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Seattle Urban Wineries

By now you must know we're into beer, coming from Seattle, where all the good stuff is made. But there's wine in our neighborhood too and just as many wineries as breweries.

Seattle Urban Wineries is a group of over 20 award winning artisan wineries in the city. And, we've started visiting them for tasting on weekends riding to them on our city bikes.

At Viscon cellars, we tasted their holiday wine releases, listened to what the winemaker had to say about the vintages, and shared our tasting notes below.

2013 The Betrayal

  • Chardonnay
  • Domanico Vineyards
  • Yakima Valley
  • 13.0% Alc. by Vol.

Already sold out, the Betrayal is made from some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in Washington State. The grapes came from Domanico Vineyards in Prosser Washington. That's a small family owned vineyard that has been yielding premium wines in Washington since the mid 1970’s. The name “The Betrayal” comes from the winemaker's desire to make a Chardonnay that can honor its place of origin while bringing out the best from this varietal by utilizing winemaking techniques that would coax out the beautiful flavors and finish. So it's not really a Chardonay. And, agreed because 2013 was a very good wine growing year with long warm days and cool nights. Those conditions allowed the flavors to develop slowly in these grapes. Hand harvesting and whole cluster pressing the grapes...