What we’ve been drinking lately

…e them with you, in hopes that you’ll also taste them one day soon. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2009 Malbec Barrage Cellars 2008 Secret Weapon Cabernet Sauvignon Barrage Cellars 2008 Outcast Cabernet Franc Cooper Wine Company 2007 L’Inizio Efeste 2009 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Efeste 2008 Ceidleigh Syrah Efeste 2009 Eleni Heaven’s Cave 2009 “Two Degrees” Barbera McCrea Cellars 2006 Boushey Vineyard Syrah Obelisco Estate 20… Continue reading

Another wonderful time at Taste Washington

…r 2010 Sauvignon Blanc: Lodmell Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon: Va Piano 08 Cab Sauv; Fidelitas 09 Ciel de Cheval;  Barrage Cellars 08 Double Barrel; Otis Kenyon 08 Cab Sauv Cabernet Franc: Barrage Cellars 08 Outcast; Bartholomew 08 Cab Franc; Hard Row to Hoe 09 Estate Cab Franc Bordeaux Blend: Figgins 08 Estate Red; Long Shadows 07 Chester-Kidder Red Blend; Betz 09 Clos de Betz; Forgeron Cellars 07 Vinfinity Barbera: Heaven’s Cave 09 Two Degre… Continue reading

Washington Wine Month-Our Faves

…8 Red Blend Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2008 Destiny Bordeaux Blend; 2007 Mr. Big Petit Sirah; 2009 Petite Verdot Barrage Cellars 2007 Outcast Cabernet Franc; 2007 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon; 2008 Secret Weapon Cab Sauv Cooper Wine Company 2007 L’Inizio; 2007 Cooper Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Darby 2009 Dark Side Syrah; 2008 Chaos DiStefano 2007 Sogno Cabernet Franc Reserve; 2005 Sogno Cab Franc EFESTE 2008 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvign… Continue reading

Seattle Wine & Food Experience

…te, Sokol Blosser and Willamette Valley Vineyards — will be side by side with our Washington friends from Barrage Cellars, Forgeron Cellars, Airfield Estates and Kiona, to name a few. And then there’s Watermill, which straddles both states and has some great juice too. And let’s not forget Stag’s Leap, Francis Ford Coppola Winery  and other California wineries will also be pouring, along with wineries from Idaho and around… Continue reading

What We’ve Opened Lately

…rwise: 21 Grams 2008 Red Blend Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2008 Destiny Bordeaux Blend; 2007 Mr. Big Petite Sirah Barrage Cellars 2007 Outcast Cabernet Franc; 2007 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Beresan 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon EFESTE 2008 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon; 2009 Eleni Erath 2008 La Nuit Magique (Oregon) Fidelitas 2007 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Fielding Hills 2008 Cabernet Franc Goosecross Cellars 2007 AEROS (California) JM Ce… 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

Happy Thanksgiving!

…eryl at William Church Winery; Brennon, Patrick, Angie and Kevin, Dan and Helen at Efeste; Kevin and Rebecca at Barrage Cellars; Bijal and Sinead and Jean Claude at The Woodhouse Wine Estates; Marie-Eve at Forgeron Cellars and Gilles at Long Shadows; Charlie, Jess and Cindy at Fidelitas Wines; Mike and Kate at Northwest Totem Cellars; Justin at Va Piano; Neil at Cooper Wine; John, Peggy and Paige at JM Cellars; Mike and Joanne at Dunham Cellars;… Continue reading

Do Not Miss Taste of Tulalip!

…erged into a premium, five-star experience. We were also delighted to discover the well-deserved honor given to Barrage Cellars, which was named the official 2011 winery parter of Taste of Tulalip. Don’t just take our word for why you should attend Taste of Tulalip – below are some of the tweets that were posted during our preview event. Read them, and then get your tickets – Nov. 11 & 12 – at the Tulalip website. At T… 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

Syrah Saturday

…ur 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