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.

2019

Entrapment

Chardonnay

Big beautiful Chardonnay. If you remember the Entrapment that we last produced in 2013, this is bringing sexy back. 80 cases produced. I'll get you some real tasting notes right after harvest. Sorry.

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Conner Lee Vineyard
  • 50% new French oak

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2018

Newsprint Red

Red Blend

When we created the Newsprint wines, we were focused on just making straight varietals. But we ARE Guardian Cellars and this IS Washington – how could we not make a delicious red blend? This vintage is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 23% Syrah. The 2018 vintage features notes of ripe black cherry and plum, vanilla bean, wood spice with a long smooth finish and kick of black pepper.

  • Blend: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 23% Syrah
  • Vineyards: Quintessence, Conner Lee, Stonetree,
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: June 2020
  • $18.00

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2019

Chalk Line

Red Blend

Searching for the perfect wine to pair with the fanciest dinner, pizza night or the classiest bag of potato chips? Look no further! This vintage of Chalk Line is full of notes of blackberry, black cherry and mocha. This classic Washington blend – comprised of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Syrah and 4% Petit Verdot – is expressive and rich. Swirl and smell the hints of dark roast coffee beans and cigar box on the nose. This wine is dense and concentrated, yet extremely balanced. The tannins are refined and lovely. This super fun blend was aged 18 months on 33% new French oak.

  • Blend: 58% Cabernet, 38% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Obelisco, Quintessence, James, Destiny Ridge and Conner Lee
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: August 2021
  • 20000 cases produced
  • $25.00

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2018

Newsprint Cabernet Franc

This lovely wine was made to show off all the beauty you can find in warm weather Cabernet Franc. This vintage starts with fresh ripe raspberry flavors that are soon greeted with hints of bay leaf, star anise and black licorice. The flavors are very pure, fresh and simple.

  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: Stonetree & Quintessence
  • AVA: 60% Wahluke Slope, 40% Red Mountain
  • Release Date: Dec 2020
  • $21.00

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2018

Gun Metal

Columbia Valley Red

Bold and smooth, but still down-to-earth, this vintage of Gun Metal is spectacular! Our classic Bordeaux style wine is a blend of 55% Cab Sauv, 41% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. We aged this wine for 20 months on 60% new French oak. 2018 Gun Metal is silky and focused with balanced acidity. Look for notes of plum jam, black olive, cocoa, and savory green herbs throughout. The darkness of the fruit is complimented by spicy black pepper and rich earthiness. Beautiful now, this vintage will continue to age gracefully for years to come. 700 cases produced.


  • Blend: 55% Cabernet, 41% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • $42.00

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2018

Newsprint Cabernet Sauvignon

Read all about it! This 100% Red Mountain Cabernet packs a whole lot of deliciousness in one heck of an affordable bottle. This wine features ripe fruit with hints of vanilla and wood smoke on the nose. The palate is super juicy, full of ripe dark berry, black cherry and plum jam flavors; these delicious fruits are complemented by a sprinkling of tannins aimed to give great structure to this wine.

  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyards: Quintessence
  • Red Mountain: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • $28.00

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2019

Confidential Source

Merlot

It’s the wine that reminds us of fall with its aromatics of deep plum and red cherry, vanilla, and America’s favorite harvest-time seasoning ingredient…pumpkin spice! This gorgeous Merlot is velvety and luxurious; it’s always a fan favorite. This particular vintage is 100% Red Moutain, sourced from Quintessence and Obelisco, and aged 19 months on 60% new French oak.

  • Blend: Merlot
  • Vineyards: Quintessence & Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • $32.00

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2017

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 2020
  • $25.00

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2018

The Alibi

Red Mountain Blend

Sigh… this wine is just dreamy. Our Bordeaux-style blend sourced from Quintessence and Obelisco vineyards in Red Mountain is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. This vintage of The Alibi offers a multilayered snapshot into the 2018 harvest – which was a wonderful mix of fresh and savory. The nose features hints of dark fruit and savory herbs. As you drink this wine fresh black cherry and plum, black currant, licorice and bay leaf will dominate. Honestly, this wine is just delightful.

  • Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Klipsun, Quintessence and Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • $42.00

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2018

Newsprint Petite Sirah

Don’t confuse this for a syrah or an ink blotter re-fill. This wine is ridiculously dark in color. Upon seeing it in your glass, you’ll know this wine has incredible intensity. The flavors of boysenberry syrup, fruit punch and huckleberry in this wine are meet with some grippy tannins. The wine is powerful, but still maintains a velvety richness to make it drinkable now.

