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, November 27, 2006

O-S Winery

This South Seattle Artisan Winery was founded by Bill Owen and Rob Sullivan. These guys have a lot of good wine stuffed into their South Park warehouse. You can taste all their wines by visiting their winery for their SSAW open house on December 2nd December 9th. All their wines are good , but I particularly liked the their two 2004 blends. The 2004 Red is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon , 30% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc which produces a rich medium bodied flavorful wine with black fruit and pleasing texture. At $20, this is a bargain and like most O-S wines it is available in half bottles and magnums. The 2004 Ulysses is phenomenal! An exquisite blend of 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc from Sheridan Vineyard, it is big, soft, and velvety with considerable backbone. Reminds me of a great St. Emilion, with its complex black fruit flavors. Elegant, but no lightweight, it is amazing that this colossus comes from seven year old vines. One day, we will taste it with other wines from Sheridan Vineyard grapes such as 2004 Andrew Will Sheridan Vineyard and 2004 Sheridan Vineyard L'Orage. If you can afford it it is worth every penny at $50.

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