What Made Me HOT On Washington State Wine?
Whether it is food or wine or even a genre of music, we tend to get stuck in a rut. Then all of a sudden, we hear a song or we taste a wine from another region of the world and our taste transitions from where we were stuck into another area. Col Solare was my Transition Wine. The 2005 Vintage to be specific changed my life to where I am today known as #CaptainWashington. That wine made me want to explore every single producer of white, red, rose or sparkling in that state. These were the reviews of my transition wine from Napa Valley To Washington State, from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator :
Are You Stuck On Napa Valley Now?
As discussed in the video, a transition wine might be from Italian Wine to Greek Wine or from Spain to Portugal or from Napa Valley to Washington State like me. Normally it is difficult with the overripe style of many Napa Valley well marketed brand names to transition a client to the less syrupy style of Washington State. 2013 and 2014 were very hot vintages in Washington State so the fruit is very right. Maybe not as hit you in the face style but the state has produced very ripe and elegant, silky wines that a Napa Valley wine consumer can easily transition to discover the region I have been touting for 20 years and also get a much better bang for the buck or Quality To Price Ratio
2013 J Bookwalter Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon
If you are in the State Of Florida, this wine is $39.99 ($30-$50 Less than any Cab from Napa Valley With This Quality) at ABC Fine Wine &Spirits. If not in Florida,, seek out this wine somewhere. I just have a feeling that this will be YOUR Transition wine and you will be jumping on the Washington State Bandwagon like me.
Grape-fully yours, Larry