Taste Washington In Phoenix- IV
Isenhower - Winemaker Brett Isenhower is an artist. My favorite is the 2006 Red Paintbrush.*
J. Bookwalter - somehow missed this one.
K- Vintners - Charles Smith is a talented winemaker and marketeer. Great names like Eve Chardonnay, the Velvet Devil Merlot, and Boom Boom Syrah.
Kestrel - You don't have to be a bird to appreciate these. Usually excellent wines, though quality varies somewhat. Lady in Red is available all over the place, but isn't quite as good as the earlier editions.
Kiona - Venerable Red Mountain winery. Winemaker Scott Williams makes a huge variety of wines of good quality.
L'Ecole No. 41 - Marty Clubb usually makes excellent wines. Semillon is a specialty and a special treat.
Lone Canary - Good wines at good prices.*
Long Shadows - Alan Shoup casts a very long shadow around the globe. Outstanding wines for the most part. Pedestal, Pirouette and Sequel are my favorites.
I must have missed a whole section - Maryhill, Mercer Estates, Milbrandt, Morrison Lane.
Nicolas Cole - Amazing wines at amazing prices. My favorite, once again, is the least expensive, but absolutely delicious Graeagle.*
Northstar - Started out with a bang, but seems to have lost some of it's luster. Still, good stuff.
Northwest Cellars - The fun thing about Rebert Delf's wines? You can get your own customized label. My fave is the Merlot.*
Note Bene - Note well, Note Bene! Tim Narby, another Boeing Wine Club graduate, makes delicious, interesting wines with hard to pronounce names. My favorite right now is the 2005 Abbinare.*
Novelty Hill - As I wrote last year, I've never had a bad wine from Novelty Hill. Mike Januik is an outstanding winemaker, and Novelty Hill wines are priced right.