A little History-Otis Kenyon!

Wow!! What can I say about a wine that is nothing other than WOW! My girlfriend and I went wine tasting a few Sundays back,we were having a really good time and I was excited to try a new winery. Otis Kenyon had been on my agenda for some time and I definitely made them my target.  Pat, our tasting room host immediately greeted us and we dove into some of the best Washington state wine that I have tasted to date!

OtisK_AnnThe Otis Kenyon name and label celebrates a storied family history steeped within the walls of the Walla Walla Valley. It’s a fascinating story that dates back to the early 1900’s and I invite you to visit their informative website and relish in an interesting tidbit of Washington Wine history.

Winemaker Dave Stephenson with owners, Steve Kenyon and Deborah Dunbar source their grapes from their own mature 10-acre Stellar Vineyard that bears Cab, Merlot and Syrah grapes. They prefer a more dry farmed varietal. Otis Kenyon also takes advantage of other gorgeous Washington slopes, such as Horse Heaven Hills.  The family has another 29-acres that is waiting to be cultivated and features Bordeaux and Rhone style varietals. Boy, I can not wait for that to mature into a beautiful wine product that I know will only come from Otis Kenyon. I have to say that I particularly love their 2009 Petit Verdot, it may be my favorite on the market. What a unique earthy taste with a sensual blend of deep spicy flavors that follow all the way through with a bitter chocolate.  Otis Kenyon also serves a nice bottle of 2006 Reisling that is a lovely crisp dry drinking wine, that would match any beautiful summer day.

Take an adventure and experience Otis Kenyon’s amazing history. Visit Pat in Woodinville at the Apple Farm Village and she will lead you into wine Heaven.




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