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A Bordeaux Blend from Washington State: Mercer Cavalie

2012 Mercer Estates Reserve Cavalie Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington Bordeaux blends from Washington State are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the Northwest today. This one from Mercer is a good example of why those wines are getting the attention they deserve. (more…)

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Texturally Inviting: Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend

2013 Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington This 47% Merlot, 41% Syrah blend has 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% each of Sangiovese and Petit Verdot completing the package. That combination produces a wine that is soft, supple, and a joy to consume. (more…)

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Sommelier Turned Winemaker: Gramercy Cellars L’idiot

Wine Review: 2011 Gramercy Cellars L’idiot du Village Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Washington It’s really hard to go bad with anything Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Harrington makes out there in Walla Walla. (more…)

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Generous Floral and Fruit: Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet

2012 Double Canyon Horse Haven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington Planted in 2007, Horse Heaven Hills is a 90 acre lot planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.  (more…)

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Dark & Mysterious: Solena Estate Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking for a Masculine Red? Here it is. Wine Review: 2006 Solena Estate Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Washington (more…)

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A world class Merlot: Northstar #MerlotMe

2011 Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington 2012 was the first time I had the opportunity to taste some Northstar Merlot. That chance came with an invitation to try the newly opened Ringside Fish house and meet the winemaker from Northstar Winery Dave “Merf” Merfeld who has been with the winery since 2001.  (more…)

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