Seattle Wine Awards 2010: Celebrating the Old and the New

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting is the penultimate event of the year to enjoy and celebrate our state’s spectacular and growing wine industry. This was an opportunity to taste the new releases of my favorite wineries as well a chance to try many wines from...

Maryhill 2006 Zinfandel

Who says Washington can’t produce a good Zinfandel? No one who has tasted the Maryhill 2006 Columbia Valley Zinfandel. This is a big wine as a Zinfandel is expected to be. The nose is redolent of black cherry, pepper, wood smoke and  tar.  It is fruit forward with...

Silver Lake 2006 Reserve Zinfandel for BBQ

This Zinfandel is big but not too big to be a great pairing partner for your next BBQ. Silver Lake Winery Zinfandel is actually a 89% Zinfandel- 11% Syrah blend from the Roza Hills Vinyard in the RattleSnake Hills apellation. It is a lovely black raspberry color,...