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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, December 24, 2008

Holiday Wine Gifts - IV

It's late, it's late, I'm late for a very important date. This year investment bankers come last, but even if your not an investment banker you should seriously consider these wines, if not as Christmas gifts, then as a treat for yourself. These wines may seem pricey, but they are spectacular and mindblowing. Warning: You may never be able to go back to two buck chuck after one of these beauties. Where to find them? Wineries such as Cadence, O-S, Fall Line, and Note Bene in downtown Seattle. In Arizona go to Callaghan. Too late to get to a winery? Try QFC, Larry's, or Metropolitan Market in Seattle or AJs or Total Market in Tucson. In Seattle wine shops such as La Cantina, McCarthy & Schiering should have what your looking for. Or try Pete's. I'll let you in on a little secret - Magee's on Magee Road and Oracle may still have some 2006 Saviah Une Vallee and 2006 Cadence Ciel du Cheval. These wines are listed in no particular order. Wanderlust wines are marked with an asterisk. Happy Holidays!

1) 2006 Sleight of Hand, The Spellbinder, Columbia Valley - about $20*

2) 2006 Anglim Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles - about $30*

3) 2006 Graeagle Red Wing, Walla Walla - about $30*

4) 2006 B. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma - about $30

5) 2005 Callaghan "Junior", Az - about $20

6) 2005 Callaghan "Padres" - about $30

7) 2005 Andrew Will "Champoux Vineyard" - about $45

8) 2006 Sheridan "L'Orage" - about $40

9) 2006 Syncline "McKinley Springs" - about $35*

10) 2006 Walter Dacon "Syrah Belle" - about $35*

11) 2006 Isenhauer "Red Paintbrush", Columibia Valley - About $35*

12) Almost any Lachini, Panther Creek, Tori Mor, De Pente Oregon Pinot Noir - about $40-$65

13) 2005 Note Bene "Abbinare", Wa - about $30*

14) 2006 Saviah Une Vallee, Walla Walla - about $45*

15) 2006 Cadence "Ciel du Cheval" , Red Mtn - about $50*

16) Adam's Bench "Reckoning", Columbia Valley - about $35

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