A Toast to Monolith 2006

Over the holidays, we lifted our glasses in a special toast to Ken and Robin Nydam, even though we’ve never met them. The reason for the toast was sad, unfortunately – we were drinking 2006 Monolith from their recently closed winery, Arlington Road Cellars.

As I mentioned in early December, we stopped by their tasting room during St. Nick’s weekend and learned the doors were closing that weekend. What bad news! We purchased a couple of bottles of 2006 Monolith for only $25 — and now I wish we had even more.

In my opinion, the 2006 vintage surpassed the first release (2004), which received critical acclaim. This traditional Bordeaux-style wine blends Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (21%), Cab Franc (11%) and Petit Verdot (2%).

So we once again toast Arlington Roads and wish Ken and Robin the best in the future.


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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.”

3 thoughts on “A Toast to Monolith 2006

  1. Hi Margot!

    I just wanted to say I really enjoy reading your wine blog — I’ve been learning a ton from your posts. Hope all is well!

  2. Indeed, Arlington Road Cellars will be missed. FYI, the 2006 Monolith is currently on sale at Esquin for $26 so you can still grab a few more for the future.


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