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Green Lake Wines: Richard Kinssies 07 Tempranillo

The Parallel Winos Video blog of Richard Kinssies ’07 Tempranillo.

Sorry! The sound quality is not too good, it was quite crowded and well…. noisy!


Slipstream Shiraz/Grenache 2006

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 Grape Choice

Friday Night at the Warehouse District

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.