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Seattle Wine Awards has honored us with fabulous results again this year! Out of the 1250 wines entered in the 2015 competition, Woodhouse received a Double Gold for the 2010 Darighe and a Gold for the 2010 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cab Franc. Both of these wines are exclusive to our wine club members, and we have room for a limited number of new members. Sign up HERE.

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH MERLOT
"...an approachable, focused Merlot with mild tannins. It opens with aromas of sweet purple fruit akin to dusty black cherry and black cherry with cocoa. Inside, it’s filled with dark plum and currants, backed by blueberry skin tannins..."

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2011 KENNEDY SHAH TEMPRANILLO
"...This has the body and temperament of a nice dry, balanced Italian wine. Some tomato and plum come across the palate. Tempranillo is the main grape of Spain and works well solo or in blends...."

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2012 HUDSON SHAH "CAB"
"...A floral aroma gives way to a nice dryness and moderate tannins. A bit vegetative in taste, though not a harsh green pepper. Nice body with a smidgen of oak....."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH MERLOT
"...an approachable, focused Merlot with mild tannins. It opens with aromas of sweet purple fruit akin to dusty black cherry and black cherry with cocoa. Inside, it’s filled with dark plum and currants, backed by blueberry skin tannins..."

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2012 DUSSEK SYRAH
"...This is one of the best American Syrahs I’ve tasted in a long time...it offers plenty of dark fruit flavor enhanced by spicy, peppery undertones and just a hint of something meaty in the bouquet..."

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2011 KENNEDY SHAH TEMPRANILLO
"...winemaker Jean Claude Beck has turned this into a delightful and reasonably priced example of what this grape native to the Iberian Peninsula can do in Washington state..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH MERLOT
"...vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit accompanied by notes of leaf, olive and mild oak toast and spice. Medium extraction, bright acidity, moderate tannins and a blossoming finish...Nicely done!.."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
"LA VIE EN ROUGE"

"The "La Vie En Rouge" is one of those fun, kitchen sink style blends…It's simply fun to drink while offering complexity and great versatility."

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2012 HUDSON SHAH "CAB"
"With superb balance and subtle tannins this Cab is great on its own but it's also a great accompaniment to grilled meats or red sauces."

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2012 DUSSEK SYRAH
"This is one of the more "serious" marketplace wines made at the Woodhouse Wine Estates. Like many of their marketplace wines, this Syrah is made by winemaker Jean Claude Beck. His motto is "No boring wines!" I think he succeeded."

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2010 MAGHEE MERLOT
"...Complex and expressive aromas gather up hints of alder-smoked black cherry, strawberry juice, fresh-brewed espresso, cocoa powder, violets and orange oil..."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"Alsace native Jean Claude Beck continues his recent string of success for Woodinville vintners Bijal and Sinead Shah with this stunning Cabernet Sauvginon that seems to just now hitting its stride..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH RESERVE SYRAH
             

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"Few wines are more enjoyable than a cabernet that’s both fresh and firm than. The 2010 Dussek Cabernet Sauvignon also boasts a dandy dust/fruit amalgam throughout its smooth journey through the palate and beyond..."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"...From the first sip, it was apparent why the 2010 Dussek won Best of Class Gold at  Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SFWE) Wine Awards. As with previous vintages, this rich wine has a long finish, and would pair well with a big juicy rare steak...."

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2010 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE CABERNET FRANC

"... Complex and smooth, you can take this bottle to a special dinner party or enjoy it at home with a steak over a charcoal barbecue or even with Copper River salmon – it’s almost that time of year again..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH RESERVE SYRAH
"This is 100% Syrah goodness, an earthy, robust wine that reminded us of the best of both Washington state and Napa Syrahs we’ve tasted in the past..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE TEMPRANILLO

"...This delicious Tempranillo reveals aromas and flavors of cranberry, cherry and red plum. It’s all backed by bright acidity and approachable tannins..."

