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.

2021

Five-O

Back for its third vintage the Five-O is dark, rich, layered, and polished. The blend of 34% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot was sourced from Quintessence Vineyard in Red Mountain, and StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope. Swirl, sniff, and sip, you’ll be met with notes of ripe black cherry, black currant, black olive, rich chocolate cake, and vanilla. This gorgeous wine, aged on 60% new French oak Is earthy, grippy, and simply delicious.

  • Blend: 34% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: StoneTree and Quintessence
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain
  • Release Date: June 2024
  • $55.00

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2022

Newsprint Malbec

This is your perfect pizza night wine! Hailing from StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope, this vintage of our 100% Malbec features notes of blackberry, black cherry, red plum, and cracked black pepper. Luscious and intense, this spice-filled wine is for you true Malbec lovers.

  • Blend: Malbec
  • Vineyards: Stonetree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release: June 2024
  • $25.00

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2022

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 2024
  • $25.00

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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-bent 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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2021

The Wanted

Columbia Valley Blend

Looking for lovely, lively, and fun? We know, it sounds like a dating profile, but we promise this gorgeous wine really is the one you want to take home and introduce to your friends and family! Featuring 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc, and 14% Merlot, The Wanted hails from Quintessence Vineyard, on Red Mountain, and StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope. This pretty vintage is full of notes of blackberry, red cherry, coffee bean, and vanilla. Aged 22 months on 58% new French oak.



  • Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc, and 14% Merlot
  • Vineyards: StoneTree and Quintessence
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: March 2024
  • $48.00

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2021

Gun Metal

Columbia Valley Red

The boss is back! Big and bold, yet smooth and nuanced, there's no wonder why we consider Gun Metal our flagship wine. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 40% Merlot, with a touch of 4% Petit Verdot, this vintage was sourced from Conner Lee Vineyard, in Columbia Valley, and James Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope. Swirl and Sniff, to capture the aroma of tart cranberry, and grilled meats. The palate offers notes of deep plum, black olive, thyme, black cherry, and Nori Japanese seaweed. Gun Metal was aged 22 Months on 85% new French oak. With integrated tannins, lush fruit, and complex spices, this wine simply is the bomb!



  • Blend: 56% Cabernet, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: Conner Lee, James
  • AVA: Columbia Valley
  • Release Date: March 2024
  • $48.00

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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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2021

The Informant

Co-fermented Syrah

Inky, dense, a pure purple paradise. The Informant is a co-fermented blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier. This delicious wine features notes of blueberry pie, ripe plum, clove, vanilla, and orange blossom. Sourced from StoneTree Vineyard, in the Wahluke Slope, The Informant, was aged 19 months on 56% new French oak. Take it from us, this wine pairs perfectly with barbeque, deep dish pizza and burger night. We’re so excited for the return of this fan favorite wine!


  • Blend: 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier
  • Vineyards: StoneTree
  • AVA: Wahluke Slope
  • Release Date: March 2024
  • $38.00

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2020

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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2020

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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