January is Barrage Month

Halfway through January, we discovered it’s all about Barrage, baby! Barrage Cellars, that is. Let me explain why. In November, we stopped by (with our dog, Sir Winston) at the Barrage Cellars tasting room in Woodinville’s Wine Warehouse district, and fell in love all over again with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc created by winemaker Kevin Correll. We had a great time tasting some fine juice and catching up with Kevin and Reb… Continue reading

Barrage Cellars

I’m not sure why I haven’t written a blog post focusing on Barrage Cellars before, but it’s about time, and a great way to start the new year! We’ve actually been fans of Barrage Cellars for quite awhile; these days we’re major advocates of the 2007 Outcast Cabernet Franc. And I’ve had many conversations with the amusing and talented owner/winemaker Kevin Correll at events such as the Seattle Wine Awards. A fe… Continue reading

Barrage Cellars And Tulalip – The Perfect Pairing

Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars makes one of the best Cab Francs in the state. Tulalip Resort Casino offers a rich food-and-wine experience. Put Kevin and Tulalip together, and you are guaranteed an evening of fabulous wines and scrumptious food on July 9. Earlier this year, we experienced a winemaker dinner at Tulalip Bay – see my Wine O’clock Wednesday column in Seattleite Magazine. But Kevin’s wines are going to be featured… Continue reading

Such a pretty bottle, such a pleasing wine

We finally decided to open our beautifully engraved bottle of 2008 Red Wine from Barrage Cellars – Kevin Correll’s featured wine of 2011 Taste of Tulalip, the annual wine and food extravaganza at Tulalip Resort. Kevin’s 2008 Red was originally known as Stealth, a new wine label in honor of his and Rebecca’s beloved dog, Murphy — a gorgeous chocolate Lab, known for his playfulness and surreptitiousness around the win… Continue reading

Murphy, R.I.P.

This is a tribute to one of our favorite winery dogs, Murphy of Barrage Cellars , whom we were saddened to recently find out went to doggy heaven. Murphy, a simply gorgeous chocolate lab, was always hanging around the tasting room to greet us with a big smile and a wagging tail. Winemaker Kevin Correll once said all Murphy wanted was love – and this absolutely wonderful dog got love by the barrel from Kevin and Rebecca. Last April, Murphy… Continue reading

Syrah Saturday

…r took us to see old friends and meet new ones at Efeste, William Church, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Obelisco, Barrage Cellars and Darby. Each winery featured a fine lineup of Washington wines, but according to our palates, Syrah took the lead every time. Efeste : Winemaker Brennon Leighton continues to excel at a number of Syrahs crafted for Efeste. 2008 Jolie Bouche hails from one of Washington’s finest, Boushey Vineyard, and was rated 9… Continue reading

What’s in Our Glasses Lately?

…icularly enjoyed three bottles of red wine — two from Washington state and one from Carlton, Oregon. 2008 Barrage Cellars Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon We’ve enjoyed Barrage Cellars 2009 and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Francs frequently this year, but on Friday night, we decided to dip into our cellar for this 2008 beauty. Oh my, it is drinking well. We savoured every sip. The 08 Double Barrel is 100% Cab Sauv sourced f… Continue reading

December to Remember

…in Cabernet Franc Obelisco 2011 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Guardian Cellars 2010 The Wanted Bordeaux Blend Barrage Cellars 2009 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Barrage Cellars 2010 Outcast Cabernet Franc Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Destiny Bordeaux Blend Fairview Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley VQA Columbia Crest 2011 Private Reserve Walter Clore Red Wine       And from our friends down under, we open… Continue reading

What’s in Our Glass?

…Cellars Syrah from Alexandria Nicole Cellars, JM Cellars and Va Piano Cabernet Franc from Barrister Winery, Barrage Cellars, Seven of Hearts, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Northwest Totem Cellars and DiStefano Cabernet Sauvignon from William Church Winery, L’Ecole41, Fidelitas, Barrage Cellars, Efeste, Obelisco Estate, Gorman Winery, The Woodhouse Wine Estates, Troon Vineyard and Parsonage Estate What’s in your glass this summer?… Continue reading

Special Wines for New Year’s Eve

…n state and decide later which one we will open! Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Avennia 2010 Sestina Barrage Cellars 2008 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Barrage Cellars 2010 Outcast Cabernet Franc Doubleback 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Efeste 2010 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Fidelitas 2009 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Force Majeure 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Collaboration Series, Force Majeure Vineyard Red Mounta… Continue reading