Monday, March 7, 2011

Wicked Cellars, Woodinville, Everett Marina and Tulalip, Music a Sojen Cellars - what a great weekend!

Wicked Cellars Everett Washington
DeLille Cellars tasting at Wicked Cellars

DeLille Cellars tasting at Wicked Cellars
Founded in 1992, DeLille Cellars is a small winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Their goal is to make the very best handcrafted, old-world style red and white wines made in the state of Washington. They are a family and independentlyowned winery with an uncompromising philosophy about the quality of what will be in your bottle of wine.

Doyenne 2009 Roussanne Red Mountain***+ honey, citrus

Doyenne 2006 Aix Red Mountain*** black fruits, black pepper, Sage

Doyenne 2006 Syrah Yakima Valley**** raspberries, white pepper, ripe tannins

DeLille Cellars 2008 D2 Columbia Valley**+ black cherries blackberries Slate

DeLille Cellars 2008 Harrison Hill Snipes Mountain**** ripe cherries, light tobacco, leather, black fruits Slate

DeLille Cellars 2008 Chaleur Estate Columbia Valley**** cherries, plums, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate

DeLille Cellars 2009 Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley*** dried apricots, figs, grapefruit

Wicked Cellars Fidelitas Wines Tasting with Owner & Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes
Wicked Cellars Fidelitas Wines Tasting with Owner and Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes

Fidelitas is a boutique winery located on the slopes of the Red Mountain AVA led by owner and winemaker, Charlie Hoppes, an acclaimed Columbia Valley vintner whose first crush in Washington was in 1988. Charlie works in partnership with Washington’s finest growers to capture the distinct character of the vineyard and the purest expression of the fruit. Fidelitas wines are handcrafted and aged in small lots, showing exceptional character, varietal expression and structure

2008 Columbia Valley Semillon*** minerals, fig, tropical fruit

2008 Columbia Valley Merlot*** red cherries, dried herbs, allspice

2008 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon**+ strawberry, red currents, raspberries

2008 Malbec Columbia Valley***+ allspice, dried thyme

2007 Red Mountain Red Wine*** black cherries, cranberries, black currants +

2007 Boushey Vineyard Red Wine, Yakima Valley**** strawberries, light peppers

2008 Cabernet Franc Red Mountain**** raspberry, white pepper

Woodinville Wine Country here we come!

Our First stop

Efeste WoodinvilleWashington
Woodinville, Washington

Efeste WoodinvilleWashington
What a great day to visit. The ‘EF’ Daniel, ‘ES’ Patrick and ‘TE’ Kevin were there along with Dick Boushey, what fun…

2009 Babbitt Rose’*** red berry, great summertime drink

2009 Evergreen Riesling*** light grapefruit, a nice dry style

2008 Ceidleigh Syrah**** raspberry, leather, fine tannins

2008 Jolie Bouche Syrah**** French nose, red berry, laid back, beautiful

2007 Final-Final*** berry, spice

2009 Lola Chardonnay Columbia Valley***+ silky, lightly sweet, pear, floral flavors

Then off to…

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Woodinville, Washington
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Woodinville, Washington

2009 Roussanne*** honey, melon, mango

2009 Reserve Viognier**** pear, peach, citrus, melon

2007 Rock Star*** spice, pepper

2008 Block 17 Syrah*** spoke, cedar, soft and velvety tannins

2008 Destiny**+ leather, minerals, oak toast

One last stop…
Columbia Winery WoodinvilleWashington
Columbia Winery
Woodinville, Washington

Columbia Winery WoodinvilleWashington
Flatbread - Columbia Winery WoodinvilleWashington
2008 Chardonnay Wyckoff Vineyard*** pear, cream

2009 Barbera small lot series** vvery Berry, sour, They say it will improve with age

2009 Sangiovese Red Willow Vineyard**+ cherry, dried herbs

2008 Cabernet Franc Red Willow Vineyard***+ currents, Sage, lavender

2007 Millstone Red small lot series*** cherries, cloves, lavender

2006 Syrah Willow Vineyard**+ vanilla, oak, light mouth feel

1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Sagamore vineyard***+ French nose, black currant, Cedar, herbs


Next, a small bites at Lombardi's Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Everett Marina

Small bites at Lombardi's neighborhood Italian restaurant Everett Marina
What's better than a BBQ ribs and mashed potatoes?


Also this weekend Blackfish Restaurant located in Tulalip Resort Casino.
Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish*** pays tribute to Pacific Northwest cuisine. Salmon is prepared using traditional tribal techniques over an open fire pit with ironwood sticks. Oysters are shucked to order and fresh fish is available daily.

Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Salmon on the Stick - Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Salmon on the Stick***+ Fresh wild salmon seasoned and traditionally smoked over alder wood coals on ironwood sticks. Grilled asparagus spears, fritter corn cakes. The salmon was moist and smoked perfectly.

Grilled Halibut - Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Grilled Halibut***+ with roasted garlic butter, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, roasted bacon and Brussels sprouts. Some of the best mashed potatoes ever tasted.

2007 Robert Ramsay Syrah** red cherries

Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish Restaurant Tulalip Resort Casino

Austin Widner with Randy Widner Plays Sojen Cellars

Austin Widner with Randy Widner Plays Sojen Cellars - A Short Movie  
Austin Widner with Randy Widner Plays Sojen Cellars
Austin Widner with Randy Widner Plays Sojen Cellars 
2010 Viognier - Austin Widner with Randy Widner Plays Sojen Cellars
2010 Viognier River Rock Vineyard*** peach, floral

If you like the Beatles, Moody Blues, The Doors and James Taylor you will love Austin. Remember to check Sojen Cellars out, they have live music just about every weekend…

Thank You Sojen Cellars, Austin and Randy


Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro
Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro
Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro

Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro
Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro
Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro

Fragrant Fried Rice - Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro
Mongolian Scallion Beef - Terracotta Red Modern Asian Bistro

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