ontinuing a look a wineries in the Lake Chelan area in tribute to the new Lake Chelan AVA…

Tildio Winery is located in Manson, Washington near Lake Chelan. The name Tildio comes from the Spanish name for the Killdeer bird which frequents the winery’s vineyards. The winery is owned by Milum and Katy Perry. The Perrys purchased their vineyard property in 2001 and opened their tasting room in 2005. Katy graduated from the UC Davis Enology and Viticulture program and has a resume that includes stints at Robert Mondavi, Geyser Peak Winery, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, MacRostie Winery, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Score Name Notes $
Tildio Ideale Columbia Valley 2007 Almost completely clear in color. An interesting blend of chardonnay and viognier that shows lemon zest and a bit of grassiness on the nose. Tart and enjoyable on the taste with a hint of fresh cut red pepper and just a touch of oak on the finish.

Tildio Malbec Columbia Valley 2006 An engaging nose with fresh ground black pepper, eather, Panda Bear licorice, and touches of cherry. Beautifully well put together and balanced on the taste with light chalky tannins. 13.9% alcohol. $28