Columbia Valley

    Duckhorn releases Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain

    Winemaker Brian Rudin, left, and grape grower Dick Boushey hold a bottle of the Canvasback 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon as they stand above the newly planted estate vineyard on Red Mountain. The highly anticipated wine was released this week. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ST. HELENA, Calif. – Duckhorn Wine Co.

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    Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22

    Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22 By Great Northwest Wine on September 11, 2014 The Leutholds continue to build upon their winery’s reputation not only by having hired talented winemakers over the years, but also with their long-standing relationships with many of the state’s top growers, and the Milbrandt brothers supplied the fruit for this beauty.

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      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.

      Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

      Wine Peeps - - 7 readers - 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.

      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - SEATTLE – Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape. So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle. Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S.

      USA, Moscato, 14 Hands, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2013

      BrainWines.com - - 7 readers - USA, Moscato, 14 Hands, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2013 N/ She is a wonderful gardenia and white flower explosion. Soft honeysuckle, sandalwood, and rock notes play second fiddle to the flower power. T/ Medium to full mouth feel. Round and coating. She’s dominating by a white flower reduction, that is delicious, but accounts for almost all of the show.

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      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

      …Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.” This does that, starting with a floral nose…

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      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, the 2013 vintage a tasty…

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      Beast 2011 Wildebeest, Columbia Valley, $25

      … Franc from acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills sites Champoux and Phinny Hill play minor but not insignificant roles in the hands of her winemaker, Chris Dowsett. The nose opens with black cherry and raspberry, backed by nice toast, black licorice, white pepper, herbal and menthol notes from that Cab Franc. Flavors feature red cherries and plum, a steady…

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      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $15

      …Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $15 By Great Northwest Wine on September 12, 2014 Best Buy! Head red winemaker Ray McKee shines with this expansive and expressive Cab, a product of a tremendous vintage and his first trial with the new VitiSort optical sorter, which removes material other the grape (MOG). The blend…

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      Great Northwest Destinations: Alexandria Nicole Cellars

      … guests are allowed in. “I wanted to provide something extra for (wine club members),” Boyle said. “Something exclusive. The hidden door is kind of fun, and people really like it.” Nearly a decade ago, Boyle was one of the first Columbia Valley wineries to open a second tasting room in Woodinville. He started in the Warehouse District but moved…

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      Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22

      …Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22 By Great Northwest Wine on September 11, 2014 The Leutholds continue to build upon their winery’s reputation not only by having hired talented winemakers over the years, but also with their long-standing relationships with many of the state’s top growers, and the Milbrandt brothers supplied…

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      Change in Responsibilities at Wine Enthusiast

      …I am pleased to announce that, as of October 1st, my tasting responsibilities for Wine Enthusiast will expand to include reviewing wines for all of Washington as well as the Oregon sides of the Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley. This will obviously significantly impact what is posted in this space. My plan is as follows: Existing submissions…

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      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…

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      Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

      … supplies like yeast and chemicals, we have to get them from our colleagues over the border. Another downside is that viticultural practices are lagging here as compared to neighboring regions. The state hasn’t been as proactive in funding and encouraging viticulture and enology education, but hopefully it will soon. Idaho has great farmers, but what…

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      Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

      … wine,” Griessel said. “His palate is fantastic but he’s equally at home driving a forklift or topping barrels. We’re really excited to have him as part of the team.” All wines sampled at 62 degrees. Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz Red Wine Columbia Valley 2011 $55 (Excellent) The aromatics bring you immediately to Bordeaux where it might pass…

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      Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

      …. Blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, and spice come through on the palate. Full-bodied with crisp acidity and medium to high, smooth tannins. Well-balanced with good complexity and a very long, lingering finish. Wow! Quality: 5 stars (out of 5) QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5) Where to Buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $50; Available elsewhere, $42 to $53 Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25…

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      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 Caroway…

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      Wine of the Week: Gordon Estate 2010 Merlot - ColumbiaValley @GordonEstate

      …Can you fall in love with a wine? A wine worth pondering. Gordon Estate is located in the heart of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. They are the oldest estate winery in Washington State and use only estate-grown grapes in making their hand-crafted Washington wines. In 1980, Jeff Gordon, along with his wife, Vicki and brother Bill decided…

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      Duckhorn releases Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain

      … – Duckhorn instead produced Merlot. Carol Reber, chief marketing and business development officer for Duckhorn, told Great Northwest Wine that while Napa Valley is where Duckhorn is based, the company and its winemakers are intrigued by the new frontier of Washington’s Columbia Valley. “We like to explore new regions,” she said. “There’s…

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      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      … with Washington’s arid Columbia Valley. And while Washington has more than 800 wineries (compared with about 500 in Oregon), just a small handful produce Pinot Noir, and most of those grapes come from cooler areas, such as the Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla Valley, Lake Chelan and Okanogan County, which is just south of the Canadian border. Here…

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