2010 Tasting Notes

2010 was a great year for tasting Washington wines for us. We have put together a list of them all, enjoy…

Jerry and Janet

Airfield Estates
Airfield Estates Prosser Washington
2008 Bombshell*** dark fruit

2008 Spitfire*** Deep garnet color, medium-bodied

2008 Hellcat** better paired with food

2008 Zinfandel*** jammy fruit flavors, maybe allspice

2008 Mustang**

2008 Merlot*** black cherries, coca, long finish

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon*** pencil lead, currents

2008 Malbec*** spices, lavender

2008 Aviator*** oak, smoke, violets

Alder Ridge
Alder Ridge Woodinville Washington
2005 Alder Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon***

Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Woodinville Washington Hollywood Schoolhouse area
Alexandria Nicole Prosser, Washington
2008 Sauvignon Blanc**

2008 Shephards Mark***

2009 Shepherds Mark*** white peaches, crisp, mouth feel

2008 Viognier***

2007 Quarry Butte***

2008 Quarry Butte*** dried herbs, ripe berries

2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon**** plums, raspberries, cherries, nice tannins

2007 A2 Cabernet Sauvignon*** cherry, plum, anise, earth

2009 Marsanne*** peach, with great mouth feel

2008 Grenache*** warm overtones and balance

2008 Primitivo*** black cherry. Washington’s Zins are starting to come on

2007 Rock Star Red*** jam and spice

2008 Merlot*** black cherries, spice, oak, Needs more time to develop.

2007 Jet Black Syrah*** berries, herbs

2007 Block 17 Syrah*** Great with the Fries

2007 Tempranillo*** spice, leather

2007 Duck Press Red**** black cherries, minerals

2008 Malbec*** cassis, tangy, light chalk

2008 Members Only**** cherry, fruit, chewy

Amavi and Pepper Bridge Winery Woodinville Washington
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** dark fruit, wild berries, herbs, spice

2007 Syrah Walla Walla Valley**** fruit, blueberries, minerals

Anton Ville Winery

2005 Merlot*** Try this with chocolate

Apex Cellars
Apex Cellars Prosser Washington
2008 Ascent Red Blend*** light cedar, spice

2007 Bridgman Cabernet Sauvignon** sweet berries

2006 Merlot** vanilla, light smoke

Barrage Cellars

2008 "Nuclear Blonde" Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard*** pear, pineapple, smooth

2009 Rosi** not your typical rose more like red wine, good drinker, stone fruit

2007 "Trifecta" Merlot, Columbia Valley** deep ruby, currant, black fruit, try some hard aged cheese with it

2007 "Double Barrel" Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley*** red fruit, anise, pencil lead, try some hard salami

2009 Riesling, Yakima Valley*** apricot, peach, citrus, well balance, sweet

Barrister Winery

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


2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley** fruit, spice, some tannins

Brian Carter Cellars

2006 Tuttorosso** A super-Tuscan style blend

Bunnell Family Cellars
Bunnell Family Cellars Wine O'Clock Prosser Washington
2004 Bunnell Family Cellars Boushey-McPherson Vineyard Syrah*** berry and dark spice flavors

2006 Boushey-McPherson Vineyard Syrah**** blackberry, plum, spice

2008 Grenache*** herbs, violets

2007 Mourvedre** pepper

2007 Petite Sirah** currents, blackberries

2007 Lia**** berries, spices, soft tannins

2007 A Pic*** toast, plums, spice

2007 Vif*** spicy, ripe plum

Canon De Sol Winery

2005 Canon De Sol Merlot****

2005 Canon De Sol Syrah***

2005 Canon De Sol Meritage** fruity

2006 Canon De Sol Red Table***

Capstone Cellars

2006 Merlot, Boushey Vineyards, Yakima Valley ***+ red plum, red licorice

Chateau Ste Michelle
Chateau Ste Michelle Woodinville Washington
2007 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon***

