Last weekend we had the pleasure of discovering Plain Cellars. I had never heard of them before, but while staying with friends at their cabin, they suggested we give it a try.
The place was packed when we got there but we still managed to sit on the outdoor patio.
A very good band was playing and they also had a food truck called “Taste Of Plain”. The food truck had such yummy items such as Sweet Chili Shrimp Tacos, BBQ Pork Stacked Baked Potatoes and Vanilla Pudding Cake with Expresso.
We ordered a glass of 2019 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and a bottle of the 2018 Petite Syrah to share. The Petite Syrah was outstanding.
The next day we went into Leavenworth for lunch and saw that Plain Cellars had a tasting room there also. We were very excited t try more of their wines and went in to do a tasting with Richard. The tasting room is very cute and conveniently located. We tasted several of their wines and concluded that Plain Cellars is a wonderful secret – great wines moderately priced.
The only negative on the tasting was that they were sold out of the 2018 Petite Syrah. I had wanted to purchase a half case. But they said the 2019 was being released next week and is just as yummy. Our friends have promised to pick up a bottle for us to try.
Here are the wines that we tried:
2019 Merlot – Very jammy, but nice. A bit sweet. $35/bottle
2019 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – $38/bottle
2020 Summer Solstice – a nice blend of Merlot, Cab Sav, Petit Syrah & Petit Verdot – $40/bottle
2019 Reserve Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Plummy, rich a little fruity, smooth. Very good $70/bottle
Winter Solstice – A port-style Dessert wine consisting of 4 different Portuguese grapes $35/bottle
The tasting fee of $15 is waived with a purchase. The wine club is full and has a five-year waiting list. When we visited on Sunday both the Petite Syrah and The Eclipse were sold out.
This is a great winery that you have never heard of. If you are in Plain or Leavenworth you should really check it out!