‘ I know never to take a wine for granted. Drawing a cork is like attendance at a concert or at a play that one knows well, when there is all the uncertainty of no two performances ever being quite the same. That is why the French say, ‘There are no good wines, only good bottles.” ‘ – Gerald Asher
Disclaimer: The tech-savvy twitterati at Matthews Estate in Woodinville, WA. invited binNotes© to this special tasting.
Jim Rubstello, the Matthews Estate partner who graciously greeted our tasting party, didn’t plan on becoming a winery owner, but a restaurateur. Thankfully, his veer towards vines with partners Cliff & Diane Otis, and their collaboration with wine maker Aryn Morell, has established a beautiful symphony of pitch-perfect wines.
For the more experienced palate, the 2008 Columbia Valley Claret delivers a refined red – soft, supple, with a gorgeous garnet hue.
Tout out to winery assistant Eric, who multi-tasked with aplomb a simultaneous Tenor tasting. Cheers!