Sunday, November 7, 2010

First Weekend in November Wine Tasting at Wicked Cellars Everett Washington and a Quick trip to Woodinville Wine Country

This Friday at Wicked Cellars, Dominic, wine agent for Barrister Winery of Spokane was pouring Barrister's latest releases. Barrister Winery today is located in Davenport Arts District of downtown Spokane.

NV Barrister Rough Justice*** jammy, nice mouth feel, non-vintage blend

2007 Merlot, Walla Walla*** sweet dark fruit, silky mouth feel

2008 Cabernet Franc*** white pepper, silky

2007 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Sagemoor"***+ black cherries, vanilla

Saturday at Wicked Cellars, Hans Giner, owner of the import and distribution house, Chateau Martin, hosted an "Old World vs. New World" comparison tasting of Pinot Noirs, matching French Burgundies with their Willamette Valley contemporaries, giving us an exciting chance to compare differences of style, technique and terroir.

Albert Bichot Pouilly Fuisse’ (Chardonnay)**+ stone fruit

Louis Tete Moulin-a-Vent Cru Beaujolais** black cherries, spice, we were asking where’s the turkey

Artisanal 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir*** cherry, light spice

Albert Bichot 2007 Secret de Famille Pinot Noir** black currants

Artisanal 2006 Jubilee Vineyard*** pepper, hint of roses, bright

Albert Bichot 2008 Pommard Clos des Ursulines Domaine du Pavillon**+ rich cherries, currant

Artisanal 2006 Adams Vineyard Pinot Noir**** bright, peppery, my star of the tasting

You know how sometimes plan do not work out? We planed to visit several wineries and tasting room in Woodinville after Wicked Cellars, but we managed to taste only one and a late lunch at another…

We stopped into Goose Ridge Tasting room located at Hollywood Schoolhouse area. Behind the counter was the fabulous Julie. We had a great wine tasting. Their wines are aging very will in the bottles. Thanks Julie…

After tasting Goose Ridge we were hungry. So our next stop was Alexandria Nicole Cellars secret room for tasting and Tapas. Try paring a Quarry Butte with their French fries…


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