Applause for Apex Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

By preceptadmin on offered a rave review of the Apex Cellars 2011 Cab. Cheers to another great red!  “A lineup of stellar vineyards that includes Alder Ridge (Horse Heaven Hills), Dionysus (Columbia Valley), Elephant Mountain (Yakima Valley) and Taylor Mag (Red Mountain) makes for an utterly stunningly and classic Cabernet Sauvignon from Apex Cellars. This latest head-turning …

Lettie Teague’s “What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving”

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Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague selected a lineup of American wine recommendations for Thanksgiving, based on her own independent purchases and tasting session with a panel of friends. Sawtooth 2011 Riesling made her list, with the comment: Idaho“The state that gave this country its favorite potatoes does an increasingly good job with popular …

Primarius Pinot Noir

Experience pays off with 2011 Oregon Pinot

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by Jon Bonne, Copyright 2013 – (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 …

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Sagelands 2011 Chardonnay: Wine of the Week!

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Copyright 2013: Great Northwest Wine. Best Buy! This longtime Yakima Valley winery is now a label for Precept Wine in Seattle. Sagelands’ wines are uniformly delicious and affordable, as evidenced by this stunning and inexpensive Chardonnay. It opens with elegant aromas of artichoke in a butter sauce, diced celery, banana and pineapple, followed by bright, rather complex …

Bellingham Herald

Horse Heaven Hills Wines Declared “Heavenly”

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Copyrighted 2013 – The Bellingham Herald Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills Appellation is one of those wine regions you might not have visited or know much about, but you’ve almost certainly tasted wines made from grapes grown there. Located in north-central Washington, the appellation is tucked between Yakima Valley to the north and the Columbia River …