Columbia Valley

  • Compelling wines from Savage Grace

    … It seems to me that over the last several years the wine store scene has changed in Seattle. There seems to have been a loss of enthusiasm in some of the stores. This changed may have been signaled by the Whole Foods on 65th at Roosevelt Square opening up their walk-in wine cellar by removing the glass walls. The inventory at Pete’s on East Lake…

    4 readers - Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog
  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011

    … The Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011 is 61% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% “other” sourced from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA, the Horse Heaven Hills AVA (both inside the Columbia Valley AVA) and the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. Columbia Crest is owned by Chateau Ste Michelle, which…

    4 readers - CHEAP WINE FINDER
  • Roller Girl 2013 Pivot Blanc, Columbia Valley, $14

    … Roller Girl 2013 Pivot Blanc, Columbia Valley, $14 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The name of this production by SuLei Cellars may lead some into believing it’s a Pinot Blanc. While “pivot” refers to a roller derby position and a previous version of this wine blended Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc…

    4 readers - Great Northwest Wine
  • Great Northwest Destinations: Alexandria Nicole Cellars

    … a 264-acre vineyard. He called it Destiny Ridge. By 2001, Boyle and his wife, Ali, opened Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser – he figured that naming the operation after Ali could only help him. Alexandria Nicole Cellars winemaking A sign for Alexandria Nicole Cellars’ Destiny Ridge Vineyards. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Boyle…

    4 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
  • Submissions

    … at wawinereport@gmail.com. Editor's Note: As of October 2014, I am reviewing all Washington wines, as well as wines from the Oregon sides of the Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley, at Wine Enthusiast magazine. This means that I will no longer be formally reviewing Washington wines in this space. Rather, I will be posting either impressionistic…

    2 readers - Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
  • Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

    … they envisioned their future. After much consideration and having agreed on their mutual love of wine, Earl came up with the name Telaya (combining “Teton” with “playa”), and their next adventure was borne. The pair came to know a group of winemakers in Washington State who helped them strike partnerships to make wine using Columbia Valley fruit…

    5 readers - Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE
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  • Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

    … 2012 $45 (Excellent/Exceptional) Dark in color. Pops aromatically with plum, white pepper, garrigue, a light meatiness, and dark raspberries on a profile that at first blush you might almost mistake for a wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a rich, mouthful of a wine with great depth of fruit flavors and a textured feel. 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault…

    1 readers - Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
  • Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

    … By Kori ~ September 10th, 2014. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is a partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing a single Columbia Valley wine…

    8 readers - Wine Peeps
  • Barnard Griffin 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

    … Barnard Griffin 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17 By Eric Degerman on September 9, 2014 Traditionally, this wine under its erstwhile tulip label was found in grocery stores for less than $15, which makes this a Best Buy! That’s an outstanding bargain as Rob Griffin pulls from Alder Ridge, Black Rock, Lonesome Spring Ranch and his estate…

    7 readers - Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine