Tuesday, September 29, 2020

WIYG? We Answer The Age Old Question

WIYG? That’s a question we are often asked. Here’s a look at what's in our glass.

WIYG 092920Vaughn Duffy 2018 Rosé, Mendocino County

We scored this rosé from Underground Cellar for $20. It is 100% Carignane and is whole-cluster pressed. That means more subtle, shifting layers of flavor than you’d expect from your typical rosé. Herbs and strawberry dance with a zippy finish.

Balgownie 2017 Black Label Cabernet Franc & Syrah, Bendigo Vineyard, Australia

This wine traveled back with us from Australia as a prize from a visit to Yarra Valley. Yarra is know for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. While visiting the winery, we were most impressed with this stylish take on Cabernet Franc and Syrah. We enjoyed it with Herbed Chicken from the grill with garlic mushroom couscous and butternut squash. Silky, savory, superb!

Elevation Cellars 2011 Monolith, Columbia Valley

Yes, of course we love Washington wine! We picked up this gem a couple years ago in Woodinville from Elevation Cellars. It’s 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Merlot and a skootch of Malbec. Was the wine getting long in the tooth? Nope. We caught it just before the Monolith began to topple. There are flavors of earth and black fruit and a playfully long finish.

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