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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Walla Walla Winery V - Tertulia Cellars

Tertulia winemaker, Ryan Raber, is a migrant from the East Coast. His friend, Christina Peet, runs the tasting room. The winery is a dramatic post-modern building with a false facade reminiscent of Rene Magritte. The wines are more traditional. The 2006 Columibia Valley Voignier was fresh and lively. The 2005 Columbia Valley Syrah had great color, a nose of toast, great fruit and it is made is a lighter style. The 2005 Les Collines Syrah was much bigger with delicious fruit. This is a winery to watch.


  • At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Christina Peet said…

    Hello Gene,

    Thank you for your praise of Tertulia Cellars, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tasting room. I just wanted to correct some of the details in your post; Ryan Raber, the winemaker is from Duvall, Washington and I (Christina) am from the East Coast. Our bios can be read on the winery website, under the Bios page.


  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Hi, Christina. Sorry about the mix up. See you next year. Gene

  • At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I had a case of the 2005 Viognier and it wasn't your ordinary white wine! The aroma was full and the flavor complex. The red table wine is great for the price.

    Can't wait to try the Syrah.

  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Thanks for your comment. As I said, this is a winery to watch. Gene


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