VITACEAE, The Vine family
It was a nice weekend in Seattle:
Yuko and her friend Zach took us to Woodinville for wine tasting. It was a beautiful misty day- perfect fall colors. First we went to Chateau Ste. Michelle, where there were peacocks on the lawn. The tour guide reminded me of Liz Lemon. One of our favorites in the tasting room was 2006 Columbia Valley Muscat Canelli: sweet, but still light and crisp, with ginger and pear scents.
We visited Columbia Winery, which had nice landscaping. The wineries here use grapes grown on the other side of the Cascade Range, in Eastern Washington, where the weather is much drier and the temperatures are more extreme. To top it off we lunched (and tasted beers) at Red Hook Brewery.
Muscat grapes, called Moscato in Italian, are used to make Asti Spumante.