Wine Spectator recommends Washington Rhone reds

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In a tasting report published online today (9.20.13) by Wine Spectator, several Washington Rhone reds were called out by editor Harvey Steiman as highlights of a recent tasting.  Of note was the performance of the Syrah grape in Washington State. Wines cited ranged from $16-30. Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Reserve Cherry Street Red Blend (88 points) …

Small but growing Idaho wine industry making a splash

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Copyright 2013 Idaho Press Tribune  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Idaho’s agricultural heritage goes back to the days of its earliest settlers. But in the past several years, local growers have discovered a whole new way to make money — agritourism.Visitors come to sample one of Idaho’s newest agricultural industries: wine making. Although the first Idaho …

12 Northwest Chardonnays to try now

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Two wines produced by our family of wineries were mentioned in this week’s Great Northwest Wine tasting roundup: Sagelands 2011 Chardonnay and House 2011 Chardonnay. Both outstanding in taste and value we hope you’ll enjoy some soon!  2011 Sagelands Chardonnay Best Buy! This longtime Yakima Valley winery is now a label for Precept Wine in …

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Friday Fun: Precept Sunglasses

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Because it’s darn bright in Precept Wine Country,  we want to be sure nobody on our private tours gets caught off guard by scorching sunlight. To be safe, we ordered in a stash of these fun little sunglasses, emblazoned with our vine logo. That’s a swanky set of specs! The design reminds us a little …

Waterbrook Malbec makes Wine Spectator’s latest Washington tasting highlights

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Exploring Washington State’s emerging Malbec and Tempranillo varieties, Wine Spectator recently tasted through a selection of new submissions. In a Sept. 6 online story, Waterbrook’s 2010 Reserve Malbec was cited as a noteworthy wine and bestowed it a 91-point score. Wine Spectator Editor Harvey Steiman wrote of the wine: “Soft and inviting, brimming with plum and …