August 4, 2017
The 6th Annual Washington Wine Awards event was held last week. About 40 wineries were pouring with some wonderful bites presented by local restaurants. It was a heavenly event.
So what did I learn? Well, grab a glass of wine and pull up a chair as I tell you about some of my favorites that evening.
A new find was the Ashren 2016 Columbia Valley and 2014 Celilo Vineyard Chard. Winemaker Chris Gorman sources his grapes from some of the best vineyards — Conner Lee, Boushey and Celilo. While rather high at 14.4 percent alcohol, you couldn’t taste it, it was so well balanced. Both spent 9 months in neutral oak also contributing to the fullness and balance>>>Read entire article featuring Airfield Estates, Dusted Valley, Sparkman Cellars on The Kitsap Sun