Wines We’ve Enjoyed Recently

Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been traveling more than usual in the last couple of months, which has affected the time I’ve had to write here. But it has not put a dent in our enjoyment of Washington state wines! Here are just a few that we’ve had the pleasure to sip and share lately.

Gramercy Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – This is a really exceptional Cab from four vineyards: Pepper Bridge, Va Piano, Phinny Hill and Portteus.

Fielding Hills 2007 Cabernet Franc – A standout Cab Franc from Riverbend Vineyards, we purchased it during our recent trip to Cascade Valley Wine Country.

L’Ecole 41  2007 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon – Elegant, dense and complex,this Cab paired perfectly with Chateau Briand.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2007 Duck Press Red – A full-bodied blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cab Franc, 12% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, this was just released two weeks ago at the winery’s Harvest in the Vines Party.

Efeste 2007 Big Papa Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon – We know firsthand why this bold, rich Cab received 93 from Wine Spectator and 92 from Wine Enthusiast.

Chateau Faire le Pont 2006 Milbrandt Syrah – Jammy and peppery, this Cascade Valley Syrah hits all the right notes.

William Church 2008 Syrah – William Church does it again with a 100% rich Syrah from three vineyards: Dineen Family, Red Willow and Stillwater Creek.

Forgeron Cellars 2003 Vinfinity – A hit at the recent BLEND event in Seattle, this beauty is a blend of 42% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Syrah.


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About Margot

Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.