The first thing that came to mind when I heard about Gifford Hirlinger Winery is how the hell I’m supposed to pronounce the name of it. That said, after tasting with owner Mike Berghan on a quiet afternoon in the heart of Walla Walla Valley I found myself wondering how to make room for them in our portfolio. The small production wines are modern and polished, and the Stateline Red is one of the best values in our book. The fruit’s estate owned, and Mike shared with us that he now has a few new acres in his possession. Room to grow. We’re excited to grow together.
Stateline Red (Cab, Merlot, Malbec) 2014
Estate Merlot 2010