Obelisco Estate Wines

Woodinville, WA

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Obelisco wines have always been one of my favorite Washington State wines. We recently had the opportunity to visit their new (at least to us) Apple Farm Village Tasting Room located on 148th Ave NE. (They still have their tasting room in Woodinville’s warehouse district and the “Wine Cellar” in Leavenworth.

We visited on a beautiful fall day and were able to sit outside on the veranda for our tasting. Tastings are $15 and they pour all of the wines that are currently available. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about each wine that we tried, and she smiled as she brought out each new wine to the veranda. It was right before dinner, so we did not try any of the delicious sounding appetizers available. We did however, hear a bit of the live music.

Wines we tasted:

Sauvignon Blanc 17 – $35 – I was surprised when Obelisco came out with a white wine. I never was, and still am not a fan of this wine. I feel it is quite overpriced.

Syrah 2014 – $50 – Very intense with a deep color and berry flavor. We loved it.

Cabernet 2014 – $50 – This was very drinkable but also felt like some time in the cellar would really soften it out and make it even more delicious.

Merlot 2014 – $50 – This is almost 20% Cabernet so it has a wonderful richness that I was not expecting with a Merlot. It is also made with 100% Obelisco Vineyard grapes.

Nefer III 2014 – $125 (750ml) – Full disclosure – I have never been a fan of the electrum or the Nefers. I don’t know why as we have many friends who love them. This one was 100% cabernet sauvignon. The tasting notes said oily finish – maybe that is my turn off – not sure, but at $25 per taste or $125 per bottle I am not too upset that it is not my favorite. I could drink their Syrah or Merlot everyday and be quite pleased.

 

Susan’s Score: Obelisco is a class act. We have been wine club members on and off since they opened their first tasting room in Woodinville. Deep rich chewy red wines are their hallmark.