Canyon Wind Cellars

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Founded in 1996, Canyon Wind Cellars is a family-owned, estate winery named for the mountain breezes and canyon winds that nurture the fruit on our high altitude vineyard. With the assistance of renowned Napa Winemaker, Robert Pepi, the Christianson family produces award-winning, signature wines utilizing sustainable and low-intervention winemaking practices.

Contact Information
Address: 3907 North River Road, Palisade CO 81526
Phone: 970-464-0888
Fax:
Website: www.canyonwindcellars.com
Email: info@canyonwindcellars.com
Hours - Summer:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours - Winter:
10:00am-5:00pm
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Syrah,Cabernet Franc,Pinot Gris,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Petit Verdot,Malbec
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Amenities
Tasting Room: yes
Cellar Tours: yes
Vineyard: yes
Motor Coach Tours:
Kid Friendly: yes
Handicap Accessible: yes
Restaurant/Food:
Weddings: yes
Banquet Facilities:



New Releases

47-Ten Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2013
Description: Our winemaker's blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 12% Petit Verdot, is a medium-bodied, approachable wine with aromas of black cherry, cocoa, red currant, and dried herbs. Light and bright with flavors of raspberry, plum, chocolate, and a touch of rose water and cedar make this easy-drinking blend the perfect pair for any meal or activity.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


47-Ten White
Varietal: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Vintage: 2013
Description: The 2013 47-Ten White has abundant aromas of grapefruit, honeysuckle and lime, with a touch of pear and plantain. Refreshing flavors of grapefruit and kiwi balanced with the perfect amount of crisp acidity and a nice, full finis.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


47-Ten Rose
Varietal: Merlot
Vintage: 2013
Description: Made from 100% Merlot, the 2013 47-Ten Ros? spent just five hours on its skins to achieve this striking color. Created in a traditional dry style, this food-friendly wine bursts with candied strawberry and banana on the nose, accompanied by hints of rose water and cherry. Cherries & cream, key lime, hints of pink grapefruit and bright, full acidity all lead to a crisp, refreshing finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Chardonnay
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2013
Description: Aged in stainless steel barrels with French & American oak staves for almost five months, the 2013 Chardonnay is full-bodied with a nice backbone of acidity. Aromas of grapefruit, butterscotch, rose petal, cinnamon, and clove with a touch of vanilla bean and light caramel are followed on the palate with grapefruit, apricot preserves, toasted coconut, honey, vanilla and toasty oak.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2013
Description: Hot days, chilly nights, rain, sun, fog- the 2013 season had us riding the weather roller coaster. The wide range of temperature, moisture, and sun produced a Cab Franc with aromas of dried cherries, red currant, blueberry, and cola with a slight hint of olive brine. Flavors of violet, blackberry, pine resin, and grape candy, with a broad mouthfeel and youthful tannins are sure to make the newest Cab Franc one of your favorites.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2011
Description: The extended time on the vine and a cooler than usual season led to a Cabernet Sauvignon with intense aromas of cassis, licorice, tobacco, and olive brine, accompanied by subtle hints of plum, bay leaf, and a touch of chocolate. Concentrated blackberry, pepper, caramel, and traces of smokiness and maple syrup are complemented by a savory intensity with fine-grained tannins and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Cabernet Sauvignon-Clone 4
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Description: One of the most exhaustive and exciting projects undertaken by CWC in recent years is the production of our first-ever single clone Cabernet Sauvignon. Between the property?s two vineyards, five different clones of Cab Sauv are grown but have traditionally been blended to produce our varietal Cab Sauv. In 2012, curiosity got the better of us and we decided to see what each one was like when vinified on its own. After lots and lots of tasting, the decision was made to produce Cabernet Sauvignon-
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Merlot
Varietal: Merlot
Vintage: 2012
Description: A very warm and condensed season, 2012 produced a Merlot with bountiful fruit and a smooth, lingering finish. Aromas of cherry cola, clove, blueberry, cardamom, and vanilla with hints of green peppercorn and tobacco are followed on the light, bright palate with flavors of pie cherries, cranberry, pomegranate, blueberries, and fig while still offering youthful structure and great balance.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Petit Verdot
Varietal: Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2012
Description: An early start to spring and warm growing season resulted in the earliest harvest in our 16-year history and produced a Petit Verdot with aromas of blackberry, peppercorn, tobacco, cola, and cassis. Abundant flavors of huckleberry, bergamot, pomegranate, toasted oak, vanilla, and a hint of anise and chocolate with a broad mouthfeel and good acid balance make this a big, bold wine that you won?t soon forget.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Proprietors Reserve Port
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2009
Description: Aged three years in neutral barrels, this Port delights with aromas of black cherry and prune, which lead to intense flavors of coffee, tobacco and fig, underscored by cherry and bittersweet chocolate. A marriage of strength and harmony, this Port should age very well.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Apeliotes
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2012
Description: Aromas of blackberry, leather, and candied licorice with hints of black pepper and violet lead to a well-integrated wine aged in all new oak for ten months resulting in flavors of raspberry, chocolate, and toasted coconut, with soft tannins and a broad mouthfeel.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Boreas
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2012
Description: Created as a ?vin de terroir? (wine of the land), the percentages of each variety in the wine represent the percentage of each as it is planted in our original Riverside Vineyard. Aged nearly two years in all new French, American, and Hungarian oak, Anemoi?s flagship wine is back in a big, bold way.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Iapyx
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2012
Description: The 2012 Iapyx was slowly fermented in order to capture the delicate, bright fruit aromas of plantain, pear, cinnamon and a touch of rose water and lavender. Flavors of peach, kumquat, cinnamon and the slightest hint of sour apple combine delightfully for a perfect sugar-acid balance.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Lips
Varietal: Syrah
Vintage: 2013
Description: With a deep garnet color, this 100% Syrah named for the god of the Southwest wind was aged in all American oak for ten months; producing aromas of cherry cola, coffee, cedar wood, raspberry jam and creamy vanilla. Chokecherry, pencil shavings, freshly ground coffee, and a touch of chocolate and bay leaf find perfect balance in this second vintage of Lips.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Notus
Varietal: Petit Verdot, Syrah
Vintage: 2011
Description: Notus is bursting with black pepper, spice and a hint of cloves. Abundant cherries and raspberries and a sumptuous mouthfeel with a smooth, lingering finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Anemoi Zephyrus
Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2013
Description: Aromas of plum, molasses, clove, huckleberry, pepper, mint, and black cherry make each sniff a fascinating new discovery. Big tannins and a broad mouthfeel with flavors of black cherry, cedar, cassis, black pepper, plantain, blueberry, meat drippings, and minerality all come together creating a lingering finish and a true appreciation for the warm West wind.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13




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