Thursday, April 5, 2012

Brian Carter Cellars, Woodinville

Taste Washington! Recommended Wines.

Brian Carter Cellars focuses on European-style blended wines, showcasing Brian's passion for blending wines. Brian has been awarded "Winemaker of the Year" twice, by Washington Magazine. Brian was extremely honored to be selected Vintner of the Year by his peers. In 1980 Brian began making wine in Washington state. The first “Brian Carter” labeled wine was his 1997 Solesce released in 2001.

Mike Stevens, Managing Partner, Brian Carter Cellars.

Truly great wines, I enjoyed the 2006 Solesce most. How do you compare great wine?

Corrida, Byzance, Solesce, Brian Carter Cellars.

Byzance - French for 'luxurious' a Southern Rhone-Style Red Blend. Lovely fruit, not dry, banana, smoky. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. $30 retail price. Recommended.

Corrida - Spanish for 'bullfight' - Spanish Style Red Blend. Like this, dry spice, good weight, long finish. Tempranillo is the focus,with Merlot, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon. $30 retail price. Recommended.


* Favorite: 2006 Solesce - signature Bordeaux, 30 months in french oak, focused, cherry, licorice, lovely, grip, dry...like. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. $50 retail price.

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.

Brian Carter Cellars
Tasting Room hours: Open 12 – 5 daily.
14419 Woodinville – Redmond RD NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425-806-9463

www.briancartercellars.com 
twitter: @BrianCarterWine

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