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    Genoa Cellars 2011 Danforth Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $37

    Genoa Cellars 2011 Danforth Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $37 By Great Northwest Wine on September 24, 2014 Derek Berger and Scott Heinrich met 25 years ago and first began making beer as Montana State University students. Ten years ago, they transitioned to winemaking and took it to a professional level in 2011 when they opened Genoa Cellars in Woodinville.

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    Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

    A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Jamaica The Gleaner writes about Washington wine. The Toronto Sun writes about Charles & Charles. From around the country… Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback.

    7 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
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      Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26 By Great Northwest Wine on October 19, 2014 Two years ago, Sky River Meadery moved to Woodinville from its longtime home along Highway 2 in Monroe so these wines are receiving more attention than ever before. And this product of golden honey — aged in Dry Fly whiskey barrels — ranks among the best meads in the Pacific Northwest.

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      Jameson Fink - - 7 readers - Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU.

      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      Woodinville Wine Update - - 5 readers - ©2013 Richard Duval Images Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner) Northwest Cellars – October 18th – IETF Fundraiser Ruth.

      Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      Talk-A-Vino - - 6 readers - This post is a continuation of the series about my winery experiences in Woodinville, Washington. Here are the links for the first two posts – introduction and Elevation Cellars. “What other winery do you recommend I should visit here?” I asked Steve before leaving. “Pondera”, he said. Okay. Short, very short walk from the building A to the building B, and I entered the tasting ...

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      15th Platinum Judging begins today

      … Press Northwest magazine and publisher and president of the Tri-City Herald. The competition is conducted by longtime Northwest wine journalists Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue on behalf of Wine Press Northwest. Wineries from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho won more than 1,700 gold medals in 2014. Many of wines earned multiple…

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      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      … were harvested along with several other vineyards – including Upland Vineyard. “Five acres doesn’t even fill the hoses at Ste. Michelle,” said Chris Upchurch, winemaker and partner for DeLille Cellars in Woodinville. DeLille and Harrison Hill Chris Upchurch is the winemaker for DeLille Cellars. Thanks to a tip from David Lake, Upchurch was able…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26

      … among the best meads in the Pacific Northwest. It begins with aromas of dried lemon peel, nutmeg, clove and powdered sugar before moving into elegant flavors of mascarpone, powdered sugar, jasmine and sugar cookies. There’s a wealth of residual sugar (14 percent), but the skillful use of acidity by winemaker Denice Ingalls makes this quaffable…

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      Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … not going to stay around for too long. Drinkability: 7+ The 2010 Des Voigne Cellars The Groove Red Columbia Valley (43% Syrah, 36% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot) had a very welcoming nose with touch of spice, more spices weer present on the palate with some roasted notes. Another excellent effort, and again a great QPR at $20 (your…

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      Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      … and round, with a good balance. Drinkability: 7+ 2011 Pondera Entwined Columbia Valley (57% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec) showed as a classic Bordeaux blend – if I would sniff the glass without knowing what is inside, I would definitely think of classic Bordeaux, made in a bit more of a fruit-forward style, but still…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Woodinville Wineries: Elevation Cellars

      … – but very friendly in any case. We started tasting from 2013 Elevation Cellars Imperium Riesling Lawrence Vineyard Columbia Valley AVA. The Riesling had a very interesting profile with a touch of sweetness and some interesting minerality – it was actually resembling the Washington Riesling I didn’t appreciate during the pro tasting at WBC14 – however…

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      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … Willamette Valley town of Newberg. Frankly, we knew little of the winery before the wines arrived. They were nominated by Yashar Shayan of ImpulseWine.com in Seattle. The three Pinot Noirs entered by Colene Clemens Vineyards earned gold or double gold. Additionally, its Rosé of Pinot Noir won a double gold medal and best rosé of the competition. Winning…

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      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      …©2013 Richard Duval Images Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      … of the petrified tree — aka stone tree — on the Wahluke Slope. The nose is filled with Red Hots cinnamon candy, strawberry jam, cola and chocolate, while there’s more cinnamon followed by cherry hard candy and raspberry acidity on the palate. Enjoy with basted and smoked pork ribs. (17.2% alc.) Gold medals at Great Northwest Invitational…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Like A Kid In The Candy Store…

      … time I was here, I couldn’t think of anything but the Chateau St. Michelle as a winery to visit (which was the great visit, by the way, and I love their wines). While the Washington wineries had been on my radar for quite a long time, there was no realization that those wineries are actually the places which can be visited. Until this time. First…

      1 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Lamb Jam: It’s Baaaaack

      … to the Lamb Jam starting at 1:30 pm with a VIP pass to the Curriculamb Class. Guests will taste and learn about American lamb from Northwest shepherd Reed Anderson of Anderson Ranches and Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita. Together, chef and shepherd will offer a butchery demo, prepare American lamb appetizers and provide home cooking tips and wine…

      3 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      It’s Back: Seattle Restaurant Week

      …Pick up your phone and get your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week. The dates this fall are October 19th-23rd and the 26th-30th. Plenty of restuarants on the eastside; Woodinville, Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond, and Bellevue are participating. You can get a three course dinner for $30. Quite a few of the restuarants are also offering a $15…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      Ste. Michelle’s Bob Bertheau on Riesling, lots and lots of Riesling

      …Bob Bertheau, head winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle, spends most of his time during harvest prowling the vineyards of Washington’s Columbia Valley. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Bob Bertheau makes Riesling. A lot of Riesling. More Riesling than anyone in the world. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, when he…

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