At the Grape choice last week I had a chance to sample a delicious Shiraz/Grenache blend from McLaren Vale, Australia. A good balance of lively berry flavors, spice, acid and oak. At $10 a bottle it’s a terrific deal!
The night before St. Nick’s weekend started, we visited a few wineries in the Woodinville Warehouse district. Here are some of my favorites of the evening:
From Patterson Cellars, the “Woodslake Due Anni”, a blend of 2 different vintages, $16 and the “Big Daddy Syrah” 06 for $18. Both such a great deal that even Santa dropped by!
From Cuillin Hills, a new release – “Guillotine” (gotta love the gothic names!), a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache in the southern Rhone tradition. Well balanced and luscious! $25 and “The Dungeon”, an 07′ blend of Syrah, and Grenache. It received 91 points from the Wine Advocate, $29.