Featured User: Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Sarah Milsow-Guenther lives near Woodinville, WA and has a passion for wine. Sarah is continuously learning about wine whenever she gets the chance (and drinking it too). She also loves gathering information by visiting different tasting rooms and wine shops to meet winemakers and others in the industry. Sarah occasionally pours at a tasting room in Woodinville on the weekends. Delectable: What sparked your passion for wine? Sarah Milsow-Guenther: When I went off to college my parents needed a new hobby, and it just happened to be attending local wine tastings. Then when I would come home and visit, I started going with them and got sucked in. My interest snowballed when my mom started working for a winery a few years later. I still remember the first bottle of wine that piqued my interest, a 2005 Stella Maris from Northstar Winery . D: What wine region are you wild about right now? SMG: I am still trying to learn all I can about Old World wines, specifically Austria and France , but I am still just amazed at all of the under-the-radar fantastic wines that are coming out of my home state ( Washington ) right now. D: What is the most unusual wine you’ve ever tried? SMG: There’s two that come to mind: The first, a White Pinot Noir from Icicle Ridge Winery that was unlike anything I have ever tried. The second was a bottle I was lucky enough to be able to try about 3 years ago, a Vintage Port blend from 1966. At that point I had never had anything that old before so it really opened to my eyes to what aging good port (and good wine) can do. D: What is your golden rule for wine? SMG: Everyone’s palate and knowledge-level is different when it comes to wine, so buy what you like. D: Say you’re not allowed to have wine, what is your second option? SMG: Gin from one of my favorite local distilleries, Scratch in Edmonds, WA. D: Choose a movie, book, quote, or song and pair it with a wine SMG: Silence of the Lambs with a nice Chianti ? Just kidding! Ratatouille and a nice bottle of Gorgeous Syrah from W.T. Vintners , it’s my go-to everyday wine. D: If you were a wine, what wine would you be? SMG: I would be the unexpected yet delicious wine that is made from a grape grown in a region that you would not typically associate it with. For example, a Grüner Veltliner from Washington State .

Tero Estates

Windrow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Nice dark fruit on the nose, do I smell a hint of meat/jerky too? Could be my imagination. Opened this on a whim, should have saved this for a nicer meal. Nice, rich Cab. — 5 years ago

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Warr-King Wines

Marie Noelle Columbia Valley Syrah Rosé 2018

Interesting Rose. Lots of strawberry on this one. Nice price point too. — 5 years ago

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Flying Trout

The Brook Blend Columbia Valley Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Decent Malbec-heavy red blend. Has smoothed out a little too much, the fruit is starting to wind down on this one. Still a decent wine but I would drink now. — 5 years ago

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W.T. Vintners

Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2015

Got a sneak peek of this one. Can not wait for this to be released in a few months. Not as much fruit on this vintage but a nice amount of acid on the front and some light floral notes at the end. Nicely balanced, will be drinking this all summer. — 5 years ago

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Domaine Pouillon

Katydid Horse Heaven Hills Grenache Blend 2012

Still a nice wine. Sad this is my last bottle of this vintage. Such a good value from Full Pull wines. — 5 years ago

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Quinta Do Infantado

Vintage Porto Port Blend 2000

Tasted like fresh Concord grape juice when first opened. Really came in to its own after letting it sit for a bit. — 5 years ago

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Upland Estates

Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Really interesting Cab. Don’t expect a typical Cab taste, this is definitely old vine. Almost coconut on the nose, very different. Not my favorite but still very good. The longer it sits out, I get more chocolate on the palate. — 5 years ago


Emmy Stone Tree Vineyards Mourvedre Blend 2011

This really aged nicely. Got the funk, really nice. Pepper and slight floral nose. Nice wine. — 5 years ago


Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard Red Blend 2006

Wow do Ben’s wines continue to age well. Glad I still have a few more bottles. This is tasting beautifully right now. — 5 years ago

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Midleton Distillery

Yellow Spot 12 Years Aged Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Preferred this slightly over the Green Spot. Much more smooth, lovely nose, hints of honey. Delicious. — 5 years ago

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