Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a bottle tasting at our neighborhood wine bar. It was Thursday night, Peter was working, so I chose to go to happy hour with my girlfriends at Vino at the Landing.
This particular tasting featured the wines from Washington’s own Obelisco Estate from Red Mountain. The only time I have had these wines was at a prior tasting at the same wine bar. I was very impressed with them and picked up one of their ’09 Electrum Cabernets.
Perhaps because of the tasting, my bottle was calling to me. Even though happy hour with the girlfriends is not usually a “wine company’s coming” kind of night… I couldn’t resist! My main rule with wine is to share it with people who will appreciate it. And appreciate it we did! Beautiful, smooth… every sip better than the one before.
Obelisco Estate is not very old. Their first release was 2007 fruit, but it comes from a distinctive background. The owner came from a well known Californian brand, the winemakers are established Washington names. Some people are surprised when I buy wine that doesn’t come from the big box store…but this one, might never appear there. Besides, in my world, one buys good wine anywhere one finds it.
I still had not forgotten the Thursday night tasting, so with my Super Bowl pool money clenched in my fist, I wandered into the wine bar on Monday… just to see what they might still have.
One last bottle of ’09 Cab….there wasn’t any Electrum, but judging from the quality we tasted Thursday night, I’m already looking forward to enjoying this one. Sleep well, precious Cab.