Free Wine Tasting and Sensory Analysis with Davenport Cellars

Sheila and Jeff Jirka of Davenport Cellars

Recently I had a chance to do a barrel tasting at Davenport Cellars. A barrel of Merlot from Sheridan Vineyard was so amazing, I could still taste the wine when I went to bed that night, flirting with my lips like a first kiss. That kind of barrel tasting is like going on a first date. Keeping my interest piqued, leaving me eager for our next encounter.

If you haven’t yet experienced Davenport Cellars wine, you needn’t wait long. They are coming to Seattle for a free tasting this weekend. Perhaps you haven’t heard of Davenport Cellars? Having celebrated the grand opening of their tasting room in 2009, they’re still fairly new on the wine scene. Run by Sheila and Jeff Jirka, this family operated boutique winery is doing everything I admire and respect in a winery – taking on all the risk and expenses themselves, doing limited production, sourcing quality grapes, handling the grapes and wine as gently as possible, and crafting quality wines at an affordable price.

They’re getting awards for their wine, too! The Davenport Cellars red Bordeaux blends took home medals from the Seattle Wine Awards – Gold for Continuity and Silver for R.H.D. On top of that, each has been declared a Wine Advocate Excellent Value, and Continuity received 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast. Snowflake landed 90 points from the Wine Advocate and recognition from Wine Enthusiast as Editor’s Choice.

So don’t wait any longer, come taste these limited production wines for yourself! They’ll be pouring their white Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend Snowflake, their  Double Gold winning Continuity red Bordeaux blend, and their Merlot predominant R.H.D. Bordeaux blend. You can also do a fun sensory aroma exercise to help you identify the aromas in wine.

  • What:  a free wine tasting featuring the wines of Davenport Cellars Winery with a fun sensory aroma exercise to help you identify the aromas in wine.
  • Wines available at special sale prices.
  • Where:  the Magnolia location of Dish it up! in Seattle at 2425 33rd Avenue West in Seattle.
  • When:  this Saturday, April 30th, from 1:00 – 3:00  p.m.

Full disclosure:  I work for Dish it up! and organized this event because I hope that as many people as possible get the pleasure of experiencing these wonderful wines.

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