Friday, February 15, 2013

Alexandria Nicole Cellars - a Local Tasting

 
My friend Ben Simons was pouring for Alexandria Nicole Cellars today at the Kennewick Mid Columbia Wine and Spirits store (thank you social media). My thinking, "Why not stop by for a visit and a tasting?"


He poured for me the just released 2012 Pinot Gris, 2010 Viognier, 2010 Jet Black Syrah and the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Pinot Gris is tasting a bit young and fresh, the Viognier was quite lovely, the Jet Black Syrah was showing off and begging for grilled lamb (a masculine wine with a cool label), while the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was my favorite tonight with gobs of cherry goodness. A steady flow of wine enthusiasts at the tasting bar embraced the Alexandria Nicole wines tonight. Ben did a great job sharing the story of Alexandria Nicole Cellars. There were a lot of smiles.

I learned today that Mid Columbia Wine and Spirits holds free wine tastings every Friday and sometimes Saturday, at both their Kennewick and Richland stores. This is a great way to expose yourself to the best Washington wines made in the region. If you are in the area, stop by and check out these new stores. They have a wide selection of Northwest wines, micro brews on tap and in bottle and an excellent selection of spirits and cigars.

Mid Columbia Wine and Spirits Kennewick
731 N Columbia Center Blvd
Ste 100B
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 572-2600

Mid Columbia Wine and Spirits Richland
1711 George Washington Way Suite 399
Richland, Washington 99342
Phone: (509) 371-1002

Email: info@midcolumbiawineandspirits.com
More info: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mid-columbia-wine-and-spirits-kennewick

Alexandria Nicole Cellars
PROSSER TASTING ROOM
Open daily 11-5 | 2880 Lee Rd, Suite D , Prosser, WA | 509.786.3497

HOLLYWOOD SCHOOLHOUSE
Open 12-5 Thursday-Monday| Friday night happy hour 5-8 |
14810 Northeast 145th Street, Woodinville | 425.487.9463

DESTINY RIDGE VINEYARD AND WINERY
Open by Appt.| 158422 W. Sonova Rd. | 509.242.9979

Cheers!