Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wine Tasting at Wicked Cellars and a Visit to “Passport to Woodinville”

Wicked Cellars Everett
Joscelyn Jackson from Woodinville Wine Cellars pouring a selection of their current releases at Wicked Cellars

2009 Sauvignon Blanc*** floral, tropical fruit

2008 Little Bear Creek*** earth, black fruit, vanilla

2008 Syrah Columbia Valley*** violets, blackberry, good mouthfeel

2007 Syrah - Chandler Reach Vineyard**** black fruit, jam, cream

2007 Indomitable**** black cheeriness, spice, plum

Karen Varnell of Pacific Rim Wines at Wicked Cellars 
Karen Varnell of Pacific Rim Wines at Wicked Cellars

2008 Mt. Baker Vineyards Proprietor's Limited Release Roussanne****:-) peach, full-bodied, great mouthfeel

2009 Quinta da Lixa, Espaderio Vinho Verde Rosa’, Portugal**:-) red fruit, berries

2010 Schild GMS, (Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz) Barossa, Australia***:-) red berry, white pepper

2010 Postales Del Fin Del Mundo Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec, Argentina***+:-) berries, plum

2007 Del fin del Mundo Malbec Reserva***:-) black cherries, cedar, spice

2008 Titan Hills Fiasco, Paso Robles**:-) cool aid, spice

2006 Finca Sophenia Synthesis, Argentina**** earth, spice, black fruit

Passport to Woodinville – Wine Tasting

Passport to Woodinville – Wine Tasting
Passport to Woodinville, one of the most popular wine events of the year, was revamped for 2011 to give wine enthusiasts more time and flexibility to enjoy Woodinville’s increasing number of wineries and tasting rooms.

This year’s passport will is valid for six weeks from April 16 – May 31 and included special offerings such as appetizers and music at select wineries during kick-off weekend only April 16 – 17.

We checked out “Passport to Woodinville” for the first time this year. Taking a chance (we did not purchase a passport) we headed for Woodinville’s warehouse district. We were lucky and found a parking space our first pass through.

May Palmer "The Queen of Ivory Soul" performing at Edmonds Winery
Our goal was to locate Edmonds Winery were May PalmerThe Queen of Ivory Soul” was performing. We had no problem finding May and Edmonds Winery for all wineries and tasting rooms our easy walking distance from each other. We paid our tasting fee (no passport) and in we went.

May Palmer was a hit! Lots of good comments from folks both in the winery and those leaving.

2008 Bentley**+ cedar, blackberry, plum

2007 Slide Ridge*** cassis, raspberry, vanilla

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon*** black currant, smoke

Sparkman Cellars Woodinville Wine Country
After leaving Edmonds Winery and May we headed for Sparkman Cellars, just across the road. Sparkman Cellars was not part of the “Passport to Woodinville” this year. No problem we paid our tasting fee (refundable with a purchase) and enjoyed several wines.

Sparkman Cellars Woodinville Wine Country
2009 This Old Porch Rose’**+ dry, strawberry

2008 Kindred Red Blend Columbia Valley**+ red fruit, earth, minerals

2007 Ruby Leigh**** black currants, cherry, spices, minerals

2007 Stella Mae Red Wine, Red Mountain***+ blackberry, red fruit

2007 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon, Klipsun Vineyard Red Mountain**** black cherry, licorice

2007 Wilderness Red Wine, Columbia Valley**+ spice, chewy fruit

Our next stop was a short drive to the School House area of Woodinville to see the “Fabulous” Julie of Goose Ridge Vineyards. Once again we scored with parking. The crowed was equal to those at the Warehouse District; fun was being had by all.

The "Fabulous" Julie of Goose Ridge Vineyards Woodinville Wine Country
Since we were in Woodinville why not stop by Redhook Brewery?

Redhook Brewery Woodinville
Redhook Brewery Woodinville
More fun around Everett:
John Carswell jazz/blues pianist at Sojen Cellars Everett
Movie - John Carswell jazz/blues pianist at Sojen Cellars Everett  
Daruma Japanese Restaurant Everett Marina
Daruma Japanese Restaurant Everett Marina

1 comment:

  1. Jerry and Janet: You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the continued coverage of Sojen Cellars and all of the local "Hot Spots". Love you guys !!
    Max and Jen, Sojen Cellars