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2011 KENNEDY SHAH TEMPRANILLO
"...shows off aromas and flavors of black pepper, raspberry, red cherry and fruit leather backed by round tannins, moderate acidity and a lengthy finish..."

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THE WOODHOUSE WINE ESTATES
"We’ve been fans of the old-world style wines at The Woodhouse Wine Estates for ten years, well before this blog was created in 2007...We strongly recommend that you visit The Woodhouse Wine Estates warehouse-chic tasting room in Woodinville..."

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2010 DARIGHE
"Jean-Claude Beck creates this tier under the Woodhouse Wine Estates banner, and he produced it in a Meritage-style using the five primary red Bordeaux varieties...There’s a rich entry of Bing cherry, cassis and pomegranate, backed by licorice and toasted walnut. The structure is supremely balanced between plum-skin tannins and raspberry acidity...."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE RIESLING

"...Pale gold color; penetrating and provocative aromas of petrol, lychee, peach and spiced pear, top-notes of lemongrass and lime peel; crushed gravel and shale; very dry but luminously fruit-filled..."

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SEATTLE - February 17, 2015 - Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Awards Represent the Best of the West. More than 65 wineries submitted 190 wines for the awards in a variety of styles. Wines were awarded gold, silver and bronze and 10 were given top honors. Included in these top honors were our 2010 Darighe Bordeaux Blend and our 2010 Dussek Cabernet Sauvignon which won BEST OF CLASS GOLD. Our 2010 Maghee Merlot was awarded a GOLD medal, our 2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc a Silver.

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2010 DARIGHE
"...it opens up with rich aromas of leather, coffee, chocolate, and blackberry. On the palate I experience medium tannins with muted dark fruit flavors and a long, complex finish. Highly recommended with a well-seasoned heritage pork chop..."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"...Bright red cherry, plum, firm and chewy tannins, long finish. Good now, will certainly improve over a few years of aging and development. I'd love to try this with braised short ribs over polenta...."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE RIESLING

"...This delightful bottle shows nice notes of ripe peach alongside elements of tropical fruit on the palate. Bright acidity and a gentle finish. Outstanding with grilled halibut topped with a mango salsa..."

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2010 DARIGHE
"...Dark ruby-light purple color. Lovely blueberry and tart cranberries on the nose, lots of flowers, loamy soil, rich vanilla, clove, tobacco, but so much brightness to the aromatic profile as well... Complex, thought-provoking, but perhaps most importantly, downright delicious..."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"...Lovely nose: Rich blue fruit mixes with tart red berries, and it’s all dusted with incense sticks, lavender, rose potpourri and a deep sense of earthy complexity...Long and complex, you could decant this and pick out nuances all night long, or just cellar it for five. But a beauty young. Swoon..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE RIESLING

"...Beautiful and complex nose of white peach, orange marmalade, kiwi, all drizzled with honey and some dusty soil. On the palate this wine is bright and clean, packing lots of fruit into a nervy, wiry frame..."

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2012 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE RIESLING

"...Floral aromas, lightly sweet flavors of peaches and minerals..."

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90 pts
Gold Medal Winner
2010 Darighe

 

91 pts
Gold Medal Winner
2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc


Both wines are exclusive to TWWE wine club members, so join HERE today!
 


2008 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE CABERNET FRANC

"Aaron: This was a splurge for us and worth it in my opinion.  The very full flavor was mesmerizing and intense flavors flooded the palate.  Earth was the predominant flavor, coupled with almond overtones.  There’s a punch of spice right before the finish, followed by a gentle blend of oak and blueberry.  This was complex and enjoyable.

Teri: A full bodied wine with earthy flavors of almond, sage, and smoke followed by a smooth finish of dark raspberry. Bold but not overpowering. I found this extremely smooth and complex for a cab franc."

