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Adams Bench

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Adams Bench is the work of Tim and Erica Blue. The winery is named after the school bench where students were sent as punishment when Tim was a boy in Indiana (The bench now resides at the Blue home).

Starting out as a winemaker, Tim, a trial lawyer in Seattle, peppered Andrew Will’s Chris Carmada with questions via e-mail. The relationship grew over time and Carmada remains a consultant to the winery.

Adams Bench is making very good wines that are striving for greatness (the reserve Cabernet reminded me a bit of a baby Quilceda). The winery is committed to maintaining itself as a small production operation. The number 1000 – for one thousand cases – is featured prominently on the winery’s logo.

Adams Bench is located in Woodinville and is open by appointment.







Adams Bench Red Wine “Reckoning” 2006

Blueberry and spice mix with blackberry and tobacco. A thick textured wine with generous amounts of oak and vanilla flavors. 86% Cabernet. Sampled at 70 degrees. 252 cases produced.



Adams Bench Reserve Cabernet “V” 2006

A rich, opulent, textured wine with coffee grounds, syrup, anise, and a perfumed aspect to the nose. Very well put together. Give 1-2 years or decant prior to serving. 75% Cabernet; 23% Merlot; 2% Cab Franc. Sampled at 70 degrees.


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