Time to update our favorites!


I have a Featured Picks page on my Web site, Write for Wine, that lists our favorite wines. I created the list at the same time that I created this wine blog in early June.

At that time, our favorite wines were:

Fall Line 2004 Columbia Valley: The blend is 100-percent Cabernet Sauvignon with a soft, velvety texture. This robust wine is one of our favorite cabs ever!

Woodhouse Family Cellars 2002 Maghee Merlot: The 2002 Maghee “Big Boy” Merlot has a succulent rich black cherry fruit, full round soft mouth filling tannins and a smooth lingering finish.

Brian Carter Cellars 1999 Solece:This Bordeaux-Style blend has complex aromas of blackberry, leather, toasted cedar and cassis with a long finish both supple and age-worthy.

Forgeron 2002 Vinfinity:We had the pleasure of tasting this wine recently. Dark aromas and toast on the nose. Luscious flavors of Bing cherry, spice and dark chocolate nuances coat your palate in a silky embrace.

Goose Ridge 2002 Vireo:This luscious red wine has notes of black cherry, licorice and cedar with hints of spice and a long, lingering finish.

Saviah Cellars 2005 The Jack:This wine has appealing aromas of black cherries, raspberries, plum and spices with a touch of oak.

It’s time to update the list. I don’t think I want to remove any of our favorites, although I might replace some with a newer vintage. But I’m sure I want to add some new ones from wineries in Woodinville to Walla Walla. What are your suggestions? C’mon, don’t just send me e-mail! Add your comments here and let’s have a conversation.