Kicking Off a 2-week Vino Voyage in Washington State

Todd and I embarked on a 2-week journey through Washington state wine country today. We have an action-packed itinerary that includes stops in Woodinville, Yakima, Walla Walla, and the Tri-Cities areas.

The last few vintages in Washington have been stellar as a result of great weather, so we are looking forward to tasting many quality wines. We kicked things off tonight meeting with friends, Karin and Deon, for dinner and enjoying two cabs.

The 2014 Airfield Estates Yakima Valley Cab was outstanding, and only $38 with restaurant pricing! It is well balanced with black fruit, a lingering finish and a touch of spice. This wine confirmed we need to visit this winery.

Of all of the last few vintages, the 2011 vintage was not as highly rated, so it was interesting to try this against a 2014. This 2011 McKinley Springs Cab was quite a bit less powerful and lacked some complexity. It had a lot of green notes to it, yet it was still pleasant.

 

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