All posts by Great Northwest Wine

  • South Hill Vineyards 2018 Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, $25

    Philip and Sheryl Jones grown a variety of cool-climate varieties in their vineyard along Underwood Mountain, a 28-acre site that reaches 1,850 feet elevation across the Columbia River from Hood River, Ore. In this case, however, they...

    • Posted October 14, 2019
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  • Lauren Ashton Cellars 2014 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $45

    A disciple of Chris Upchurch and DeLille Cellars, Kit Singh embarked a decade ago on his brand named after his two children, and this superb Cabernet Franc displays investment and patience. Two of Washington state’s warmer and...

    • Posted October 14, 2019
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  • Iris Vineyards 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $18

    Aaron Lieberman’s work with estate fruit continues to raise profile of this property near Eugene, Ore. He blended a trio of clones – Pommard and Dijon 113 and 115 – pulled Sept. 24 from Chalice Estate Vineyard...

    • Posted September 22, 2019
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  • Domaine Nicolas-Jay 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $65

    The flaghip wine for this Burgundy house in Oregon by Jean-Nicolas Méo from Domaine Méo-Camuzet with Seattle native Tracy Kendall, who counts Jacques Tardy of Torii Mor in the Willamette Valley among her early mentors. There’s an...

    • Posted September 21, 2019
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  • Sol Stone Wine 2016 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32

    For their Syrah program, the Buckinghams work with viticulturist Lacey Lybeck, who manages two of Washington’s oldest vineyards in Sagemoor and Weinbau. They invested in Quintessence domestic oak barrels, and that shows in the toasty introduction to...

    • Posted September 21, 2019
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  • Ponzi Vineyards 2017 Tavola Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $27

    One of Oregon’s most talented and experienced winemakers, Luisa Ponzi, likened the 2017 vintage to the cooler growing seasons of 2010 and 2011. And yet, the second-generation vintner crafts this in an immediately approachable Pinot Noir with...

    • Posted September 20, 2019
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  • Ste. Chapelle 2016 Panoramic Idaho Syrah, Snake River Valley, $25

    Boise native Meredith Smith took over the winemaking duties at Idaho’s largest winery ahead of veraison in 2016, and her love of Syrah shows with this expression from her first vintage at Ste. Chapelle. Pulled during September...

    • Posted September 19, 2019
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  • Quilceda Creek Vintners 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $200

    The Golitzin family celebrated its 38th vintage in 2016, and this statuesque Cabernet Sauvignon is built upon the shoulders of four estate vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills – the birthplace for many of Washington’s most acclaimed...

    • Posted September 19, 2019
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  • King’s Raven Winery 2015 Estate Léon Millot, Willamette Valley, $40

    Darin Ingram turned his back on a career as a videographer of sailing regattas and has found a deliciously eclectic niche along the Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail with his fascinating mix of unusual cool-climate varieties. Here,...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Mercer Estates 2018 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

    Best Buy! Jeremy Santo, who grew up in Prosser, Wash., just below the northern ledge of the Horse Heaven Hills, produced some stellar pink wines for the Milbrandt brothers during his time at Wahluke Wine Co. He’s...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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