2016 Wine Trips

January 2016 Willamette Valley in Oregon

WillaKenzie Winery

Ponzi Winery

Argyle Winery

Stoller Vineyards

More info to come on the wines tasted etc!

 Fall 2016 Wine Trip/Vacation Washington & Oregon

Olympia, WA we stopped at Fish Tale Brew Pub.  Good food and beer, we tried their onion rings they were good. I had a Ham, Brie, Apple Sandwich which was very good, I will have to make more of these at home.  I tasted 4 beers:  Beyond the Pale Ale (least favorite), Vicious Circle Amber Ale (liked), Oktoberfest Fall Fest (favorite), Mudshark Porter (very good).

img_1087 img_1092 img_1093 img_1094

Woodinville, WA

We spent the day going from one tasting room to another, but to me there was a clear winner. Here are the wines we tried.

Alexandria Nichole

  • 2015 Viognier, Crawford, Columbia Valley
  • 2014 Shepards Mark White, Destiny Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills
  • 2015 Chardonnay, Destiny Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills
  • 2011 Gravity Merlot, Destiny Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills
  • 2013 Quarry Butte Red, Destiny Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills
  • 2013 Alderdale Cabernet Sauvignon, Destiny Ridge, Horse Heaven Hills

Brian Carter Cellars

  • 2014 Oriana White
  • 2015 Abaracadabara Rose
  • 2011 Tuttorosso
  • 2011 Byzance
  • 2012 Corrida
  • 2011 Le Coursier

Darby Winery

  • 2014 Viognier/Roussane
  • 2012 Flipside GSM
  • 2012 Aunt Lee Syrah
  • 2011 Chaos Red Blend
  • 2011 The Swagger Cabernet Sauvignon

Goose Ridge Winery

  • 2012 Syrah
  • 2011 Vireo Red Blend
  • 2012 First Flight Red
  • 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Sol Duc Red Blend

Lunch at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

img_1118 img_1121 img_1120 img_1119

Mark Ryan Winery

  • 2015 Viognier
  • 2014 Numbskull GSM
  • 2014 Numbskull BDX
  • 2013 Lost Soul Syrah
  • 2014 The Dissident Cabernet Sauvignon

William Church Winery

  • 2013 Malbec
  • 2012 Sur La Mer
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 2 Spires Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Syrah

Trust Winery

  • 2014 Riesling
  • 2015 Rose
  • NV  TATT Red
  • 2013 Walla Walla Syrah
  • 2013 Lewis Syrah
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Otis Kenyon

  • 2014 Roussane
  • 2013 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Matchless Red (Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Petite Verdot)
  • 2013 Malbec

Dinner at Vivi Pizzeria

img_1134 img_1138 img_1135

Gorman Winery

  • 2012 Pixie Syrah
  • 2012 Bully Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 The Evil Twin Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 The Devil You Don’t Know Syrah
  • 2014 Big Sissy Chardonnay

Saturday, September 24, 2016     We headed back to the Oregon Coast for a couple days.  I used http://visittheoregoncoast.com/ to plan our coastal trip.  We stayed in Rockaway Beach Saturday night

Nehalem Bay

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
  • Merlot, Rogue Valley
  • Valley Peach
  • Cranpere
  • Santa’s Elixir

Sunday, September 25, 2016 we stayed in DePoe Bay, we watched the gray whales and checked out DePoe Bay tasting room, which was Nehalem with a different label

Monday, September 26, 2016 we went farther south and stayed in Yachats, on the way there we visited

Flying Dutchman Winery

  • 2011 Pinot Noir, Winter’s Hill Vineyard, Willamette Valley
  • 2007 Merlot, Quail Run Vineyard, Rogue Valley, Salt Air Fermentation
  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Freed Vineyard, Umpqua Valley
  • 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Umpqua Valley

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 we drove back inland to the southern Willamette Valley area and visited

