What’s in Your Glass Lately?

…2012 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards 2011 Block 6 Shiraz Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte (any vintage is our go-to Seahawks Winning Wine) Avennia 2010 Sestina Barrage Cellars 2009 Outcast Cabernet Franc Efeste 2011 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Forgeron Cellars 2010 Zinfandel Obelisco  2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon William Church Winery  2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cheers – and Happy Holidays!… 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 Washi… Continue reading

There’s nothing like a stellar Cab Franc from Washington State

…ful Matthews Estate 2003 Conner Lee Cab Franc, an elegant 2004 from Corliss Estates, a robust 2012 Outcast from Barrage Cellars, and a rich 2012 Cooper Estate Red Mountain Cabernet Franc. Here are some other Washington state wineries that, in our opinion, produce the Cab Franc grape as a shining single-varietal wine. Barrister Winery DiStefano Winery Fidelitas Wines Fielding Hills Hard Row to Hoe Northwest Totem Cellars  Vin du Lac Walla Wall… 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

135 Washington Wineries to follow on Twitter

…pex at Alder Ridge@Apex_at_AR Apex Cellars @ApexCellars Baer Winery @baerwinery Barnard Griffin @barnardgriffin Barrage Cellars @BarrageCellars Barrister Winery @barristerwinery Bartholomew Wine @BartholomewWine Basel Cellars @Basel_Cellars Betz Family Winery @betzwinery Brian Carter @briancarterwine Cave B EstateWinery @cavebwinery Cavu Cellars @Cavucellars Challenger Ridge  @challengerridge Chandler Reach @ChandlerReach Chateau Faire Le Ponte @… Continue reading

I Heart Cab Franc

…a Vintners 2008 Columbia Valley Cab Franc Watermill Winery 2007 Estate Cab Franc Corliss Estates 2004 Cab Franc Barrage Cellars 2007 Outcast Northwest Totem Cellars 2006 Cab Franc Hard Row to Hoe 2007 Cab Franc Vin du Lac 2007 Barrel Select Cab Franc DiStefano Winery  2005 Sogno Page Cellars: 2007 Red Zepplin Cab Franc In our cellar, we still have a bottle of one of my all-time favorites, Matthews Estate 2003 Conner Lee Cab Franc, which received… Continue reading

Wine, Dogs and Cats for a Cause!

…Humane Society, and juice will be flowing from Washington wineries such as Darby, DiStefano, Sparkman Cellars, Barrage Cellars and Bookwalter, in addition to Australian wines, The Black Chook and Woop Woop. The fun begins Saturday (Aug. 22) at 8 p.m. at Seattle’s Fremont Studios with wine tasting and appetizers; dancing “to old school and new school beats” begins at 11 p.m. and goes through 2 a.m.  There also will be raffles an… 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

What We’ve Opened Lately

…wise: 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

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 Wri… Continue reading