Reds, Whites and Even a Rosé

The wines of Guardian and Newsprint.

Guardian And Newsprint:

TWO LABELS; 16 SPECTACULAR WINES.

The finest Washington grapes, the best French oak and plenty of doting upon by the winemaking team. From our big Bordeaux-style blends, to our stunning straight varietal reds to our crisp and juicy whites to our fun red blends, we always strive to make the most delicious wines around. Plain and simple we love to make wine and we hope you enjoy what we’re producing.

2003 - 2015

Library Wines

There are small quantities of some of our library wines that occasionally become available. For a variety of reasons, we start the library with three cases of wine. Over several years, that dwindles down until we get to the point that we want to have the final case for library and will sell off any remaining bottles. If a past vintage of wine is not on this page it is because it is sold off.

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2022

Angel

Sauvignon Blanc

2022 Angel is our delicious Sauvignon Blanc. This vintage is simply stunning – full of notes of white grapefruit, lemon lime soda and white gummi bear. The acidity is bright and zippy, but still super balanced and fresh. For you Sauvignon Blanc fans this vintage truly is the one you don’t want to miss. This lovely wine hails, from Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain

  • Blend: Staineless Steel & Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vineyards: Klipsun
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: February 2023
  • $23.00

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2022

Newsprint Chardonnay

Chardonnay

This gorgeous Columbia Valley Chardonnay features ripe pear, pineapple, lemon curd and honeysuckle on the nose. Swirl, sniff and sip and you’ll be greeted by notes of crème brulee and vanilla. This super fun wine was sourced from 30-year-old vines from Conner Lee Vineyard, and it spent 10 months on water-bend French oak before bottling.

  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee Vineyard
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: November 2023
  • $22.00

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2022

220

Viognier

This gorgeous wine features notes of ripe apricot dipped in honey, late summer nectarine, and delicate florals. Swirl and sip, your palate will be greeted by notes of cream soda with a hint of yuzu meringue and a soft caramel drizzle. Sourced from StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope, our Viognier was aged on 25% new French oak for 10 months. With its medium acid, richness, and perception of sweetness this wine is perfect for a cozy fall dinner.

  • 100% Viognier
  • Stonetree Vineyard
  • 25% new French oak

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2021

Chalk Line

Red Blend

In its 16th vintage, Chalk Line has become a fan-favorite for all occasions. From once-in-a-lifetime celebrations to Tuesday taco night, this wine always over-delivers. Comprised of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Syrah, 26% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this vintage is a blend in the truest sense – it was sourced from all of our red-wine vineyards. For 2021, Chalk Line features notes of sweet blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is vibrant, balanced, and full of nicely structured tannins. This wine was aged 19 months on 41% new French oak before bottling.

  • Blend: 40% Cabernet, 29% Syrah, 26% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Obelisco, Quintessence, James, StoneTree and Conner Lee
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: June 2022
  • 1600 cases produced
  • $28.00

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2020

Newsprint Red

Red Blend

Tuesday night? Wednesday night? Any old night, this tasty blend is the perfect pairing for whatever the occasion. A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot, this wine hails from ALL of our red wine vineyards. The 2020 vintage of Red Blend features notes of black cherry, black raspberry, freshly poured espresso, and just a hint of baking spices. This super fun wine is well-structured, nicely textured, full of bold tannins, and balanced acids. This is the perfect everyday drinker!

  • Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, , 10% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Quintessence, Conner Lee, Stonetree,
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: May 2023
  • $21.00

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2020

Five-O

It comes as no surprise; we love Bordeaux varietals and The Five-O, now on its second vintage, it our Washington way to celebrate this legendary region. This Right Bank-style Bordeaux wine is. A blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot from StoneTree vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope. Notes of dark berries, black cherry, and raspberry intermingle with flavors of cured black olives, thyme, and licorice. This mouthfeel is serious, yet savory. The tannins are round, firm, and well-structured. The Five-O was aged on 56% new French oak for 22 months before bottling.

  • Blend: 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: StoneTree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: May 2023
  • $55.00

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2021

Newsprint Cabernet Sauvignon

Our latest vintage of Newsprint Cabernet Sauvignon is plush, elegant, and pure velvet in a glass. Sourced from James Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope, this wine features notes of ripe black cherry, juicy summer plum, and vanilla. Aged 18-months on 30% new French oak, this gorgeous wine finishes beautifully with hints of toasty vanilla and spice.

  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyards: James
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: November 2023
  • $38.00

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2020

The Rookie

Cabernet Sauvignon

We’ve said it before, it’s Jennifer’s favorite and rightfully so! This delicious wine exudes Red Mountain from start to finish. Full of notes of ripe blackberry, black cherry, black currant, clove, and vanilla. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is truly something special. Aged 22 months on 80% new French oak, this vintage of The Rookie is balanced, well-integrated, and features those strong tannins you’re looking for in a Cabernet. Just like The Alibi, the Rookie was sourced from our vines in Quintessence Vineyard.

  • Blend: 100% Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyards: Klipsun & Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: September 2023
  • $58.00

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2018

Felony

Usual Suspects Wine Club

Available only to members of the Usual Suspects Wine Club (USWC). This club is currently on waitlist status. We invite you to join our other club, The Heist, and remain on the USWC waitlist.

Luxurious, Elegant, Refined… totally mind-blowing delicious. Created just for our Usual Suspects Wine Club, this fall’s Felony release was sourced from Quintessence Vineyard, on Red Mountain. Aged 20 months on 75% new French oak, this gorgeous wine features notes of blackberry, ripe dark fruit, roast coffee, soy sauce and black pepper, this gorgeous wine is a stunner. The mouthfeel on this wine is big; full of powerful, intense, tannins. This vintage can easily cellar until 2030.

