Waterbrook 2010 Reserve Merlot Recommended

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Copyrighted 2013 – Great Northwest Wine John Freeman is starting his second decade at this longtime Walla Walla Valley winery, where he arrived in 2003 and was promoted to head winemaker in 2005. This opens with aromas of cedar, strawberry and mint, followed by big flavors of plum, pie cherry and blueberry. It is backed …

World Winemakers Visit Seattle for Riesling

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Copyright 2013 – Wine Press Northwest Arguably, Riesling is the most important white wine in the world. And many of the world’s top Riesling winemakers will descend on Washington to celebrate the noble grape. The annual Riesling Rendezvous begins Sunday at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville with a grand tasting of Rieslings from around the …

Washington Wine Builds on Diverse Climates

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Copyright 2013 – Wines & Vines (This article is abstracted. Read the full story here) A month ago Precept Wine Brands LLC acquired the 174-acre Skyfall vineyard near Benton City, the company’s latest deal in an expansion that promises to take sales to 1 million cases this year. Planted with just 32 acres of vineyard …

A Wine Writer Turns Vintner

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(Copyright 2013 – By Harvey Steiman, Wine Specatator) Washington wine book author Paul Gregutt switches gears with Waitsburg Cellars, and his first vintage looks promising. Washington wine writer Paul Gregutt got himself into quite a kerfuffle earlier this year when he sprung Waitsburg Cellars onto the world. The longtime resident of the Evergreen state is …

Apex 2010 Merlot – Wine of the Week

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Great Northwest Wine named the Apex 2010 Merlot its Wine of the Week (June 25)! An abstract of the article reads: “Apex has a long history in the Yakima Valley, going back to the 1980s when it was launched by Harry Alhadeff and the wines were made by Brian Carter. Today, Apex is owned by …