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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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An Honest Wine: Cecchi Sangiovese

2013 Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana, Italy When I used to sell wine retail, from time to time, customers would approach me excitedly with a statement like this: “I tried Sangiovese last night and loved it, do you have any wines made from that grape?”  (more…)

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Chianti Classico is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Wine World

2012 Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy Chianti Classico never gets the respect it should; it’s sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the wine world. (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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You love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta?

Sure, you love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta? Before you answer that question, let’s arm you with pertinent information about the wines of Rivetto from the Piedmont region of Italy. (more…)

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