WWD: William Church 2005 Cab

We’re not surprised that William Church’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon hit the right notes with us. Although it was our first taste of William Church wines, we’re very familiar with consulting winemaker Matthew Loso, who also creates magic for Arlington Road Cellars and of course, his own awesome label, Matthews Estate.

We had this premium Cab the other night, thanks to my nephew Mathew who occasionally brings his exquisite palate and his friends to Seattle to go wine-tasting with us. He’s mentioned William Church to us several times, but the tasting room was usually closed to the public, so we never experienced it. And we somehow missed the release weekend earlier this month. The good news — the tasting room is now open on the first Saturday of every month through Oct. 4. So my dear nephew stopped by for a pour last weekend and was kind enough to bring a bottle to our house later that evening. Thanks, Mathew!

I must say that William Church’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon was worth the wait. It’s a robust Cab made from grapes from the Conner Lee and Stillwater Vineyards in the Columbia Valley.  As the tasting notes say so well: “2005 was an amazing year for wine in Washington and this wine is no exception.”

This Cab can be paired with all meals that go well with full-bodied reds. But it also does well on its own with tasty cheese. In fact, this Cab paired so well with Parmesan Reggiano that I didn’t even want to eat dinner! Hence lies the question: can this post really be included in the WWD (wine with dinner) series?