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

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Tovey Report

The three Tovey's had a seafood casserole with two Yakima Valey Chardonnays, an '03 from Two Mountain and an '05 from Wineglass. The Two Mountain had hints of oak, butterscotch, vanilla and nutmegwith a nice finish. Bob called it a well made wine. The Wineglass had a perfumed nose and started with starfruit, mineral, gravel, soil, hay, ginger root, and pineapple. Bob found it almost too complex and felt that in the end "it went all over the place with many different flavors." The group of three thought they were both good wines, though the casserole went best with the Wineglass.

Earlier in the week, the three tasters checked out an '02 Buty Cabernet Sauvignon. They found it to be intense, but soft and smooth, with lots of fruit and many black berry flavors. This week of wining and dining ended spectacularly with a bottle of 2002 Nicholas Cole which went great with lamb. Bob inserts that Kathy raises the best lamb and I can vouch for that. "The wine was just great, smooth, a great finish, a lot of blackberry flavor, cassis , some spice, yummy" - the last of the Walla Walla wines. I can see that we will have to make another trip back to Walla Walla to resupply. What a week!

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