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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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Hawks View Cellars Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Hawks View Cellars Red Blend, Washington The Hawks View Cellars Red Blend has a very respectable pedigree, which should be quite a marketing bonanza.  (more…)

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2010 McKinley Springs Malbec

Wine Review: 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington The 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec relied heavily on the best quality, well grown, high pedigree Horse Heaven Hills fruit obtained during the challenging 2010 vintage. Thanks to grower Rob Andrews winemaker Doug Rowell at McKinley Springs shows he has the skills to pay the bills […]

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