“Beautiful everyday wine for the sophisticated palate, Laissez Faire is a fresh wine crafted for enjoyment any night of the week.  Aromas of citrus and Granny Smith apple are followed by a refreshingly crisp finish.  Set your table with Laissez Faire and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, every day.” 

-Melanie Krause, Winemaker

The Vintage

The 2013 vintage was great from the winemaking perspective for both red and white wines. The rapid accumulation of heat during the summer insured that the grapes matured fully. A cooling trend during the fall gave the grapes time to develop additional flavors and allowed the winemakers to precisely time the picking dates for optimal style expression. The 2013 vintage showed patterns similar to long-term averages with bud-break around the 20th of April, gradual warming in May and June, hot weather (averages in the mid 90’s) in July and August, then cool temperatures starting in mid-September. Total heat accumulation of 3030 heat units.

Tasting Notes

The Laissez Faire White wine is a propriety blend of grape varieties, chosen and fermented to emphasize crisp, fresh fruit styles for everyday drinking.  The aromas are a fresh mix of lemon peel, tart green apple, with a hint of flower blossom.  Texture is medium bodied in the mouth and the finish is long, with bright, lingering acidity.  Flavors echo the aromas with Granny Smith apple, grapefruit and lemon.

Production Notes

Laissez Faire is just what its name implies, a “let it be” wine in terms of winemaking style and drinking style.  Fermented slowly in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures for 1 month.  Settled for 3 months prior to filtration and bottling in January 2014.  Use of stainless steel and quick bottling preserve the freshest fruit aromas and flavors. Proprietary blend of white wine varieties used.

The Vineyards

Sawtooth Vineyard

Pairing Suggestions

This wine is sophisticated enough to serve with a formal meal but light enough to pair with casual meals.  Will taste delightful well-chilled on a hot summer day with grilled food or fresh summer meals.  Will act as a refreshing counterpoint to heavier foods in the winter.  Some of our favorite pairings are tomato and basil pastas, fish tacos and shrimp salad.


NW Wine Summit 2014 – Silver

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