Wine & Spirits names three Precept wines Extreme Values

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Washington Hills, Sagelands and Sockeye make the cut Wine & Spirits – Patrick Comiskey Wine & Spirits April 2013 issue called out 11 critic-chosen standouts under $10 from more than 2,746 newly released wines submitted to the publication. Of those 11, three were from the Precept Wine family, all unique in flavor profile and meal …

Northwest Wine: Competition produces some great whites

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Ste. Chapelle and Maurine Johnson are standouts Idaho Statesman – Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman Ste. Chapelle 2011 Winemaker’s Series Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $10: Ste. Chapelle is Idaho’s oldest and largest winery, and it’s been re-acquired by the Baty family under Precept Wine in Seattle. Maurine Johnson has been with Ste. Chapelle since 1987 …

Top White, Pink Wines from NW Event

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Ste Chapelle 2011 Winemakers Chardonnay takes honors Wine Press Northwest – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue At the recent Great Northwest Wine Competition, wine professionals judged 800 wines from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Of these, 267 were white or pink wines — of which 24 won gold medals. This week, we take a …

Sawtooth – Winery of the Month

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Sawtooth Winery, one of the largest wineries in Idaho, has been receiving rave reviews for their wine. In August of 2012, Wine and Spirits named Sawtooth’s 2011 Riesling a “US Best Riesling,” and Wine Enthusiast will be awarding the same wine 90 points in their May 2013 edition. Recently, Great Northwest Wines dubbed Sawtooth’s Skyline Red as a “Best Buy”, and journalists from around the country have been enthusiastically writing about the winery.

Waterbrook Library Tasting

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Eric Rindal and John Freeman taste back to 1987 Great Northwest Wine – Eric Degerman WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Merlot has slipped to No. 2 when it comes to red varieties in Washington state, but a recent library tasting in Walla Walla of Waterbrook Winery has founding winemaker Eric Rindal believing in the grape more …