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Washington sub categories : Columbia Valley and Walla Walla

Milbrandt 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Immediately upon smelling this wine you can tell that there is another layer of complexity to it, which is inviting and pleasant.  It drinks well over the course of several days, which is a testament to its constitution. Notes: There are rich and unctuous flavors in this medium bodied, but large flavored wine.  It is […]

Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Recently named ‘Best New Winery in America’ by Food & Wine Magazine in 2010, Gramercy Cellars have been making waves in the wine geek world.  They have lots of cool press to that same affect, and the figurehead of the winery comes from several pedigreed Sommelier positions in New York City.  We may be a […]

Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet

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This is a producer that is severely under appreciated by Californians.  They make spectacular wines from Washington and tend to focus on Cab, Syrah, and some creative blends.  If you find a bottle of Owen Roe on a wine list, I advise that you order it.  We will be seeing more from them in our […]

Cayalla RTW red table wine 2004

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The Cayalla RTW (red table wine) from the south west part of Washington. This wine has fruit from north east Oregon as well, and over-delivers in several ways.  The blend has Cab Franc, Cab Sav., Merlot and Syrah, and it has 5+ years of bottle age on it.  These two factors combine nicely to reveal […]

2007 Chateau Smith Cabernet, Washington

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This producer is quite famous for their Syrah wines which are released under the ‘K Vintners’ label.  The Chateau Smith label is their Bordeaux analogue, and why not?  Washington State makes some great Cabernet wines.  The Columbia Valley has a long and dry growing season, so has the potential to produce some concentrated and complex […]

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