Last Saturday, we wrapped up our five hour Walla Walla visit at Kontos Cellars, located at the Wine Incubator. Chris Kontos poured for us, and talked about how his brother Cameron Kontos makes the wine. I also learned that their father is the winemaker for Fort Walla Walla Cellars. Yes, they have the winemaking spirit in the family.
Here's a Quote from their Website
"Inspired by our father Cliff Kontos of Fort Walla Walla Cellars. We began dreaming of this journey on the crush pad of Forgeron Cellars, amongst the wheat fields overlooking the Touchet River, and relaxing in the hot tub sampling Walla Walla's finest on frigid winter nights."
Kontos 2009 Gossamer White is a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Roussanne - what a stunner - it would make for a great Mother's Day gift.
The Kontos 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big dry wine, dark fruit flavors, with a wine cellar finish. The fruit is from Pepper Bridge vineyard. Pair this big bad boy with a nice juicy steak - it's a bit tanic, so you'll find your teeth will squeek, just the way I like. An excellent match for red meat. Drink now or lay it down for ten years.
The Kontos brothers are young guys my friends and already crafting some of the best wines I've enjoyed.
Hospitality Index: ***