Monthly Archives: February 2012

2011 Grape Report for Washington State

Just like the 2011 harvest, the Federal Grape Report was released very late (just yesterday). Before we hit the numbers, just a reminder that 2011 was the third consecutive year of painfully lower-than-average heat units. For the “glass is half-full” … Continue reading

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Ad: Adams Bench Winery 2007 Myth red wine

Here’s a first look at what cabernet franc tastes like, Adams Bench style! I only say that because they have slated a 2013 release of a pure cabernet franc and it will be the first such from this iconic vineyard. … Continue reading

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Ad: Adams Bench Winery 2008 “the V” cabernet sauvignon

There’s only one good thing about late February in Woodinville–March is around the corner and that means a barrage of new releases from all the hibernating wineries! Of course, some wineries play it smart and give tasting room previews on … Continue reading

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Cooper Wine Company 2011 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Wineries typically shy away from acknowledging any existence of WAwineman’s reviews of their products, and justifiably so, for many reasons. It could be that they have ZERO control over the content. Or, the content is just too “raw” for their … Continue reading

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Washington Hills Winery 2007 gewurztraminer

Here in Washington, there is no shortage of free-and-clear dumbass idiots posing as wine bloggers in an effort to score free wine as compensation for juiced write-ups about the winery that supplied these morons in the first place. Consider such … Continue reading

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