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2022

Pursued Rosé

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedré

2022 Pursued is fresh, clean and bright. This pretty pink wine is full of notes of Rainier cherry, white nectarine, honeydew melon and watermelon. This Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend sourced from D&D Vineyards, near Lake Chelan, is delicate, delicious and oh so drinkable now.

  • Rosé of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedré and 30% Syrah
  • Vineyards: Double D
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: February 2023
  • Price: $25.00

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2021

Newsprint Malbec

Fire up that pizza oven because the Newsprint Malbec is back! This vintage of our perfect pizza wine is rich, full, and delicious. Swirl this beautifully hued wine and you’ll be greeted by aromas of ripe currant and plum jam. Take a sip and reveal layers of sweet pipe tobacco mixed with juicy huckleberry, ending with a smooth and concentrated finish. Sourced from the always-amazing StoneTree Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope this vintage was aged 18 months on once-used French oak before bottling. This wine is absolutely delicious!

  • Blend: Malbec
  • Vineyards: Stonetree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release: August 2023
  • $25.00

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2021

Entrapment

Columbia Valley

It's Chardonnay people. Rich, luscious, creamy and totally delicious. We make Entrapment every once in a while when we have some standout barrels.

  • Blend: Chardonnay
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release: October 2023
  • $35.00

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2020

The Wanted

Columbia Valley Blend

For years now Cabernet Franc has grown in popularity and it’s easy to see why. Rich and ripe, savory, and peppery, this gorgeous wine pairs beautifully with a wide array of dishes or is super delicious on its own. For 2020, our Cab Franc-heavy blend showcases notes of ripe black cherry, plum tart, and bay leaf. Smooth and balanced, this wine is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Cabernet Franc from Quintessence Vineyard, in Red Mountain, and StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope. This vintage was aged for 22 months on 65% new French oak before bottling.



  • Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: StoneTree and Quintessence
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: March 2023
  • $48.00

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2020

Gun Metal

Columbia Valley Red

Often referred to by customers as “The Guardian,” Gun Metal is THE boss wine around here. A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot from Connor Lee Vineyard this wine is velvety smooth. Swirl and sniff, you’ll be greeted with notes of black currant and dried raspberry which follow through on the palate with flavors of black cherry and a hint of sage. By aging 22 months on 73% new French oak this wine has developed nuances of clove, vanilla, and cedar. The tannins are silky and well-integrated. Honestly? This wine is the bomb!



  • Blend:52% Cabernet, 43% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: March 2023
  • $48.00

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2020

The Informant

Co-fermented Syrah

You know those times when you swirl your wine, and it coats your glass in a sheen of purple? The dark-inky juice, the gorgeous nose, the delicious, jammy taste – that’s what our 2020 Informant is all about! This wine is 95% Syrah co-fermented with 5% Viognier from StoneTree Vineyards in the Wahuluke Slope. The Informant features notes of orange blossom, ripe blackberries, holiday spice, toasted coconut, and vanilla. This spectacular wine was aged for 19 months on 50% new French oak. This wine is full-bodied, dense and mouth-filling – everything you want from a Syrah and more.


  • Blend: 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier
  • Vineyards: StoneTree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: March 2023
  • $38.00

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2019

Misdemeanor

Usual Suspects Club Wine

Available only to members of the Usual Suspects Wine Club (USWC). This club is currently on waitlist status. We invite you to join our other club, The Heist, and remain on the USWC waitlist.

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2020

The Alibi

Red Mountain Blend

One of our pillar Bordeaux-style blends hear at Guardian Cellars, The Alibi is ripe, juicy and super delicious. This Red Mountain stunner showcases notes of fresh plum, black licorice, tobacco, cigar box and black currant on the nose. The blend is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot from Obelisco and Quintessence vineyards. We aged The Alibi 22 months in 70% new French oak before bottling. This wine is already very well-balanced and harmonious.

  • Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot
  • Vineyards: Quintessence and Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: September 2023
  • $48.00

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2021

Confidential Source

Merlot

Have we told you how much we love Washington Merlot? Bright and fresh, floral, and lovely, this gorgeous wine is perfection in a bottle. This vintage features notes of black olives nestled with thyme, dried rose petals, pomegranate, and bright red cherry. Sourced from Obelisco vineyard, in Red Mountain, and Connor Lee Vineyard, in the Columbia Valley, this wine was aged 19 months on 70% new French oak before release.

  • Blend: Merlot
  • Vineyards: Quintessence & Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: September 2023
  • $38.00

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2021

Newsprint Cabernet Franc

Dreaming of a brambly berry crisp? Wishing for a yummy glass of something oh-so-perfect to pair with your favorite nights with family and friends? Well, here it is, our Newsprint fan favorite… Cab Franc. For 2021, this gorgeous wine was sourced from StoneTree Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope. Featuring notes of cherry cola, vanilla, and mixed berry, this pretty wine was aged 18 months on once-used French oak barrels. This vintage is beautifully full-bodied, with a complex juicy palate that makes you want to drink every drop.

  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: Stonetree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: June 2023
  • $25.00

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2019

Newsprint Syrah

Red Mountain

This is the first Syrah from out own plantings on Red Mountain. Even for young Syrah plantings, this wine has some great depth and structure. The ripe Red Mountain fruit mingles with a little gamey meat and some green-olive tapenade. We did a small amount of whole cluster and a 50% stem-back to create this chewy Syrah.

  • Blend: Syrah
  • Vineyards: Quintessence
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release: December 2022
  • $29.00

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