A global pandemic turned a top Walla Walla Valley winery’s in-person outreach idea into an educational opportunity for adventurous wine consumers. But first, the back story from the iconic schoolhouse in the tiny town of Lowden. L'Ecole N° 41 can be viewed as a template for a Bordeaux-inspired house in Washington state with signature red blends crafted in an Old World … [Read more...] about The Wine Knows: L’Ecole N°41 provides unique taste of its 2018 Perigee
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Winemaker/co-owner Rob Wohr is a recent product of The Institute of Enology and Viticulture — Class of '21 — so this work is symbolic of his first commercial vintage as a Walla Walla Community College grad. Cool-climate varieties will be the focus of the brand launched by Wohr and fellow Rutgers alum John Kruger, and this work with Breezy Slope Vineyard is an impressive debut. … [Read more...] about Explohr Wine Co. 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Walla Walla Valley, $25
This vintage marked the first time that Walla Walla Valley grower/winemaker Dennis Murphy incorporated all three of his estate vineyards into his Eleanor bottling, a Left Bank-Bordeaux style that is led by Octave (41%) in the historic SeVein development, the wine's namesake planting (36%) and young site Sanitella (23%). Here's the flagship wine at Caprio, and it offers … [Read more...] about Caprio Cellars 2019 Eleanor Estate Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $60
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Mount Rushmore-type figures for the Washington wine industry have called Walla Walla home for decades and made some of the Northwest most famous steak-worthy reds. And yet, there wasn’t anything resembling Walla Walla Steak Co. in downtown Walla Walla until cattle rancher/chef/vineyard owner Dan Thiessen brought his lifelong vision to reality two blocks … [Read more...] about Match Maker: Thiessen puts his brand on WW with Walla Walla Steak Co.
BOISE, Idaho — Wineries in the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Valley successfully woo consumers in Idaho’s Snake River Valley, requiring a four-hour drive to the northwest. On the other hand, it’s rare to see a vintner based in Walla Walla invest in Idaho, yet that’s exactly what Proletariat Wine Co., is doing. Led by winemaker Sean Boyd of acclaimed Rôtie … [Read more...] about Walla Walla-based Proletariat Wine Co. set to build facility near Boise