All posts by Great Northwest Wine

  • waterbrook icon logo 120x134 - ICON by Waterbrook 2017 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $36
    ICON by Waterbrook 2017 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $36

    This tier by winemaker John Freeman targets Waterbrook’s nicely appointed tasting room west of Walla Walla on the highway to Lowden, and pulls the Sangiovese from Art den Hoed Vineyard in the western portion of the Yakima...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • fortuity cellars logo 120x134 - Fortuity Cellars 2019 Rosé of Cinsaut, Yakima Valley, $24
    Fortuity Cellars 2019 Rosé of Cinsaut, Yakima Valley, $24

    Founding winemaker Johnny Brose left a number of gold-medal winners in the cellar when he took the dual post as program chair and winemaking instructor at the Northwest Wine Studies Center for Chemeketa Community College in Salem,...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • seven hills winery logo 120x134 - Seven Hills Winery 2018 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $40
    Seven Hills Winery 2018 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $40

    There’s not an abundance of this sixth red Bordeaux grape planted throughout the Walla Walla Valley, but Casey McClellan’s traditional sources for it are at opposite ends of the valley — cobblestoned Morrison Lane to the south...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • alexana logo color 120x134 - Alexana Winery 2019 Terroir Series Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $32
    Alexana Winery 2019 Terroir Series Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $32

    Bryan Weil extends his success with cool-climate varieties with this assemblage from an underrated 35-year-old site for Pinot Gris on Pete’s Mountain — Stoneridge Vineyard — and two Dundee Hills sites in Belle Vida and Alexan’s Revana...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • devison vintners evergreen vineyard sauvignon blanc 2019 label 120x134 - Devison Vintners 2019 Evergreen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $25
    Devison Vintners 2019 Evergreen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $25

    Peter Devison’s winemaking career has taken this native of Canada all across the state and a résumé that includes EFESTĒ, Precept and Tsillan Cellars. The recent closure of Cadaretta in Walla Walla has allowed him to focus...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • januik winery klipsun vineyard merlot nv label 120x134 - Januik Winery 2017 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot, Red Mountain, $35
    Januik Winery 2017 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot, Red Mountain, $35

    One of Washington’s most famous plantings, this vintage marked the first under the ownership of Terlato Wines International, the Chicago-based company that purchased the 120- acre vineyard from the Gelles family. Klipsun has a reputation for producing...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • delille cellars chaleur blanc 2019 label 120x134 - DeLille Cellars 2019 Chaleur Blanc, Columbia Valley, $35
    DeLille Cellars 2019 Chaleur Blanc, Columbia Valley, $35

    Founding winemaker Chris Upchurch and co-founders Greg Lill and Jay Soloff made a statement in Washington state when they turned their Bordeaux inspiration into a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sèmillon starting in 1995. “The world has...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • canvasback grand passage nv label 120x134 - Canvasback 2017 Grand Passage Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $85
    Canvasback 2017 Grand Passage Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $85

    Walla Walla winemaker Brian Rudin pulls from rising star Quintessence Vineyard on Washington’s Red Mountain for the fourth vintage of this broadly shouldered young Cab that receives special attention in the form of 20 months in French...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • free dog wines label logo 120x134 - Free Dog Wines 2019 Albariño, Snake River Valley, $18
    Free Dog Wines 2019 Albariño, Snake River Valley, $18

    Martin Fujishin and Teresa Moye of Fujishin Family Cellars in Idaho’s Snake River Valley launched their brand as a tribute to Tess and all dogs who have been abandoned and those fortunate enough to have found home...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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  • alloro vineyard card 120x134 - Alloro Vineyard 2019 Vino Rosa Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $27
    Alloro Vineyard 2019 Vino Rosa Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $27

    David Nemarnik’s vineyard on Laurel Ridge west of Sherwood, Ore., entered its third decade of life with this vintage, and this rosé serves as a delicious example. The strawberry-rhubarb color brings hints of strawberry-rhubarb compote, nectarine and...

    • Posted September 26, 2020
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