Wines, Wonderful WA Wines

We recently tasted some new Washington state wines – by new, I mean the wines were either new releases or new to us. For example, over the last couple of weeks, we tried the lush 2006 L’Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the fun red blend 2007 Riot from Trio Vintners and the 2006 Syrah from Desert Wind, with concentrated flavors of blackberry and chocolate.

We also attended a party for Efeste‘s new releases of their fabulous Syrahs, Jolie Bouche and Ceidleigh, and at Full Pull Wines, we experienced a preview taste of the new — and amazing — Block 17 Syrah from Alexandria Nicole Cellars.

Add in a first visit to the recently opened restaurant/wine bar Sip Seattle this weekend, where Fidelitas Cab was as wonderful as promised. And next week, JM Cellars is releasing the last of their 2007 reds: the popular Tre Fanciulli, Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain), and Boushey Vineyard Syrah.

In other words, there is lots to blog about – and I will, so please watch for it! The last couple of months have been more than busy, but it’s time to starting writing often again!


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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.”