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    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award by Lisa Mattson on October 13, 2014 Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award.

    13 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

    Omero Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $38

    Omero Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $38 By Great Northwest Wine on September 22, 2014 The Pacific Northwest’s small American Viticultural Area produces some of the region’s top Pinot Noir, and Sarah Cabot built this with a suave approach. Expressive oak and ripe fruit creates aromas of cherry, red currant and caramel with cocoa powder, cinnamon dust and vanilla. F ...

    10 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

      50 States of Wine - - 9 readers - It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

      Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $40

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $40 By Great Northwest Wine on September 28, 2014 Gunkel Vineyards, which is nearby Craig and Vicki Leuthold’s showpiece winery, has been a core source of fruit since the start. Aromas of red cherry, cocoa, toasted oak, red pepper and oregano transition into a drink of high tones and lighter style that hints at ...

      Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Home > Latest wine reviews > Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50 Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50 By Great Northwest Wine on September 22, 2014 Founding winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry and his winemaking daughter Wynne urge folks to show patience with this bottling from estate fruit, but it’s already dri.

      Westport Winery 2012 Discovery Vineyard Nirvana, Horse Heaven Hills, $45

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Home > News > Westport Winery 2012 Discovery Vineyard Nirvana, Horse Heaven Hills, $45 Westport Winery 2012 Discovery Vineyard Nirvana, Horse Heaven Hills, $45 By Great Northwest Wine on September 24, 2014 The Roberts family is proud of their new relationship with Discovery Vineyard owners Milo and Kay May, and they’ve featured their Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in this high-end blend with .

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      3 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

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      Barnard Griffin 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14

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      Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45

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      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Browne Family Vineyards 2011 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $35

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