  • Blend: Petite Sirah
  • Vineyards: Stonetree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release: April 2021
  • $21.00

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2018

The Rookie

Cabernet Sauvignon

As we joke around the winery this is always Jennifer’s favorite wine and it’s no surprise, this 100% Cabernet is classic Red Mountain. Full-bodied, but still graceful. Bold, yet drinkable now. This gorgeous wine, hailing from Quintessence and Obelisco vineyards, was aged 20 months on 80% new French oak. It features notes of vanilla, black cherry, roasted meats and sweet oak. The Rookie is nicely structured and comes together cohesively with rich ripeness and a mouthwatering finish.

  • Blend: 100% Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyards: Klipsun & Obelisco
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • $55.00

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2018

Newsprint Petit Verdot

We heard all of you and we did it! Introducing Newsprint Petit Verdot, yes, 100% Petit Verdot. This delicious wine is solid, distinct and perfect to pair with your darkest and coldest days. Featuring aromas of blueberry, black currant cassis, black licorice and smoky beef jerky, this is a wine that can easily be paired with your heaviest of stews, soups and roasts. Bring on the winter… we’ll be ready!

  • Blend: Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Quintessence & StoneTree
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release: October 2021
  • $25.00

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2018

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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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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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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2020

Angel

Sauvignon Blanc

The latest vintage of our 100% Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, bright and lovely. The 2020 vintage is from Red Mountain’s Klipsun vineyard. We fermented 70% of the wine in French oak, 30% in stainless tanks. After 7 weeks, the wine in oak was blended with the tank wine to finish fermenting. The result? A Sauvignon Blanc that has the familiar notes of green apple and lime as well as richer notes of lemon curd, nectarine and honeydew melon. The mouth-feel is zingy, fresh and lively.

  • Blend: 100% Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vineyards: Klipsun
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Release Date: February 2021
  • $20.00

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2019

Newsprint Chardonnay

Chardonnay

The Newsprint Chardonnay is soft, balanced and bursting with rich fruit notes! Sourced out of Connor Lee Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, the 2019 opens with aromatics of white flowers, tart fruit, ad sweet nectarine. These follow through on the palate alone with notes of lemon meringue pie, green apple and vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is round and velvety and the finish lingers leaving behind a hit of nutty browned butter.

  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee Vineyard
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: August 2021
  • $18.00

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2020

Rosé

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedré

This rosé is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedré. We picked all three varietals at the same time and then whole cluster pressed the grapes to create a beautiful light salmon color. We fermented in 100% stainless steel at 58-62 degrees. The result was bright acidic fruit flavors that get richer as it warms up in your mouth. The end palate has stawberry, watermelon and watermelon rind hints. A little spritz keeps this wine refreshing and bright from start to finish.

  • Rosé of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedré and 30% Syrah
  • Vineyards: Double D
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: 2/12/2021
  • Price: $25.00

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2018

Newsprint Malbec

Get ready to understand why people are have fallen in love with Malbec. The intense vineyard heat on these berries has yielded a muscular, but not aggressive, wine. Your mouth will be coated with the concentrated flavors of juicy black berry right from the get go. As the flavor lingers, black pepper and spice will envelop your mouth. Although big and powerful, this wine is perfect for any occasion.

  • Blend: Malbec
  • Vineyards: Stonetree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release: December 2020
  • $18.00

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2018

The Informant

Co-fermented Syrah

The Informant is jammy and lush! We created this wine by co-fermenting 4% Viognier with 96% Syrah and aging the blend for 19 months on 50% new French oak. The result is a wine that is deep and concentrated in both color and flavor. The nose sets the stage with juicy Bing cherry, crushed rose petals and just a trace of earth and minerality. The mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with a palate featuring rhubarb pie, marionberry jam, black currant, and rich honeycomb. Plum skin and fig linger through a lengthy finish. 450 cases produced

  • Blend: 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier
  • Vineyards: Stonetree Vineyard
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • $32.00

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2018

The Wanted

Columbia Valley Blend

Aptly named, the newest vintage of The Wanted is a blend of 76% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot. This Bordeaux style wine was aged 22 months on 50% new French oak, leading to a wine that is deep and bold, yet approachable. This vintage prominently features the beauty of Washington state Cab Franc with notes of juicy red berries and pie cherries, violet, tobacco and thyme. A hint of leather and pepper round out the palate and lead to a clean, lingering finish.350 cases produced.


  • Blend: 76% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Stonetree and Quintessence
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • $42.00

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