Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet named a “fab Cab”

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Copyright 2013 – By Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine (This story is abstracted; read the full article here) The Great Northwest Wine names 10 Cabernet Sauvignons from the Pacific Northwest that earned their top “Outstanding” rating.  All 10 are from Washington wineries, though one wine uses Oregon grapes.  Included in the list of “fab Cabs” …

Sawtooth Skyline Red: A Recommended Wine for Fall

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(Copyright 2013 – By Dave McIntyre, Washington Post) Wine columnist Dave McIntyre for The Washington Post recommends 5 wines to help with the fall chill, including the Sawtooth Skyline Red 2010, which receives an “Excellent” rating from McIntyre. He states:  “I’m a big fan of this winery for its outstanding Riesling, delightful chardonnay and succulent syrah. …

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Experience pays off with 2011 Oregon Pinot

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by Jon Bonne, Copyright 2013 – SFgate.com (This article is abstracted. For the full story click here). Chance favors the prepared mind, or so Louis Pasteur once said. If so, then the best chance at salvation of Oregon’s 2011 vintage came from just that – and more often than not, from veteran winemakers who knew …

Chocolate Shop news hit in in the Bergen (NJ) Record

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(Copyright 2013 – New Jersey Media Group.  This story is abstracted, read the full article here) ‘Chocolate Shop’ wine blends sweet with smooth If you have a sweet tooth but prefer a smooth finish to your meal, pour a glass of Chocolate Shop’s chocolate-flavored red wines. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne, Bernardsville and Madison started …

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Precept Wine loves labels….

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by Julia Anderson, Copyright 2013 -Seattle Business Monthly (This article is abstracted; read the full version here). For years, Chateau Ste. Michelle was the single giant towering over a vast array of much smaller wineries in Washington. But through steady and aggressive acquisition of wineries and vineyards, Seattle-based Precept Wine has created a wine empire …