Thursday, April 5, 2012

àMaurice Cellars, Walla Walla

Taste Washington! 2012 Recommended Wines.

I first met àMaurice Cellars winemaker Anna Schafer at the 2007 Washington Wine Country Grand Gala in Yakima, Washington.  Saturday, I had a chance to meet Ms. Schafer again. In 2007 I wrote, " These are not lazy, rural wines - but big, expressive urban wines, deserving of sunsets reflected off skyscrapers, fine meals in intimate settings and perfect for entertaining your cherished friends." Her intelligence, passion and focus still shine. It was great to see you again Anna.

Winemaker Anna Schafer,
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All four wines she poured for me were very good, two of them were exceptional. Don't put off a trip to Walla Walla, you want to visit this winery.

The Wines

Viognier - Lovely, crisp fruit finish. Recommended.

* Favorite: 2008 Columbia Valley Chardonnay – Loveliness... 100% Chardonnay, 314 cases produced, $28 retail. Winery notes.


2009 Syrah - Lovely, big, tasty. Recommended.


* Favorite: 2008 Tobey Red Wine - grip, dry, food ready. 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, Columbia Valley, 492 cases produced, $35 retail. Winery notes.

àMaurice Cellars wines poured at Taste Washington.

Wines listed here are the wines I liked and recommend. My favorite wines appealed to me because they expressed unique characteristics and quality, they are indicated by an “*” and are in italics.

àMaurice Cellars
Tasting Room Hours: Friday 1:00 - 5:00 and Saturdays 10:30 – 4:30 or by appointment.
178 Vineyard Lane
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-522-544
www.amaurice.com
twitter: @amauricecellars

Walla Walla AVA Location.
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