Abeja's been great for a while now. Been buying their cab since the
2004 vintage. Haven't spent much time with their other wines. Did you
try their Syrah?
The Leo is always superb. Longshadows is a relative newbie, but the
wines are exceptional.
650 wineries in Washington now. You can pretty much throw a dart at
the state map and hit something decent. My only issue is the steady
upcreep in alcohol. Tasted some Nota Bene a couple weeks back that was
15%. Nice wine, but yikes, it's like the old days of Zins (which are
now routinely pushing 16+%).
On Mon, 17 May 2010 18:05:52 -0700 (PDT), Dick N <email@example.com>
>Spring release weekend was outstanding in Walla Walla, Wa. Visited
>with many over a 4 day period.
>Stand outs were the Leonetti (I am on the list now), Abeja (ditto) and
>Long Shadows has an interesting concept...each variety has a different
>winemaker partnership. Alan Shuup was formerly of Chateau St Michele
>was responsible for the Antinori-CsM partnership. He has started this
>winery with this in mind...each wine has its own winemaker. I liked
>is Saggi, Sangiovase/Cab blend...it was outstanding.
>Walla Walla has continued to develop in terms of wine and local
>hospitality. Great lodging and restaurants, nightly entertainment on
>Would post notes if I took, but to busy enjoying the wines to post