Wine

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase our wine and by law, an adult over age 21 must sign for wine shipments at the time of delivery. We are unable to ship to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Utah. Please feel free call or email us at info@balboawinery.com with any questions.

2013 Chardonnay

Lively aromas of star fruit, anise, and hazelnut lead into hints of orange zest, Meyer lemon meringue, Asian pear and subtle minerality on the mid-palate. A bright band of citrusy acidity carries through to the finish, which shows reoccurring notes of pear and Meyer lemon. 

Vineyards: Connor Lee Vineyard, Bacchus Vineyard Block 7, and French Creek Vineyard. 

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

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$30 Purchase»

2013 Riesling

Bright and juicy with grapefruit, pear and fennel notes balanced upon lively acidity. Expressive with honeydew melon, floral notes and slate minerality on the finish.     

Vineyard: Pepper Bridge Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Riesling

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$20 Purchase»

2014 Rosé of Syrah

This year,  we co-fermented the syrah with a little viognier, and we think the result is spectacular! Exciting aromatics of jasmine, orange rind and rose water. On the palate, flavors of fresh strawberry and watermelon lead into mouthwatering acidity and spice notes.  

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 96% Syrah Co-Fermented with 4% Viognier 

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2014 Roussanne

The 2013 White Mith is 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier. Lively and full bodied with aromas of Asian pear, gardenia, honeysuckle and orange blossom. Notes of ripe peach and tropical fruits lead into a creamy yet elegant mouthfeel. The palate lingers with stone fruits, balanced acidity and minerality. 

Vineyard:  Summit View Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier

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2012 Red Wine (SOLD OUT)

Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, purple plum, espresso and eucalyptus on the nose. Flavors of fresh raspberry, licorice, cherry pie and baking spice, leading into Walla Walla minerality and bright acidity. This wine is sold out at the winery, but may be available for purchase at stores in your area. Please let us know if you have questions!

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard and Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

VARIETAL: 39% Merlot, 25% Syrah, 16% Malbec, 14% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Franc

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2012 Merlot

Open with luscious dark fruits of boysenberry and blackberry. Leads into flavors of espresso and chocolate covered cherries along with Walla Walla earthiness and minerality. Finishes with subtle tannins, acidity, and precise balance. 

Vineyard: Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Merlot

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2011 Syrah (SPECIAL)

We are taking $10 off of this 100% Estate beauty now through May 3rd (normally $34/bottle). Expressive aromas of dark fruits, orange rind and earthy notes. Dark chocolate, baking spice and dark raspberry lead into rocks minerality on the lingering finish. 

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard (Block B5), Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Syrah

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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

From our Estate Eidolon Vineyard, block E1. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. Detailed and refined with wild rose, dark cherry and mountain strawberry on the nose. Classic cabernet structure with a supple and polished mouthfeel, leading into black currants, cassis and licorice tones.  

VineyardS: Eidolon Vineyard (Block E1), Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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2012 Malbec

From Eidolon, our estate vineyard. Opens with notes of end-of-summer blackberries and raspberries with undertones of baking spices, orange peel and violets. Ripe red fruits come forth on the palate, with hints of peach seed and black peppercorns. Rich, dark and intense with balanced tannins and bold acidity.

Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Malbec

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$34 Purchase»

2011 Cabernet Franc

Dark raspberry, black plum, green olive and floral notes. White pepper, cassis, crème brûlée and spice flavors framed around bright acidity, finishing with smooth tannins.

Vineyard: Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc

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2011 BalBOA Constrictor

This wine was created to replace the Cat’s Meow and the Sayulita labels. The name was the brainchild of Sam Price (son of master sommelier Thomas Price) and the artwork was done by Tom’s lovely daughter, Amelia Mary Glase. Aromas of ripe cherry and plum with hints of game and damp earth. Full bodied on the palate showing pomegranate and cranberry notes leading into blackberry with lingering acidity, and firm tannins. 

Vineyards: Estate Eidolon Vineyard and Waliser Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley 

Varietals: 42% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon,  11% Merlot, and 10% Malbec

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$36 Purchase»

2012 Grenache (SOLD OUT)

This is the first wine we have ever made exclusively for Wine Club, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! Easily a staff favorite, the 2012 Grenache is drinking great now, and will continue to drink well for the next 5 to 10 years.  Rich and expressive with cherry, blackberry, Chambord and orange peel on the nose. Complex notes of raspberry, hibiscus and licorice with polished tannins wrapped around a silky core. This wine is extremely limited production and selling out quickly!

Vineyard: Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Grenache

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$55 Purchase»

2012 Cab/Petit Verdot Co-Ferment (Ringside Club Only)

Another first! If you are into big cabs, chances are you’ll like this co-fermented wine. Dark and plush, opening with complex aromas of mulling spices, dark red cherry fruit, and eucalyptus. Bright acidity, firm tannins and a velvety mouthfeel, finishing with red fruit and cocoa bean notes reminiscent of chocolate covered pomegranate seeds.

Vineyards: Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietals: 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 

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2012 Mith

This wine originated in 1998 and is a collaboration between Mike Sharon (L’Ecole 41) and Tom Glase. This wine has always been a proprietary blend and the 2012 is no different. Intense aromas of blackberry, bing cherry and damson plum with scents of sandalwood, sweet pipe tobacco, vanilla bean and cocoa. Continues on the palate with layers of dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate and basaltic minerals. Reveals notes of roasted berries, dried cherries, and mocha leading to an oak, spice and herb accented balanced tannin finish.  

Vineyards: Eidolon Vineyard, Waliser Vineyard, and Summit View Vineyard.

Varietals: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. 

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2012 Pandemonium

This is the first ever vintage of Pandemonium to include Grenache, and man is it good. Vibrant aromatics of fresh cherries and candied orange lead into hints of bramble and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate displays juicy acidity and ripe dark fruits finishing with notes of current, white pepper and fresh strawberry.

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard and Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley 

Varietal: 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache

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2009 Wraith

Eidolon and Wraith were made to showcase our estate vineyard located in the ancient Walla Walla riverbed. Firm, focused and layered with hints of pitch blackberry, mineral, clove and exotic spice. Powerful yet elegant, offering a lengthy, pure finish.

Vineyard: Eidolon Vineyard and Pepperbridge Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietals: 75% Syrah and 25% Malbec

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2009 Eidolon

Eidolon and Wraith were made to showcase our estate vineyard located in the ancient Walla Walla riverbed. The Eidolon is a representation of what is planted in our vineyard. A true vineyard blend. Dark and opulent, with Japanese purple plum, currant and black cherry on the nose. It delivers powerful flavors of dark olive tapenade, truffle and an earthiness characteristic of Eidolon Vineyard.  

 94 Points – Wine and Spirits Magazine. 91 Points- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate. Winner “Double Gold” at Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Vineyard: Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietals: 37% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, and 12% Petit Verdot  

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$55 Purchase»

Ageability

We believe that when you choose to enjoy Balboa wine is a matter of personal preference. However, customers often ask us how long they can cellar our wine. Generally, our wines are released when we believe them to be ready to consume; however all Balboa wines will benefit from additional time in your cellar. Every Balboa wine will age differently, as many factors, including the growing season, varietal characteristics,  and winemaking decisions, will all determine how the wine ages. Additionally, one must determine the characteristics that they enjoy in wine and age their wines in accordance with their preferences. The most important thing to consider is how you like your wine to taste! If you have specific questions, feel free to call or email us.