Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kirkland Signature 2010 Columbia Valley red wine

What is the problem with our local wine bloggers’ denial of Washington wines made under the Costco ‘Kirkland Signature’ label? Costco is known for value, as opposed to Nordstrom is known for high-fashion quality and taking out a second mortgage … Continue reading

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Conundrum 2005 White Table Wine (California)

Tasted at 52-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: electric yellow gold. Nose: white and yellow flowers, peach, nectarine, orange blossom. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: peach, orange pulp, pink grapefruit. Fine expectations achieved with Chinese take-out. … Continue reading

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The Eyrie Vineyards 2008 Dundee Hills pinot gris (Oregon)

I get this asked often in my travels: “What’s a good wine to go with (insert fast food restaurant name here)?” This is especially so with cheap “Chinese” take-out. The answer is ridonkulously easy. Look at the color of the … Continue reading

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Novelty Hill 2009 Stillwater Creek Vineyard malbec

Tasted at 60-67 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: inky, majestic purple. Nose: wallflower plum and blackberry at 63 degrees to raspberry at 67 degrees. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: star-studded plum, alcohol sting, spiced cherry, black … Continue reading

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Chateau Figeac 1990 St. Emilion red wine (France)

WAwineman reporting from Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the latest on the 2013 National Wine Blogger Draft, and walking to the podium to begin the proceedings is Bobby Parkour. “And with the first pick, Choad Enthusiast … Continue reading

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Lone Birch 2011 Yakima Valley gewurztraminer

Paul Guttless has been in the news lately, if you haven’t noticed from all the bloggers he’s lubricated over the years. So my gf told me the movie, ’42’, was out… I replied, “I didn’t know they made a movie … Continue reading

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Market Vineyards 2009 Derivative red wine

Tasted at 59-69 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: garnet-rimmed magenta. Nose: straight plum, raspberry. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: black cherry, bacon bits, red plum. Food pairing was chop steak–good. Alcohol: 14.8%. 60% syrah, 40% merlot. … Continue reading

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