Sarver Winery

  • 2014 Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Merlot Rogue Valley
  • 2013 Petite Sirah Napa Valley
  • 2013 Syrah Yakima Valley, WA
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rogue Valley

Silvan Ridge

  • 2014 Pinot Gris
  • 2015 Viognier
  • 2013 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rogue Valley
  • 2013 Portage (Syrah)

Sweet Cheeks

  • 2014 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
  • 2014 Pinot Fusion (50 PN/27 ME/ 23 SY)
  • 2011 Syrah, Applegate Appelation, Oregon
  • 2011 Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley

King Estate Winery

  • 2015 King Estate Pinot Gris
  • 2014 King Estate Chardonnay
  • 2014 King Estate Pinot Noir
  • 2012 NxNW Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 NxNW Red Blend (82 Syarh/ME/MA/CS/CF)
  • 2012 NxNW Syrah
  • 2008 King Estate Blanc de Noir Sparkling (Pinot Noir)

Dinner at King Estate Restaurant

img_1418 img_1420 img_1422 img_1424 img_1425 img_1426

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bethel Heights Winery

  • 2013 Estate Chardonnay
  • 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Aeolain Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Flat Block Pinot Noir

Cristom Vineyards

  • 2015 Estate Pinot Gris
  • 2014 Estate Viognier
  • 2013 Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Estate Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Marjorie Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Jessie Pinot Noir

Stoller Family Estate

  • 2015 Single Acre Riesling
  • 2014 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir

The Eyrie Vineyards

  • 2015 Chasselas Dore
  • 2014 Pinot Blanc Dundee Hills
  • 2014 Pinot Gris Dundee Hills
  • 2014 Pinot Gris Original Vines
  • 1987 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Original Vines Pinot Noir
  • 1986 Pinot Noir Barrel Reserve ($390/btl)

Dinner at Bistro in Dundee

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lunch at Solstice Grill in Hood River:

img_1438 img_1439 img_1440 img_1443

Mt. Hood Winery

  • 2014 Estate Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Grenache
  • NV Summit Red
  • 2014 Barbera
  • 2013 Syrah
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

COR Cellars

  • 2015 Rosae of Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 Alba (Gewtz/Pinot Gris)
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc
  • 2013 Petite Verdot
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Old Highway 8 Red

Dinner at Bookwalter Winery & Restaurant

  • 2012 Protagonist Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Antagonist Syrah

img_1455

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cooper Wine Company (all Red Mountain Wines)

  • 2015 Barrel Maker White (Viognier/Chard/Riesling)
  • 2015 Barrel Maker Rose (Carmenere/Cab Franc)
  • 2014 Estate Chardonnay
  • 2014 Barrel Maker Red (Cab Sauv/Merlot/Cab Franc)
  • 2013 Merlot
  • 2014 Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 L’Inizio Blend
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Gatekeeper (Zin/Syrah/Tempranillo)

img_1457 img_1460 img_1461 img_1462 img_1464 img_1465 img_1469 img_1474

Kiona

  • Estate Zeus Viognier
  • 2012 Sangiovese
  • 2012 Cabernet Franc
  • 2012 Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1979)
  • 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
  • NV Late Harvest Chenin Blanc

img_1478

Alexandria Nicole (Prosser Tasting Room)

  • 2015 Crawford Viognier
  • 2014 Shepards Mark White
  • 2015 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2012 Gravity Merlot
  • 2013 Quarry Butte
  • 2014 Jet Black Syrah
  • 2013 Alderdale Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Sargent Pepper Carmenere

14 Hands Winery

  • 2015 Rose of Grenache
  • 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc – Merlot
  • 2013 M S G V (33/32/23/12)

img_1487 img_1488 img_1492 img_1493 img_1495

Bunnell Family Cellars with Dinner at Wine O’Clock Restaurant

img_1500 img_1502 img_1504 img_1505

  • 2010 Bunnell Boushey McPherson Syrah
  • 2010 Bunnell Discovery Vineyard Syrah
  • 2011 Bunnell Red Mountain Syrah
  • 2010 Bunnell Red Mountain Mourvedre
  • 2010 Bunnell Clifton Hill Vineyard Syrah
  • 2013 Bunnell Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Woodward Canyon

