Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2018
For the week of July 8, 2018: Forgeron Cellars 2015 Facon Blanc – This stunning white wine blend of 39% Roussanne, 34% Viognier, and 27% Grenache Blanc hits all the right notes: stone fruit aromas and flavors with touches of lime zest, juicy acidity, and a hint of minerality. The layered textures of this artfully crafted wine allow you taste all three Southern Rhone varietals, and the end result is an unbeatable combination from Walla Walla’s Marie-Eve Gilla.
For the weeks of June 24 and July 1, 2018: The wines of the 3rd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival – Slated for Saturday, August 4, this year’s Festival will showcase over 150 wines from at least 50 wineries from the Pacific Northwest.
A sneak peak of the some of the featured wines include three gems from Prosser’s Wit Cellars: a 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Petit Verdot, and 2016 Pinot Gris; a 2016 Merlot and 2016 Malbec from Structure Cellars in Seattle; a stunning, 2017 Rose of Sangiovese from Maryhill Winery; and also from Prosser, the Thurston Wolfe 2015 Zinfandel and 2016 Touriga Nacional Port.
Tickets are available on line at Eventbrite. The complete list of participating wineries as well as all other Festival information can be found at www.BellinghamNorthwestWineFestival.com.
For the week of June 17, 2018: Revelry Vintners 2015 Block 18 Syrah – This Walla Walla winery’s beautiful new tasting room located south of town is worth checking out for its Blue Mountain views, tranquil setting, and gorgeous wines…including this Syrah, which is an absolute stunner. Ultra-dark in color, with a flavor profile to match, the wine finishes with slightly earthy/smoky notes on a lingering, velvety-soft finish. Serve it this summer with grilled lamb burgers, crispy duck, or BBQ chicken.