in the Columbia Valley, this unique blend of Roussanne, Viognier and Riesling brings aromas of pear, apple and honey to the nose. Pale, straw colored and slightly off – dry, the bouquet continues on the palette with pear and apple. It is slightly sweet and yet slightly tart at the same time. Called “girls night out white wine”, it is easy to drink and pairs well with foods with a bit of zip such as slightly spiced lettuce wraps and other Asian dishes, or keep it simple with a salad or a bit of Triple Cream cheese.
$18 / bottle  Bronze, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards – Sold out! New Release in June!

2014 First Blush
Columbia Valley AVA
Almost identical to the 2013 First Blush – Tempranillo based with a splash of Garnacha, again with that classic color of the famous Roses’ of southern France. Tell us what your nose and what your palette tell you!
$18 / bottle

2015 First Blush
Wahluke Slope AVA
This salmon colored 100% Tempranillo rose’ continues its legacy with tertiary aromas of ripe, sweet strawberries, vanilla and a hint of red licorice. On the palette this crisp, well balanced wine imparts flavors of ripe berries with a touch of cherry and leaves a slightly sweet-tart, clean finish dancing on the tongue. This versatile wine begs to be paired with crab (think a big crab Louie) and shellfish, yet can be enjoyed with something as simple as a slightly sweet cheese, such as Dubliner, or heaven forbid, even by itself!
$18 / bottle  Bronze, 2016 Seattle Wine Awards – Sold out! New Release in June! 

2014 ‘MG’ Rose’
Columbia Valley AVA
A notably BIG change from the 2013 ‘MG’ Rose’ – it’s now Grenache dominant with a bit of Mourvedre! A 180 degree switch! Again, tell us what your nose and what your palette tell you!
$18 / bottle