Since Obelisco Estate tasting room in Woodinville has not yet received permission from the the city to open to the public, I set up a meeting with Manny Loya who is the tasting room manager. Manny told me they were having some paperwork issues with the city about a building permit and that they were hard a work to remedy this problem. I tasted through “Tejen” Syrah, Malbec, Red Blend, Merlot, and an “Elecktrum” Cabernet Sauvignon, all 2008 vintage. I think the one word I would use to describe these wines is elegant. They had wonderful fruit flavors but none were overpowering or had overwhelming tannins. They have a nice space and there is an event space that will have a 12 person table and they will be adding a flat screen TV. They also have a wine club plan in the works with more details to come later. I’m crossing my fingers that they open soon. I’ll keep everyone posted.