Monday, October 4, 2010

Great Weekend of Wine Tasting and Dining Out

Friday Wine Tasting at Wicked Cellars Everett was with Lars Sorensen of Cascade Trade. Saturday Tim's Staff Wine Picks Tasting to Stretch Your Dollar and Please Your Palate. Later Saturday we tasted Max and Jen’s of Sojen Cellars Everett new Family Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Andrew Joel. Sunday we were off to Woodinville Washington tasting wine and trying a new restaurant.

Wicked Cellars, Everett Washington 

It is always a treat when wine tasting with wines from Lars of Cascade Trade. He always shares the very best value wines and the best deals.

This Friday they are tasting wines for club members only in the "back room" also with wines from Lars Sorensen and Cascade Trade.

Domaine Rosier Blanquette de Limoux 2007, France** grapefruit finish

Aveleda Alvarhino 2009, Portugal** fruit, light sour candy

Vega Murillo Tinta de Toro 2008 Toro, Spain** slate

Chateau de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Cotes du Rhone 2006, France*** :-) coco, currents

Sigla 4 Quatrovinos Maipo Valley 2008, Chile*** fruity, earth

Starry Night "Tom Feeney Ranch" Russian River Zinfandel Sonoma 2006, California*** cedar box, white pepper

Saturday was Tim's Staff Wine Picks Tasting to Stretch Your Dollar and Please Your Palate. Tim and the staff did a fine job picking wines for us to taste.

2008 Ogier Heritages Cotes du Rhone Blanc** light fruit

Villa Castello Terre di Chieti IGT Chardonnay 2008*** tropical fruit

Ogier 2007 Heritages Cotes du Rhone Rouge*** coffee, black cherry

Haystack Needle Sangiovese, Columbia Valley*** :-) raspberry, plum, dried fruit

Cayalla 2004 RTW, Columbia Valley*** :-) red fruit, soft tannins

2008 Predator Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi** bacon, juicy, BBQ sauce

Sojen Cellars Everett Washington 
Next we made it over to Sojen Cellars to taste Max and Jen Jensen’s new Family Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Andrew Joel. Max was in Eastern Washington picking up grapes, Jen was holding down the fort.
Sojen Cellars "The Movie" 
2007 Andrew Joel Cabernet Sauvignon**** slate, chocolate, balance, young needs air

Sunday was a fun day of tasting wine in Woodinville, Washington. Our plan was to visit tasting rooms and wineries we been to before. We tasted some great Washington State wines from Zerda Cellars, Otis Kenyon, Covey Run, Amavi, Pepper Bridge Winery, Mark Ryan and club wine from Alexandria Nicole Cellars. We finished off the day Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant.
10/03/2010 Woodinville Wine Tasting Movie 
Zerba Cellars

2007 Walla Walla Valley ‘Wild Z’ Red Table** earth, olive

2006 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon*** dried currents, mint, dark cherries

2006 Walla Walla Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** white pepper, sweet tobacco, tannins

2007 Walla Walla Valley Malbec*** granite, spices, huckleberry

2007 Columbia Valley Barbera*** pepper, jam

2006 Walla Walla Valley Syrah Port*** vanilla

Otis Kenyon
When you visit ask about how they got their name…

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon*** cherry, cinnamon

2006 Merlot** tart cranberries, smoke

2007 Matchless Red*** light fruit, pepper, bright

2007 Syrah**** balance, slate

Covey Run
Nice new bright tasting room

2006 Quail Merlot** berry

2005 Reserve Merlot** raspberry, hard finish

2006 Quail Cabernet Sauvignon** ripe fruit, currant

2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon** dried cherries

2007 Quail Syrah** light berries

2006 Reserve Syrah*** fruit candy, light

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** dark fruit, wild berries, herbs, spice

2007 Syrah Walla Walla Valley**** fruit, blueberries, minerals

Pepper Bridge Winery

2007 Merlot Walla Walla Valley**** flowers, chocolate

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** blackberries, black cherry, tannins

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** minerals, earth, elegant, tannins

Mark Ryan Winery

2008 Viognier Columbia Valley**** tropical fruit, stone fruit, minerals, balance

2008 Chardonnay Columbia**** mouth feel, acidity, mandarin, peaches

2008 The Dissident Red*** laid back, black cherry, leather

2008 Wild Eyed Syrah Red Mountain**** leather, wet tobacco, spice, pepper

2008 Crazy Marry Mourvedre Red Mountain*** red meat, tar

2007 Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon **** dark plum, pepper, black olive, tannins

Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Club wine tasting.

2009 Shepherds Mark*** white peaches, crisp, mouth feel

2007 Duck Press Red**** black cherries, minerals

2008 Malbec*** cassis, tangy, light chalk

2008 Members Only**** cherry, fruit, chewy

Mazatlan Restaurant
A great place to finish a wine tasting adventure…
Fajita Salad*** steak, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar
Chicken Burrito***

What a weekend. Some very good wine tasted. I think my personal favorite was the Pepper Bridge Winery 2007 Merlot Walla Walla Valley. Mazatlan Restaurant was a nice surprise. Mexican food after tasting wine? I don’t know but it worked…

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