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.
Our Chardonnay is 100% varietally pure and without any oak influence. We de-stem all lots into open top, stainless steel fermentation tanks to cold soak and mingle with the native yeast. The lees were stirred a few times weekly through partial malolactic fermentation. For this Chardonnay we were interested in seeking growers in the Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes AVAs of the Columbia Valley. Due to their drier climates and caliche-rich soils, these growing areas showcase fruit with exceptional minerality and acidity; perfectly suited for our GMW Chardonnay.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Profile: Lemon curd, Fresh baked bread, Minerals
Pairing: Chicken, Lobster, Light pasta dishes
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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