A Toast to Monolith 2006

Over the holidays, we lifted our glasses in a special toast to Ken and Robin Nydam, even though we’ve never met them. The reason for the toast was sad, unfortunately – we were drinking 2006 Monolith from their recently closed winery, Arlington Road Cellars. As I mentioned in early December, we stopped by their tasting room during St. Nick’s weekend and learned the doors were closing that weekend. What bad news! We purchased a c… Continue reading

Efeste, Alexandria Nicole, Woodhouse – It’s Wine Release Time!

Only one week to go until Efeste‘s Jolie Bouche Syrah is released, and we can’t wait. It was one of our favorite tastes at St. Nick’s weekend in December and we highly recommend it. Winemaker Brennon Leighton spun some magic on this one! Jolie Bouche means “pretty mouth” in French and the phrase exemplifies this wine! On Feb. 28 (from 12-5 p.m.), three Efeste 2006 releases will be available: Jolie Bouche Syrah, Ceid… Continue reading

Another Wonderful Washington Cabernet

…th his wonderful wife, Rothelle.) Only 96 cases of 2005 Limited Edition were produced. We purchased some during St. Nick’s weekend last month, and opened a bottle to accompany our steak dinner over the holidays. This wine is impressive. Here are the tasting notes: “Blackberry, currant and cassis rumble across the palate while balanced soft grained tannins finesse the finish, twenty one months aged in French oak and fifteen months to d… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…EB Foote Winery Holiday Open House: Sample new releases, Rainy Day Red IV, 2006 Zinfandel and 2006 Syrah, and tasty snacks Nov. 29-Dec. 2. There is no cost but times vary each day. Call 206-242-3852. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country open their doors for a single ticket price of $50. Some of the participating winerie… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…nd (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima. At all three Silver Lake Winery locations — Woodinville, Leavenworth and Zillah — sample complimentary newly released wines served with snacks and special holiday pricing of your favorite wines. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s O… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…served with snacks and special holiday pricing of your favorite wines. Grand Opening of Wilridge Vineyard Tasting Room near Yakima over Thanksgiving Weekend. Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The wineries of… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…nd (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima. At all three Silver Lake Winery locations — Woodinville, Leavenworth and Zillah — sample complimentary newly released wines served with snacks and special holiday pricing of your favorite wines. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s O… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…nd (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima. At all three Silver Lake Winery locations — Woodinville, Leavenworth and Zillah — sample complimentary newly released wines served with snacks and special holiday pricing of your favorite wines. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s O… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…to 8:30 p.m. with Elsa Nilsson and Cody Rahn Thanksgiving Weekend:   Grand Opening of Wilridge Vineyard Tasting Room near Yakima over Thanksgiving Weekend (November 23, 24 and 25). Be the first to visit Wilridge’s organic and biodynamic vineyard oasis and Tasting Room on the Naches Heights, five minutes west of Yakima. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. e… Continue reading

What’s going on …

…EB Foote Winery Holiday Open House: Sample new releases, Rainy Day Red IV, 2006 Zinfandel and 2006 Syrah, and tasty snacks Nov. 29-Dec. 2. There is no cost but times vary each day. Call 206-242-3852. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 Check out St. Nick’s Open House in Woodinville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The wineries of Woodinville Wine Country open their doors for a single ticket price of $50. Some of the participating winerie… Continue reading