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Woodinville Reds

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Manzanita, Oregon
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Woodinville Reds

We will be in town mid December and thought we would enjoy some wine tasting. We prefer fruit forward reds particularly Merlots, Malbecs, Tempernillos, Pinot, Claret and Ports probably not all at the same tasting, (-: Any winery or web site suggestions?

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1. Re: Woodinville Reds

Januik Winery. It has a variety of reds, and the winery is beautiful. In general, WA State reds are high alcohol and fruit forward. You will probably notice strong bramble and berry notes in the wines. A few wineries are producing some tasty Malbecs and Tempernillos, but the state is best known for its Cabs (Claret) and Syrahs. If you can get over to Chatter Creek Winery, do so. They made some great Malbecs which they released last year. Unfortunately, they may be sold out . They had at least two nice Tempernillos as well.

I'll express my opinion here: WA is no good for Pinot Noir. You want Oregon for that, or, better yet, Burgundy.

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I agree with kaleberg. Januik is very good! It has been one of our favorite wines for about 8 years now.

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I assume you have been to the main Woodinville Website. We have enjoyed Januik (gorgeous building) too, and also DeLille, Betz, Mark Ryan, to name some of our favorites. But there are so many...

One of the best events of the Season is the Woodinville St Nicholas Open house, but I am thinking your dates may not quite coincide.

I would also recommend perhaps stopping at The Willows Lodge, and enjoy the wine flights in their Fireside Cellars Cafe. Purple, another wine cafe, in Woodinville is another good option. Both have exceptional cellars featuring local wines.


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My SO and one of her sons imbibed among several wineries in the area, and enjoyed Janiuk, a lot as others noted, Effeste, Brian Carter, Ross Andrews, Book Walter and more... Very impressed. And a new 40 winery "center" will be opening near the Hollywood Schoolhouse. Sounds like a Healdsberg north.

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