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Cougar Crest Estate Winery, Walla Walla

Taste Washington! 2012 Recommended Wines.

Cougar Crest Estate Winery was established at the Walla Walla Airport in 2001 by Deborah and David Hansen. Owners of 50 acres of vineyard, all in the Walla Walla Appellation, they have sold wine grapes to other wineries for years. Deborah Hansen is the winemaker at Cougar Crest Estate Winery. I enjoyed visiting with Deborah and David at Taste. We talked about Gary Vaynerchuks visit in 2008. Evidently, a lot of good wine was enjoyed by all at the Space Needle the night before the Grand Tasting.

The Wines.

Vioginier - Big floral nose, big, flavorful, good finish, bright, hang time. Retail price $20.

Cougar Crest Cabernet Franc, Grenache Rose, Viognier.

Grenache Rose - Pomegranate, rhubarb, lovely, good finish, dry.

* Favorite: Cabernet Franc 2007 - Best Cabernet Franc of Taste WA, spice, dark fruit, balanced, earth, light med finish, raspberry. Retail price $38.


Cougar Crest 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and Anniversary Cuvee.


* Favorite: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Earth, dark, good finish, not monster, needs research, touch heat. Retail price $40.
Cougar Crest 2007 Syrah Estate Grown.

Syrah 2007 - Modest nose, good, mellow mid palate and finishes strong.

Cougar Crest 2009 Grenache Rose and 2008 Tempranillo.

* Favorite: Tempranillo 2008 - big, dry, tasty, it's all good.

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.

Cougar Crest Estate Winery
50 Frenchtown Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-529-5980

Walla Walla Tasting Room: Open 10 am – 5 pm daily.
Woodinvelle Tasting Room: Open Thurs-Sat 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday- Monday 12 pm – 7 pm

www.cougarcrestwinery.com
twitter: @CougarCrest

Walla Walla AVA Location.

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