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2010 DARIGHE
"...It shows a rich, leafy red and black fruit mix with brown spice, earth and a touch of mint.  Quite long with a dusty grip at the end, it suggests lamb or wild game bird as a pairing.  The Woodhouse portfolio is one to watch -- there's some very good work happening there..."

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2010 KENNEDY SHAH
RESERVE CABERNET FRANC

"...The aroma are fascinating—tea, red cherry, herbs and earth spices. The faintly rustic aroma is part of its charm..."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"Juicy, bright and racy with berries, plum and tangy acidity; minerals, spice and oak; long and balanced."

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2010 DUSSEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
"...this wine is an approachable Cabernet that shows red currant, blackberry and vanilla, with very mild spice and herb notes.  It's very long and forward with nice leafy note in finish and rich oak spice in background. While this review wasn't crowd sourced, you can't argue with disappearing wine."

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2010 KENNEDY SHAH MERLOT
"...Plush currant notes on the front of the palate, with chocolate coming through on the underbelly. This is a very interesting Merlot with a ton of complexity for the price"

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Wine Press Northwest’s annual competition of gold medal winners from throughout the Pacific Northwest was very good to Woodhouse this year!  Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia gold medal winners from more than 35 professionally judged wine competitions worldwide were invited to enter the blind judging. www.winepressnw.com

All eight of our entries were awarded medals!  We are, of course, most proud of the Platinum award for our 2008 Reserve Cab Franc, available exclusively to our loyal wine club members.  Be sure to check our website or visit the tasting room to get your hands on these medal winners before it’s too late!



Platinum:
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cab Franc

Double Gold:
2008 Maghee Merlot
2009 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah
2009 Kennedy Shah Reserve Petit Verdot
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Malbec

Gold:
2008 Darighe
2012 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
2009 Kennedy Shah Reserve La Vie En Rouge

 

 

We were honored to receive some amazing medals again at this year's competition!

We are happy to announce we received
gold medals for our:
2009 KS Reserve La Vie en Rouge
2009 KS Reserve Syrah
2008 Maghee Merlot
2008 Darighe

Silver medals went to the 2008 KSR Cabernet Franc & 2013 Picnic Blend.

Join us in the tasting room soon, and congratulate Jean-Claude on another great success!

www.sfwinecomp.com


 

We are so very honored and proud to have 3 Double Gold and 3 Gold medal winning wines at this year's Seattle Wine Awards!! The Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah received Double Gold and our Darighe, Petit Verdot and Riesling received Gold. Thank you to everyone who loves our wines!! 

Double Gold
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cabernet Franc
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Malbec
2009 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah
 
Gold
2008 Darighe
2009 Kennedy Shah Reserve Petit Verdot
2012 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
 
Bronze
2008 Maghee Merlot

 


 

The Woodhouse Wine Estates acquired a few more medals at the Seattle Wine & Food Experience in February. We had a great time and loved being able to showcase our wines to a larger audience.

The 2008 Maghee Merlot received a Gold medal, silver went to the 2008 Reserve La Vie en Rouge, 2008 Reserve Syrah and 2011 Reserve Riesling. The 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon received a bronze.

The 2008 Reserve Syrah also received a Platinum award from Wine Press Northwest's Platiunum Judging.

 


 



GOLD MEDAL
2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition.
 

 

Maghee Merlot: Great Northwest WineFeature
The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville serves as home to a handful of brands — including Kennedy Shah — and winemaker Jean Claude Beck turned this Merlot into a gold medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition.
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2008 Maghee Merlot Included in "Seattle Gold Rush" article by Great Northwest Wine


2008 Maghee Merlot Rated 92 by Palate Press
Black cherry and raspberry tart in a glass. This lovely Merlot is sweet, tart, and bright, with gently affirmative tannins and seamless structure. more...
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2013 Northwest Wine Summit Winners

Gold Medal
2008 Reserve Syrah

Silver Medal
2008 Reserve Cabernet
2011 Reserve Riesling
2009 La Vie en Rouge


2013 Sunset International Wine Competition Winners

Gold Medal
2007 Dussek Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah


2008 Maghee Merlot Rated 92 by Palate Press
Black cherry and raspberry tart in a glass. This lovely Merlot is sweet, tart, and bright, with gently affirmative tannins and seamless structure. more...