  • 2014 Washington Chardonnay
  • 2012 Estate Erratic (Mouv/S/G)
  • 2013 Estate Chardonnay
  • 2013 Charbonneau (CS/Me/PV)
  • 2012 Estate Reserve
  • 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 ‘Old Vines’ Cabernet Sauvignon

img_1512

Mark Ryan Winery

  • 2015 Viognier
  • 2014 Numbskull GSM (but S/M/G actually)
  • 2014 Lost Soul Syrah
  • 2014 Long Haul Merlot
  • 2o14 Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

img_1515 img_1518 img_1519 img_1520

Otis Kenyon Winery

  • 2015 rousanne
  • 2014 Matchless Red
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Malbec

Henry Earl Estates

  • 2012 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
  • 2012 Malbec Red Mountain
  • 2010 Homesteader (Me/CS/PV/Ma/CF)
  • 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Merlot

img_1521 img_1522 img_1523

Spring Valley Vineyards

  • 2013 Mule Skinner Merlot
  • 2012 Sharilee Petite Verdot
  • 2012 Catherine Cabernet Franc
  • 2013 Uriah (Me/CF/PV/Ma/CS)
  • 2013 Derby Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Fredrick Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 Nina Lee Syrah

Buty Winery

  • 2015 Semillon/Sauvignon/Muscadelle
  • 2015 Conner Lee Chardonnay Columbia Valley
  • 2014 Conner Lee Merlot-Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley
  • 2014 Mourvedre, Syrah & Grenache Rockgarden Estate (Rocks AVA)
  • 2013 Beast Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon H3
  • 2013 Columbia Rediviva (85 CS/15 S)
  • 2013 Rediviva of the Stones Rockgarden Estate (Rocks AVA)

Canoe Ridge Winery

  • 2015 Rose of Cinsault
  • 2015 Limited Edition Roussanne
  • 2014 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2013 Limited Edition Malbec
  • 2013 Limited Edition Tempranillo
  • 2013 Limited Edition Benches Cabernet Sauvignon

Dinner at OX & Cart Restaurant

img_1525 img_1527 img_1528 img_1529 img_1531 img_1532 img_1533

Sunday, Oct 2, 2016

Amavi Cellars

  • Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

img_1549 img_1547 img_1546 img_1545 img_1544

Saviah Winery

  • Star Meadows White (SB/Semillon)
  • Rose of Sangiovese & Barbera
  • Barbera
  • Hunt & Gather Red (Syrah/Cab Sauv)
  • Stones Speak Syrah
  • Tempranillo

img_1557 img_1558 img_1563

Balboa Winery

  • Dry Riesling
  • Mith White (Rousanne/Viognier)
  • Estate Syrah (Rocks AVA)
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Eidolon (Rocks AVA)
  • Mith Red
  • Constrictor (Cab Sauv/Syrah)

img_1564 img_1570 img_1569 img_1567

Slight of Hand

  • Dry Riesling
  • Rose of Cab Franc
  • Old Vine Chardonnay
  • Conjurer
  • Archimage

img_1580 img_1575 img_1572 img_1571

Northstar Winery

Blended our own wines! Then tasted their wines.

img_1581 img_1583 img_1584 img_1585 img_1586 img_1589 img_1591 img_1592 img_1596 img_1597 img_1601 img_1600 img_1599 img_1598 img_1602 img_1603

Time to head back to Topeka here are pics of Mt. Hood as we left town courtesy of Abby and Ralph.

mt-hood-flying-home-oct-3-2016 img_4873 img_4877 img_4880

Comments are closed