Passport to Woodinville: Hollywood Sunday

by Shona Milne on April 22, 2010

hollywood-deckI certainly made a good decision when I picked the Hollywood Schoolhouse area for my wine tasting on Sunday. What great weather! Anywhere with a patio was the place to be on Sunday. I managed to get a parking spot in front of Mazatlan Restaurant and headed over to Airfield Estates. I think of the two wines being poured I like the Spitfire the best. I also made a stop in at Goose Ridge for a splash of Vireo which has nice flavors of blackberries, cherries, and cedar. After lounging in the sun for a few minutes to drink my wine I walked down to Hollywood Hill Vineyards. I already loved Steve’s Viognier and it was perfect for drinking out on their patio. I loved the Malbec! I had not tasted it before and was very impressed. Nice spicy flavors and lots of fruit. I really wanted more bccpatiobut I had to pace myself. On over to Brian Carter Cellars where Brian himself talked about his Tuttorosso, super Tuscan style blend. This is one of my favorite wines of his. He did tell us about the upcoming release of Abracadbra Rose which should be in June. I’m anxiously awaiting a chance to taste that. I bravely crossed through the main roundabout without any trouble to get to J. Bookwalter and I really enjoyed their Riesling. I seem to have gravitated to the white wines as it got warmer. My last stop was in the Hollywood Schoolhouse to taste NW Totem Cellars. I went for the Salish, a dry blend of Riesling and Viognier which was very refreshing. I did finish up with my favorite Late Harvest Viognier which has flavors of pear, tropical fruits, and a touch of honey.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve Snyder 04.22.10 at 8:42 am

Thanks for the kind words Shona! I think our deck is going to be packed this summer…

Micah Nasarow 04.22.10 at 10:32 pm

I thought Hollywood Hill Viognier was great as well. The place was packed at 11 am and it was our second stop on Sunday. I was suprised to see 2009 out, I am planning to bottle ours this week. I was not able to pick up a bottle..just too crazy there. I did get a bottle of the Vireo from Goose Ridge, but I thought that Adams Bench stole the show. I bought one of each they were serving. After a lame lunch at Mazatlan, we moved over to the warehouse area. Fun time.

Lakisha 04.14.11 at 6:22 am

Stands back from the keyboard in amaemzent! Thanks!

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