Reminder that this month’s Virtual Tasting – the 2008 Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling – takes place on Wednesday July 29th at 7pm. Please join us in trying this wine and posting your notes.

Completing the trilogy of recently released wines from Tranche Cellars…

Tranche Cellars is new winery from Michael Corliss, Lauri Darnielle, and Kendall Mix of Corliss Estates (read about the Corliss wines here). In May Tranche released its inaugural whites – a Chardonnay, a Roussanne-Viognier, and a Pinot Gris. The winery’s first reds will be released this fall.

As with the other releases, the back of the bottle provides a description which reads “Be it known that the holder of this premier share of wine is entitled to enjoy aromas of lime, grapefruit, violets and mango. A mouthful of citrus, a touch of minerality, and delicate floral aromas. The maker pledges to bestow uncompromising standards of quality in creating this blend for generations to come.”

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Tranche Cellars Chardonnay 2006

Tranche Cellars Rousanne Viognier Columbia Valley 2007

See Paul Gregutt’s writeup on the Tranche Cellars’ wines here.







Tranche Cellars Pinot Gris Columbia Gorge 2006

Nose is marked by citrus, mineral, fresh cut Golden Delicious apple, pineapple, and a hint of freshly ground hot red pepper. Weighty on the tongue with a surprising amount of sweetness. Tropical fruit fills out the taste and finish. 13.3% alcohol.