2014 Another Story...Petite Sirah

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2014 Another Story…
Petite Sirah
Red Mountain
14.9% Alc. by Vol.

The color is deep, dark, opaque and inky, the darkest red wine I have ever made. Aromas of fresh sweet tobacco, warm toast, and jam are followed by tastes of blueberries, black tea, and dark chocolate.

Firm tannins give structure, while crushed black pepper and sugar plums round out the warm finish.

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2015 Hindsight Unoaked Chardonnay

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2015 HINDSIGHT
100% Unoaked Chardonnay
Yakima Valley
14.1% Alc. by Vol.

The 2015 Hindsight 100% Unoaked Chardonnay is from Domanico Vineyards in Prosser, Washington.

This wine has a beautiful golden straw color and scents of green apples. Flavors of pears transition into tropical fruits, finishing crisp and dry.

“Sometimes not making a decision is the best decision.”

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In Our Gallery: Megan Simmons

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Join us tonight for the first autumnal West Seattle Art Walk and meet Megan Simmons, whose work will be up in our Tasting Room through the end of the year.

We’ll let Megan do the talking:

"For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been making or creating something with my hands. I went to art camps as a kid -- was a designer on the yearbook staff -- learned how to sew clothing, quilts and home décor -- became a graphic designer -- and even learned to build furniture in woodworking school. I would be lost without my tools, fabric and a wide range of art supplies. Most recently, my tools of choice are paint brushes, water-soluble crayons and lots of acrylic paint.

I get lost in the layers of paint, while mixing colors and creating texture. I’m inspired by bold statements, raw textures, street art, nature, and the spaces between objects. Painting on paper gives me the freedom to make mistakes and explore more freely. I find relaxation in the chaos of scribbling, doodling and mark making… covering up layer after layer until I discover areas that I don’t want disturbed.

A resident of West Seattle for more than 18 years, I live with my husband and two teenage daughters. I am a freelance graphic designer for several local non-profit organizations and small businesses, and I volunteer in the community. Now, I am excited to be sharing my art with you.”

Instagram/FB: megartstudio

Take a look and take the opportunity to enjoy some Viscon Cellars wines

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In Our Gallery: Debbie Bianchi

Join us at Viscon Cellars during regular tasting room business hours to view the artwork of Debbie Bianchi from the rest of this month through September 2018. Her whimsical nature-themed paintings add a jolt of lively color to our walls this summer that should be seen in person!

To meet the artist, your next opportunity is during the West Seattle Artwalk in September (second Thursday). 

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"I am proud to say I was born and raised in West Seattle and now have the opportunity to share my perspective of what is beautiful with my fellow lovers of art and creativity. Free birds dance across the canvas among fanciful, fairy tale inspired blossoms, trees and landscapes. Freedom of motion speaks to me and I try to capture this sense of magic and indulgence in my work. These creations grow from acrylic paint, paper, charcoal and pastel.“

Stop by the tasting room to take a look and enjoy some Viscon Cellars wines

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2017 PORCH

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2017 PORCH
Rosé of Syrah
Rattlesnake Hills
13.4% Alc. by Vol.

Porch Rosé of Syrah is always a fan favorite. 100% Syrah from Konnowac Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills, this wine has signature characteristics of aromas of warm strawberry fields, tastes of cranberry and black plum, and finishes crisp and dry. Perfect to enjoy on your porch, patio or deck this spring and summer.

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2014 Pilot Light Malbec

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2014 Pilot Light
Malbec
Red Mountain
15.4% Alc. by Vol.

Pilot Light Malbec is the second wine that I have made that has earned the name Pilot Light – the driver behind why I make wine. 100% Malbec from Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain, it features a dark purple color, aromas of coffee and mocha, tastes of warm summer blackberries, slight tannins and a warm fruity finish. Truly exceptional fruit from Red Mountain and our first ever Malbec.

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In Our Gallery: Jessie Summa Russo

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"777" Mixed media on canvas

Join us on Thursday, April 12th for West Seattle Art Walk.

This quarter, Viscon Cellars is hosting the mixed media collages of Jessie Summa Russo from April through June. Jessie  studied art and illustration at Sarah Lawrence in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, but has called West Seattle home for the past twenty years. 

She has exhibited etchings, paintings, photography, charcoal drawings, and mixed media collages in several local galleries and cafes.

"My daylight basement functions as both art studio and band practice space, and I love it even though it is too hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. I enjoy doing commissions, and recently I have been building my own custom wood frames and designing the mats too, adding a new layer to the overall composition. I believe art is for everyone and bare walls make me sad.“

Stop by the tasting room on 4/12 from 5PM until 9PM to have a look and enjoy complimentary handmade pasta and homemade cake with some Viscon Cellars wines

 "Electrodynamics"  Mixed Media on vintage album cover

"Electrodynamics"
Mixed Media on vintage album cover

 "Airmail"  Mixed Media on wood

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Mixed Media on wood

 "Top Name In Sound"  Mixed media on wood

"Top Name In Sound" Mixed media on wood

 "Stereo Fidelity"  Mixed media on vintage vinyl record

"Stereo Fidelity" Mixed media on vintage vinyl record

 "Sleep"  Mixed media on vintage vinyl record

"Sleep" Mixed media on vintage vinyl record

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Returns to Viscon Cellars

Viscon Cellars Wines and Intrigue Chocolate Co. Present:

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

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Last February, we partnered with Intrigue Chocolate in Pioneer Square to pair three of our wines with three of their chocolate truffles, and it was such a sumptuous success, we had to repeat it. We have worked closely with Intrigue to pair their delightful handcrafted truffles with three of our award winning wines.

Join us at the Viscon Cellars Tasting Room
Friday 2/2
Saturday 2/3
Friday 2/9
Saturday 2/10

This year we will also be selling the truffle bars, mini-truffle sets and assorted chocolate bars, all paired with three of our wines. Buy local for Valentine's Day!

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Intrigued?

"Lightly dusted with cocoa, rich flavors unfold as the truffle melts, revealing the natural complexities of the chocolate.  Take your time.  Breathe.  Let the chocolate tell its story.

Our truffles pair well with wine, coffee, tea, chai, craft beer, sake, fine liquors and liqueurs.  For a luscious combination, pair them by matching characteristics that are alike.  For an exciting combination, pair opposite characteristics. And to get the most from the experience, remember: Sip, Sip, Melt, Sip."