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Velvety Syrah Cairdeas 2008

If you love your tannin wrapped in velvet? Cairdeas Syrah is the wine for you! People ask me ask me all the time why I hold on to wine. This is why. This was a good solid wine when it was it was realizes but age has elevated it to some special. The bitter, drying tannin are ensconced in the thin but lushest layer of velvet that makes me want want each sip to linger. Fantastic smokey notes on the noses made... read more

Crush 2014 at Efeste

Crush at EFESTE Winery As the leaves start to change color and the days rapidly shorten, grape growers across Washington State are harvesting this years grapes for, what promises, to provide a spectacular vintage.  EFESTE Winery put out a call for volunteers to help with their crush, or to be more specific, help sort out the stems and leaves that would adversely effect the flavor of their wines.  As I... read more

It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE. This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family in commemorating the revival of Merlot as a great variety while celebrating the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the... read more

5th Annual Cabernet Classic

Celebrate the complex beauty of Cabernet at the 5th Annual Cabernet Classic on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. This year, Seattle Uncorked has pulled out all the stops for an exquisite evening celebrating Washington Cabernet. For the 5th time around Cabernet Classic has added a special VIP reception for the Cabernet connoisseur or any one that wants to learn more about Cabernet.  The VIP Cabernet Reception... read more

Gold Medal Experience: Grand Wine Tasting

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Wine Tasting is a gold medal experience. After a year off, the Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting returns with a revised format Sunday July 22. This year,  the award winning wine makers gather at the Rainier Club to present their gold medal award winning wines for you to taste. EVERY wine poured at this premiere event is a DOUBLE Gold or GOLD award winning wine. Spend a summer... read more
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