Marc D wrote:Wow, those are pinot noir vines growing in Deming? Amazing. I will have to try a bottle. I wonder what he has growing on the sloped hill in back of the winery. The hill looks like the 'grande cote' compared to the plot of flat land in the front.
Like you, I've found some nice things about Mt Baker's Cabs. They definitely can be rustic, they don't come off as fruit forward, and they are a great bargain.
Jenise wrote:Surely this is one of the northern-most pinot noirs made in America
Marc D wrote:I found a bottle of the Mt Baker Pinot at Haggens, and had a glass tonight after work. I found a slight smoky note, but otherwise it was pretty much as you described. Very interesting and enjoyable wine.
I too was impressed with the Chasselas (and I drink few whites). I haven't tried the pinot, but believe a few bottles are at a local shop here in Olympia. Time to taste. Your description sounds very close to a Columbia Cascade (between Quincy & Leavenworth) pinot I have tasted from White Heron Winery.
As for the Cab, I am still working on my 1998 Mt. Baker stash.
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