Wines from USA


Kiona Wines

Very few have a rare pioneering experience. Kiona Vineyards was blessed with that experience when they discovered the un-farmed, Southern slopes of Red Mountain and planted the first vineyards there in 1975. They recognized the potential of the unique microclimate to produce wine grapes which would combine the fruitiness of the Yakima Valley with the richness of the Columbia Basin. The exceptional wine quality produced by Kiona and by others who purchased Kiona wine grapes was immediately recognized and spurred spontaneous interest in the infant Red Mountain area. Others were quick to follow!
 
Now, the Red Mountain American Viticulture Area is World Class, sharing this honor with Napa, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, and other artisan viticulture areas of the world. There is a strong sense of pride of the Red Mountain Heritage and having contributed to establish one of the foremost viticulture areas in the world.
Kiona Vineyards and Winery is family owned (John, Ann and Scott Williams). Scott Williams is Manager, Viticulturist, and Winemaker. John and Ann are involved in every day operations. They produced the first wines an 1980, and have a wide variety of outstanding wines. They opened the new winery facilities spring 2007, with an awesome panoramic view of our vineyards, Red Mountain and Yakima Valley.

The name Kiona is an Indian word that means “brown hills”.

 
Kiona Riesling
 
A compelling floral nose combines with delightful fresh fruit flavors of peach and apricot with a lightly spicy finish. An immensely drinkable and charming wine, this Riesling is superb as a refreshing wine by the glass.

This wine will pair well with curries and other spicy foods, fresh fruit and mild cheeses.

This wine can age for 2-3 years.

Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 12.5%
UPC #: 084654100026
 
Awards and Ratings:
* International Eastern Wine Competition, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, NY - Gold Medal
* Northwest Wine Summit, Timberline, Oregon - Bronze Medal
* Tasters Guild, Michigan Bronze Medal
 
 
Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
 

Long regarded as the standard by which others are measured, the Cabernet-Merlot has developed a legendary reputation for delivering outstanding quality, balance and finesse while being thoughtfully priced. Frequently compared with wines costing double to triple the price.

Aromas of cherries, raspberry and anise. Rich dark fruit flavors with a smooth, lingering finish. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah.

This wine will pair well with roasts and grilled meats.

Outstanding now, but this wine will benefit from additional bottle age of 3-5 years.

Vintage: 2003
Alcohol: 13.5%
UPC #: 084654800025
 
Awards and Ratings:
* Denver International Wine Competition – Gold Medal
* Dallas Wine Festival – Gold Medal
* Tasters Guild, Washington D.C. – Silver Medal
* American Wine Society, Pennsylvania - Silver Medal
* "VALUE WINE” - Wine and Spirits Magazine
 
 
Kiona Lemberger
 
This is the first Lemberger planting in the new world in 1976 with the first commercial vintage released in 1983.
 
This is a rich wine, similar to a Cabernet or Merlot, but with a spicy finish in the background.  Aromas of blackberries, pepper and cloves. Mildly tannic with a velvet mouthfeel. It was aged in American and French oak.
 
This wine will pair well with pasta, roasts and grilled meats.

Outstanding now, but this wine will benefit from additional bottle age of 3-5 years.

Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 13.5%
UPC #: 084654500017
 
Awards and Ratings:
* Michigan Tasters Guild - Double Gold
* San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold and Best of Class
* American Wine Society - Silver Medal
* Northwest Wine Summit - Silver Medal
* Dallas Wine Competition - Bronze Medal
* Tri-Cities Wine Festival - Bronze Medal
 
Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon
 

An absolutely stunning version of Cabernet Sauvignon, blended from selected vineyards, this wine is brimming with bright red-fruit aromas. Smooth and luxurious, it is quite complex, exceptionally well integrated and simply delicious to drink. Aged in American and French oak for approximately 18 months.

Brimming with aromas of bright red fruits, anise and mocha. Rich berry flavors with a hint of spiciness. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

This wine will pair well with roasts and grilled meats.

Drink now, but this wine can age for up to 5 years.

Vintage: 2002
Alcohol: 13.5%
UPC #: 084654600021
 
Awards and Ratings:
* Northwest Wine Summit, Timberline, OR – Gold Medal
* Florida State Fair – Gold Medal
* "Best Washington Reds” - Food and Wine Magazine, March 2008
* Los Angeles County Fair – Silver Medal
* Hilton Head Wine Festival - Silver Medal
* West Coast Wine Competition - Silver Medal
* Tasters Guild International - Silver Medal