lummi island wine tasting february 7 ’15

We’re back– Grand 2015 reopening Saturday, February 7!

DSCN1099A week ago we were parked in the sun at Bodega Bay, relaxing and enjoying the warmth of the weather and the pleasure of nothing in particular we had to do. Ahhhhhhh, very pleasant! This is the same place we spent time and wrote about last year at this time. Lovely weather, great dog walking trails, and even a yoga class right next door! The original plan was to spend at least a week there, but given the unexpected change of plans  mentioned last week, the three days we did get to spend there were especially enjoyable.

It has been helpful to have had that week and a half of sunny days in our back pockets on the drenchingly rainy drive back north the last few days. It is Amazing how much more room wet dogs take up in a small trailer than dry ones…!



Terrapin Creek Revisited

dscn1103 (Modified)As mentioned last year, there is a delightful little restaurant in Bodega Bay called Terrapin Creek (read more). Low-key, understated, and affordable, this little one-star Michelin restaurant operated by chef/owner Andrew Truong is an unexpected gem in this little coastal town. Last year we enjoyed a wonderful lunch there; this year we went for dinner, beginning with the very tasty Wedding Cuvee bubbly (yes, a rosé) from nearby Iron Horse Vineyards (which we of course had to visit!). Absolutely lovely meal, highly recommended!

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This week’s tasting

Scherrer Dry Rose ’13    California    $21
69% syrah and 31% grenache): Light, bright pink. Vibrant, precise aromas of strawberry, orange zest and white pepper. Taut and linear on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering an array of red fruit flavors and a hint of honeysuckle. Finishes on a juicy tangerine note, with excellent clarity and spicy persistence.

Aravo albarino ’13 Spain  $18
A one-of-a-kind, lush, medium-bodied Albariño that fills the mouth with apples, lime, peaches, flowers and grass, with bracing acidity and cleansing minerality.

Venta Morales Tempranillo ’13    Spain   $9
Deep ruby/purple color in addition to lots of berry fruit and a touch of licorice presented in a lush, Spanish fruit-bomb style.

Vinosia Aglianico ’11      Italy        $12
Deep garnet-purple color. Raisin, blueberry and underbrush aromas. Some dried rose petals and spice. Crisp acidity and a medium+ body. Medium+ level of velvety tannins. Long finish.

Scherrer Old Vines Zinfandel ’12     California    $34
Superb depth and richness, along with layers of flavor, all while maintaining the essentially mid-weight personality of the site. Sweet rose petals, mint and licorice meld together on a silky finish supported by excellent structure.

Wine Tasting

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