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Powers Winery 2013 Coyote Vineyard cabernet sauvignon

Wine bloggers in Washington still just don’t get it. First, some background. To “qualify” as a Washington wine blogger, one must be either unemployed or unemployable. You know the plethora of examples if you are a regular to this blog. … Continue reading

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K Vintners 2011 The Hidden syrah

This world is full on imbeciles posing as intelligent life. Look at Sean, imitating a well-traveled wine reviewer for Choad Enthusiast who can switch from one-word gimmick reviews to the 100-point standard. And, of course, free wine tasted in unknown … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2009 Weinbau Vineyard cabernet sauvignon

Tasted at 62-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: deep magenta. Nose: kiddy chocolate, blackberry. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: oak, blackberry, bitter chocolate. Paired with pizza night. Meh. Alcohol: 14.4%. Wahluke Slope AVA. Power: 2/5. Balance: … Continue reading

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Open Road Wine Company 2011 barbera

Tasted at 63-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark garnet-magenta. Nose: raspberry pomegranate. Mouthfeel: tingly, tart, medium-bodied. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: cranberry, hibiscus, loganberry, cloves, cinnamon. Food pairing was frozen pizza (bullseye). Alcohol: 13.5%. Rosebud Vineyard. Wahluke … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2008 Weinbau Vineyard cabernet franc

Tasted at 64-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Luxurious dark magenta in the Riedel with essences of black currant crème, raspberry, and char spilling over the rim, this coy gem delivered heaps of black fruit, black pepper, blueberry, soft … Continue reading

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Kyra Wines 2008 Pheasant Vineyard sangiovese

What is it about the weirdos in that East Valley-Yakima enclave called Moxee? Some faux-stoners called the cops to report the smell of marijuana in the air, but the waft was discovered to be coming not from an illegal pot-growing operation… no, … Continue reading

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2009 The Estates merlot

What is it about the great Northwest? Everyone who visits here falls in love with the sea-to-ski scenery, the “livability” of the area, and the accessibility to fresh ingredients. This, of course, has brought on congestion and increased home prices … Continue reading

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