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
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…