Since 1982, Covey Run has crafted a broad range of award-winning wines – including 20 “Best Value” awards from Wine Spectator magazine – from prized vineyards in the renowned Columbia and Yakima Valley appellations of Eastern Washington State. Sheltered from storms by the rain shadow effect exerted by the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, conditions in these high desert regions are ideal for cultivating world-class wine grapes. Winemaker Kate Michaud, who has worked for several industry leaders such as Bonny Doon, and Canoe Ridge, came to Covey Run Winery in 2007. Since then she has become a substantial name in the Washington wine industry while making the famous Quail label wines at Covey.
Covey Run Cabernet Sauvignon
Covey Run's Quail Series Cabernet is aromatic and deeply colored, with a supple mouth-feel and attractively fruity, medium-bodied flavors of cherry, berry and spice. This versatile Cabernet Sauvignon pairs will with roasted leg of lamb, smoked duck, seasoned hamburgers, barbecued chicken and red-sauce pasta dishes.
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Covey Run Gewurztraminer
Floral and aromatic in the nose with flavors of lychee, rose, and sugared pear on the palate. This is the perfect wine to quaff ice cold on the patio on a sunny afternoon. It is made with early consumption in mind, and best enjoyed while young. Made in a slightly sweet style, with a small percentage of Muscat Canelli blended in to enhance its natural fruitiness, this fragrant wine offers floral, lemon and lychee fruit aromas, with a fresh, clean palate that makes it delightful to quaff chilled on the patio on a sunny summer afternoon.
Pair this wine with spicy foods and Asian cuisine as it cools the heat of the food and complements the intense and exotic flavors.
Price: $8.17 Buy
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Covey Run Merlot
Washington state has had outstanding varietal merlots for decades. The ruby red color, cherry fruit and warm, smoky toast flavors found in this wine are all trademark descriptors for Washington Merlot. This Merlot is fruit-forward with a rich ruby color, subtle tannins and an enjoyable lingering finish.
Covey Run Merlot pairs well with grilled beef tenderloin, mushroom risotto, duck ragu over polenta and other rich, hearty fare.
Price: $10.00 Buy
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