Saturday, January 23, 2010

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future – A Vertical Tasting
Friday, February 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Olympic Cellars Winery’s Cellar
www.olympiccellars.com

We have awards to celebrate, beautiful wines to savor and food to share while we gather in the cellar under the exotic silk tent filled with the Spanish notes of a flamenco guitar.

Benoit will feature a three-year vertical tasting of his Cabernet Franc and Syrah wines (2005, 2006 and 2007). New vineyards will be tasted along with a 2008 barrel sample from famed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. These are just two of his wines that are defining his reputation as a top winemaker in Washington State.

You will be the last to taste the 2005 vintage and the first to taste his 2007 wines. The 2006 wines are taking their bows in the current wine competitions. This evening is your exclusive preview to the annual Red Wine & Chocolate event when our tasting room is overflowing with wine lovers from across the Northwest.

Benoit, Molly, Lisa and I are really looking forward to this event as we get out from behind the bar and have time to share our wines and the winery with each of you in the magic of the cellar where it all begins.

Reservations are highly suggested. Joy of Joy’s Wine Bistro will prepare her sumptuous appetizers based on this count. Tickets are $15 per person. Just call the winery (360-452-0160) or stop by -- we’ve missed you -- to book your reservation by Wednesday, February 3.

Cheers to all, Kathy

Cabernet Franc

2005 Bacchus Vineyard of Sagemoor (Rated 9th in Washington)
Wine Press Northwest Rated Excellent
Seattle Magazine rated Best Cabernet Franc

2006 Bacchus Vineyard Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Largest Competition of American Wines in the World
Silver – San Francisco International Wine Competition
Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest “from famed” Bacchus Vineyard
Featured by Mid-Columbian Magazine in their top 24 Washington Cabernet Francs

2007 Boushey Vineyard (Rated 5th in Washington)
Released in the summer of 2010

Syrah

2005 Sagemoor Vineyard of Sagemoor (Rated 9th in Washington)
Gold – San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Wine Competition
Outstanding – Wine Press Northwest

2006 Sagemoor Vineyard
Silver – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver – San Francisco International Wine Competition
Outstanding – Wine Press Northwest
Kathy’s current favorite

2007 Sagemoor Vineyard
Released in the summer of 2010

2008 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard (Rated 2nd in Washington)
Barrel Sample

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