Edmonds Winery 2005 Slide Ridge red wine

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on July 15, 2008:

It’s tough being a twin kid in the Seattle School District when they can’t even attend the same school. That’s micro-bureaucracy at its worst. As for an encore, the SSD superintendent gets a fat raise to the tune of $264k/year. I bet they all drink Cali wines at their meetings. Was it coincidence that the 86-year old dude from Bellevue who is accused of being a former Nazi officer was also a suspected SSD board member? I won’t be eating at any Arby’s in the Kent area anytime soon. Seems the 17-year old who got shot might have downed all the Horsey sauce packs in the restaurant. Not cool. Gawd, I’m so politically incorrect tonight…

Edmonds Winery formally started up in 2002 by Doug Peterson and you can read the rest of the trivia on my earlier review. Nothing about the makeup on this wine has been released yet but it does contain merlot, cab sau, and petit verdot. A ‘silver medal’ won at the “World Wine Championships”…whatever that means. Tonight’s trifecta included a serving of pork cutlet to go with the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. This wine opened up with a plethora of aromatics before settling in. Smooth sailing with the pork and it seemed the game livened up with some scoring after taking the first swig. Back loaded with tannins makes this a decent table wine, perfect for a simple dinner after a long, hot day at work.

Nose: pungent oak, blackberries, and cherries. Color: purple-red with remnants (unfiltered). Mouthfeel: thick with flavor. Tail trail: 4 seconds. Flavors: smoked cassis, black pepper, and tannins galore.

Alcohol: 13.5%. Very little else known about the makeup of this wine, so go see Doug over at Woodinville North and tell ‘im the WAwineman sent ya. On second thought, you better not as he just might charge you 20% more for a bottle… Columbia Valley AVA. Rated: 82. Value: $22. Paid: $26. This is WAwineman…uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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