Episode 173 – Washington Wine Month Part 2: Making Beautiful Things at Brook & Bull Cellars with Winemaker, Ashley Trout

Episode 173 – Washington Wine Month Part 2: Making Beautiful Things at Brook & Bull Cellars with Winemaker, Ashley Trout Episode 173 – Washington Wine Month Part 2: Making Beautiful Things at Brook & Bull Cellars with Winemaker, Ashley Trout

In today’s episode, the 2nd of Washington Wine Month, Shelley and Phil sit down with Ashley Trout, Winemaker at Brook & Bull Cellars to learn all about her story while tasting through her beautiful wines. Brook & Bull focuses on producing fine varietals and untraditional blends with a low oak profile, purposely highlighting vintage variation and  showing Washington State terroir. And since International Prosecco Day is on Sunday, we start off with a LaMarca Prosecco, too! Let’s get to it! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing

Wine Time Fridays Rating System: 

Phenomenal ???? Practically Perfect ???? Pretty Damn Good! ???? Pleasant ???? Problematic ????

Pleagth (Pitiful/Pathetic) ????

Wines this episode:   

  • Wines featured this episode:
  • NV LaMarca Prosecco ($18 at Albertsons) ????
  • 2022 Brook & Bull Chardonnay ($32 at the winery) ????
  • 2020 Brook & Bull The Silent Ode ($50 at the winery) ????
  • 2021 Brook & Bull Reserve Malbec ($60 at the winery) ????

For more information on the LaMarca Prosecco, please visit https://www.lamarcaprosecco.com/prosecco.html 

For more information on the Brook & Bull Chardonnay, please visit https://www.brookandbull.com/product#/2021-chardonnay-duplicate

For more information on the Brook & Bull The Silent Ode, please visit https://www.brookandbull.com/product#/2020-the-silent-ode

For more information on the Brook & Bull Reserve Malbec, please visit https://www.brookandbull.com/product#/2020-reserve-malbec-duplicate

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Coeur d’Alene FRESH, Eternal Wine and Naked Wines!

Coeur D’alene FRESH: Located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, FRESH wine bar is a place to meet friends, relax and just be Coeur d’Alene. Stop by for a fun time every Wednesday around 5:30 for WINO Wednesday. Consider FRESH wine bar for your next event. Stop by or visit https://www.freshwinebar.com

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The Social Web Wine Word of the Week – Sturdy Tannins

When tannins are described as “sturdy,” it generally means that they are prominent, robust, and well-structured. Sturdy tannins often have a firm grip on the palate, resulting in a drying or astringent sensation. Wines with sturdy tannins are typically full-bodied and can be more resistant to oxidation, allowing them to age well over time.

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Wines we enjoyed this week: L’Ecole No. 41 Estate Merlot, Cave B Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Roblar Chardonnay, La Playa Rosė and Waterbrook Chardonnay.

Mentions: Alyson LaVarnway, Flying Trout Wines, Marco Gonzales, Vital Wines, Idaho Wine Merchants, Studio 107, Possibilities, The Culinary Stone, 

For more information and how you can help Vital Wines, who is improving equity in access to healthcare for vineyard workers and their families through education, advocacy and direct services, please visit https://www.vitalwinery.com

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