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Barrage Cellars 2009 Alias cabernet franc

Good god, Kevin’s done it again. Tasted at 61-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: young and voluptuous garnet. Nose: cassis, jar of freshly cracked black peppercorns, purple flowers, raspberry. Mouthfeel: full-bodied with some spicy bite. Tail trail: 10 … Continue reading

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Barrage Cellars 2010 Nuclear Blonde chardonnay

Tasted at 54-61 degrees on the IR temp gun. Toasty lucid gold optics yielding succulent yellow flowers, buttercups, pineapple, peach, and Queen Anne pear.On the palate, a firm blanket of jasmine, rockmelon, grapefruit, weathered plank, and walnut add to the … Continue reading

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Woodinville Wine Honors (3rd vintage, 2011)

Welcome and greetings from the historic Woodinville Ballroom for this, the third renewal in celebration of the best of Woodinville’s bustling wine country, circa 2011! Let’s begin with a wrap-up of the wine news, which ominously started on January 5 … Continue reading

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Protected: Barrage Cellars 2008 Eclipse syrah

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Maison Bleue 2009 Au Contraire French Creek Vineyard chardonnay

As a tribute to the recent baseball all-star game and my being elected the manager for the wine equivalent, here’s my Washington All-Stars batting lineup: #1. This position is called the “leadoff hitter.” This wine should set the tone at … Continue reading

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Novelty Hill Winery 2008 Columbia Valley merlot

It’s about time someone had the balls to critique the tasting rooms of Woodinville. This is not the typical vague, passive-aggressive generalized rants like a typical ‘wine blogger’ like “Oh this wine is corked.” Oh boo-hoo. Call it out or stop your … Continue reading

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Barrage Cellars 2005 Alias cabernet franc

Another WAwineman classic, 1st posted on April 6, 2010: We have a candidate for ‘oddest news of the year’. Two London women were arrested for attempting to smuggle a corpse onto a flight. They kept the 91 year-old dead man … Continue reading

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