Virtual Tasting Series with Karen MacNeil


Join award-winning wine author Karen MacNeil (The Wine Bible) as she hosts a series of exciting in-depth Live Virtual Tastings with vintners and winemakers from across Washington State. Karen is the Honorary Chair of the Auction of Washington Wines 2020-21 and the winner of numerous major wine awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. In this four-part series, Karen goes deep with some of the most preeminent vintners and winemakers who have helped make Washington State a “great American wine region.”


SESSION 1: EXPLORING THE WINES OF HORSE HEAVEN HILLS

Wednesday, June 30 at 4pm PST

Katie Nelson

Chateau Ste. Michelle

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Estate, Horse Heaven Hills

Damon Huard

Passing Time

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Ray McKee

Trothe

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

SESSION 2: EXPLORING WASHINGTON’S RHONE-STYLE WINES

Wednesday, July 14 at 4pm PST

Will Wiles

Columbia Crest

2013 Reserve Grenache, Horse Heaven Hills

Noah Fox-Reed

Tinte Cellars

2017 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Christian Grieb

Treveri Cellars

NV Sparkling Rose, Yakima Valley

SESSION 3: EXPLORING WASHINGTON’S BORDEAUX STYLE WINES

Wednesday, July 21 at 4pm PST

Dennis Cakebread

Mullan Road Cellars

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Royal Slope

Coman Dinn

Co Dinn Cellars

2016 Red Blend, Elephant Mountain Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills

Greg Frichette

Frichette Winery

2018 Merlot, Red Mountain

SESSION 4: EXPLORING WASHINGTON’S CABERNETS

Wednesday, August 4 at 4pm PST

Marie-Eve Gilla

Valdemar Estates

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Klipsun Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

Brian Carter

Brian Carter Cellars

2015 Solesce, Columbia Valley

David O’Reilly

Owen Roe

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

SESSION 5: AGE-WORTHY WHITE WINES

Wednesday, August 25 at 4pm PST

Charlie Lybecker

Cairdeas Winery

Cairdeas Estate 2020 Picardan 

Jason Gorski

DeLille Cellars

Delille 2020 Chaleur Blanc

Morgan Lee

Two Vintners

Two Vintners 2020 Grenache

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