EP 177 Washington State Wine

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Today Gary sits down and really gets into Washington State wine. This part of the country is bringing the thunder and many people don’t know how good it really is! Sit back and enjoy this run through Walla Walla and more.

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Phil Anderson

Andrew Will is a winery on Vashon Island, Washington. They make very good juice! I’m actually going to be on the island tonight for a comedy show at the local theatre a friend of mine owns!

Phil Anderson

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  • Syrahhhhhhhhh

    Gary, awesome episode for my home team boys in WA!

    Ok here is a list of some smaller Washington gems besides the great ones you mentioned here..Reininger, Betz, L’Ecole, Matthews, Boudreaux, Dunham, these always deliver…but how about:

    Fielding Hills…you have mentioned in the past..get anything you can and it will rock your world

    K Vintners comment below is spot on…he is a rock star…2004 Cougar Hills Syrah

    Januik winery…Mike Januik makes syrah that will make you pee your pants with joy

    :Nota Bene…2005 Una Bene or the 2004 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

    Walla Walla Vintners…big punch you in the mouth merlots

    OS Winery…the BSH (Brick S— House) is always a winner, but also get your hands on the syrahs and petit verdot..the Ulysses and Cab Franc are stellar efforts

    Spring Valley Vineyard…some of the best wine in Walla Walla without question in the past…the winemaker dies recently and they have a new guy so we’ll see, but 2004 and older wines…Derby, Uriah, Frederick all will produce a strong desire for love making within minutes of drinking…do it, drink it.

    shall I keep going? ok I will then…

    Fall Line…tiny producer, but getting bigger, of four superb Bordeaux style blends from some of the superior grapes of Washington…try the 2005 Red Mountain or any 2004s if you can get them

    Cadence…2005 Bel Canto…just a unbelievably stupid Bordeaux blend that will make you crazy for Washington even if it is 50 U S dollars

    Patit Creek is a factory for merlots that rival anything in California

    Saviah…try the Une Valle or the always great bargain in The Jack

    and for two really little but F’ing great wines try…

    SYZYGY…2005 Syrah is almost as good as the 2003 was and they go fast so buy it and then hold it for a bit if you have the will power…I obviously do not.

    Stephenson…this infinitesimally small syrah producer is worth hunting down because he makes the S! Deep black fruit ans silky smooth thunder

    I will do more in another post, but if you want a great source pick up Paul Gregutt’s book on Washington wine that was published in 2007.

    syrahhhhhhhh

  • fritz fontaine

    Yo. Chow down on some Andrew Will or some Buty. You’ll dig it the most.

  • fritz fontaine

    Yo. Chow down on some Andrew Will or some Buty. You’ll dig it the most.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ryans4995 Ryan

    I just had 2005 Columbia Crest Merlot!
    I liked it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ryans4995 Ryan

    I just had 2005 Columbia Crest Merlot!
    I liked it.

  • Scott

    QOTD – Cougar Crest 2005 Viognier, Snoqualmie 2005 Winemaker’s select Riesling, Sapolil 2004 Syrah, Canoe Ridge 2003 Late-harvest Gewürztraminer, Silver Lake 2005 Late Harvest Riesling, NV Eaton Hill Sweet Bisbee

  • Scott

    QOTD – Cougar Crest 2005 Viognier, Snoqualmie 2005 Winemaker’s select Riesling, Sapolil 2004 Syrah, Canoe Ridge 2003 Late-harvest Gewürztraminer, Silver Lake 2005 Late Harvest Riesling, NV Eaton Hill Sweet Bisbee

  • Anonymous

    Great show. QOTD: Only Columbia Crest and Chateau St. Michele, but always willing to try more.

  • Phredd

    Great show. QOTD: Only Columbia Crest and Chateau St. Michele, but always willing to try more.

  • John__J

    qotd got to try a blackwood reserve chard after hearing good things about it

    Gary a vin jaune episode would be something really different

  • John J.

    qotd got to try a blackwood reserve chard after hearing good things about it

    Gary a vin jaune episode would be something really different

  • smiledoc

    Gotta try Andrew Will Sorella!

  • smiledoc

    Gotta try Andrew Will Sorella!

  • CW, BR

    first!

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Columbia Crest and the L'ecole, enjoy Washington St Merlot and Cabs. QOTD-best were wines from Andrew Will. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.generalwinethoughts.com Phil Anderson

    I have had MANY wines from my beloved state of Washington! I REALLY want to try Cayuse. D2 is probably my favorite blend from Washington State. You would like the tasting room at L’Ecole 41; little old schoolhouse. Woodward Canyon is basically right next door and I met the winemaker, Rick Small, in June; great guy. Here is a picture of him and I http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=128516853854187&set=a.112624965443376.7013.103933532979186.
    Keep up the great work, Gary!

    Phil Anderson

    GeneralWineThoughts.com

  • http://www.generalwinethoughts.com Phil Anderson

    Andrew Will is a winery on Vashon Island, Washington. They make very good juice! I’m actually going to be on the island tonight for a comedy show at the local theatre a friend of mine owns!

    Phil Anderson

    GeneralWineThoughts.com

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