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Taste Washington : Red & White Party

29 Mar 2019

Taste Washington kicks off their three day festivities with the Red & White Party held at Aqua Restaurant on the waterfront in Seattle: 30 wineries are in attendance pouring a total of 65 wines – I wandered round the room and tasted 47 of them … and here were my findings and favourites:

Best Wine of the Night … Va Piano

Va Piano Vineyards 2015 Rosebud Cabernet Sauvignon … (**** ½)


Bubbling Under for the Best …

Dunham Cellars 2014 Kenny Hill Cabernet Sauvignon … (****+)
Long Shadows 2013 Sequel “Bin 898” Vintage Select Syrah … (****+)
Passing Time Winery 2016 Cabernet Red Mountain … (****+)
Sparkman DarknessSparkman Cellars 2014 Darkness Syrah … (****+)


The Four Stars Wines I’ll Remember …

DeLille Cellars 2016 Quintessence … (****)
Leonetti Cellar 2015 Merlot … (****)Leonetti Merlot
Obelisco Estate Winery 2015 III Nefer Cabernet Sauvignon … (****)
Passing Time Winery 2016 Cabernet Walla Walla … (****)
Quilceda Creek 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley … (****)


The Rest That Impressed …

Dunham Cellars 2016 Shirley Mays Chardonnay … (*** ½)
Figgins 2011 Estate Red … (*** ½)
Guardian Cellars 2015 Felony Cabernet … (*** ½+)
Long Shadows 2007 Feather Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon … (*** ½+)
Mark Ryan 2017 Chardonnay … (*** ½+)
Mark Ryan 2016 Lonely Heart … (*** ½+)
Passing Time Winery 2016 Cabernet Horse Heaven Hills … (*** ½)
Quilceda Creek 2014 Palengat Propreitary Red Wine … (*** ½+)
Tranche Cellars 2016 Blue Mountain Grenache Blanc … (*** ½)
Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Vintners Cut Bank Estate Vottavo … (*** ½)

 

 

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