Friday, June 25, 2010

Whites wines live blogging wines 7-14

08 Jordan Russian River Chardonnay $25 100% french oak, half new 28% malolactic, they have been reducing that number each year. 13.3% alcohol. Wines to compliment the table. Not overwhelm but work well with foods.

aMaurice Cellars Walla Walla 08 Columbia Valley Viognier They make 7 wines. 3 whites, 4 reds. 14.5% alcohol 314 cases made. Whole cluster pressed 100% french oak min 2 years old. Some more sweetness than the last viognier.

Cadaretta Sauv Blanc 79% 21% semillon 3000 cases est 2005 first crush 2006 14.1% alcohol $23 dist 20 states. No wine club.

Le Chateau 08 Chardonnay Walla Walla $25 50% new oak 50% 2 year oak 13.6% alcohol 150 cases made Bruno Corneaux consulting winemaker, Tim Donahue winemaker

The 09 Crusher rose of pinot noir 13.8% alcohol saignee style made in Clarksburg, Sac delta 1400 cases $12 48 hours added viognier and cofermented 13% viognier "Red wine drinkers rose"

Cornerstone 09 Sauv Blanc Single Vineyard St Helena 13.9% alcohol 700 cases $25 1/2 wines sold direct to wine clubs Made in "Napa Valley style"

08 Concannon Chardonnay Livermore 6000 cases 13.5% alcohol $15 New conservancy program, old school winemaking practices, conserve the land Have given away land rights never, must remain agriculture always. Med toast 100% new oak. Full malolactic.


  1. Very sad that you only had the opportunity to taste 3 Washington wines in that line up. I wish you had a chance to taste some of the cool climate white wines that we make.

  2. Bean
    Which would you suggest?

  3. Dear Amy:

    It was nice to see you again in Walla Walla. I’m glad we had the opportunity to share a stunning meal at Saffron and some great conversation. Sorry we didn’t have a chance to talk more at the Wine Bloggers Conference. All the video volunteer work (in addition to the panel discussion and live blogging sessions) kept my dance card completely full.

    You can find the video diaries we recorded online at Our video blog is located at If you have any suggestions on content now that we’ve got five months under our belt, I’d greatly appreciate the advice from someone with your expertise.

    Thanks for including your comments on our 2008 Chardonnay in your Live Wine Blogging post.

    I look forward to staying in touch with you.

    Best regards,
    Lisa Mattson

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