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Michelle Marsh
 
August 9, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Our Late Summer Release to Spice Up Grilling Season

It's August which means that while we're excitedly talking about preseason football and back to school, technically we still have over a month of summer left and it’s still too hot to cook inside so my grill is working overtime. For weeks, we’ve been anticipating our late summer release of 2014 The Canyons Vineyard Malbec and it couldn’t have come at a better time as I’ve been needing something new to spice up dinner time. One can only drink so much rosé, am I right? Only kidding…

So, why do we love this Malbec for summer?

It’s has a bold aroma of black cherry and baked blueberries (two favorite summertime scents) which are really pleasing when you go in for that first sip. While it has darker fruit on the nose which would make you expect a big red, the bright fruit and tannins are softer on your pallet providing a smooth feel from start to finish. Sometimes it can be hard to sit down with a big, heavy tannin, Cabernet on a hot day. This Malbec gives you the bold flavor without being heavy. Win win!

When it comes to pairing it with food, bbq is always a go to. Generally, when grilling you are doing marinated meats with lots of flavors of fresh herbs and spices. Malbec works with those flavors without overpowering them. Try out this recipe for Grilled Pork & Plum Kebabs, pour yourself a big glass of The Canyons Vineyard Malbec, and watch the (smoky) summer sunset. Summers sticking around for a while, and the Malbec is here to help you enjoy it to the fullest. 

Time Posted: Aug 9, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Michelle Marsh
 
July 13, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Party With Us

We like to think one of the best perks of being a club member at Fidelitas is the invitation to party with us all year long, and we provide no shortage of events that you can set your clock by. When you become a member of the Fidelitas Wine Club you are invited regular celebrations to enjoy your favorite wines with Charlie, Team Fidelitas, and other members like yourself. We have a handful of smaller local events that happen every month but a few big ones that you can count on each year include:

Winemaker Dinner at Anthology in Richland – February

Fidelitas in Portland, OR – April

Feast of St. Fidelis on Red Mountain – May

Fidelitas Suite at Seattle Mariners – June + August

Summer in the City in Seattle – August

Estate Vineyard Dinner on Red Mountain – September

Harvest Party on Red Mountain – October

Pick Six Winemaker Dinner at El Gaucho in Bellevue – November

Holiday Shopping Parties on Red Mountain + Woodinville – December

Fidelitas Roadshow visiting new cities every year

As a perk of your Fidelitas Club Membership you receive exclusive and priority access to these events. Join now to attend Summer in the City this August in Seattle!

Time Posted: Jul 13, 2017 at 1:06 PM
Michelle Marsh
 
June 13, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Tips and Tricks for Visiting Wine Country

We are open and the wine is tasting great!

If you find yourself with some free time, swing by one of our two tasting rooms on Red Mountain or in Woodinville. We’re open daily from 11am to 5pm, featuring a flight of summertime wines, and cheese plates by prior request while they last. Wine tasting is one of my favorite ways to spend a sunny weekend or random day off work. Best of all I like to visit when I have friends and family in town! Stop by anytime or let us know you’re coming for a special tasting.

Use your Club Concierge Team

With hundreds of wineries in Washington it can be overwhelming to know where to visit. The Fidelitas Club Concierge Team has recommendations of wineries to visit, and places to stay and eat in Wine Country. We’re always around to send you some of our favorite places to visit! Contact us by calling or texting 509.554.9191 or email us here.

Map out your plan of attack

Schedule tastings with wineries in advance and start early. You can usually plan for tastings to take between 45 minutues to an hour at each winery. Bring snacks like cheese and crackers and drink plenty of water in between tastings to maximize your trip.  Make your dining reservations ahead of time so you know where you’ll refuel at the end of the day!

 

Bring dad in this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day!

Can’t make it in? Ship orders placed by 9am on Wednesday, June 14th, are guaranteed to be delivered by Friday or give him the gift that keeps on giving with a membership to the Fidelitas Wine Club.

Time Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 3:31 PM
Michelle Marsh
 
May 11, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

The Grand Reveal of the Fidelitas Library

This winter we started a big and exciting project that Charlie had always envisioned for Fidelitas. We dug deep in the archives and pulled pallets worth of wine from our offsite storage facility to find the rarest Fidelitas wines in existence. Last Friday, May 5th, as we celebrated our 10th annual Feast of St. Fidelis on Red Mountain we were able to unveil the grand addition to our home on Red Mountain, the Fidelitas Library.

The Fidelitas Library, located in what was once our barrel display room, houses a new version of our iconic wine wall spanning over 18 feet wide and 12 feet tall, it holds 1,260 bottles. Wines dating back to our very first release of 2000 Meritage cover the wall and include some of our most sought after vintages and limited release wines.

