Before I left Columbia Winery I found this happy group who told me they were “Illegal aliens in search of their Passports”. I then focused my first day of Passport to Woodinville on the warehouse district. I started off at Hestia Cellars which has a great Meritage and they had a nice live band for your sipping pleasure. I moved onto Pomum Cellars and I was already partiall to the Tinto Tempranillo blend but then had the Syrah which was described to me as “big, sexy, juicy” to which I would have to agree. I was greeted by Lola, winery dog, for II Vintners tasting and I do love Morgan’s Syrah but it’s the Lola, Cab & Syrah blend, for me. Covington Cellars just always has the best food every event. They have never let me down. You could barrel taste Barbera and even order futures in this limited wine. It paired well with the meatballs in their delicious Cellar Sauce. They released their Josie Rose and paired it with a seafood croquette with a Thai chili sauce. I look forward to drinking this on a nice day. This is where is found two bikers in formal wear as they rode around Woodinville.
I did stop in at William Church on Friday night to try out the Bad Habit. Very enjoyable but I hear that it is already in short supply. Good wines don’t sit around long. I was also at Red Sky on Friday. They had great food with their wines. The shredded tacos paired with the Serendipity and the shrimps in the soup spoons were incredible.
I got in to Edmonds Winery for a meatball with Bentley sauce paired with the Slidge Ridge blend. It was more of a challenge to get into Patterson but I think that word got out about the Italianissimo pasta and gelato. The gelato had a splash of Patterson Late Harvest Semillon over it. Now that’s a great way to treat yourself on a nice day. I also stopped in at Anton Ville and Des Voigne before calling it a day.