Two renowned Washington winemakers strut their stuff.
New wines from David O’Reilly and one from ????.
David O’Reilly Who built his reputation in Northwest winemaking at Owenroe recovers from the wineries split up and is kicking out some very nice wines using his contacts and contracts. We’ll be pouring 3 of them this Saturday along with a little mystery project from another cloaked big wig (scroll down).
2022 Rocks of Bawn, “Shafts and Furrow” White $20
84% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Sémillon
The Shafts and Furrow SB is crisp and fresh without being too tropical. The Sémillon smooths out the edges and adds a bit of richness.
2021 Rocks of Bawn, Pinot Noir Willamete Valley $22
100% Pinot Noir
A single vineyard PN from in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It delivers dark cherry and ripe strawberry with a hint of cola all enhanced with pleasant notes of earth. A savory quality rounds out the fresh finish.
2020 Rocks of Bawn, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $22
Sourced mainly from the Frenchman’s Hills Vineyard on Royal Slope and blended with a bit from Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills come together in a well-made Washington Cab with Earthy tones, cherry aroma and a bit of black olive in the finish.
2018 Top Source, Columbia Valley Red $25
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Rumor has it that Cayuse did a bit of consulting (maybe more) on this project. But whether that is true or not, this is a bold Washington red. Rich, dark fruits enveloped in a beautiful bouquet of earthy, savory aromas followed by a full-bodied, multi-layered palate of black pepper, baking spices, bacon, black olives and dark plum combined with velvety tannins and a long finish.
Sunday is Lambrusco!
Cantina Settecani, Lambrusco Grasparosso di Castelvetro Secco, $13
This dry red Italian sparkler’s taste is round, full-bodied, crisp and fruity; an explosion of ripe red fruit, persistent to the palate, fresh and enveloping. Get ready for those holiday parties.