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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

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    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.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      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 ...

      Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16 By Great Northwest Wine on October 21, 2014 One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest offerings of Viognier continues to be one of the most balanced as it touches on fruit, a bit of creaminess and bright acidity. The blend of nearby Gunkel Vineyard (57%), along with Tudor Hill (28%) in the Yakima Valley and McKinley Spring ...

      Waving Tree Winery 2008 Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $25

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - Waving Tree Winery 2008 Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Terrence Atkins made Italian varieties a focus at his 60-acre vineyard near the eastern end of the Columbia Gorge near Goldendale, Wash., and his reserve lot of Barbera from six years ago is showing beautiful density starting with blackberry, purple plum ...

      New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Picture: Caroline and Armin Diel Presenting their New Wines Caroline and Armin Diel presented their new wines, followed by a fine luncheon, at Schlossgut Diel to 50 or so wine journalists, sommeliers and trade people. A reception in the garden of the estate preceded the tasting. Following the tasting and before the luncheon, Armin Diel showed us the Schlossgut Diel estate.

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      Genoa Cellars 2011 Even Keel, Red Mountain, $29

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      Barnard Griffin 2013 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10

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      Denison Cellars 2011 Premier Version Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $26

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      Patterson Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25

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      Fall colors in wine country

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      3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

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