Monday, December 12, 2011

Market Vineyards 2010 Liquidity

A joyful white wine.
Market Vineyards 2010 Liquidity.
On November 1st, Market Vineyards opened their first tasting room in Queensgate Village in South Richland. My wife and I were surprised to encounter the new tasting room while on a weekend walk. What an excellent discovery.
A well appointed tasting room.
The tasting room is roomy and well furnished for comfortable wine tasting events. It’s conveniently located for us, and we liked the wines, so we’re planning several functions with friends at this new facility. We went through their entire lineup and enjoyed many of their wines. But the bottles we took home with us were bottles of the 2010 Liquidity. Liquidity is a blend of 50% Viognier and 50% Roussanne, sourced from Gamache Vineyards.

I’ve been on a white wine kick since summer and I thoroughly enjoyed the Liquidity. Liquidity is wonderfully focused, beautifully made, a lively wine with stunning acidity. What a pleasure to taste. This wine woke me up and put a smile on my face. It’s what I call a joyful wine, and it was instantly understandable. More please. Retail price: $20

The Syrah had a wonderful funky edge, must go back for more.
I was very impressed by the wines at Market Vineyards, besides the Liquidity, their Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon were also captivating. Like me, you may find their simple label elegant and appealing, perfect for gifting this season. Stop by their tasting room or order their wines online, you can thank me later.

Market Vineyards is a project between friends Steve Anderson and Daniel Schulte of Kansas City, and Matt Riesenweber and Bob Bertsch of Washington. Their vision? To create an “ultra premium boutique Washington winery.” Their winemaker is Charlie Hoppes. Yes, that Charlie Hoppes.

www.marketvineyards.com
Tasting Room Hours:  Friday & Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5
1950 Keene Rd. Bldg S, Richland, WA
Phone: 509.396.4798

Cheers!