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Wine(s) of the Week

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The Northwest Wine Academy has continued its winnings ways, taking home three medals in the prestigious Seattle Wine Awards competition:

Gold – 2010 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills (being released this week!)
Red Rhone Styles, all price categories

– 2008 Well Red, Columbia Valley
Red Bordeaux Styles, $20 and under

– 2010 Blue Barrel Rosé, Yakima Valley
Rosé Blends, all price categories

All of these may be purchased in the tasting room on the South Seattle Community College Campus. The Spring release party for all 2010 vintages is happening on Thursday from 12-4pm.

Wine of the Week

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1 er Cru  2006 Red Burgandy

A truly sensual, old world depiction of what Pinot Noir should taste like. At $45 – $85 per bottle, it is well worth it for an elegant meal with earthy flavors.

Suggested Pairing: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a tart cherry demi-glace and mushroom risotto.

Wine of the Week

Friday, August 13th, 2010

This weeks wine is a  Zaca Mesa Roussanne.

Roussanne is a richly complex white grape variety know mostly in the Rhône Valley of France.  Honey, figs, apricots and spice are found on the nose, while a long finish with hints of minerality are noticed on the palate.

Food Pairing:  Grilled Halibut, Sea Bass, Shellfish, Risotto or Roasted Chicken with a light Beurre Blanc.

Purchase your bottle of Zaca Mesa at Vino Bello in Burien.  A fantastic wine shop and tasting room.

Wine of the Week

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

This week’s wine of the week comes from The Northern Rhone Valley.

Ferraton Pere & Fils 2005 Hermitage (Syrah)

Visual: inky purple with a paler rim, deep core, clear

Nose: jammy fruit, blackberries, white pepper

Palate: medium alcohol, medium-plus acid, blackberries, tobacco, bitter chocolate, cinnamon

Pairing: Venison, Spare Ribs, Lamb, Swordfish, Edam or Gouda

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