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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

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    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 ...

      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 .

      Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $25

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