Upcoming Events

Master Sommelier Tasting with Thomas Price

March 16th, 12pm

We would like to invite all of our wine club members to join us for a tasting guided by Thomas Price MS. This experience will feature several flights of wine, light food, and the opportunity to learn from Mr. Price’s expertise and from our winemakers. Find more information about Mr. Price’s career here!

Only 25 spots available, so contact info@balboawinery.com, or call 509.529.0461 to RSVP!


Customer Appreciation Night

April 5th, 5-8pm

We would like to invite all members of the Ringside club to join us for dinner on April 5th and 6th, to show our appreciation for our wine club! Food will be provided by Fiasco Pizza Company featuring guest-chef Ivano, who is visiting all the way from Brancoli, Italy.

Please RSVP by emailing info@balboawinery or by calling 509.529.0461


Spring Release Weekend

May 3rd-5th, 10am-4pm

Join us for our annual Fiesta de Vino Blanco!

We will be releasing our new white wines and our rosé on this weekend, and invite you all to stop by Balboa to taste them.

We will also have Fiasco Pizza Company here, serving their hand-crafted wood-fired pies!

 


Balboa Red Wine Sale

January 14th

For the month of January, our 2013 Balboa Red Wine will be sold at a special price of $20/btl! (usually $30/btl)

You can stop in the winery to, give us a call, email info@balboawinery.com , or CLICK HERE to purchase!



Recent News

REVIEW: Rand Sealey’s Review of Balboa New Fall Releases 2017

2014 Balboa “Once in a Blue Moon” Reserve Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, Stone Valley Vineyard ($40)

From the “Tomadynamic” (Tom Glase, winemaker and Tom Waliser, grower) Series, this shows a deep ruby-garnet color and a smoldering nose of raspberry, cherry, plum, black roses, mulberry, tobacco, Spanish lavender, black violets and incense. The flavors are thick, ample and direct, typical of Tempranillo, with dark fruits that are infused with black licorice, dark cacao, chicory coffee and Rocks minerals. The intensity continues on the back with roasted berries and nuts, burnt mocha, toffee and graphite, followed by a lingering spice and herb dusted Rioja like dryish tannin finish. 19/20 points.

2013 Balboa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Waliser Vineyard ($45)

This is another “Tomadynamic Series” bottling. It displays a deep ruby color and intense aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, Damson plum and cassis, with scents of crushed roses, mulberry, pipe tobacco, cedar and incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with deep, full bore dark fruits that are underlain with licorice, dark chocolate, French roast and Rocks minerals. The back picks up roasted berries and nuts, mocha, toffee, toasty oak (100% new) and pencil lead, followed by a long, savory herb and spice dusted sweet-dry tannin finish. 19/20 points.

2013 Balboa “Wraith” Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Eidolon Estate Vineyard ($55)

This 100% varietal wine boasts a deep ruby-garnet color and a smoldering nose of blackberries, cherries, plums, cassis, pressed rose petals, mulberry, tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, eucalyptus, olive and incense. The flavors are mouth filling and full bore, marked by notes of licorice, dark cocoa, Sumatra roast and Rocks minerals. The back reveals sensations of roasted berries and nuts, toffee and burnt charcoal, followed by a persistently minerally long, satiny, sweet-dry tannin finish. 19+/20 points.

2012 Balboa Eidolon Estate Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley ($55)

Composed of 37% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, with 13% each of Malbec and Petit Verdot, this exhibits a deep ruby-crimson color and an intoxicating nose of wild fruits – blackberries, cherries, plums, cassis – with scents of crushed roses, sweet tobacco, cedar, sandalwood and violets. The flavors, as well, are alluring yet well structured, with notes of licorice, dark cocoa, roasted coffee beans and distinct Rocks minerality. The intensity continues on the back with sensations of pressed berries, roasted walnuts, mocha and pulverized charcoal, all flowing seamlessly into a lingering, moderately oaked (30% new) complex finish. 19+/20 points.


REVIEW: Rand Sealey’s Review of Balboa Releases June 2017

2016 Balboa Rosé of Grenache, Walla Walla Valley ($20)

Light salmon colored, this Rosé possesses enticing aromas of pink peach, pomegranate, Rainier cherry and lavender. The flavors, as well, are appealing, with bright, nicely extracted fruits that are accented by grape skin, orange peel and minerals. The back picks up cherry and peach liqueurs, pomegranate seeds and dried orange peel, followed by a dry, lightly spiced finish. Evokes the sunny slopes of Provence. 18.5/20 points.

2016 Balboa Grüner Veltliner, Yakima Valley, Bloxom Slope Vineyard ($20)

From a white grape originating in Austria, this wine shows a greenish gold color and intriguing aromas of Granny apple, Crenshaw melon, kiwi fruit, star anise, lemongrass and white pepper. The flavors, as well, are distinctive, with notes of celery stick, apple skin, melon rind, and saline minerals. The back picks up touches of bitter almond and lemon zest, followed by a crisp, dry finish.18+/20 points.

2016 Balboa “Mith” White Wine, Walla Walla Valley ($30)

This blend of 40% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 15% each of Marsanne and Grenache Blanc offers a brilliant medium gold color and aromas of Asian pear-apple, white peach, honeysuckle, jasmine, gardenia and sassafras, with hints of fennel, wet stone and white incense. The flavors are bright and vivid, with notes of peach stone, crunchy pear skin and minerals. The back picks up pêche and poire liqueurs and touches of crème fraiche and hazelnut, followed by a crisp, persistently minerally, dry finish that is lifted by bright fruit acidity (6.6 g/L). 18.5/20 points.

2014 Balboa “Pandemonium” Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Eidolon Estate Vineyard ($55)

This 100% Syrah exhibits a deep ruby-crimson color and intoxicating aromas of wild blackberries, mountain blueberries, black currants, crushed roses, lavender, sweet tobacco, orange peel and smoldering oriental incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with black and blue fruits that are infused with licorice, dark chocolate, Sumatra roast and minerals. On the back, the wine turns thick and chewy, with sensations of macerated berries, roasted walnuts, crème de cassis, spiced orange peel, kidskin and charcoal, followed by a lingering, spiced sweet-dry tannin finish. The range of flavors give it a plus. 19+/20 points. 

2014 Beresan Carmenère, Walla Walla Valley ($40)

This is a fine rendition of the “lost grape” of Bordeaux. It shows a deep ruby color and a rich, smoky nose of wild raspberries, Bing cherries, and Damson plums with scent of wild roses, bayberry, gardenia, sweet tobacco, cracked pepper and smoldering incense. The medium full bodied flavors are vivid and lavish, yet deep and focused, replete with licorice, dark cocoa, French roast and mineral and loam earth. The sensuousness continues on the back with sensations of pressed berries, roasted nuts, framboise and cerise liqueurs, mocha and graphite, followed by a lingering sweetish tannin finish. As a vin de plaisir, this gets a plus. 18.5+/20 points.