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Founded in 2003 by ex-cop Jerry Reiner and his wife, reporter Jennifer Sullivan, The Guardian Cellars Winery in Woodinville, Washington has a simple mission - produce the best wine, from the best fruit, grown on Washington's best terroirs.  Jerry and Jennifer have established long-term relationships with some of Washington's very finest growers.  

Working with fruit from Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Klipsun and Obelisco Vineyards on Red Mountain plus Stillwater on the lush Frenchman Hills, Ted Wildman's StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope and and the Conner-Lee vineyard on Radar Hill, Jerry and Jennifer craft a range of extraordinary wines in a lush, velvety and complete style.  We're proud to offer a selection of these brilliant wines in extremely limited quantities.

 

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chalk line

Stand by for a burst of ripe black cherry, summertime blackberry and ripe plum on the nose. The first sip will fill your mouth with intensely concentrated dark fruit flavors. This warm vintage created elegant full-bodied wines. As always, Chalk Line is our one wine that showcases all our award wining vineyards together. –not rated yet

  • + Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 8% Cab Fanc, 3% Petit Verdot
  • + Vineyard: Klipsun, Stillwater, Stonetree, Ciel du Cheval, Conner Lee and Obelisco
  • + Barrels: Seguin Moreau, Sylvain, Taransaud, Le Grand, Quintessence, Orion
  • + Percentage of new French Oak: 45%
  • + Alcohol: 14.4%
  • + Release Date: November 2014
  • + Production: 1500 cases

 

the informant

The Informant Syrah is a beautiful Hawaiian lei ready to snare you in her gorgeousness. This Syrah boasts notes of tropical flowers, French lavender, plum, blueberry and pipe tobacco. The splash of Viognier helps keep this Syrah expressing fruit flavors through the entire pallet. The oak is well-integrated and there is a bright, fresh acidity to it. The finish is smooth, lifted and lingering. -91 pts Wine Enthusiast

  • + Blend: 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier (co-fermented)
  • + Vineyard: Stonetree
  • + Barrels: Seguin Moreau, Quintessence
  • + Percentage of new French Oak: 50%
  • + Alcohol: 15.0%
  • + Release Date: May 2014
  • + Production: 350 cases

 

The alibi

This Red Mountain delight is happiness in a bottle. This lovely wine features a nose of black cherry, blackberry, mocha and a hint of bay leaf that carry over with a bite of fresh cherry and vanilla in the mouth. This blend of 55% Cabernet, 39% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot hails from our Red Mountain. The Alibi, which was aged 20 months on 70% new French oak before release, is medium bodied and has a long, smooth, finish. 

  • + Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
  • + Vineyard: Obelisco, Klipsun, Ciel du Cheval
  • + Barrels: Taransaud, Orion, Millet, Quintessence, Le Grand
  • + Percentage of new French Oak: 70%
  • + Alcohol: 14.5%
  • + Release Date: November 2014
  • + Production: 450 cases

 

gun metal

Our flagship wine is back! This Bordeaux-style blend exudes notes of currant, black licorice, savory herb, nutmeg, star anise and mocha. The aromatics carry over to the palate with the addition of fresh berries, ripe plum and sweet oak. The palate is elegant, lifted and full of dark chocolate. -94pts Wine Enthusiast

  • + Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • + Vineyard: Conner Lee, Stonetree
  • + Barrels: Taransaud, Quintessence, Seguin Moreau, Orion
  • + Percentage of new French Oak: 65%
  • + Alcohol: 14.2%
  • + Release Date: May 2014
  • + Production: 660 cases