Wonderful Woodhouse

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently took our friends from Vancouver, Sue and Robin, on a wine-tasting trip in Woodinville. Our first stop was Woodhouse Family Cellars. Sue and Robin loved it there because of the superb wines and the fun and knowledgeable people (Jennifer and Steve) who were pouring. Robin raved about the smoky 2003 Kennedy Shah Malbec, which he purchased and later opened to pair with barbequed steaks that weekend. Delicious on all counts!

I just had to pick up a few bottles because so many are our favorites — 2001 Darighe (Woodhouse’s high-end Bordeaux-style flagship wine), BLT Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 Kennedy Shah Auntie Meredith’s Picnic Blend, which is perfect for a hot summer day on the deck.

In fact we sipped on some Picnic Blend last evening, after temperatures reached record highs in the Seattle area.