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Sightglass Cellars - Tasting Jul 2023

With a history as winemaker at Woodinville Wine Cellars, Sean Boyd established his own releases under his label Sightglass Cellars around 2017. His worldly wine experiences include a cellar job beginning at Penfolds, Australia. Today, his Woodinville tasting room is pouring small batches of primarily Bordeaux blends, with varietals carefully selected to showcase Washington's terroir and potential.

Everything was tasting great at this release, in particular the 2022 Rose of Grenache, and the 2021 Red Wine, a surprisingly well valued, and delicate, finessed Merlot blend. I am excited to see what's in store for the fall release. Read on for the current tasting.

sightglass cellars wine tasting

2022 Sauvignon Blanc

Artz Vineyard, Red Mountain. Crisp, racy, bright acidity, offering granny smith apples, lemon, herbaceous notes. Zesty, refreshing. $20. Score 90.

2022 Rose of Grenache

Stillwater Creek, Royal Slope. Grapefruit, lime zest, nectarine, with lively acidity, light on the palate, with hints of white pepper. $25. Score 92.

2021 Red Wine

Merlot dominant, Cab franc, Malbec. Earthy aromas, smooth, light on the palate offering layers of blue and red fruit, dancing with peppery notes, vanilla, rounded smooth tannins on the finish. A nice refreshing light summer red, well blended, incredible value. $25. Score 92.

2021 Syrah/Grenache

50/50. Polished leather, white pepper, bursting with red cherry compote, finishing with smooth tannins and vanilla. $36. Score 91.


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