Next I was off to the Sapolil Cellars tasting room to start with the 2008 Gandy Dancer, a blend of Syrah (73%), Sangiovese (14%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (13%). A very nice easy drinking blend that has just enough spice from the Sangiovese to make it interesting. Then the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon which was mostly Cab with a bit of Merlot (7%). This wine had an exceptionally cool label that I fell in love with! The wine was very nice with good dark fruit up front and some nice structure. Finally the 2008 Dwelley Reserve, a blend of Syrah (78%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), a nice fruit forward wine with a bit of mint and raisin very nice overall. But my favorite of the group was the Gandy Dancer, as I'm a sucker for the spice!
Last stop of the last day was Sinclair Estate Vineyards. First was the 2012 Roussanne-Marsanne which was a very nice, crisp refreshing white which came in handy on a day when the high was supposed to be 108! Next the 2011 Columbia Valley Chardonnay which was an old world style of Chardonnay that was very buttery. Next the 2010 Syrah which was a nice Syrah, very warm with notes of licorice and a tight finish. And last was the 2009 Vixen Red Blend which had a nose of leather and spice but was much cooler with a super dry, smooth finish.
Overall it was a great last day if tasting! Cheers Walla Walla!