Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Find May 27, 2011

Each Friday we highlight a wine from the Northwest that we think is a real "find." By find we might mean that it's a steal, as all of these wines we'll feature weekly are under $20. We might also mean "Hey, you really need to go find this" and it might be a wine that we feel not enough people know about. In any case, with the weekend pending we're hoping to help you "find" a wine to kickoff the weekend right. We'll tell you a little bit about the wine and try to help you track it down here in the Northwest.

In reverence of yesterday being the 2nd annual #ChardonnayDay in the twitterverse and beyond, this week's Friday Find is Rulo Chardonnay 2009 from Sundance Vineyard, Walla Walla, WA $19.99

This is a 100% Chardonnay wine from Sundance Vineyard in the Wahluke AVA and raised in stainless steel. The nose is bright and light with aromas of lemon, pear, mint and lot of stoniness. It is full and fleshy on the palate, ending with very crisp and focused acidity. It lingers with pretty fruit and again, great stoniness. This wine has fabulous complexity and completeness. All this for $20?! Awesome! A great showcase of the high quality of wines coming from Rulo.

Kurt & Vicki Schlicker began Rulo Winery in 2000 in Walla Walla. Kurt is the winemaker & the two of them run the show together - tasting room operations, cleaning, tasting, blending, selling, delivering, the whole gamut. They make Rosé, Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet all at great prices.


These guys make arguably the best $20 red wine in the world in that Syrah they make.

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