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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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If you are looking for an honestly fermented and respectably barrel aged Washington Merlot, this is it.

Wine Review: 2012 L’Ecole No 41 Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington This month we are showcasing the wonderful variety, Merlot, which supports the #MerlotMe event. Today, we spotlight L’Ecole No 41 from Walla Walla, Washington. This has to be one of the cleanest, honestly fermented and respectably barrel aged Merlot wines I have tasted in a […]

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Hedges Red Mountain: A Gangster of a Syrah

Wine Review: 2012 Hedges Family Estate ‘Descendants Liegeois Dupont’ Cuvee Marcel Dupont Syrah, Red Mountain, USA With a title like that, this wine from Hedges has a lot to live up to. Wow, from the first aromas to the last drop from the now empty bottle, this wine was straight-up MacDaddylicious. (more…)

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