Listen to an in-depth interview with Roger Gamache with Max Murrey from the Winejets Podcast!
Highlights from this episode include:
- Why Roger started growing grapes
- Basic qualifications for a good vineyard site
- The different species of grapes
- What's the deal with "old vines?"
- Hand harvesting vs. machine harvesting
- and much more!
Gamache Vintners 2013 Boulder Red Wine, $20
"Smooth and luscious with heady aromas of dark fruit, loamy earth, vanilla and cedar, and compelling flavors of black cherry, plum and dark berries mingled with graham, vanilla and spice. Refined tannins add depth to the full-bodied finish."
Unique blend of: Malbec 42%, Syrah 23%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%
From Washington Tasting Room Magazine
Featured Article: "Art of the Blend: Proprietary Red Wines"
Thanks to all that participated in our Guess the Corks game this weekend! Hope you were able to watch the Live Facebook feed today- its up on our Facebook page if you want to check it out! And our winner is... Stuart Spurlock! Congratulations!!! We will be contacting the winner soon with details on their prize.
The total number of corks was *349*
Over the weekend we had a fun trivia contest going on for our guests in the tasting room. Below are the answers to the questions and our winner!!
1.) How many wineries are there in Washington State? 900+
2.) How many varieties of grapes are produced in Washington State? 40+
3.) What is the total number of AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in Washington State? 14
4.) What was the first AVA in Washington State? Yakima Valley (1983)
5.) What is the newest AVA in Washington State? Lewis-Clark Valley (2016)
...AND OUR WINNER IS... Resa Hoiland!! Congrats! We will be contacting the winner shortly.
91 pts Gamache Vintners 2010 Heritage Nicolas, Columbia Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon makes up half of this blend from Gamache and Champoux vineyards, with the balance Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Coffee, vanilla, herb and cherry aromas lead to dark-fruit and barrel-spice flavors that linger. The wood is up front but plenty of good things are going on. - S.S. Wine Enthusiast