2007 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon***

2007 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot***

2007 Artist Series Meritage*** fine tannins

2007 Boreal Red Wine*** spicy, herbs

Chinook Wines
Chinook Wines Prosser Washington
2007 Semillion**+ fruity, balance

2008 Cabernet Franc Rose’***:-) ripe fruit

NV Red Wine Blend XII** dried cherries

2008 Cabernet Franc** soft, licorices

Clubhouse Cellars

Haystack Needle Sangiovese, Columbia Valley***:-) raspberry, plum, dried fruit

Columbia Crest
Columbia Crest Paterson Washington
2007 Stonetree Vineyard Zinfandel*** ripe berries, violets, rich raspberries

2007 Columbia Valley Merlot** blackberry, fine texture

2006 Four Feathers Vineyard Block 08 Merlot** spice, silky

2005 Beverly Vineyard Cabernet Franc*** rose petals, spice, seductive, complex

2006 Walter Clore Private Reserve Red**** spice, earth, dark berries, long finish

2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** plums, tannins

Columbia Winery

2004 Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon***

Covey Run
Covey Run Woodinville Washington
2006 Quail Merlot** berry

2005 Reserve Merlot** raspberry, hard finish

2006 Quail Cabernet Sauvignon** ripe fruit, currant

2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon** dried cherries

2007 Quail Syrah** light berries

2006 Reserve Syrah*** fruit candy, light

Covington Cellars

2007 Sangiovese**

2006 Rough House Red***

Coyote Canyon - H/H Estate Reserve
Coyote Canyon The Loft  Prosser Washington
2004 Sangiovese*** rich, jammy

2006 Sangiovese***

2006 Tres Cruces***

2008 Tres Cruces*** fruit, cinnamon

2006 Robert Andrews H/H Estate Red Reserve**

2007 Syrah***

2006 Syrah H/H Estate***

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon***

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon*** spice, pepper, tannins

2005 Bozak H/H Estate Red Reserve** port nose, over ripe fruit

2008 Primitivo**** warm, spice

Cuillin Hills Winery

2007 The Dungeon, Syrah**** wonderfully peppery

2008 Riff-Raff, Red Blend***

Darby Winery
Darby Winery Woodinville Washington
2009 Viognier Le Deuce*** Melon, pineapple, great mouth feel

2007 Dark Side Syrah*** wild berries, pepper, light smooth Tannins, smooth texture

2008 Purple Haze***

2007 Chaos*** Smoky, dark cherries

2008 Grenache***

Davenport Cellars
Davenport Cellars Woodinville Washington
2009 Snowflake White*** pears, melons, crisp finish

2009 Hodge Podge***:-) melons, berries, great mouth feel

2009 Semillon*** rich nose of pear, melon, median light on the palate, wonderful mouth feel

2007 Syrah*** pepper, nutmeg and minerals

2007 R.H.D*** raspberry, cherry, cocoa, nice tannin finish

2007 Continuity*** red plum, sage, medium to light palate

2009 Rose of Cabernet Franc** sweet, light fruit

DeLille Cellars and Doyenne

2007 Doyenne Syrah**** the mouth feel is quite large and though still elegant.

Desert Wind Winery
Desert Wind Winery Prosser Washington
2008 Sangiovese**+ raspberry, light spice

2008 Tempranillo**+ fruit, earth

2008 Duck Pond Pinot Noir**+ strawberry, slight jam

2008 Ruah*** cherries, cloves

Des Voigne Cellars
Des Voigne Cellars Woodinville Washington
2009 Menina Flor*** Viognier/Roussanne, butterscotch, honeysuckle

