2 Wines of the Week from Gordon Brothers

Tim Henley of Gordon Brothers Winery Delivers the Goods.

Cooler weather and clouds have settled into the Columbia Valley. While Fall is shifting my preference in wine to red, this week I reveled in a bottle of white wine from Gordon Brothers.

Loved this wine and it was perfect with my slow cooked chicken.
Gordon Brothers 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc is made from organically grown, Estate grapes from Gordon Brothers Katie’s Vineyard, Columbia Valley. A toasty nose with aromas and flavors of citrus, pear and mango, the mango is most prominent in the lingering finish. This is an honest wine with a beautiful golden color, crisp, and a delight to drink, 13.5% alcohol.

I truly enjoyed this wine with dinner and later by itself. It was a perfect match for my slow cooked chicken. It should also be good with grilled chicken, pasta with Alfredo sauce, Halibut and steamed clams – I’m now thinking it would be fantastic with turkey dinner. Go grab some bottles and some friends and enjoy this lovely Sauvignon Blanc. It was bottled on June 2011.

Recommended! Loved the color, loved the flavor, loved the finish. Priced around $14 a bottle.

Kamiak Red and an avocado burger.

2008 Kamiak Rock Lake Red
Gordon Brothers Winery has a second label called “Kamiak”. The Kamiak label is a way to sell wines that don’t fit with the Gordon Brothers Estate label. That’s to our benefit, because these quality wines are priced lower and intended for a different audience.

Looking for a tasty, reasonably priced Washington red wine? The Kamiak Rock Lake Red is the ticket. It has good dark fruit flavors, moderate tannins and just enough acidity to make it a pleasure to drink. It is a blend of 59% Merlot, 33% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec from Columbia Valley with 13.9% alcohol. I sampled this wine last year at release and I'm happy to say that it has filled out and is now quite tasty. I enjoyed this bottle with an avocado burger at home.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced red wine for dinner or company, you'll enjoy this wine before, during and after dinner. A real pleasure at $15 or less a bottle (it reminds me of some more expensive reds).

Look for them.

There's nothing fake about either of these wines. They are wonderful expressions of wine made from Columbia Valley, Washington State fruit. Tim Henley and the Gordon family have delivered on some truly enjoyable wines. I encourage you to go find these wines and discover the beauty that is Washington wine.

If you can’t find these wines locally, go to kamiakwines.com or gordonwines.com


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