Here’s what Charlie has to say about some of his favorite vintages to date:

1994 - I worked at Chateau Ste. Michelle at the time and we were really starting to figure things out in our new facility at Canoe Ridge. First vintage of Col Solare made with the Antinori's.

1999 - Very interesting vintage in that everything seemed to get ripe but also retained incredibly high acids.  Very old world with high natural acids.

2005 - Right now for me the best wines we have made for Fidelitas since we started and the best vintage I have been affiliated in Washington since my first vintage in 1988.

2007 - Beautiful wines with incredible balance.  Maybe not quite the same ripeness as 2009 but close. 

2009 - Wonderful wines that have great potential for aging.  Warm vintage and very ripe fruit.

2010 - A very nice vintage, and very much like the 1999 vintage from Washington.

2013 – A great, great vintage.

Other Great Ones - 2001, 1995 & 1989.

Best Vintage That I Tasted But Did Not Make: 1983.  Considered by many as one of the greatest vintages ever from Washington. Had the opportunity to taste a vertical of all Woodward Canyon Cab Sauv/Old Vines in or around 2000.  The 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon from Woodward Canyon stood high above the rest.

Finally, after years of aging, these wines are available for your enjoyment. In an effort to manage these limited wines the best way possible, wine requests may be submitted and we will follow up with you to confirm the availability. All requests will be managed on a first come, first serve basis, and have a 2 week fulfillment turn around.

Ready to get your hands on some of those special bottles from years past? Email us at wine@fidelitaswines.com for more information. 

 

Time Posted: May 11, 2017 at 2:52 PM
Michelle Marsh
 
April 3, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Happy Birthday Red Mountain

Red Mountain is officially old enough to drive a car. That’s right, 16 years ago today Red Mountain set itself apart and became its own AVA. An American Viticultural Area is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the United States Department of the Treasury. Want to know what makes Red Mountain unique? Check out this post or visit the Red Mountain AVA site.

Originally founded in 1972, Red Mountain had previously been a part of Yakima Valley AVA. To this day Washington state has 14 AVA’s with the oldest established in 1983, although vines were planted long before that.

Yakima Valley – 1983

Columbia Valley – 1984

Walla Walla Valley – 1984

Puget Sound – 1995

Red Mountain – 2001

Columbia Gorge – 2004

Horse Heave Hills – 2005

Wahluke Slope – 2005

Rattlesnake Mountain – 2006

Lake Chelan – 2009

Snipes Mountain – 2009

Ancient Lakes – 2012

Naches Heights – 2012

Lewis and Clark – 2016

We might be the smallest region on the map but Red Mountain is making history with the premium quality grapes planted right here in the region we call home.

HBD Red Mountain!

Time Posted: Apr 3, 2017 at 6:30 AM
Michelle Marsh
 
March 1, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Why Red Mountain Cabernet is My Trusty Go To

  1. Who doesn’t love Cabernet from Red Mountain? With so many great Cabs coming out of the Red Mountain AVA it can sometimes be overwhelming to know what to grab at a moments notice without digging into research behind the bottle. Our Red Mountain Cabernet gives it to you straight: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Clone 8 (the Washington clone!), 100% Sourced from Red Mountain Vineyards.
  2. It’s the perfect glass pour. I remember a fond memory of last September when we released this wine. I took one home the night we released it because I just wanted one glass before bed…this easy drinker had me through most of a bottle before I even realized it! There’s an excellent balance in the silky and rounded tannins, plus  the oak on it (35% New French Oak, 26% New American Oak) is just right.
  3. It’s great to take to parties…or give to friends, family, strangers who do a kind deed for you. Whoever may be on the receiving end will probably fall in love with this wine. It can be hard to pick out wine for somebody else! From our experience sharing this wine (which is quite a bit) we haven’t found a skeptic around who didn’t enjoy this bottle.
  4. The price is right! A 100% Cabernet sourced from top vineyards including Quintessence, Fidelitas Estate, The Canyons, and Red Heaven is typically going to veer toward the higher end of the price spectrum. This Cab is priced for consumers to be able to enjoy a premium Cabernet on a regular basis…plus we sweetened the pot by offering it at an even lower price for the month of March! 

MARCH PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

2013 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Regularly $50 - now $45 through March 31

shipping including on purchases of 6 or more bottles 

Time Posted: Mar 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM
Michelle Marsh
 
January 18, 2017 | Michelle Marsh

Tasting Notes To Make Your Mouth Water for Malbec

After a long spout of winter weather bringing us down there could be no better way to kick off the year (and shake off the winter blues) than with the arrival of our first release, the 2014 Red Mountain Malbec.

