Wines of the Northwest

     Thursday October 19, 2006

Reservations Closed
Course Pairing / Description Wine

Sets the gold standard for American Pinot Gris. Aromas of tropical fruit, tangerine, floral perfume, and magnolia blossom are accented by hints of vanilla and anise in this wine. In the mouth, the wine is rich and round with flavors of citrus, tangerine, peach, anise, and pear. This Pinot Gris maintains a perfect balance of fruit and acidity throughout its soft, lingering finish.
King Estates Pinot Gris

Aromas of apple, pineapple and roasted nuts ... a medium body with mineral characteristics ... a bright finish ... this is the ideal Chardonnay style we strive for with each vintage.
Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve (6 Pack)

At Amavi Cellars, we have chosen to focus on Syrah wines that showcase the extraordinary quality and unique concentrated fruit flavors of Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, our Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. Over the years, these estate vineyards have consistently produced grapes used by other Washington winemakers to produce Syrah wines of exceptional complexity, balance, and concentration. Ripe, round and generous, with pleasantly earthy grace notes to the cherry and spice flavors, finishing with a smoky edge. Needs time for the tannins to lose some grip. Best after 2006. 708 cases made. (HS)
Amavi Cellars Syrah, 2003

The Hogue Reserve Merlot is made from grapes grown in the warmer Wahluke and Alderdale growing regions. This Reserve Merlot epitomizes Washington State Merlot: earth, spice, leather and black olive aromas complemented by soft oak and ripe berry. Flavors are of dark chocolate and cream, intense raspberry fruit and herbal mint spice. It has great structure and mature tannins, with the fruit concentration necessary to age elegantly.
Houge Reserve Merlot,2003

The Hogue Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a classically structured Bordeaux-style wine with ripe tannins. Aromas of bright cherry and an undercurrent of earth are followed by flavors of intense berry and cherry, and a pleasant hint of forest floor. The touch of oak is well integrated and contributes notes of cedar, spice, and vanilla. This complex wine has good length and depth in the finish and a balanced palate that only great wines can achieve.
Houge Reserve Cabernet 2003

This unique wine is filled with rich flavors of honey, ripe fruit and melons. It has great depth and acidity with an elegant yet complex finish that lingers on and on. food affinities:A golden treasure and a true treat. When you are able to find this wine, it is best served alone. It has all of the wonderful qualitites of a great dessert: color, intensity, flavor and aroma. Enjoy it after your next dinner party for an unusual treat.
Covey Run Semillion Ice Wine