Monday, September 20, 2010

14th Annual "Wines From Around the World" Wine Tasting Event
Saturday September 25th 6:30pm-9:00pm
Central Area Senior Center
500 30th Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98144
Co-Sponsored by Leschi Market and Leschi Community Council
Admission donation is $25 RSVP (206) 722-0225
Loire Valley Trade Tasting - Seattle Sept. 13th

The 65 Loire Valley wine appellations are located in a 300 hundred mile stretch along the Loire river which is the longest river in France.

The varieties of grapes from this region include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Gamay, Romortantin and Grolleau.

The Sancerre wines were showing beautifully. Taste of show goes to Terrison/Grape Expectations Cave des Vignerons de Saumur Lieu-Dit Rosnay Vouvray 2009. This wine was clean and bright with just the right amount of sweetness and acid. At less than $20 a bottle retail, the price point was attractive as well.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

If your in the mood for a great Sauvignon Blanc, this 2009 Lion's Oak Wine is it. These Red Mountain grapes provide just a hint of oak and not a grassy flavor on the palate. Wine maker Brad Sherman. Call me for details on where to purchase this incredible wine.

Woodinville Warehouse Wineries

Looking For a Mid Week Wine Event?
Woodinville Warehouse Wine Walks
Every third Thursday of each month. 4-8 pm. $20 (if you bring your own glass) and $25 (if you purchase a glass). This fee allows you to taste at all of the participating wineries. There is a theme each month. Further in formation can be found at

Where is summer? Soon....we're all saying in the Northwest. Not too soon to be talking about some summer wines to refresh the palate.

Here are a few suggestions:

Lions Oak 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (write me and I'll tell you where you can purchase this wine), McCrea Cellars 2007 Sirocco Blanc, Vidon Vineyards 2008 Three Clones Pinot Noir

Write me with your suggestions!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Taste Walla Walla Trade Show Seattle Feb. 22nd

Taste Walla Walla Trade Show
Seattle, WA Feb 22, 2010
Seattle Art Museum

Participating Wineries Included:

Abeja, Amavi Cellars, Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Beresan Winery, Bergevin Lane Vineyards, Bunchgrass Winery, Buty, Cadaretta, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, CAVU Cellars, DaMa Wines, Dowsett Family Winery, Dunham Cellars, Dusted Valley Vintners, Five Star Cellars, Forgeron Cellars, Gifford Hirlinger, L'Ecole No 41, Long Shadows Vintners, Mannina Cellars, Nicholas Cole Cellars, Northstar Winery, Otis Kenyon Wine, Patit Creek Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery,
Reininger Winery, Seven Hills Winery, Skylite Cellars, Spring Valley Vineyard, Stella Fino Winery, Stephenson Cellars, Sweet Valley Wines, SYZYGY, Tamarack Cellars, Tertullia Cellars, Three Rivers Winery, Trust Cellars, Va Piano Vineyards, Walla Walla Vintners, Waterbrook Winery, Watermill Winery, Waters, Woodward Canyon, Yellow Hawk Cellar, and Zerba Cellars.

A great line-up of very talented winemakers from the Walla Walla Wine Alliance

Lynnell's Picks

Abeja 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
John Abott Winemaker

Buty 2006 "Columbia Rediviva" Phinney Hill Vineyard Estate
Caleb Foster Winemakers

Yellow Hawk 2008 Muscat Canelli Columbia Valley
Tim Sampson Winemaker

Canoe Ridge 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Ned Morrison Winemaker

Basel Cellars 2006 Merlot Walla Walla Valley
Justin Basel Winemaker

Thanks to all who participated in this fantastic tasting!