We discovered Page Cellars at the end of a night wine tasting during the "After Hours Wine Walk at Woodinville". (If you haven't checked out this event, it's a convenient and affordable way to sample wineries in a specified district).
Page's sole tasting room is located in the Warehouse district. The tasting room is quaint and cozy. Space is somewhat limited indoors, but they have a larger covered patio area that opens into the parking lot.
We were greeted by a cheery, friendly lady, pouring tastings. She seemed to have good rapport with the other customers as she smiled and laughed while serving. She introduced herself as Laurel, the tasting room manager.
The 2017 Barbera caught our eyes first, as this was somewhat of a rare find in Washington. We were blown away. After a few more tastings, we confirmed it wasn't a fluke, and their wines were something special. We knew we had to return for a more formal tasting.
Two weeks later, we returned for a tasting. Laurel recognized us immediately and greeted us warmly. We chose the entire white and red flight. The tasting fee is affordable, at $15 for 5 tastings!
Page Riesling - we aren't Riesling fans, owing to sweetness, so we'll spare the rating.
Tickle Me Pink Rose - nice dry Syrah rose. A rating.
Page Rose - also a Syrah rose, but sweeter, immediately tip of tongue sweetness. B rating.
2018 Columbia Valley Merlot - very smooth, velvety, chocolate, low tannins. A rating.
2018 Lick My Lips Merlot - from Red Mountain; more jammy than the Columbia Valley, fruit forward, tart acid. A- rating.
2017 Barbera - nice bold dark fruits, balanced by addition of cab, smooth tannins. A rating.
2018 Tryst Bordeaux - smooth, fell flat, flabby, searching for much needed tannins. B rating.
2019 Syrah - smoky smooth vanilla and chocolate, soft tannins, easy drink. A rating.
Page has a long history, and we were a little surprised to hear they were turning owners. We were lucky to meet the new owner Todd. He was very friendly, and genuine. He showed us around the cellar where they use American Oak barrels. While there may be some new cosmetic updates, and label changes to the bottles, he told us he'd stay true to the Page Cellars winemaking philosophy.
Our overall tasting experience was great. The wines overall deserve an A rating. Service definitely gets an A+ rating. The ambience is a little tight, and basic, but it serves its purpose - B rating. We joined the club that day, and purchased the Barbera, Cab Franc, and Cab Sauv. We will be back soon!