I tell ya, taking an extra day off on a long weekend makes it feel like a vacation. And going to a winery on a Friday afternoon? There's nothing better. Manageable crowds, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful scenery and fabulous company.
But first, we had to work for that wine. The girls headed to the river path for a run/walk - I did my last double digit run before the 50K (10 miles) and C walked several miles during that time. The manfriend took his brother on a 30 mile bike ride with some decent climbing. We were happy to see they had both survived after the fact.
After an appropriate amount of sweating and eating, we headed out to King Estate and saddled up to the tasting counter. For $5 you get to taste a variety of whites and reds - I think we tasted 7-8. Wine notes were taken.
We tasted whites and reds at King Estate, including the domaine Pinot Noir, which was delish. King Estate is known for their Signature Pinot Gris, which they sell more of than anything else. But I think my favorite of all of our tastings was the NxNW Columbia Valley Syrah. Mmm.
After tasting a range of their wines, we opted to buy a bottle of the NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon to share on the patio.
We could have sat there all day and night. Some of us were contemplating taking naps on the patio.
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