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Portrait Cellars 2005 Red Mountain merlot

The Red Mountain AVA is globally recognized as Washington’s BEST location for growing the A-list varietals in what is also known as the Bordeaux grapes of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc. The area’s first planted wine grapes pre-dated the … Continue reading

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Vashon Winery 2005 Washington State merlot

Welcome to the very special edition that is my 350th post. To commemorate the occasion, I opened an equally special bottle that very few of my “dry side” readers have the opportunity to acquire (but is possible if you just … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest Winery 2005 H3 merlot

The one that started it all! First posted on January 23, 2008: Eye-catching new bottle design and only $14. Alcohol : 14.1%. Great match for salmon. Aroma: moderate. Color: average. Tail: average. A simple table wine that is a good … Continue reading

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Des Voignes Cellars 2005 The Emcee merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on May 1, 2008: Des Voigne, Des Voigne, Des Voigne…that’s all I see on this website! Well, duh, they’re a sponsor, so be nice…Des Voigne Cellars! It’s peachy! Okay, so I’m not a candidate … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2005 Klipsun Vineyard merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on May 2, 2008: Thank Gawd It’s Friday! The workload is getting heavier but the weather is getting warmer. I feel like the Statue of Liberty…”give me all your tired (work problems), your poor … Continue reading

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Five Star Cellars 2005 merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on May 15, 2008: Go cruising with an abusive partner and end up “lost at sea.” What’s wrong here? On lighter news, say, did any of you get that Presidential Physical Fitness Award in … Continue reading

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Columbia Crest 2005 Grand Estates merlot

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on May 18, 2008: Salute to Seattle’s one fortnight of spring. We went from North Face fleece to Sylvia’s Swimwear in just this past week. As much as I like the blossoms, I guess … Continue reading

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