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Syncline Wine Cellars 2009 Heart Of The Hill Vineyard mourvedre

Tasted at 63-67 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: clear, dark magenta. Nose: black raspberry, plum, milk chocolate, tobacco leaf. Mouthfeel: soft, almost medium-bodied. Tail trail: 9 seconds. Flavors: black fruits, anise, pomegranate, cola nut, hint of red pepper … Continue reading

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Syncline Wine Cellars 2010 Underwood Mountain Vineyard gruner veltliner

What kind of Washington wine heretic would refer to Columbia Valley syrahs as tasting like a “three-ring circus”? A grumpy, bitter old fart who artificially hypes up wines from one AVA for pay, that’s who. Every lover of Washington wine, … Continue reading

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Syncline Wine Cellars 2011 rosé

Advice:  SCROLL slowly when asked to, for maximum effect. Typical Orygun… a Jackson County egg company that had lobbied successfully to create a law to provide humane conditions for egg-layers was the site of a bust for cockfighting. Police caught … Continue reading

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Syncline Wine Cellars 2006 Subduction Red wine

Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on February 28, 2008: What is it about the Columbia Gorge AVA? Never drove through there and there are only a handful of wineries (seven on the WA side) that are based there but … Continue reading

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Syncline Wine Cellars 2009 Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner

Where else but Montana? A Radio Shack in Hamilton is offering a bonus gift with the purchase of a satellite-network package, the gift being a pistol or shotgun. The ad states, “Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get … 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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Syncline Wine Cellars 2008 Columbia Gorge pinot noir

Here’s hoping you had a happy Thanksgiving. I personally gained only four pounds after a day of gluttony that began with some sampling of some rare pork shoulder that was smoking in a kamado over in Mill Creek (yes, in … Continue reading

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Syncline 2008 grenache carignan

Time out! Time out! Everybody just chill out. I just read that blog about Charles Smith of K Vintners is SUING a bunch of anonymous John Does over some comments made from a July 21 article that wasn’t exactly kowtowing … Continue reading

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