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Wine Bloggers Conference Live Wine Blogging: Reds

By Jessica Yadegaran
Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 5:21 pm in Corkheads.

Here we are, day two of the Wine Bloggers Conference at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. This wine region is home to 150 wineries and we’re about to start the live wine blogging session for the red wines.

First up: 2008 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Petit Sirah. Almost creamy on the palate, it’s so viscous. I get toffee like flavors behind the smashed blackberries and blueberries. Surprisingly smooth tannins and “only” 13.5% alcohol. Well done. $12.

Wine 2: 2008 Desert Wind Ruah. Means “wind” in Hebrew. Soft, chewy cherry pie and cinnamon blend of merlot, cab sauv, cab franc. @desertwindwine. $20.

Wine 3: Duck Pond Cellars 2008 Red Blend. Silky suede dark fruit. Smooth tannins. Wahluke Slope. Hottest part of Columbia Valley but doesn’t feel like dragon breathe alcohol.@duckpondcellars. $15

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