Harvest Parties Here We Come!

We’re spending some time at Harvest parties in Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain, so the best way to follow our adventures live (or almost live!) is on Twitter (http://twitter.com/writeforwine) or possibly on Facebook (http://facebook.com/writeforwine).

There are few places that are definites during our trip, and I’m sure there will be lots of surprises too! Here are the definites:

And it’s wine o’clock now, so …


Recent Recommendations from Woodinville

We went to a few release parties and wineries in the last few weeks, and I’m finally finding some time to write about them. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again – Washington state makes some excellent wines.

Here are some of the wines that we tasted and recommend – if your palates are similar to ours!

  • William Church Winery: 2 Spires (new release) – a Syrah/Cabernet blend
  • Woodhouse Wine Estates: 2005 Kennedy Shah Reserve Tempranillo (new release for wine club members only)
  • Gorman Winery: The Evil Twin 2007 – (new release – also a Syrah/Cabernet blend)
  • Page Cellars: 2008 Sentimental Blonde Sauvignon Blanc (named after owner Rothelle by her husband/winemaker Jim)
  • Senoj Estates: 2007 Primitivo (a genetic twin to Zinfandel, which will be released in November)
  • Dusted Valley: 2006 BFM Red Blend (a Walla Walla winery that recently moved to Woodinville)
  • Gifford-Hirlinger: 2007 LV  (80% Cabernet Sauvignon/20% Merlot; located next door to Dusted Valley, another Walla Walla winery that recently moved to Woodinville)
  • Smasne Cellars: 2003 Bunk House Red (a library wine)
  • Davenport Cellars: 2007 Snowflake (a white blend from this Woodinville newcomer)

I expect to be writing more about these great wines and wineries in the near future.