I’ll put in my vote in for this wine being one of the most versatile wines in our line up considering I’ve literally never met someone who didn’t like it! Whether it’s enjoyed at parties, paired alongside exquisite meals, or if you enjoy it by the glassful after a long day you’re sure to find a consistent pleasure.

While I’m guilty of skipping over tasting notes half the time and going straight in to taste the wine for myself, I couldn’t help but find the notes for our 2014 vintage to paint the perfect description for this wine.

“Red Mountain Malbec, the Fidelitas fan favorite in the phantom bottle, is sourced from a few of our favorite Malbec vineyards on Red Mountain.” Isn’t that the truth? This 100% Malbec is a blend from Scooteney Flats and Kiona Vineyards both of which are our neighbors on Red Mountain. Scooteney is known for its course soil and concentrated grapes, and Kiona for some of the more mature vines on the mountain.

“True to the varietal, this wine gives us loads of fruit tones: Aromas of blueberry, marionberry, cocoa, and white pepper swirl in the glass, met by blackberry, marjoram, roses, and vanilla.” Tell me this doesn’t make your mouth water for a big glass of the stuff? Better yet, pair it alongside this Balsamic Roasted Berry Bruschetta (made with burrata which I’ve been catching on more and more restaurant menus recently, and I am definitely not mad about it).

“Even more fruit on the palate provides a juicy and soft mouthfeel for easy enjoyment.” I’d say this is the perfect line to describe Fidelitas Malbec. Juicy fruit, balanced tannins, and a bold spice hit your pallet in perfect harmony which makes it such a crowd pleaser.

Click here to read the tasting notes in full or to order this wine for pick up or FREE SHIPPING through January 31.  

Time Posted: Jan 18, 2017 at 2:56 PM
Michelle Marsh
 
November 25, 2016 | Michelle Marsh

Your Concierge Team is On-Call This Season!

We're excited to share that we've doubled up this holiday season to give you the greatest experience ever at Fidelitas!

Introducing your Club Concierge Team.

Michelle and Skye are here to help with anything you bring to us (even recipe ideas or deciding what wine will pair best with irksome in-laws). 

Need something special shipped to your cousins across country, no problem! We'll even wrap it up in shimmering paper, tie it with a bow, hand write your gift note, and ensure that we ship it to arrive on time. 

Trying to come up with a gift that keeps on giving for that special someone who deserves something special all year round...look no further! We'll help you set up a customized gift Wine Club Membership. 

Know someone who is already a Fidelitas fan and want to pick out something unique? We'll gladly ponder their wine history to see what their favorites are and dig around in our Library for something comparable or find a Large format they will enjoy. 

Did you know that we'll even hand deliver local gifts for you? We pack up the trusty Subaru with cases of wine and find our way to your office to give those hardworking employees of yours a gift they will be sure to enjoy.

We even have something for the novice wine drinker! 

No task is too big or too small. We are on call to do the work for you this holiday season! 

Contact your Concierge Team at club@fidelitaswines.com or 509.554.9191

P.S. Please help us in welcoming Skye Dissette as a permanate addition to the Club Concierge Team! 

Time Posted: Nov 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM
Michelle Marsh
 
October 31, 2016 | Michelle Marsh

Five Fall Weeknight Pairings

And just like that, it's November. I've been getting happily settled into my fall routine and my favorite part has been making a warm, belly filling dinner, opening a bottle of red, and finding my place on the couch to watch my favorite shows. Have you seen "This Is Us" yet?? My new favorite! Here are five fall weeknight pairings that have been a hit at my house: 

2013 Red Mountain Malbec

Dinner: Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Show: This Is Us on NBC


2013 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dinner: Flank Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms

Show: The Walking Dead on AMC


2013 Optu Red Mountain

Dinner: Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Sausage

Show: Grace and Frankie on Netflix


2013 Red Heaven Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dinner: Chicken Kale Sweet Potato Stew

Show: Saturday Night Live on NBC


2013 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot

Dinner: Zucchini Noodle Skillet Lasagna

Show: Friends reruns on Netflix 

Time Posted: Oct 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Michelle Marsh
 
September 22, 2016 | Michelle Marsh

Shout Out to the Vineyard Crew

I’d like to give a shout out to our friends who make our harvest go off without a hitch. To the crew who arrives in the early hours of the morning, often before the sun shines, and works hard through the afternoon. They show up 6 days a week all year round. They work together to make sure the processes are run efficiently and the grapes come in on schedule. They prune, they pick, they move fiercely down the vineyard rows and fill crate upon crate, and bin upon bin, full of the mighty grapes we use to make Fidelitas wines. A big thank you from Team Fidelitas to our Vineyard Crew and Vineyard Manager, Dick Boushey, who has brought in such a great group.

Cheers to the 2016 harvest!

Time Posted: Sep 22, 2016 at 12:11 PM