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North West Wines-Private Wine Tasting

SiloamLabelWe recently did a private wine tasting event for the USS Will Rogers Reunion in Bremerton, Washington.  These are the notes from that event.  If you would like to schedule a private wine tasting event please let us know.  Cheers ~


Northwest Wines (Columbia Valley) Tasting Notes

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling a crisp, dry and refreshing style of Riesling. It exhibits fresh flavors of white peach and mandarin orange, and ends with a clean finish. A versatile food wine and a favorite with oysters.

Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc opens with a range of orange, lime, and mango flavors and aromas, shaded with sage and flint overtones.

Snoqualmie Chardonnayhint of Viognier creates orange blossom notes complimenting the subtle tropical fruit aromas of this Chardonnay and adds a citrusy component to the toasted sweet oak

Hogue Red Blend Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet, Cab Franc and Malbec blended together to create a rich, soft wine. The earthy Syrah gives way to the bright cherry fruit of the Merlot a great food pairing wine with hints of toasted oak and vanilla.

Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon- an intense nose at the approach followed by ripe fruit of cherry and blackberries, notes of licorice finish off this great Cabernet.


Columbia Valley AVA-

  • Washington’s largest viticulture region, covering almost 11 million acres.
  • The Columbia Valley contains 99% of wine grapes grown in Washington State
  • Columbia Valley’s vast size allows for a number of meso- and micro-climates.
  • Vineyards are planted on predominately south-facing slopes, increasing solar radiation in summer -Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most widely planted varietals.
  • Growing season of 180-200 days with annual rainfall averaging 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm).
  • The Columbia Valley contains the American Viticulture Regions of Red Mountain, Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys, Wahluke Slope, Rattlesnake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Snipes Mountain, Lake Chelan, Naches Heights and Ancient Lakes within its borders.