November of 2011 was my first time to Walla Walla Washington and I was going for Fall Release. I fell in love with Walla Walla; the architecture of the buildings in town, the vineyards in their fall colors and the wine. Oh how I fell in love with the wines from Walla Walla.
I just opened a bottle of SAGGI 2008 from Long Shadows Winery that I purchased on this trip. SAGGI is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah. What a beautiful blend, so silky smooth and delicate in flavor. I was saving it for a dinner I thought would do it justice, a meal my kids requested, “Moms Lasagna”. I served with a crusty French bread with seasoned olive oil for dipping….. I wish I had a red check table cloth and drippy candles on the table to complete the mood.
If you go to Walla Walla put Long Shadows on your list of places to visit. I recommend trying some of their other wines, Sequel and Feather are couple more of my favorites. I will be making a return trip to Walla Walla for Spring Release the first weekend of May with two of my daughters, Diamond and Elise. I am looking forward to discovering more of Walla Walla with them.
I love pairing food and wine, as I continue blogging my adventures you will find that I tend to think of food that goes with the glass of wine. My favorite pairing, friends and family….D