2008 San Remo*** Sangiovese, plums, red cherries, silky tannins

2008 The Duke**** ripe fruit, pepper, Medium-bodied

2007 Solea*** cherry, plums, dark fruit

2008 The Groove*** Merlot, dark cherries, plum, long finish

2007 Montreux**** Syrah, wild blueberries, spices, floral

Dusty Cellars Winery

2008 Dusty Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling** citrus, minerals

2009 Dusty Cellars Rose’**+ stone fruit, spice, mouth feel

2008 Dusty Cellars Spartan***:-) leather, cherries, tobacco, plums

2007 Dusty Cellars Cabernet Franc***:-) milk chocolate, vanilla

2007 Dusty Cellars Syrah***:-) tobacco, spice, light mouthfeel

2008 Dusty Cellars Leonidas Syrah****:-) dark fruit, jam, spice, tannins

Edmonds Winery
Edmonds Winery Woodinville Washington
2009 Sauvignon Blanc***

2008 Gerwurztraminer*** waiting for summer

2007 Syrah***

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon**

2007 Slide Ridge**

2007 Bentley**

2007 Robt D***

2007 Delorious Red**** Great nose with a long and smooth finish

Efeste Woodinville Washington
2009 Feral Sauvignon Blanc**

2009 Evergreen Riesling*** a nice dry style.

2009 Babbitt Rose’*** great summertime drink

2007 Ceidleigh Syrah**** dried cherries, currant, with smooth tannins

2007 Jolie Bouche Syrah***

2007 Final-Final*** Cab/Syrah always nice with food.

2007 Big Papa Cab**** cherries, raspberries, big wine

El Corazon Winery

2009 'Super Nova' Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills**** Lavender, vibrant, minerals, tannins, star of the tasting, which out Argentina!

Elevation Cellars
Elevation Cellars Woodinville Washington
2006 Monolith*** bright, caramel, earth, spice

2007 Monolith*** black currant, fine tannins

2007 Imperium*** off dry, dried fruit, light floral

2009 Imperium** sweet, pear, floral

Fidelitas Benton City Red Mountain Washington
2007 Columbia Valley Malbec****:-)

2007 Columbia Valley Merlot*** currants, berries

2008 Merlot*** ripe black fruit

2007 Jaguar Red Wine***

2007 Columbia Valley Merlot***

2008 Optu White Wine***

2006 OPTU**** black currant, black cherry, oak

2007 eight Red Wine***

2007 Red Mountain Cabernet Franc***

2007 Red Mountain Red Wine**

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon*** currant, plum

Frenchman Hills Winery

2005 Estate Merlot**

2005 Estate Grown Red Wine**

2005 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon**

2005 Estate Grown Syrah*** the palate is clean and soft yet showcases the loveliness of Syrah

Estate Grown Tier I Syrah*** this is a true barrel selected wine

Furion Cellars

2007 Vinea Cruor Sangiovese, Yakima Valley*** strawberry

Gamache Vintners
Gamache Vintners Prosser Washington
2006 Estate Boulder Red**** a nice, easy drinking wine

2006 Estate Merlot*** black cherries

2006 Estate Malbec*** rose on the nose and spice

2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon** light on the finish

2005 Gamache-Champoux Reserve Cabernet***

2005 Estate Syrah**** spice on the palate. 91 Points - Wine Spectator

Gifford Hirlinger Winery

2006 Estate Merlot***

2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon***

Goedhart Family
Goedhart Family Benton City Red Mountain Washington
2006 Bel’ Villa Vineyard Syrah***

2008 Bel’ Villa Vineyard Syrah***

Goose Ridges Estates

Goose Ridges Estates Woodinville Washington
2005 Estate Syrah***

2006 Estate Merlot*** black cherry

2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon**

2006 Vireo** light on the finish

2006 Sol DUC Meritage** still young

2007 Reserve Malbec*** hint of resins

2005 Reserve Syrah** bacon notes

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon** plums


2007 Zachary's Ladder, Columbia Valley*** nice and polish.

2007 "The Bully," Red Mountain*** aged for 20 months, should last a long time.

Guardian Cellars

2007 "The Wanted"**** black currants, berries, big

Heaven’s Cave Cellars
Heaven's Cave Cellars Prosser Washington
2007 Two Degrees Barbera**** plum jam and earthy

2007 The Dweller Syrah*** Spicy, black pepper

2007 “Amethyst” Malbec*** velvety mouth-feel

2007 Inspiration Merlot** black cherries, tannins

2007 “Innkeeper” Cabernet Sauvignon** raspberry, light cherries

2005 Angel’s Blend*** fruity, toasted oak

Hedges Family Estate
Hedges Family Estates Pete Hedges  Benton City Red Mountain
2008 CMS Red*** black cherry, balance

2002 Red Mountain Reserve*** dried fruits

2007 Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain*** cocoa with hints of earth, dried herbs and mouth feel

2008 Desendants liegeois Dupont, Les Gosses Vineyard** taste of white pepper

2002 Hedges Family Estate Two Vineyard Reserve**** cloves, cinnamon, firm tannins

Hightower Cellars
Hightower Cellars Kelly Hightower September 2010  Benton City Red Mountain
2007 Murray Cuvee*** smooth, light bodied

2008 Murray Syrah** red berries, pepper

2007 Pepper Bridge Red Wine** plums, peppercorns

2006 Merlot** cherries, light pepper

2008 Out of Line*** big first taste

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon*** cherry, cedar

2006 Red Mountain Red Wine*** good structure, mellowness

Hogue Cellars
Hoque Cellars Prosser Washington
2009 Terroir B II White Wine*** light, apricots

2009 Terroir Sangiovese Rosato*** strawberry

2005 Terroir Lemberger** nice nose, burnt earth

2006 Reserve Merlot** dark fruit, cocoa

2007 Terroir Syrah**+ dark cherry

2009 Terroir Muscat Canelli***+ peach

Irlandes Wines

2007 Irlandes Reserve Merlot**** jammy, star of the days tasting

2007 Irlandes Reserve Syrah**** jammy

JM Cellars

2007 Tre Fanciulli***

2007 Bramble Bump Red***

Kiona Vineyards Winery
Kiona Vineyards Winery Benton City Red Mountain Washington
2006 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger*** black cherry color with blackberry flavors, spicy

2001 Vivacious Vicky Nice Legs Merlot**** dark fruit, luscious

2004 Cabernet/Merlot*** fruit, soft tannins

2003 Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon** light with tannins

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Estate*** plums

2003 Estate Red Mountain Syrah*** hint of spice, minerals

2003 Estate Red Mountain Sangiovese**

2007 Sangiovese Red Mountain**

2006 Estate Zinfandel** light, spicy

Maison Bleue Winery

2008 La Vie Douce Roussanne*** off-dry, nose of wild flower honey.

2008 La Montagnette Grenache*** light rated 92, dark plum

2008 La Rogue Syrah*** rated 91

Mark Ryan Winery

2008 Viognier Columbia Valley**** tropical fruit, stone fruit, minerals, balance

2008 Chardonnay Columbia**** mouth feel, acidity, mandarin, peaches

2008 The Dissident Red*** laid back, black cherry, leather

2008 Wild Eyed Syrah Red Mountain**** leather, wet tobacco, spice, pepper

2008 Crazy Marry Mourvedre Red Mountain*** red meat, tar

2007 Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon **** dark plum, pepper, black olive, tannins

Martinez and Martinez Winery
Martinez and Martinez Winery Prosser Washington
2009 Viognier**

2006 Cesir Red** pencil shavings and cardboard

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon**

2009 Roussanne**

Matthews Estate Winery

2005 Columbia Valley Red Wine**

2006 Columbia Valley Claret**

Mercer Estates Winery
Mercer Estate Winery Prosser Wahington
2007 Sangiovese*** intense first taste and long

2007 Merlot** light cherry

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon**

2007 Syrah**

Michael Florentino Cellars

2007 Sangiovese Gecko Cellars**

2007 Merlot***

2007 Primitivo***

Milbrandt Vineyards
Milbrandt Vineyards Prosser Washington
2007 Estate Viognier*** full bodied

2009 Traditions Rose*** Strawberries

2006 Estate Petite Sirah*** jammy

2007 Estate Tasting Room Red*** soft

2006 Estates Merlot*** sophisticated

2007 Estates Malbec**** jammy, rich, silky, velvety

2006 Estates Cabernet Sauvignon*** deep fruit and generous mouth-feel

Northwest Totem Cellars

2007 Qo-né**

Novelty Hill
Novelty Hill Woodinville Washington
2007 Novelty Hill Red Table Wine** black cherries, spice

O Wines

2007 Red Blend** their first Red Wine which is a blend

Olsen Estates
Olsen Estates Leif Olsen and Kyle Johnson
2007 Pinot Gris *** flavors of melon, Refreshing

2008 Rose** taste of strawberry’s

2008 Blank des Coteaux*** melon

2007 Riesling*** flavors of stone fruit

2008 (Futures) Grenache**** All I can say about this is “Wow”

2007 Estates Petit Verdot*** Black cherry, and long finish

2008 (Futures) Estates Petit Verdot*** laid back, cherries

2008 (Futures) Heritage**** cooler conditions will make this drinkable early on

2008 Olsen Estates Blanc des Coteaux**

Olsen Estates 2007 Chardonnay*** big, bright and lively

Olsen Estates 2007 Rouge des Coteaux*** ripe berries, leather

Olsen Estates 2007 Merlot*** barrel aged for 16 months in 75% new French oak

Olsen Estates 2008 Merlot** minerals, berries

Olsen Estates 2006 Syrah*** aromas of dark fruit

Olsen Estates 2007 Heritage Series*** hand selected syrah. Grown on a south-facing slope at the base of Rattle Snake Mountain

Olsen Estates 2008 Edyth Mae Vineyard Syrah*** dark cherries, currants, fine tannins

O’Shea Scarborough

Riesling "Cease & Desist" ** to be released in May

2006 Desolation Chardonnay*** Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, toast on the nose, creamy on the palate

2007 Rebel Cabernet Sauvignon**

2007 Black Cask Syrah*** I could get lost in the Syrah

2007 Revelation Merlot**** A truly elegant wine

The Main Event 2007 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon*** this is a young wine

Stand Alone Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wallula Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills*** young now but should age well.

Otis Kenyon
Otis Kenyon Woodinville Washington
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon*** cherry, cinnamon

2006 Merlot** tart cranberries, smoke

2007 Matchless Red*** light fruit, pepper, bright

2007 Syrah**** balance, slate

Owen Roe

2008 “Abbots Table”****

2009 Sinister Hand, Columbia Valley** black pepper, ripe fruit

2008 Yakima Valley Red**** cherry, plums, mouthfeel

Page Cellars
Page Cellars Woodinville Washington
2008 Sauvignon Blanc***

2009 Nouveau Merlot*** A nice fresh tasting wine

2005 Libra***

2005 Syrah*** Klipsun Vineyard

2005 Preface***

2007 Lick My Lips Syrah***

Patterson Cellars
Patterson Cellars Woodinville Washington
2007 Woodslake Chardonnay*** no oak, refreshing, with a soft mouth feel

2009 Chardonnay*** aroma of pineapple on the nose, depth and balance with a hint of toasty oak and a crisp fruit finish, yum

2009 Rosi*** off dry and crisp.

2006 Malbec*** 32 months of aging in French oak tells it all

NV WoodsLake NV Due Anni** something is missing

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon*** this is a well balanced Washington Cab

Pepper Bridge Winery

2007 Merlot Walla Walla Valley**** flowers, chocolate

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** blackberries, black cherry, tannins

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley**** minerals, earth, elegant, tannins

Plaza Winery
Plaza Winery Prosser Washington
2007 Merlot*** plums, currants, spice, chocolate

2007 Royalty Red*** dark fruit

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon**+ berry, nutty

2007 Jove*** fruit, ripe plums

Pomum Cellars

2008 Riesling*** apricot, nice minerality, with a nice finish, nether dry nor sweet

2007 Tinto*** cider, medium body and mild tannins, because the vines are young 16% Cabernet Sauvignon was added for structure and 12% Merlot for acid balance

2007 Red Wine*** tart red berries, finish was smooth

2006 Syrah*** slate, well structured, with well rounded tannins

Shya Red*** perfume, full body, well structured, fruity

Red Sky
Red Sky Woodinville Washington
2006 Semillon***

2005 Syrah***

2006 Sunrise Blend***

2002 Bordeaux Blend***

2006 Serendipity****

2005 Red*** Bordeaux blend

RMV Cellars

2009 Rosi of Cabernet Franc***:-) good mouth feel, berries, balance

San Juan Vineyards

2008 Siegerrebe*** this wine came alive with food. Full of minerals, showing will balance acids.

2008 Madeleing Angevine** grapefruit, minerals, acid and long lasting

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon****:-) flavor on the mid palate with cherry finishing nicely with a hint of oak. Kestrel View Estates fruit

2007 Cabernet Franc*** nice tannins and fruit, Alder Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills fruit

Snoqualmie Prosser Washington
2006 Sangiovese***+ light peppery

2008 Malbec**** plum, spices

2006 Reserve Merlot*** lush soft tannins

2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** fruit, sweet tobacco, soft tannins

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** red current, cocoa

2006 Reserve Syrah**** herbal, smoky, fruit, soft tannins

Sparkman Cellars
Sparkman Cellars Woodinville Washington
2007 Ruby Leigh***

2007 Outlaw Merlot*** rich and silky on the tongue

2007 Stella Mae***

2007 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon***

2007 Wilderness Red Blend***

Sojen Cellars
Sojen Cellars Everett Washington
Red E4 Red Blend** a nice wine, design for folks who love white wines, but want to enjoy a red, light, black cherries, with a slight fizz, serve chilled

2007 Andrew Joel Cabernet Sauvignon**** slate, chocolate, balance, young needs air

Southard Winery

2008 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Viognier*** chewy texture and long finish

2008 Riesling*** bright and dry with a rich mouthfeel

2007 Lawrence Vineyard Syrah*** from the Columbia Valley's Royal Slope, needs some are to open up

2007 Whipping Boy*** cabernet Sauvignon from the Lawrence Vineyard, Janet’s favorite wine.

Stevens Winery
Stevens Winery Woodinville Washington
2009 divio Viognier**** great acid, orange blossoms

2007 Merlot*** floral nose, allspice

2007 424 Red Blend*** nice mid palette, light tannins

2007 Black Tongue Syrah*** mineral and earthy

Swede Hill Cellars

2009 Rosi** dry and full-bodied blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre with lots of spice

2009 Viognier** nice nose and flavors of what I call “fruit pit”, the taste of a peach or apricot close to the pit

2007 Tempranillo** light on the palate

2008 Compendium*** nice nose, with notes of pepper

2007 Syrah***

2007 Mystique Red***

2007 L'Entente** blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and co-fermented Viognier

Sweet Valley Wines

2007 Double Barrel Red, Walla Walla Valley*** dust, coffee, almonds

Tapleil Wine

Tapleil Wine Benton City Washington
2007 Syrah ***spice, full bodied nice tannins

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon*** pepper on the nose, dark cherries

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon*** good mouthfeel, dark fruit

Tasawik Vineyards
Tasawik Vineyards Prosser Washington
2005 Merlot** nice nose

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon** taste of berries

2007 Sangiovese** 100% Sangiovese

2007 Mistura** light

2008 Estate Viognier**+ stone fruit

Terra Blanca Winery
Terra Blanca Winery Benton City Washington
2007 Viognier**

2007 Reserve Roussanne*** big flavor

2008 Arch Terrace Sauvignon Blanc** grassy, grapefruity

2007 Arch Terrace Chardonnay**

2007 Block 5 Chardonnay**

2005 Arch Terrace Merlot*** black currents

2006 Arch Terrace Merlot** currents

2003 Estate Reserve Merlot*** long finish

2005 Estate Reserve Merlot** smooth finish

2005 ONYX** dark, with fruit

2006 ONYX** young, with cherry

2005 Arch Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon** lots of tannins

2006 Arch Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon** fruit, cherries

2004 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon**

2005 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** dark cherry, light cedar

2004 Winemaker’s Barrel Select Syrah** laid back, peach

2003 Estate Reserve Block 8 Syrah** big nose, hint of burnt rubber

2004 Estate Reserve Block 8 Syrah** big nose, leather

Three Rivers Winery

Geoff Tate's 2008 Insania Red from Three Rivers Winery, Columbia Valley*** ripe fruit

Thurston Wolfe
Thurston Wolfe Prosser Washington
2008 Dr. Wolfes Family Red*** spicy and fruity

2008 Burgess Vineyard Syrah***

2008 Zinfandel***

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon the Teacher*** full flavor

2007 Petite Sirah** smooth

Tranche Cellars

2006 Pinot Gris** sweet

2007 Pinot Gris*** off dry, rich, citrus, minerals, fruit, not your typical Pinot Gris

2007 Roussanne/Viognier, Columbia Valley**** minerals, sliced apples, peach, light oak

2005 Chardonnay**

2005 Barbera, Columbia Valley***:-) chocolate, earth, tobacco, silky oak, Rather high alcohol, drink at a cool room temperature

2005 "Slice of Pape"*** a Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Blend Style, dusky spices, leather, red fruit

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon*** coffee grounds, aged fruit, nice mouth feel

Trouvaille Winery

2007 Merlot, Red Mountain*** cherries, fruit forward

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley** cinnamon, smooth tannins

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain*** dark red fruit, currant, blackberries

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley** blackberry, fine tannins

Ward Johnson Winery

2008 Counterbalance Chardonnay, Columbia Valley and Sun River Valley**

2007 Merlot, Hedges Vineyard, Red Mountain*** food-friendly and medium-bodied

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain*** 10% Cab Franc

2007 Syrah, Red Mountain***

Whidbey Island Vineyards

2008 Dolcetto*** berry flavors and notes of vanilla. Yakima Valley fruit

2007 Sangiovese*** bright rich flavors of black cherry, fruit forwarded

William Church Winery

2007 Sur La Mer**** classic Bordeaux, very well balanced, this was the star of the tasting

2007 Syrah***

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon***

2007 Malbec***

Willow Crest
Willow Crest Prosser Washington
2007 Cabernet Franc*** berries

2008 Cab Franc**** not released, spice, pepper

2007 Merlot*** fruit forward

2006 Syrah*** jammy, dark berries

2007 Syrah*** pepper, allspice

2006 Grenache*** fruity and peppery

2007 Grenache** light fruit

2007 Malbec*** fruit mid palate with a peppery finish

2008 Collina Bella*** needs age to tame

2007 Mourvedre**** clover, anise

XSV Vintners

2003 Chardonnay ****

2004 Syrah****

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon****

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon**** Pair this one with chocolate.


2006 Tempranillo*** dried fruit

2005 Sangiovese** Cherry nose

2005 Zinfandel***

2006 Mourvedre** peppery

Zerba Cellars
Zerba Cellars Woodinville Washington
2007 Walla Walla Valley ‘Wild Z’ Red Table** earth, olive

2006 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon*** dried currents, mint, dark cherries

2006 Walla Walla Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon*** white pepper, sweet tobacco, tannins

2007 Walla Walla Valley Malbec*** granite, spices, huckleberry

2007 Columbia Valley Barbera*** pepper, jam

2006 Walla Walla Valley Syrah Port*** vanilla