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Snooth User: VegasOenophile

Woodinville, WA Tastings

Posted by VegasOenophile, Feb 24, 2013.

I am so behind, but went here summer of 2011 with some friends.  We enjoyed lots of sights and meals in Olympia and Seattle.  Of course, the trip warranted some wine time.  We had fun visits at Ste Michelle where we tasted:

2010 Horse Heaven Hills Sauv Blanc

2008 Cold Creek Chardonnay

2010 Harvest Select Riesling

2008 Muscat Canelli

2008 Austral

2008 Canoe Ridge Cabernet

2006 Wahluke Slope Syrah

2008 Ethos Reserve Merlot

2007 Cold Creek Merlot    This was our favorite!!

Our next full day we started at a must-see, in Delille.  Everything they do, I enjoy.  Here, we tasted their:

2010 Doyenne Roussanne

2010 Chaleur Estate Blanc

2009 Metier Rouge

2008 Doyenne AIX

2008 DeLille Harrison Hill

2008 Chaleur Estate Rouge

2008 Signature Syrah

2008 DeLille D2

Then it was on to Lachini.  Oregon wines, so it was refreshing to get Burgundian varietals in WA.  Here we tasted:

2010 Pinot Gris

2010 Pinot Noir Rosé

2009 Windy Hill VY Pinot Noir

2009 Lachini VY Pinot Noir

2008 Estate VY Pinot Noir

2007 Cuvee GIselle Pinot Noir

2008 Spur Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 La Contrada

2009 Pinot Noir Port

On to Columbia WInery.  Some fun wines here as well.  We tasted:

2009 Unoaked Chardonnay

2009 Small Lot Series Viognier

2007 Small Lot Series Riesling

2010 Small Lot Series Rosé of Syrah

2009 Sangiovese 

2006 Red Willow VY Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Small Lot Series Malbec 

2008 South Chapel Block Syrah 

2008 Stone Cutter Series Lapis 

2003 Otis VY Cabernet Sauvignon

1999 Sagemoor VY Cabernet Sauvignon 

2001 Red Willow VY Syrah

2002 Red Willow VY Peninsula 

2003 Red Willow VY Peninsula 

2006 Covey Run Semillon Ice Wine

After falling in love with their 2001 Claret, we had to check out Matthews.  Here we enjoyed their:

2010 Sauvignon Blanc

2009 Sauvignon Blanc 

2009 Chardonnay

2008 Claret

2006 Claret

There is a nice row of tasting rooms, all with quality juice.  We were able to check out Amavi:

2010 Semillon

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Syrah

They share with Pepper Bridge.  Here we tasted:

2008 Merlot

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Also checked out Andrew Ross.  Nice wines.  We tasted:

2009 Celilo VY Pinot Gris

2010 Meadow White Blend

2006 Syrah/Cab Blend

2008 Boushey VY Syrah

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Then on to Mark Ryan.  I came home with a couple of these and highly recommend if you have the opportunity to check them out!  We tasted:

2009 Viognier

2009 The Dissident

2008 Dead Horse

2008 Long Haul

2008 Water Witch Klipsun VY

2009 Wild Eyed Syrah

2009 Lost Soul

2009 Black Love Lachini VY Pinot Noir

2008 Fancy Pants Late Harvest Semillon


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