Posts under Tag: washington
Review: The Tropics Come to Washington – 2008 Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris

I'm pretty much having a love affair with Washington wines these days.  That's a really good thing, since I'll have the chance to drink quite a bit of Washington state wine when I attend the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference this June in Walla Walla.  The wine that I'm reviewing today, the 2008 Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris, is the second wine [...]

By Ben Simons with 12 comments
Review: I AM Drinking Some Effing Merlot – 2007 Barnard Griffin Reserve Merlot

In addition to drinking a lot of sparkling wine over New Years, I also popped open a bottle of 2007 Barnard Griffin Reserve Merlot.  As much as I loved the bubbly, this Merlot was the star of the evening for me. While I was in Washington this summer, I visited the Barnard Griffin winery in Richland.  Rob Griffin has been [...]

By Ben Simons with 6 comments
What Will You Be Drinking for the Holidays?

I'm thinking about opening my bottle of 2005 Northstar Merlot from Walla Walla, WA.  I tasted this wine while I was up in Washington this summer, and loved it.  I picked up a bottle for a special occasion, and I think that Christmas would qualify as special. We will also be drinking some Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee and eating some [...]

By Ben Simons with 3 comments
Review: A Little Light Cab – 2006 Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the wines that made an appearance at the tasting that my wife and I hosted this weekend was a 2006 Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon.  This Washington Cab has 13.5% alcohol, and is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cab Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Syrah.  I wasn't surprised that this wine had a pretty decent amount of non Cabernet Sauvignon [...]

By Ben Simons with 3 comments