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Reviewing some of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017

The list is out in the latest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017.  Many of these wines are available locally, and many are on your neighborhood grocer’s shelves.  I chose to look at the grocer’s liquor department for some of these wines.  I found six, and picked up one of … Continue reading »

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Revelry D11 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

2012 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon, Dionysis Vineyard D11 Block – Walla Walla I have a fondness of Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons (along with Rhone varietals, Chardonnays, and most everything else produced there.)  So the Revelry D11, which comes from a specific block (11) of the venerable Dionysus Vineyard, was an instant hit here at home.  This … Continue reading »

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Visiting Woodinville, WA tasting rooms

To start this years tour, we tried a new-to-us wine area in Washington.  Woodinville is home to many winery tasting rooms from throughout Washington state which otherwise wouldn’t have many visitors due to their remote locations.  Some wineries have tasting rooms here and in Walla Walla.  A few also have tasting rooms here and in … Continue reading »

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Dunham Cellars – tasting room and tastes

Originally posted:  August 29. 2014 Dunham Cellars – love this place.  Two years straight, we’ve visited Walla Walla and there is much to see and taste there.  The Bordeaux blends are big and juicy and the Rhone varietals are among the best in the US.  Dunham has been around for years and really has the … Continue reading »

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