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Cooper Wine Company 2011 L’Inizio red wine

With so many new readers on board, we here at Brand Central decided to re-educate the newbies with the vibe that makes this Washington wine blog the greatest home base for omni-knowledge about Washington wines. After all, ask any veteran … Continue reading

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Powers Winery 2012 Kiona Vineyards Reserve cabernet sauvignon

Words of the Year. Gawd if that doesn’t make my neck hairs cringe when I hear blah-blah’s-of-the-year bullshit. Even word-mongers have it. What’s even more depressing is that millenials are pushing sway over the de-evolution of our species’ lexicon. Update … Continue reading

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JM Cellars 2013 Klipsun Vineyards sauvignon blanc

How about that? Fourteen fat-fucks associated with the hierarchy in soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, were indicted by the United States for “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption. Charges include taking over a hundred million dollars in bribes in exchange for … Continue reading

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Guardian Cellars 2014 Angel sauvignon blanc

Another cash money night, thank you Mayweather!!! Good guys finish last. Welcome to the 1970’s issue! Here’s a first world problem that some of you out there understand. If you’re like me, you do a fair amount of traveling for … Continue reading

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Doyenne 2010 Aix syrah

Most of you, that is, practically all of you readers out there missed the recent Tasteless Washington event where hordes of wine whores convened in lower Seattle to score free pours of Washington wines. The event kicked off with a … Continue reading

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Cooper Wine Company 2012 Estate carmenere

I can’t dine in peace no more. I was happily defrocking a prime rib at my favorite steakhouse with Chucky Smith (yeah, thee Chuckster of his eponymous winery) the other night when some good-looking black dude came by our table … Continue reading

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Ambassador Vineyard 2009 Envoy red wine

Great new entry to the warehouse district! Tasted at 56-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark magenta. Nose: smoky black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, raspberry, cedar. Mouthfeel: full and dense. Tail trail: 9 seconds. Flavors: red cherry, black pepper, … Continue reading

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Guardian Cellars 2013 Angel sauvignon blanc

Pro tip: cellar the Angel for a year or two. Tasted at 56-62 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: electric lemon. Nose: guava, red grapefruit, ready compost, lemon crème, pomelo. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 15+ seconds. Flavors: peach, nectarine, … Continue reading

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Auclair Winery 2013 Red Mountain sauvignon blanc

Yeah, I told ya Charlie was bringin’ it on when he won our Rookie of the Year award! Solid lineup of wines even if his top-tier stuff is overpriced. Tasted at 52-58 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: bright … Continue reading

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Kirkland Signature 2012 Red Mountain cabernet sauvignon

Tasted at 56-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark garnet magenta. Nose: soft cherry blossoms. Mouthfeel: soft medium-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: blackberry, raspberry, red licorice, melba toast. Alcohol: 13.1%. Red Mountain AVA. Winemaker: John Freeman. Produced … Continue reading

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