Only one week to go until Efeste‘s Jolie Bouche Syrah is released, and we can’t wait. It was one of our favorite tastes at St. Nick’s weekend in December and we highly recommend it. Winemaker Brennon Leighton spun some magic on this one! Jolie Bouche means “pretty mouth” in French and the phrase exemplifies this wine!
On Feb. 28 (from 12-5 p.m.), three Efeste 2006 releases will be available: Jolie Bouche Syrah, Ceidleigh Syrah (we enjoyed glasses of the previous vintage last night) and Final Final Cab/Syrah blend. They are all winners! So save the date and stop by Efeste next Saturday.
Next Sunday (March 1) is the release of Woodhouse Family Cellars’ Tempranillo, another excellent wine that we tasted a wee bit in advance. So Woodinville is definitely the place to be next weekend.
But first, this weekend, we’re going to a release party at Alexandria Nicole Cellars. There are three wines being released: 2006 Cab, 2007 Lemberger and 2006 Block Syrah, which recently won a gold medal at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world. (Almost 5,000 bottles of wines were entered and judged this year.)
As an aside, we belong to three wine clubs — Efeste, Woodhouse Family Cellars and Alexandria Nicole Cellars, the wineries mentioned in this blog post — for three reasons: magnificent wines, wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable people at the winery, and great events.
What wine clubs do you belong to, and why?