WWD: July 4th weekend

We had some wonderful wine with dinner (WWD) over the long weekend. It wasn’t very sunny, so we decided to pass on whites and instead chose some of our favorite reds — BLT Barrel Select Cabernet and the new 2004 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah from Woodhouse Family Cellars and 2005 Destiny from Alexandria Nicole Cellars.

2005 Destiny, which received 93 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine last fall, is sold out, unfortunately. As wine club members, we bought one of the last bottles a few months back. Destiny is ruby colored with concentrated aromas of blackberries and cedar, and complex flavors including hints of vanilla. If you have a bottle, you can cellar it for years to come. We drank ours within a few months of purchase!

Like Destiny, BLT was sold out. Well, you could find it in $16.50 pours in New York City at BLT Restaurants, but that was it. Until recently! These days you might find a bottle or two of BLT at Woodhouse Family Cellars. BLT is an interesting blend of 75% Cabernet and 25% Malbec. And it was perfect paired with our barbequed steaks and corn on the cob on July 4th.

Hope you had a fabulous Fourth!


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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.”