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

Monday, October 16, 2006

Gasperetti's And The Shadow Mountain Grill

Thirty years later I found Gasperetti's in Yakima to be a disappointment. Maybe that was because I remember a somewhat funky Italian restaurant that now has pretensions to upscale over refinement. I found the menu boring, although the Pork Osso Buco and the Rib Steak Chimmichurra were quite good. The wine list had a surprising lack of interesting reasonably priced Italian wines, although they did have a good Chianti Riserva from Rocca di Mace for $30. And the house white, a Chardonnay made for Gasperetti's by Bonair Winery was great for only $25. I was disappointed that they didn't have the wonderful Sangioveses from Yakima Cellars. I guess you can't go home again. Once again, we should have listened to the locals who recommended Greystone. Frankly, I enjoyed my steak and eggs at the Shadow Mountain Grille in Benton City a lot more.


  • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    you should have tried russillo's. they have two locations, one casual pizza pasta and salads that is quite charming and another, finer dining that features a full menu of appetizers, salads, soups and entrees. they have live music 4 nights a week and even sometimes at lunch. and they are always so friendly.


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