Good Measure Wines (GMW) is the PAC-Northwest sibling to our single-vineyard project, Square, Plumb & Level (SPL) wines. GMW is created by two, home improvement, woodworking fanatics that love wine and entertaining friends and family; we’re always looking for a project. If you think about it, “for good measure” is a staple catch phrase stating that someone has taken an extra step to ensure detail or quality assurance of a project or action is not overlooked; this is exactly what we did with Good Measure Wines.
It’s the measure we use, measured back to you.
Our Chardonnay is 100% varietally pure, made in the sur-lie method and without any oak influence. We de-stem 75% of our lots into open top, stainless steel fermentation tanks to cold soak for 2.5 days. We then let the remaining juice to mingle with the native yeast for 22 days. Post-fermentation the juice is aged 3 months sur-lie, stirring bi-monthly to increase mouth feel, resulting in 15% malolactic. Good Measure Chardonnay boasts bright citrus notes and is complimented by equally bright acidity.
The Destiny Ridge Vineyard benefits from strong, stirring air currents that arrive from the west via the Columbia River Gorge; combined with the slope of the vineyard this reduces the likelihood of rot, fungal diseases or frost taking hold. These factors produce intense-flavored grapes with a structural balance of sugars and acids.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Profile: Fresh, green apple tart, subtle spice, citrus notes
Pairing: Baked brie, goat cheese, grilled chicken, fresh shellfish
Great Cabernets come from the Columbia Valley in Washington. Our growers hail from the Wahluke Slope AVA (dry, hot climate), but for good measure we also tap into more mature vineyards within the Yakima Valley AVA (warm days, cool nights). By integrating these unique regions known for ripe, red fruit and balanced acidity we have the ability to create a rich and well-developed red wine. We de-stem all lots, then move to a 48hr cold soak while the yeast goes to work, all the while pumping over 2-3 times daily through the end of fermentation. The final juice is left to rest in a combination of French & American Oak for 12 months, 25% new.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Syrah
Profile: Blackcurrant, Licorice, Cocoa
Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Hearty vegetable dishes
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