WWD: JM Cellars Cuvee

We opened our bottle of JM Cellars 2005 Columbia Valley Cuvee with dinner on Friday night (WWD=wine with dinner) and wow, was it good. Of course, regular readers of the Write for Wine blog know that our favorite wine is Bordeaux-style blends (or Bordeaux reds themselves). And this Cuvee is a fine blend of 44% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cab Franc, 6% Malbec and 6% Petite Verdot.

We had the Cuvee with Chicken Provolone for dinner. It’s not something that I would have specifically paired at all. But we started the meal with a wee bit of sharp cheese and it was marvellous. And being a Friday night, we were too tired to open a different bottle. And guess what? The Cuvee went well with chicken too.

We will definitely be buying another bottle or two the next time we visit JM’s tasting room in Woodinville.


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”