May 6, 2008

Edgefield Winery: 2006 Umbrella Jimmy Rose

Umbrella Jimmy Edgefield Winery
We stayed at the McMenamins resort at the Edgefield Winery while visiting the Portland area over the last weekend. I wasn't impressed with many/any of the wines I tasted there, but the overall experience was great...and I stuck to the excellent microbrews.

After a long afternoon hike up Multnomah Falls, the Umbrella Jimmy Rose was a decent choice for a cool down. It wasn't too sweet and had a nice strawberry flavor. The story about Umbrella Jimmy was the best part - as Edgefield had been a poor farm in the early/mid 1900s, Umbrella Jimmy was a boxer who received his nickname from mending umbrellas around town. Unfortunately, this wine is no knockout. 3.5/10 rating @ $20 at the winery.

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