Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Taste Washington - Room B

At this point, 2000 consumers entered the fray and tasting became a little more difficult. Besides I think I was beginning to fade. I would have liked to stop at Hogue because even though they are a very big producer owned by Vincor, a big Canadian corporation, they make lots of good value wines. Tim Hightower's Cabernet is delicious, not too big and huge. Would have liked to stop to talk with Jeff Gorden at Gorden Bros. another source great values. Check out the Merlot. Did visit with Charlie Hoppes and tasted his very good wines. Tim Sorensen 2003 Fall Line Red (Bordeaux-style blend) has gotten even better than the last time I tasted it. Desert Wind wines were good values. Eric Dunham's newest Cabernet and Syrah were quite good. Greg Lil poured his 2003 Chaleur, Harrison, and Doyenne Syrah - all excellent. There are only a few cases of each left. Cougar Crest makes award winning wines at reasonable prices. Missed Chinook Winery - they always make a great Cabernet Franc Rose.

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