Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Red Wine and Chocolate

Our February get together had a focus on red wine and chocolate. We did a blind tasting with 12 bottles of wine. Wow!
Serious wine tasting going on here.  Legs, no legs, long finish, hint of cherry, let me just taste that one more time  :)
Bonnie got drawn in when we all got excited about a certain syrah that she had brought. Her Barnard Griffin 2007 Syrah came in second place! Their 2007 Cabernet came in third. We were all very impressed with our local Richland winery.
There was food tasting
chocolate sipping
and glass tipping

The big surprise was our number one first place winner!
Hard Row to Hoe   Cabernet Franc
2006 Riverbend Vineyard Wahluke Slope
A delicious and smooth offering that will penetrate your palate leaving you lusting for more. 

 This was a chance bottle gifted to Marsha from her neighbors.

 Of the four newest Washington appellations authorized within the Columbia Valley AVA, the Wahluke Slope may hold the most untapped potential. An 81,000-acre triangular slice of desolate scrubland, it is nestled above the Columbia River in south-central Washington, and wins high marks for the way its concentrated heat ripens Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Thanks Marsha for taking all the great pictures!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to sharing our Teaching Winery and serving you wine on the 18th. CellarDoorBrad at YVCC/YVV Teaching Winery in Grandview.
Brad Smith