The Seattle Wine Awards

The Seattle Wine Awards is the largest and most comprehensive independent wine recognition program in the state of Washington. The Woodhouse Wine Estates is proud to have been recognized again in 2013 with Gold and Silver Medals. Hurry in and pick some up before they are gone!
GOLD SILVER
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Maghee Merlot 2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah 2011 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling 2007 Darighe

 

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition
The 33rd Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition (www.sfwinecomp.com) is the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, and is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts.
 
We are very happy to have had the following wines recognized by this esteemed group.
 
Gold2011 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
 
Silver2007 Maghee Merlot
 
Bronze2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah

 




New York International Wine Competition
The 3rd Annual New York International Wine Competition (www.nyiwinecompetition.com) is the only international wine competition judged solely by trade buyers.
 
We are happy to announce that our
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah
brought home a bronze medal!
 
 
The word is getting out about our elegant, complex, mineral driven wines!  So stop by the Tasting Room, tell Jean-Claude congratulations and try these award winning wines before they are sold out!

Savor NW 2013 Wine Award Winners

Silver Medal
2010 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah (Wine Club only)
2007 Dussek Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Darighe (Sold Out)

Gold Medal
2007 Maghee Merlot


Wine and Food Global Guide Feature
"Woodhouse Wine Estates takes great pride in providing serious and casual wine lovers with quality wine at value pricing." more... www.winefoodguide.com/global/


2012 Seattle Wine Awards 
Double Gold
2006 Darighe
Gold
2010 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
Bronze
2007 Kennedy Shah Reserve Cab
2007 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah


Light whites and romantic rosés at The Woodhouse Wine Estates
It's been described as "off the beaten track" and "under the radar," but I've been a fan of Woodhouse Wine Estates' silky whites and robust reds for the last five years...
more...   www.seattleite.com/


2011 Seattle Wine Awards - Award Winners:
2006 Kennedy Shah Reserve
Malbec - Silver Grand Award of Excellence
La Vie En Rouge - Bronze Grand Award of Excellence
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Our Hudson Shah Viognier rated 89 by Wine Spectator
Light and silky, featuring lots of spice to the pear and grapefruit flavors. Finishes with polish. Drink now. 241 cases made.


A WINERY UNDER THE RADAR...
Located in Woodinville WA where they moved in 2004, Woodhouse Wine Estates makes some incredible wines at what I consider modest prices...   more...       
www.blucid.com

Dussek Syrah one of 50 Top Releases of 2010, Sommelier's Choice 
"It's jamband-packed with a galactic amount of sweet purple fruit, and its cloaked tannins make it a total crowd pleaser."  more...
www.sommelierjournal.com

Review of the 2008 Kennedy Shah Auntie Meredith's Picnic Blend
"If you like Chardonnay, Muscat, Viognier or Gewurztraminer, you're going to enjoy this wine."  more...

Reserve Malbec awarded by Seattle Magazine
2010 Best Washington Wines: Malbecs  more...

Review of the 2006 Kennedy Shah Malbec 
"This is the first Malbec from Washington that delivers the goods for a reasonable price! This baby has some gusto on the palate."  more...

Tasting Through Woodinville: Off The Beaten Path
Seattle Magazine: "...soaring ceilings is both winery and tasting room, housing five wine labels producing primarily big, luscious red wines..."   more....

Maghee Merlot makes top 100 Washington Wines
"I was intent on experiencing the full range of what this state has to offer, from the Olympic Peninsula to the Columbia Gorge, from Walla Walla to Spokane and all points within that vast circle."  more...

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