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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... Blend***2012 Cadence "Ciel du Cheval Vineyard" Red Mountain Bordeaux Blend***2012 Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon2012 Frog's Leap "Estate" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Amapola Creek Sonoma Va... Read More

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • JD - Oregon Nebbiolo reminds me of Cana's Feast.  They are an Oregon winery that makes most of their wine from Washington grapes.  I think they do a really nice job with Italian varieties.  They make a Nebbiolo with grapes sourced from Ciel du Cheval on Red Mountain. And DM, I agree - the vineyard and grower also has a lot to do with the quality... Read More

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  • DM - I'm not sure about Nebbiolo in Walla Walla.  The region seems to be too hot for Nebbiolo in comparison to Northern Italy. Some of the better Washington Nebbiolo I have had comes from Red Mountain vineyards.  Which is interesting, because when you look up "Hot Washington AVA" in the dictionary you find a picture of Red Mountain!  The quality... Read More

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  • Januik Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Januik Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard 2011


    Smoky, and a little funky on the nose with some dusty soil tones and lots of macerated floral aromas and a hint of juniper. Nicely open on entry with clear flavors of wild black raspberry, blackberry and slightly medicinal floral tones which gain prominence on the backend. The tannin here are very well managed and this gains an attractive papery... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I reported on my  visits to wineries in Walla Walla on Tuesday. Today I am reporting on visits both in Prosser, which lies roughly between Walla Walla and Seattle in the Yakima Valley as well as to wineries located basically within Seattle’s metropolitan footprint. As I’v... Read More

    From the article What's Hot in WA?

  • Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put what follows in context. I spent a week traveling the region recently and was franklyunsure of how these articles would play out. I didn’t know exactly what to expect and was prepared to write apair of articles on Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Syrah, bu... Read More

    From the article Which Wine in Walla Walla?

  • Januik also makes a Petit Verdot from Ciel du Cheval vineyard.  It looks like the 2010 is sold out.  The last time I was in their tasting room it was one of my favorites.  Read More

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  • Where can I find a good supply of Petit Verdot?  Any good suggestions on this wine? Read More

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