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In 2020 we had to cancel our planned trip back to Walla Walla, Washington.

So here we are now in 2021!

We did the Red Mountain and Prosser area on Friday & Saturday.  On Sunday & Monday we tasted in the Walla Walla, Washington area. Total Wineries Visited: 19  Total Wines Tasted:  128

Our primary Wine Trip in September 2021 was to take Ralph and Jennifer and Leslie to Washington State.  Here are the wineries we visited and wines we/I tasted.   

Nancy

Tagaris Winery & Tavern (where we had dinner Thursday evening)

  • Bordeaux
  • Malbec
  • Unoaked Chardonnay
  • 2017 Petite Sirah Michael’s Vineyard
  • 2017 Petit Verdot Alice Vineyard

Friday: 5 Wineries, 33 wines tasted

Cooper Wine Company

  • 2019 Chardonnay Estate
  • 2019 Viognier 
  • 2019 Rose of Carmenere/Cabernet Franc
  • 2018 Merlot Estate
  • 2018 Linizio (Cab Sauv/Merlot/Cab Franc/Carmenere/Petit Verdot/Malbec)
  • 2019 Cabernet Franc
  • 2018 C4 (Cooper/Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Carmenere)
  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Gate Keeper Bud’s Blend (Zin/Tempranilio/Syrah
  • 2019 Gate Keeper Bud’s Blend (Malbec/Tempranilio/Syrah)

Hedges

  • 2018 CMS Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Goedhart Syrah
  • 2018 Hedges Biodynamic Syrah
  • 2017 DLD Syrah
  • 2017 La Haute Cuvee (95% Cab Sauv/5% Petit Verdot)
  • 2018 HFE Blend (Cab Sauv/Merlot/Syrah/Cab Franc/Malbec/Petit Verdot)
  • 2016 Merlot

Anelare

  • 2018 Ciel Du Cheval Sangiovese
  • 2018 McBee Rd (Syrah/Petit Verdot/Merlot/Cab Sauv)
  • 2018 Boushey Merlot
  • 2018 Boushey Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2019 Weinbau Carmenere
  • We Also had 4 different Flatbread Pizzas for lunch here, they were Amazing!

Muret-Gaston

  • NV Red Blend
  • 2014 Merlot
  • 2013 Syrah
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Goose Ridge

  • 2020 Pinot Gris
  • 2016 First Flight Red Blend
  • 2016 Syrah
  • 2017 First Flight Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2017 Vireo (Merlot/Cab Sauv/Syrah)
  • 2016 Reserve Malbec

Dinner was at FROST ME SWEET!!

Saturday: 3 Wineries, 29 wines tasted 

Mercer

  • 2020 Estate Rose of Grenache
  • 2020 Small Lot Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2020 Small Lot Mourvedre
  • 2016 Small Lot Merlot
  • 2016 Small Lot Petit Verdot
  • 2017 Reserve Ode to Brothers (Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache)
  • 2017 Reserve Syrah
  • 2017 Reserve Cavalie 7 Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexandria Nicole

  • 2020 Adulting Sparkling Rose 
  • 2019 Shepards Mark (Roussane, Viognier, Marsanne)
  • 2017 Counoise
  • 2018 Quarry Butte (Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot)
  • 2018 Malbec ‘Mr. Popular’
  • 2019 Grenache
  • 2017 Petit Verdot

14 Hands 

  • 2016 Vintage Series Red Blend (61 Cab Franc, 15 Cab Sauv, 14 Syrah, 10 Merlot)
  • 2018 Vintage Series Red Blend (49 Syrah, 29 Cab Sauv, 12 Grenache, 5 Mourvedre, 5 Viognier)
  • 2018 Vintage Series Red Blend (55 Mourvedre, 22.5 Cab Sauv, 11 Syrah, 11 Malbec)
  • 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2020 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2020 Limited Release Early Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Reserve Cabernet Franc HHH
  • 2017 Reserve Petit Verdot HHH
  • 2018 Reserve Merlot
  • 2018 Late Harvest Viognier
  • 2017 Reserve Tempranillo
  • 2016 Reserve Merlot

