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The Snohomish Wine Festival at Thomas Family Farm is Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 am-8:00 pm. This is an annual fundraiser for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. Featuring 22 wineries (including us), plus, beer, spirits, cider, and kombucha! https://www.snohomishchamber.org/winefestival
Our March Wine of the Month is the 2020 Boushey Vineyard Reserve Syrah: Only 33 cases of this wine were produced. It was aged for 16 months in a new Dargaud & Jaegle French oak puncheon. Deep ruby colored, this wine emits intoxicating aromas of blackberries, mountain blueberries, black currants, crushed black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, black olive, peppercorn, wild violets and smoldering oriental incense. On the palate, the flavors are thick and bold, yet refined, marked by licorice root, dark cacao, Earl Grey tea and alluvial minerals. The penetration continues on the back with sensations of macerated fruits, grilled walnuts, mocha, kirsch and cassis liqueurs, lanolin (“legs”) and light oak, followed by a lengthy sweet-dry tannin finish. Tastes like a $50 Syrah. (from Review of Washington Wines)
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The door to our cellar is open until April 2. This is a limited and rare opportunity to purchase perfectly aged older Convergence Zone wines. The first group of wines below are available until they are sold out. White wines are $20 and red wines are $33. Wine Club benefits apply. Order online to save your bottles, and pick up at the winery on Saturdays. It's that easy! When one wine sells out, we'll add another to the list. Visit our library wines webpage to purchase and for updates. Ready, set, GO!
Here's our tasting menu for the month. We are open from 1:00-5:00 pm Saturdays for tasting and purchasing.
2021 Fly Rod Cellars Plastic Surgeon Pinot Noir, Oregon, Erratic Oaks Vineyard ($33): This Pinot displays a medium brick red color and engaging aromas of strawberry, cherry, red currant, rose petals, lavender, orange peel and whiffs of cut grass. The flavors, as well, are attractive, with ripe red fruits that are imbued with red licorice, cola, orange pekoe tea and and alluvial minerals. The allure continues on the back with fraise and cerise liqueurs, crème de cassis, recurring orange peel and light oak (33% new), followed by a juicy moderate tannin finish. This is what the French call a ”vin du plaisir.” (from Review of Washibgton Wines)
2020 Reserve Syrah, Yakima Valley AVA, Boushey Vineyard ($35): See description under March Wine of the Month.
2018 Storm Front Red Blend, Columbia Valley AVA ($30): Our signature bold red blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18%), Petit Verdot (15%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Malbec (2%). Plum, black cherry and rosemary flavors and aromas. 94 POINTS AND DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL-Bellingham Northwest Wine Awards
2018 Squall Line Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley AVA ($33): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, plum, rosemary, cedar and mocha. 96 POINTS AND DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL-Washington State Wine Awards. 93 POINTS AND PLATINUM AWARD-Great Northwest Wine
Library White Wine ($20) and Library Red Wine ($33): This is a great opportunity to taste older wines kept in perfect cellar conditions. Each Saturday, we will select an older white wine and an older red wine from our cellar for you to taste and take home. You can also order these and any of our wines online for pickup on Saturdays.
March will be a busy month for us. The picture above shows the first truckload of empty barrels and harvest equipment moved to our new location in Richland. The other half of the space (behind the wall on the left) will be used for tastings, sales and storage. We still need State and local licenses before any wine can be moved there.
This is also bottling month. We plan to bottle just under 1,000 cases of white, rose' and red wines on March 20 in North Bend. During the previous week, we will be preparing our wines for bottling, making final adjustments and organizing bottles, labels, corks and screwcaps to make for an efficient day. This is followed by Spring Release on April 1-2 and more moving!
Finally, March is Taste Washington Wine Month. While we will not be at Taste Washington this year, we are offering a rare opportunity to purchase some of our extremely limited quantity Library Wines in March.