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.

2014 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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2014 Dry 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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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 2014 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

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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2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

From our Estate Eidolon Vineyard. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels.

Classic cabernet notes of dark cherry, currant, and blackberry lending way to caramel, fresh tomato leaf and smokey notes. Dense and dark flavors on the palate reminiscent of  black cherry, plum and casis with bold structure and fine tannins.  

VineyardS: Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, (Rocks Dist.)

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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2012 Estate Syrah

The 2012 estate Syrah exhibits enticing aromas of dark fruits, tobacco, damp earth, and coffee. The palate opens with blackberry and cassis flavors that lead into orange peel, baking spice and rich game notes that exemplify the ‘rocks’ district of  Walla Walla.

Vineyard: Estate Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Syrah

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2012 Cabernet Franc SOLD-OUT

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

 

 

2012 BalBOA Constrictor

Opens with aromas of ripe cherry and black plum, accented by bramble and damp earth. Rich and full bodied on the palate showing ripe raspberry, dark cherry and blackberry cobbler with lingering acidity, and firm, fine grained tannins. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 16 months.

Vineyards: Estate Eidolon Vineyard, Rocks District of Milton Freewater, and the Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley 

Varietals: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Syrah

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2013 Grenache (Ringside Club Only)

The 2013 Grenache is a Ringside Club Exclusive.  Ripe and expressive with strawberry, raspberry and black cherry notes, intertwined with white pepper and wet stone minerality.  Elegant and polished on the palate with ripe blackberry, hibiscus, and cherry leading into a rich silky finish. 

Vineyard: Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietal: 100% Grenache

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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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2010 Eidolon

Dark and opulent, with blackberry, plum, currant and black cherry on the nose. It delivers powerful flavors of blackberry, dark olive tapenade, truffle and earthiness characteristic of Eidolon Vineyard balanced upon lively acidity.  

Double Gold, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 

Vineyard: Eidolon Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 13% Malbec, and 12% Petit Verdot  

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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.