I co-hosted a #WAWine virtual tasting with Cynthia Daste of Woodinville Wine Country on Thursday night at Purple Cafe in Bellevue. We took part in the #WAWine online tasting with Woodinville wines, and wineries from eastern Washington who have tasting rooms in Woodinville. We tasted quite a few roses and whites before going onto some delicious red wines. The wines came from Brian Carter Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, Dusted Valley Vintners, Elevation Cellars, Woodhouse Family Cellars, Page Cellars, Patterson Cellars, Pomum Cellars, Tefft Cellars, William Church Winery, Matthews Estate, and Woodinville Wine Cellars.
Tasting at a Tweet Up is a bit like speed dating; you only get a minute or two before you have to move onto the next wine. I did like most of these wines. I am completely biased to like rose during the summer, when it arrives. Some of the wines that stood out for me were the Brian Carter Abracadabra 2009 Rose, Ramblin Rose 2009 & V.R. Special Cab Sauv 2007 from Dusted Valley Vintners, Page Cellars Rose-eh 2009, Patterson Cellars Chardonnay 2009 (stainless steel), Pomum Cellars Shya Red Blend 2005, Woodinville Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, and William Church Winery Viognier 2009. Oh, by the way, green olives are delicious with the William Church Viognier.