Kaella Winery

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January 25, 2013 - Paul Gregutt Wine Advisor column features Kaella Winery.

Kaella is a new winery, based in Woodinville, under the guiding hand of owner/winemaker Dave Butner. He is another graduate of the Boeing Wine Club, which has turned out a number of quite successful professional winemakers. With these three releases, this young winery is off to a great start. Sourcing fruit from Ciel du Cheval vineyard helps. Though only 75 cases of each of these wines were made, the sophistication and craft implicit in the winemaking suggests that even if they are already gone, future releases will be well worth a look.

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June 3, 2012 - Kaella 2011 Rose' of Sangiovese and 2009 Cabernet Franc win Gold Medal in Rose' varietal category of the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards.

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January 6, 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Results Announced

2009 Kaella Sangiovese - Silver Medal
2009 Kaella Cabernet Franc - Bronze Medal

We entered just 2 of our 5 2009 wines into the competition and we are proud they both won medals in their respective categories.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - Washington Wine Report Fresh Sheet features reviews on the 2009 Kaella wines.

"The current releases from Kaella offer a unique opportunity to explore Conner Lee Vineyard. Butner has produced 100% varietal bottlings of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon from this site, each in second fill oak. Butner says he intended to make a Bordeaux-style blend but found that none of the blends were more than the sum of their parts. The result is a rare opportunity to look at wines from a single winemaker across a series of varietals with minimal influence of new oak."

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June 20, 2011 - Wine Press Northwest rates the Kaella 2010 Rose' of Sangiovese as Excellent

"The flavors are delicious and delicate with more strawberries, cherries and watermelon, backed by tart aspects of cranberry and orange zest to deal with the residual sugar"

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June 1, 2011 - Kaella 2010 Rose' of Sangiovese wins Silver Medal in Rose' varietal category of the 2011 Seattle Wine Awards.

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May 18, 2011 - Jersey Foodies blog review of the 2010 Kaella Rose' of Sangiovese

"Crazy, gorgeous, vibrant pink neon red color in the glass! I absolutely love the shade of Rosé like this, but that was not the true beauty of this wine. On the nose, some great watermelon notes dominated for me, with hints of strawberry, and Pal bubble gum. The nose was rounded out by some great floral notes, and it was so spring, and so refreshing!"

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - Sean Sullivan writes about Washington State Rose' wines with a review of the 2010 Kaella Rose' of Sangiovese included.

"A very pretty light cherry red color. Spice, strawberry, sour cherry, and bubble gum aromas rise up from the glass. The palate is off dry and has a full feel with crisp acidity and a spice note on the finish."

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - Joe Sila 'Kaella 2010: A Rose' by any other name' review of 2010 Kaella Rose' of Sangiovese

"There's a cranberry/pink grapefruit vibe to this rosé that is the basis for the sharper side of its character, but the longer it was exposed to air, those aspects rounded out nicely. It bears a reasonably long finish and a nice amount of minerality."

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March 11, 2011 - Dave is on episode 999 of WLTV with Gary Vaynerchuk tasting the 2010 Rose' of Sangiovese. Watch the show below.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 - Washington Wine Report profile of Kaella Winery and Sean tastes and reviews the debut 2008 vintage wines.

"The initial releases from Kaella Winery warrant the on-line excitement. Both are rich, intensely fruit-driven wines aged in second fill oak. Grapes for the wines came from Arianses (Wahluke Slope), Chandler Reach, Red Mountain, Kestrel View, and Stillwater Creek vineyards."

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