Wine Label Competition Supporting Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation offered a competition to design a label for a white wine blend from Wind Rose Cellars – our very own Wild Coast White. We received over a dozen entries, all of which were amazing, and we were pleased to select Jay Cline’s Winter Storm at La Push, pictured above, as our label winner.
Wild Coast White is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Grigio and 10% Semillon and the grapes are all sourced from Yakima Valley vineyards.
Each grape lot is processed separately. The grapes are pressed whole cluster, allowing there to be less skin contact, giving the wine elegance with minimal tannins. The juice is fermented in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank to keep the flavors of the grapes fresh and lively until dry.
The nose of the wine has aromas of fresh cut grass, honeysuckle and jasmine spice. On the palate, this dry wine has citrus notes of lemon custard, orange pith, pear and apricot. Hints of apple crumble with brown sugar give the wine a lingering finish. Pairs nicely with shellfish, crab and white fish.
The wine is available in multiple stores and restaurants on the Olympic peninsula and is available for shipping from Wind Rose Cellars.
|Celebrating Wild Coast White, from left to right, Jennifer States, Wind Rose Cellars owner, Deborah Moriarty, OCNMSF Chapter Director, Jay Cline, Wine Label Competition first prize winner, David Volmut, Wind Rose Cellars owner|
When searching for inspiration, we asked artists what the Olympic coast, and those special places within Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, meant to them. What about our coast has filled your heart and soul? Is it the winter storms at La Push, watching the whale migrations off Cape Flattery in the spring, or walking in solitude at Shi Shi? Artists put Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary on canvas and create masterpieces!
Cape Flattery Sunset, Priscilla Patterson
West Coast, Elizabeth Harris
Cape Flattery, Marilyn Evans
La Push, Karen Stringer Rozbicki
Kalaloch, Karen Stringer Rozbicki