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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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Hestia Cellars 2008 malbec

A belated happy birthday to one of “my boyz,” George Washington. He would have turned a sprightly 279 today, after a dominant reign as Supreme Commander of what amounted to the first 16 States of our great country. I bet … Continue reading

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Washington wine 2010 year in review

What a year for the books, eh? It started with late blossoms that extended the tardiness into late October in what was one of the latest harvests in recent memory. The fear of a repeat early killing frost like that … Continue reading

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Woodinville Wine Honors (2nd edition)

And a balmy welcome to all you S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) people of the upper Northwest as we open the festivities of this second edition of the Woodinville Wine Honors! What a year of growth for Woodinville’s wineries/tasting rooms scene! … Continue reading

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