Washington State

    Charles Smith The Honourable Riesling

    … bumped into this wine of his, a deliciously focused and utterly drinkable Riesling. I like the balance: it’s a wine that you can just drink, but if you give it some attention, it will reward you with another dimension. 2013 Washington State, USA 13.5% alcohol. Lively and fresh with lovely grapefruit and lemon notes, as well as a hint of grapey…

    1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Flavors to Fall for: Squash and Sausage Soup with Pumpkin Cornbread #winepw

    … Riesling and Warm Apple Crisp by Grape Experiences Peach and Ginger Cobbler and Tablas Creek Petit Manseng by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog Surprise! Wines for a Sweet & Savory Fall Harvest Meal by foodwineclick Fall Fruit and Wine Pairing by Rockin Red Blog Autumn Pumpkin Food Flair by Vino Travels -- An Italian Wine Blog Butternut Squash Risotto: White…

    1 readers - By Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour

    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 - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

    Discovering Treasure in Horse Heaven Hills

    … and eventually added row crops becoming the first to supply bags of baby carrots to Costco. Still in the business of diversified agriculture - carrot, onion and many other crops grow between vineyard plots. The story of the Andrews family began with George Smith and his son-in-law Bob Andrews. Smith busted out 100,000 acres of scrubland himself before…

    2 readers - By Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour

    LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    … million) and direct sales to licensees ($54 million). The three leading export markets for Ontario VQA wines are the USA, China and South Korea. Except for the UK (ranked 8th) and France (ranked 10th) all other countries in the export top-10 are in Asia. Still wines are a growing portion of the export segment,along with continuing growth of Icewine…

    1 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … around Horse Heaven Hills: trust your GPS. You may think it’s lying to you when you’re trying to head to Prosser for a beer, but it’s actually just sending you along a scenic gravel road. No need to panic. And if you’re wonder exactly where the Horse Heaven Hills are, the good folks at Wine Folly let me reproduce this map. Click on it to get even more information on Washington Wine. Tags: alder ridge vineyard, champoux vineyard, coyote canyon vineyard, horse heaven hills, muscat canelli…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

    …, and a little of Eastern Idaho near Twin Falls. We’ve got a wine club and I can ship to New York! My Tasting Notes: Unfortunately, the wines I tasted during my visit were all made from Washington State fruit, so I’ll leave out tasting notes since Idaho is my focus on this trip and tasting report. However, the wines I sampled were bold…

    5 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE

    Wine in Idaho: Cinder Wines

    … well in this type of region too, as does Tempranillo. I think we should see more Spanish varieties planted here. To what other region in the world would you compare the Snake River AVA? I’d say Ribera del Duero and Washington State. Ribera is a better match in that it’s at a higher elevation; both have a continental climate: hot, dry summers…

    5 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE