I waited on pins and needles for the Magnum Party at the Taste of Tulalip. The line up of wines was outstanding. In case you didn’t see my earlier blog article, here is the lineup.
Wines at the Magnum Party
- Opus One 1998 – Magnum
- Penfolds Grange 2003 – Magnum
- Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet 3 liter
- Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2003 & 2008
- ZD Abacus XII
- Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 2005
- Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – Magnum
- Betz Family La Serenne Syrah,
- Pere de Famille Cabernet – Magnum
- Molly Dooker ‘Velvet Glove’ Shiraz
- Gaja Barbaresco ‘Sori Tilden’
- Louis Roederer Cristal- Magnum
- Levy & Mcclellan Cabernet
The event was held in the mPulse Lounge. Sheik furniture, amazing wines, and food to enjoy the wines with. What else could you ask for? I didn’t take any detailed notes; it was just not possible. It was a time to just live in the moment and experience these wines. So enjoy the following few pictures and the tidbits of notes by me.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild is an iconic wine maker from Bordeaux. And 2005 was a great year for wine in Bordeaux (and Burgundy BTW).
If you are a Burgundy lover, here is one for you, Batard Montrachet Grand Cru.
Penfolds Grange 2003; One of my favourite wines at the Magnum Party. An iconic Shiraz from Australia. Velvety smooth and full bodied. Did you notice it is in a numbered bottle?
Shafer Hillside Select is a big Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the 25th vintage from the Stags Leap District. “… one of the New World’s most profound Cabernet Sauvignons …” – Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
The Molly Dooker “Velvet Glove” Shiraz was also exceptional. Great ripe fruit flavours. This is the wine you may have heard about having a palette accident in Australia, destroying many of the bottles that were on route around the world.
The Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is from Washington State. This was another big Cab. Napa doesn’t have big Cabs cornered in the USA. Give this wine a try. It’s very high quality.
If you like Pinot Noir, the Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009, is full bodied, silky with black cherry and spice.
I hope you enjoyed these wines vicariously and hope you have a chance to try them in person some day as I did. Enjoy!