Cougar Crest – 9/29/18

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Cougar Crest Winery – Dundee

We had a free Saturday and thought it might be fun to visit a few places we’d never been before . . . We started with Stoller Estates, then on to a small tasting room for a large company called Cougar Crest and then we finished at Erath Vineyards . . .one of the ones that started it all for me.

 

Cougar Crest Winery is based in Walla Walla Washington.  They own 4 vineyards in that region and have tasting rooms on the estate as well as in Woodinville and Spokane as well as Dundee

2016 Viognier

Light straw color

 

Bright and cheery fruit aromas.  .a bit of stone fruit

 

Stone fruit also on the palate, tight acidity and a nice finish

 

2016 Estate Chardonnay

Light straw color

 

A bit grassy

 

Oak. . primarily. .  .Not much else

 

2013 Dedication Eleven

Red blend of 40% Cab Sauv / 31% Syrah / 25% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot

 

Great dark fruit on the nose

 

Flavors are mild and texture is decent . . Really just OK

 

2012 Merlot

Dark garnet

 

Blueberry and raspberry are prevalent

 

Nicely integrated but still has an acidic edge.  Tannins are smooth and well structured

 

2010 Estate Anniversary Cuvee

Red blend of 40% Merlot / 25% Malbec / 20% Cab Franc / 15% Petit Verdot

 

A nice blend of black and blue fruit

 

Smooth texture with plenty of tannin structure left to provide and edge.

 

2012 Tempranillo

Blended 89% Tempranillo / 11% Syrah

 

Muted nose

 

Very smooth. . .No edges.  Flavors are mild but quite pleasant.

 

2014 Petit Verdot

Inky color

 

Gorgeous nose . .Loads of dark and red fruit

 

Silky mid palate . . Bursting with fruit flavors with a hint of baking spice and pepper . .Finish lingers for days . . .This one is going home.

 

2010 Syrillo

Blend of 50% Syrah / 50% Tempranillo

 

Lots of cherry and blackberry aromas

 

Silky smooth.  Flavors follow the aromas really well.  Definitely has some tannins and would benefit from some food with it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][dt_fancy_title title=”Photo Gallery” title_align=”left” title_size=”h3″ title_color=”accent”][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1548371376288-ba81964b-9f7f-1″ include=”15164,3151,3138,5,3119″ css=”.vc_custom_1513876882333{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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