Wines for Thanksgiving

…llars 2010 Mr. Big Petite Sirah Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Little Big Man Petit Verdot Avennia 2010 Sestina Barrage Cellars 2009 Outcast Cabernet Franc Barrage Cellars 2008 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Cooper Wine Company 2008 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Efeste 2010 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Fidelitas 2009 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Fidelitas 2010 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc Red Mountain Force… 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 fro… Continue reading

What’s in Our Glass?

…ron 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? Che… 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

What’s in our glasses, recently?

…sé: This amazing summer sipper was jointly created by winemakers Doug Long from Obelisco and Kevin Correll from Barrage Cellars. You will find it to be unlike anything you’ve ever expected or experienced in a Rosé. Unfortunately, only a small quantity was produced, so we recommend you head to Woodinville to pick up some quickly. 2010 L’Ecole 41 Candy Mountain Vineyard Red Wine: L’Ecole released this red blend as part of their 30… Continue reading

Random Thoughts from Taste Washington-Part 1

…outstanding Obelisco 2012 Red Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, created by winemaker Kevin Correll from Barrage Cellars in conjunction with Doug Long from Obelisco. We are headed to the Obelisco tasting room in Woodinville to buy some of this amazing summer sipper before it sells out! Ditto for Doug’s superlative 2010 Nefer 111, which demonstrates how incredibly well Washington grapes can be transformed with a Napa Valley style. Thi… Continue reading

March is Washington Wine Month

…Forgeron Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 L’Ecole 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Fidelitas Cabernet Franc 2009 Barrage Cellars “Outcast” Cabernet Franc 2009 William Church Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Alexandria Nicole Cellars “Wild One” Cabernet Franc 2010 Obelisco Electrum Cabernet 2010 Gilbert Cellars Cabernet Franc Do you see a trend here? We heart Cabs! And these are just some of the amazing wines you can find from Washin… Continue reading

Better Move Quickly – Tickets on Sale at Seattle Wine & Food Experience

…gberg Hill, Troon and Willamette Valley Vineyards — will be side by side with our Washington friends from Barrage Cellars, Obelisco, Dunham Cellars and The Woodhouse Wine Estates, to name a few. And then there’s Watermill Winery, which straddles both states and offers some mighty fine wine. You can find a full list of wineries that will be pouring, along with beer and cider, spirits, and coffee , in addition to information about numer… Continue reading

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

A Wonderful Week of Wine

…m Alexandria Nicole Cellars 08 Jennifer’s Syrah from William Church Winery 09 Outcast Cabernet Franc from Barrage Cellars 09  In the Rocks from Reynvaan Family Vineyards We recommend some of these wines for special occasions and some, well, just because. Hopefully next week, I’ll have more time to write a longer post about some new wines we’ve tasted recently. In the meantime, if you’re on Facebook, please stop by the Writ… Continue reading