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2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red

Wine Review: 2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Washington The 2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red is a tribute to U.S. troops and the colorful history of the Horse Heaven Hills. During WWII, the land was used as a training ground for fighter pilots.  The U.S. P-40 Hawk fighter planes depicted […]

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2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah

Wine Review: 2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah Lewis Vineyard in the Columbia Valley sits at an elevation of 1200 ft. and produces quality Syrah, most of it that was planted in 1998. The vineyard also comprises of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. The 2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah is a full-bodied, enticing red with […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Mackey Concordia Columbia Valley Red Blend

What a pleasure it was to have the opportunity to try these wines from the Mackey Vineyards in Washington State. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah was previously reviewed a few posts back. There is dark brambly fruit and root beer float aromas prevalent in this awesome Columbia Valley Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre blend.  The Mackey brothers […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Bonair Rattlesnake Hills Washington Cabernet Franc

Fifteen wineries make up the Rattlesnake Hills AVA located in Yakima Valley in Washington State. The rich soils and warm climate produces some remarkable wines that are world-class. Bonair, which has quietly produced food friendly wines for over 26 years, hit the mark on this Cabernet Franc.

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Wine Review: 2009 Mackey Walla Walla Syrah

Damn this wine made me slap happy, the kind with a big’ol side to side grin. Then I came to my senses and realized it is time to recognize Mackey Vineyards rocks the Walla Walla Syrah. This is very, very tasty wine. This Syrah is only the second vintage for the brothers Mackey and quite […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Mackey Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine expresses the terroir of place with a significant style reflecting the flavors and aromas that distinctly represent the Columbia Valley. This vintage weathered not so wonderful growing conditions with cool spring temps and then the hottest summer on record. For fall, the temperatures evened out extending ripening only to have areas of early […]

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