Bookwalter For dinner

  • 2018 Antagonist Syrah

Sunday:  6 Wineries,  40 wines tasted

Waterbrook Winery

  • 2018 ICON Chardonnay
  • 2016 ICON Sangiovese
  • 2018 ICON Merlot
  • 2019 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2016 Reserve Red Mtn Cabernet Sauvignon

Long Shadows

  • 2020 Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018  Dance Chardonnay
  • 2017 Saggi Sangiovese Blend (59 Sangio, 24 Cab Sauv, 17 Syrah)
  • 2017 Pedestal (82 Merlot, 15 Red Mtn Cab Sauv, 3 Petit Verdot)
  • 2017 pirouette (58 Red Mtn Cab Sauv, 20 Merlot, 13 Malbec 9 Petit Verdot)
  • 2017 Chester-Kidder (68 Cab Sauv, 26 Syrah, 6 Petit Verdot)
  • 2017 Sequel Syrah

Reniger/Helix

  • 2020 Reninger Unoaked Chardonnay
  • 2019 Helix Sangiovese
  • 2018 Helix SoRho Rhone Blend (49 Mourvede, 28 Grenache, 23 Cinsault)
  • 2018 Reninger Merlot
  • 2017 Helix Cab Sauvignon
  • 2018 Reninger Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 7th Edition Reninger CPR

Smoky Rose

  • 2019 Riesling
  • 2019 Chardonnay
  • 2019 Grenache
  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lunch: Sandwiches from GRAZE

Va Piano

  • 2018 Bruno Chardonnay
  • 2019 Walla Walla Merlot
  • 2018 Walla Walla Syrah
  • 2017 Cabenet Franc
  • 2017 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2017 Black Lable Scooteney Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2019 Black Label Syrah

House of Smith

  • 2016 Jacks Barbara 
  • 2018 Powerline Estate Syrah
  • 2018 Phil Lane Syrah
  • 2018 Sixto Moxie Chardonnay
  • 2018 Ovide Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah (79 Cab Sauv, 21 Syrah)
  • 2018 Klein ‘BX’ (Bordeaux 41 Merlot, 36 Cab Sauv, 23 Cab Franc)
  • 2018 Uncovered Chardonnay
  • 2018 Roza Hill Chardonnay (Ralphs favorite)

Dinner: at Red Monkey

Monday: 3 Wineries, 20 wines tasted

Gard Winery

  • 2018 Pinot Gris
  • 2019 Chardonnay
  • 2020 Reserve Rose (Grenache/Mourvedre)
  • 2018 Reverence Red Blend (93 Grenache, 7 Mourvedre)
  • 2017 Klasse Reserve Syrah
  • 2018 Thunderstone Syrah
  • 2018 Grand Klasse Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2017 Winemaker’s Syrah

Mark Ryan Winery

  • 2020 Lu & Oly Untethered Sparkling Chardonnay
  • 2018 Lost Soul Syrah
  • 2019 Wild Eye Syrah
  • 2019 The Dissident Red Blend (58 Cab Sauv, 35 Merlot, 6 Cab Franc, 1 Petit Verdot)
  • 2018 Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon

Lunch:  AK’s Mercado Downtown Walla Walla

Browne Family Winery

  • 2017 Estate Red Blend (Merlot, Malbec, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc)
  • 2017 Cabernet Franc
  • 2017 Malbec
  • 2017 Spy Master The Continent of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauvage Rose Sparkling
  • Sauvage Sparkling
  • Gigi Brut Rose Sparkling

I then went next door to Henry Earl Estate and purchased a couple bottles of wine & to Otis Kenyon and purchased 4 bottles of wine.

Dinner: Waddell’s Pub and Grill Spokane

 

 

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