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I am so excited to go to Walla Walla this weekend to meet our friends from Boise. I just got an email about Flying Trout’s new blends, see the tasting notes below. This will definitely be one of my first stops!
The wine maker, Ashley Trout, writes “This crush has been one of the earliest in recent Walla Walla history. Grapes are ripening and crushers are crushing. The following, therefore, will be brief. From now until September 30th, the following wines will be available for purchase: 2006 Deep River Red Blend (Sangiovese/Malbec) $29-2007 Cutthroat Blend (Syrah/Malbec) $35-Feel free to contact Carol for sales. 509-240-2219. firstname.lastname@example.org“
The Cutthroat Blend
2007 Cutthroat Blend
72 cases made
33% 2007 Konnowac Vineyard malbec, Rattlesnake Hills AVA
67% 2007 Phinny Hill Vineyard syrah, Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Used American oak
Recommended Cellar Time
Open 2012 – 2016
Fleshy blueberries on buttermilk biscuits with a side of plum jam, trailed by whole black pepper, cardamom, with just a pinch of Chanel No. 5 and leather. This practically blue wine might be my weirdest and favorite blend yet. Many Argentine wineries are doing syrah/malbec blends, but they rarely make it up here because of politics and marketing- such a shame.
[I just adore this tasting note. It’s descriptive and sassy. I can’t wait to try this wine to see if I agree with the wine maker.]
Last weekend, we had a quick yet relaxing trip to Vancouver. The occasion was for my husband’s work retreat and we got to stay Four Seasons! This is the view of downtown from our pretty hotel room!
The first day we went down to Gastown and down to the water where the cruise ships dock. It was the perfect weekend for walking around the town.
(Neat steam powered clock in Gastown!)
(Cool statue where the cruise ships dock.)
Wandering around Chinatown we saw this neat abacus statue.
We also saw a cute cat outside of a dim sum restaurant. But then my husband got stared down by a neo-Nazi, so we got lunch in the Robson neighborhood instead.
Our friend from college took us to Stanley Park, later that weekend. We started at Prospect Point overlooking North Vancouver and the Lions Gate Suspension Bridge. It’s such a gorgeous lookout that several bridal parties were there too for pictures.
We unfortunately didn’t get a chance to see much of the nightlife because the work retreat events were centered around dinner.
Here’s an example of the gorgeous orchid table decorations at my husband’s work retreat!
Overall, it was refreshing to see a similar climate and city to Seattle with an even more international flair. All our waiters had accents and everyone seemed to have more a European style. Vancouver is a great town and I hope we can spend more time there again soon!