Category Results for: Five-Star Quality Wines

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Cabernet Franc [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Cabernet Franc is generally thought of as the quiet little brother of Cabernet Sauvignon. Some people even refer to it as the “other” Cabernet. However, Cabernet Franc is actually one of the genealogical parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. Originating in Bordeaux, France, Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Well-known as a […]

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New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2008 Vintage [Wow! Alert]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Fielding Hills Winery, a small, family-owned winery in Wenatchee, is one of the top wineries in Washington State. Owner/winemaker Mike Wade and his wife Karen are longtime apple and cherry growers who have turned a middle portion of their orchard near Mattawa into a vineyard. Their Riverbend Vineyard, planted in 1998, is in the Wahluke […]

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Spotlight On: Rasa Vineyards [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Rasa Vineyards is a relatively new winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa Vineyards burst onto the Washington wine scene and received numerous accolades for their inaugural releases. Currently, they produce around 2,000 cases per year, a level they plan to maintain for a while. Originally […]

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Weekend in the Walla Walla Valley AVA: A Tale of Two States

Monday, September 13th, 2010

We spent Labor Day Weekend visiting the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The Walla Walla Valley AVA was established in 1984 as Washington State’s third AVA. It encompasses areas in both Washington and Oregon. When you are visiting wineries and vineyards in the valley, it is easy to forget which state you are in. The lines […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Cabernet Sauvignon [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons are among the best in the world, and they are much better values (higher QPR) than most Cabs in other wines regions of the world. Last Friday evening, we tasted six Cabernet Sauvignons from Washington State in our monthly wine tasting dinner. It was another fabulous evening of good wines, the […]

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Taste Washington 2010: The Complete Recap

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Hosted annually by the Washington Wine Commission, Taste Washington is dubbed “the ultimate wine experience.” This past weekend brought Washington wine lovers from around the country to Seattle to drink, eat, and be merry. The event is a wine and food lover’s paradise. The festivities kicked off on Friday with the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards, […]

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Open That Bottle Night: 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Open That Bottle Night. Open That Bottle Night, created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher in 2000, is the one night a year that we are all encouraged to get out that bottle of wine that is so special that no special […]

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My Bucket List of Wines—Updated

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Last fall, I shared with you my “bucket list” of wines. As I said then, some of the wines on the list I already have, some are wines I’m hoping someone might give me as a gift, and some I’m hoping to be able to purchase if the slump in high-end wine prices continues. But […]

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A Very Special Private Tasting: 1996 Penfolds Grange [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

One family tradition that has emerged in recent years is to make Bananas Foster, which just happens to be my favorite dessert, after our Christmas Eve dinner. Mom (LaGayle) decided to shake things up a bit this year, and we enjoyed a different Christmas Eve meal than we normally do. However, not wanting to forego […]

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What is the Best Wine You’ve Ever Had? My Answer: 1976 Penfolds Grange

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

In 2005, we took the trip of a lifetime to Australia. We fell in love with the country, the people, and the wine. We especially enjoyed the time we spent in Sydney and in the Barossa Valley. While we were there, we visited Penfolds and really liked their entire lineup of wines. However, we did […]

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