Each year, we celebrate Halloween by recalling the wines we sampled this past year that continued to haunt us long after the last sip. This year we are correcting the error of not including beer in the list of Washington beverages that continue to haunt us. The list includes Washington beer and wine from barrel, new releases and the depth of the cellar.
- Black Raven La Petit Mort
- Boundary Bay Ginger Peach
- Scuttlebutt Brewery Garlic Chile Hefeweizen
- Maritime Decompression Ale
Are you listening Matt? More of this yummy spicy Garlic Chile Hefeweizen please!
- Davenport Cellars Sheridan Vineyard Merlot
- Walter Dacon Rousanne
- Patterson Cellars Forbidden Red
- Treveri Cellars Sparkling Gewurtztraminer
- 2010 Force Majeure Viognier
- Maison Blue 2010 Grenache
“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.”
Based on taste trial Jeff and Sheila Jirka have decided this barrel will stand alone and be available to wine club members upon release.
“Friends gathered to prepare and share dinner at the home of a Walter Dacon wine club member who lives in the countryside 8 miles from the winery. With Migas made from eggs laid just that morning, corn tortillas fresh from the local tortilla factory, green salad with stone fruit, and flour tortillas made fresh by a guest who was taught by a Jicarilla Indian in New Mexico, I poured the 2007 and 2008 Rousanne from our hostess’ cellar. The pairing and the vintage comparison were amazing! So much so, that as soon as I was back in cell phone range I called Ann and Andy Lloyd at the winery and begged them to dig through their library for past vintages. Soon there will be a pairing dinner featuring 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Walter Dacon Rousanne. After the upcoming dinner this wine truly will be haunting as it is no longer made. “
John and Stephanie when will the next Forbidden Red be released.