Some Merlot, please
Some Merlot, please

The :Nota Bene 2006 wine release party was a fine event.  This is third year we’ve gone, and this small winery located in a light industrial area of south Seattle continues to go from strength to strength.  The grapes are sourced from eastern Washington, from the Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley, and Red Mountain appellations.  We first became aware of them when co-owner Carol Bryant asked Greg to come  to the party in 2007 to sign a book for her husband, co-owner Tim Narby, who is a big fan. She gave us some wine, we bought more, and have been coming back ever since.

Carol, Tim, and Greg
Carol, Tim, and Greg

Tim just happened to have a copy of City at the End of Time on hand, so got that signed this year, and we sipped our way through the new releases and chose a case to take home.  They have a great Futures Club, where pre-ordering a case at the end of the year gets you a very nice discount on wine that you can taste, choose, and collect in March.

No wine for the baby
No wine for the baby

Everyone had a lovely time, even if not everyone had wine.

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