For the month of August Ray’s is thrilled to support the mission of one of our partners, local nonprofit Long Live the Kings, and promote Washington wineries using grapes from “Salmon Safe” certified vineyards!
Long Live the Kings works to restore local salmon and steelhead populations, and choosing to drink salmon safe wines is one small step you can make to positively impact our waterways and ecosystem.
A salmon safe certification means that the vineyard has taken big steps to help restore and preserve wild salmon habitats.
Read on for tasting notes from our Wine Director Chip Croteau who hand selected the featured wines, and enjoy them in our first floor Boathouse and upstairs Café all month long.
Learn more about the important work of Long Live the Kings and get involved or donate today at LLTK.org!
L’Ecole No 41 ‘Luminesce’
7 Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley, WA 2020
12 glass /45 bottle
Bright and mouth-filling displaying expressive aromas of citrus blossom and key lime with the refreshing flavors of melon, lemon and peach; perfectly balanced by the rich fruit profile of Semillon and the crisp, floral, and mineral notes of the Sauvignon Blanc.
Hedges ‘DLD’ Estate Syrah
Les Gosses Vineyard Red Mountain, WA 2016
13 glass / 50 bottle
A wonderful balance of sweet and savory, fruity and smoky. There is a hint of tart reddish blue fruits, some graphite, toasted spices, crushed graham cracker and rosemary shortbread with bright acidity and a long balanced finish.
àMaurice Estate Viognier ‘Sparrow’
Walla Walla Valley, WA 2018
Crystalized jasmine, honey and orchard fruit aromatics leap out of the glass. Rich and mouth coating stone fruits and white flowers follow up. Arguably the best domestic Viognier and maybe the best white wine in WA state.