Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lodmell Cellars, Walla Walla

Taste Washington! 2012 Recommended Wines.

As part of a fourth generation Walla Walla family, selling grapes to some of the most prestigious wine makers in the Walla Walla Valley has given Andrew Lodmell a unique perspective on how to make good wine. Over the past 7 years he has surrounded himself with some of the best wine minds. Growing and selling grapes has evolved into wine making.

Andrew Lodmell – Partner, Vineyard Manager, Winemaker
Kristie Lodmell – Owner/Partner

The Wines:

Lodmell 2010 Sauvignon Blanc.
** Favorite Sauvignon Blanc at Taste Washington: Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Spring Creek Vineyards - Interesting nose, sold out, elegant, exotic, wild, crisp, dry. I was impressed by the Lodmell Sauvignon Blanc, very intriguing wine, my favorite Sauvignon Blanc at Taste this year. ABV 14.4%, retail price $18.


Lodmell Cellars Port and 2010 Saginee.
* Favorite: Rose Estate Traditional Saginee 2010 - Unreleased, 60% merlot, 40% cab, ABV 14%, honey, false sense of sweet, interesting, dry tart, yet sweet fakes it out, very good. Retail price $18.

2008 Lodmell Cellars Sublime.
2008 Sublime Red Blend - 50% Merlot, 30% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy nose, 256 cases, good mouth feel, spicy, oak, dry. Recommended.

Lodmell Cellars 2007 Estate Merlot.
* Favorite: 2007 Estate Merlot - good nose, 295 cases released 12/10, generous, quite big, flavorful, currants, like it, long finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, case production 495, retail price $33.

2010 Port, Bend Sinister - Great nose, good, cool label. Recommended.

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.

Lodmell Cellars Winery 
598 Piper Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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6 West Rose Street, Suite 104
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509.525.1285  OR  206.409.4395

www.lodmellcellars.com
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