Apex 2012 Chardonnay – “Excellent!”

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Great Northwest Wine reviews Apex Cellars 2012 Chardonnay this week and here’s what it had to say: “This Prosser, Wash., winery is well into its third decade, and Ron Bunnell continues its tradition with balanced, fruit-forward Chardonnay. The nose features pineapple, pear and melon with notes of lemon zest and coriander. And yet, the 100% …

Waterbrook Sangiovese Rose

A Case for Thanksgiving Wine

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Copyright Great Northwest Wine (excerpted). Looking for a Thanksgiving wine? Great Northwest Wine calls out a baker’s dozen of options (and it’s not the usual suspects). Among them: Waterbrook 2012 Sangiovese Rosé Best Buy! Sangiovese is still a niche grape in the Northwest, but it is proving its worth both as a red wine and a …

Sip a Sassy Sauvignon Blanc

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Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine included Waterbrook 2012 Sauvignon Blanc in their roundup of stellar Sauvignon Blancs from around the Northwest. Of this crisp white they wrote, “Best Buy! Walla Walla’s Waterbrook has long been known for producing high-quality, value-minded wines, and this continues under Precept Wine’s ownership. This bright, delicious …

Primarius Pinot Noir

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 …

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Northwest wineries producing superb dry rosés

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By Jackie Johnston – Copyright Wine Press Northwest  (This article is abstracted. Read the full story here) An astonishing number of Pacific Northwest wineries are now making rosés — and Oregon’s Willamette Valley is making some of our region’s best. In our judging of Northwest rosés, those made by Willamette Valley producers using the region’s …