A list of some of the wonderful Maryhill wines I tasted last week.
|Kelsey and Darin.|
We were accompanied by amiable winery owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold. This was my first visit to the winery. Actually, it was the first time I had stopped in the Gorge in 18 years. So, there's a lot I want to share with you about the winery and the beauty that is the Columbia River Gorge. Consider today's post "Part 1" of my Maryhill Winery experience.
With the holidays almost here, family and entertaining are on my mind. I wanted to post this list to help you with your holiday wine purchasing decisions. If you cannot find these wines at your local wine shop, contact the winery directly. If you have wine shipped, remember that for best enjoyment, wine needs about a week to recover from *bottle shock (see below). Wines marked with "*" were my favorites of my favorites.
Some of my favorite Maryhill wines:
*2010 Pinot Gris: Good nose, flavorful, very good. Retail: $16
2011 Riesling: Crisp and sweet, vanilla, apple RS 3.1. Retail: $14
|2011 Rose of Sangiovese.|
|2010 Sauvignon Blanc.|
2011 Winemakers White: An easy drinker, fruit/tart. Retail: $12
|2010 Chardonnay Proprietors Reserve.|
2008 Syrah: A touch of funk, spicy, dry. Retail: $22
*2008 Sangiovese: Very good, one of my favorites. Retail: $22
*2009 Tavola Rosso (Wine Club Only): Mostly Sangiovese, tobacco, coffee, vanilla, balanced, medium body, great nose. Reminded me of the holidays. Another favorite. Retail: $32
2007 Serendipity RSV: Smooth, good fruit, medium body, dry. Retail: $40
*2010 Marvel (Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre): Only available in the Reserve Room, spicy, round, good mouth feel, bright, dry, really liked this wine.
|2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Collines Vineyards.|
|2008 Proprietors Reserve Primitivo|
|2010 Winemaker's Red.|
|Lunch at the winery.|
9774 Highway 14,
Goldendale, WA, 98620
Phone: 877.MARYHILL (627-9445)
*What is Bottle Shock?
“When a wine is bottled or subjected to other forms of handling and transport it goes through a temporary phase called bottle shock, also known as wine sickness.”
Bottle Shock is not an indicator of quality, it is a temporary condition.
“The aromatics may be muted; the flavor components disjointed and the alcohol and tannins can taste sharper and overwhelming. This is thought to be due to the agitation of the wine and or its exposure to excess levels of oxygen during the bottling process. If the wine is filtered, it needs even more time to come back together. “
- Source: http://www.winemakersdepot.com/Bottle-Shock-W98.aspx