Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wicked Cellars Wine Tasting with Lars Sorensen of Cascade Trade and Winemaker Shane Howard of Pondera Winery

Wicked Cellars Wine Tasting with Lars Sorensen of Cascade Trade
Lars Sorensen of Cascade Trade opened his treasure chest of (mostly) French wines For Spring

NV Moncontour Crémant de Loire Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Rosé Vouvray, France*** melon, light grapefruit

2009 Jovly Vouvray Chenin, Vouvray France*** peach, spice

2008 Cana's Feast Pinot Noir Yamhill County, Oregon *** raspberry, plums

2007 Bastide de Beauvert Côtes du Rhône**+ blackberry, black cherries

2008 Black Barrel Wine Works Merlot Rattlesnake Hills, Washington***:-) black fruit, berries

2005 Domaine Combe Blanche "Calamaic" Minervois, France*** cassis, spice

2008 Gamba Estate Old Vine Zinfandel Russian River Valley, California**** 110 year old vines, raspberry, cherry, dark chocolate

Pondera Winery and Winemaker Shane Howard

Wicked Cellars Wine Tasting with Winemaker Shane Howard of Pondera Winery
Pondera Winery is a family-owned, boutique winery located in the warehouse winery district of Woodinville, Washington. Winemaker, Shane Howard, has been making wine since 2003 and the winery was officially launched with the Pandora brand in early 2005. The winery specializes in the production of quality, well balance red verticals and Bordeaux style blends. Their grapes are sourced from six vineyards covering three different AVA's of Washington State. Each wine is very limited and their entire production is currently less than 12,000 cases annually.

2010 Chardonnay**** melon, watermelon, light Oak

2008 Cabernet Franc***+ dark fruits, spices, pepper

2007 Melvado***+ black fruits, smoke, jam

2007 Sericus***+ cherries, vanilla, smoke

2007 Consensio**** BlackBerry jam, black fruit

2008 Reserve Malbec***+ dark fruits, spices, pepper, long-lasting

We had such great wines at Wicked Cellars Saturday. Winemaker Shane Howard from Pondera Winery was there. At home I went deep in our cellars and located a 2006 Melvado****. It was a deep garnet red and loaded with black fruits, minerality and spicy notes, yummy!
2006 Melvado Pondera Winery
More Fun From Around the Area:
Everett Marina looking towards Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant - 10 buck Bar Meal
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant - Happy Hour Menu

Eating at Home
Eating at Home

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