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3CV/ Cimarone Estate Wines 2012 Cilla’s Blend ALC: 13.9%  Price: $17.99 Media Sample   Bottle Notes: “The wine is made from exceptional estate grown hillside hand-sorted fruit. Fermentation is performed in open-top barriques using classic manual punchdown. The wine is then brought up for 10 months in a combination of new and neutral French Oak […]

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Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Cherry Street ALC: 13.9% Price: $24 Media Sample   Bottle Notes: “Inspired by explorers Lewis & Clark, who, during their 1805 exploration, thought the ridge above the Columbia River resembled an overturned canoe. We’d argue the best exploration of all is discovering the Horse Heaven Hills’ delicious quality in every bottle of Canoe Ridge wine. […]

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Stepping Stone 2012 Corallina Rosé ALC: 14.1% Price: $20 Media Sample Bottle Notes:  “For a winemaker, each new vintage is a stepping stone. One step in a never-ending voyage of exploration. At Cornerstone Cellars our Stepping Stone wines are crafted  by winemaker Jeff Keene to be exceptional wines and exceptional values. Each vintage we scour the […]

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3CV/ Cimarone Estate Wines 2010 Syrah ALC: 14.5%  Price: $19.99 Media Sample   Bottle Notes: “A handmade Syrah at this price is a rarity. The estate fruit is manually punched down in open top fermenters in the very cold cellar, assuring gentle extraction, soft tannins, and fresh bright flavors of the grape. Notes of black […]

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3CV/ Cimarone Estate Wines 2010 Cilla’s Blend ALC: 14.5%  Price: $17.99 Media Sample   Bottle Notes: “Cilla’s Blend is our chic designer wine and is made from exceptional estate grown, hillside hand-sorted fruit.  Fermentation is performed in open-top barriques using classic manual punch-down.  The wine is then brought up for 20 months in a combination […]

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Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Skyline Red ALC: 13.5% Price: $13 Media Sample Bottle Notes:  “Our Skyline Red Blend showcases rich plum and cherry fruit layered with earthy and spice notes. A beautiful long fruit finish is supported by a well balanced tannin structure.” Our Tasting Notes:  This wine is a massive blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon., […]

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Waterbrook 2010 Mélange Noir ALC: 13.5% Price: $15 Media Sample Bottle Notes:  Mélange (mey-lahnzh, -lahnj), n. [French] a mixture or blend “Waterbrook Winery, one of Walla Walla’s founding wineries, draws its name from the Nez Perce Indian dialect for Walla Walla, meaning ‘Running Water.’ Each year, our Mélange Noir is the first wine that our winemaker John […]

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Stepping Stone 2010 Red Rocks ALC: 14.5% Price: $18 Received from Cornerstone Cellars  for review Bottle Notes:  “For a winemaker, each new vintage is a stepping stone. One step in a never-ending voyage of exploration. At Cornerstone Cellars our Stepping Stone wines are crafted  by winemaker Jeff Keene to be exceptional wines and exceptional values. […]

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2006 SPELLwine Syrah

SPELLwine 2006 Syrah Napa Valley ALC: 14.4 % Price: $20 Received from SPELLwine for review Our Tasting Notes: The aroma was a little too alcohol driven. Would have liked those great plum and toasty aromas to shine through a little more in the nose. Jam packed with bright fruit flavors of raspberry and blueberry along […]

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SPELLwine 2006 Severed Head Red Napa Valley ALC: 14.8 % Price: $18 Received from SPELLwine for review Our Tasting Notes: Kristen Spelletich, the creator of SPELLwine comes from a family of winemakers. Her mother and father own and operate Spelletich Cellars. SPELLwine is another label under Spelletich Cellars and the idea behind it was to […]

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