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Aspenwood Cellars 2010 Red Willow Vineyard syrah

Stole the show at a recent blinder… Tasted at 61-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark garnet stainer. Nose: cedar, smoke, blueberry, black licorice, raspberry, dark cherry, forest drought. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 10+ seconds. Flavors: cherry, blueberry, … Continue reading

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Van Camp Cellars 2010 Red Willow Vineyard merlot

Winery is located in Monroe. Tasted at 58-67 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark magenta-garnet. Nose: soft feminine scents of cherry pie, boysenberry, and plum. Mouthfeel: like a shaved woman. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: red fruits of … Continue reading

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Martedi Wines 2009 sangiovese

Tasted at 58-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: magenta. Nose: alcohol punch to the schnozz, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, blackened toast. Mouthfeel: full bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: sting, black cherry, black licorice. Too hot for a … Continue reading

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Cavatappi Winery 2004 Maddalena nebbiolo

Tasted at 61-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: soft, transparent ruby rose petals with a browned edge. Nose: faded glory. Mouthfeel: thin. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: cherry liqueur, old leather belt, expired red licorice. Tasted like a … Continue reading

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Facelli Winery 2008 Sugarloaf Vineyard sangiovese

Sugarloaf Vineyard is a relatively new vineyard located just east of exit 44 on Interstate 82 in balmy Wapato (Parker Heights area) and just south of “The Palm Springs of Washington”, coming online only in the last five years. The … Continue reading

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Savage Grace Wines 2012 Red Willow Vineyard sauvignon blanc

Bikini baristas, a bad cop, and fish. From our northern neighbors comes this nasty pitch… Snohomish County investipols were perplexed while undercover to expose a few coffee huts offering more than a little milk in their java and secretly depositing … Continue reading

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Sun River Vintners 2008 Boushey Vineyard sangiovese

Resident admirers of Washington wines know there are enclaves where one may daytrip it with friends and partake in tastings from a cluster of wineries. The two major cities that fully embrace their “wine destination” status are Woodinville and Walla … Continue reading

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