Category Results for: Merlot

 

Red Willow Vineyard continues to shine, this time at Eight Bells Winery

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Eight Bells Winery is a small urban winery located in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is jointly owned and operated by Tim Bates, Andy Shepherd, and Frank Michiels. The trio got their start as home winemakers. In 2009, they moved from their garages into a commercial space to start Eight Bells. Since their […]

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Nota Bene Cellars: Current Releases from the 2009 Vintage

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Nota Bene Cellars is a small, family-owned winery located in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Owner/winemaker Tim Narby and his wife Carol Bryant founded Nota Bene in 2001. Tim got his start in winemaking over 15 years earlier in the Boeing Employee’s Wine and Beermaking Club. When their youngest child was out of preschool, they decided […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Highlights and Final Thoughts from the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Recently, Dad (John), Colby, and I spent three jam-packed days in Portland, Oregon, for the fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference. Over 350 fellow wine bloggers, wine industry participants, and media members participated in tastings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and visits to local vineyards and wineries. [See the bottom of this post for a recap of […]

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Wines of Chile Culinary Bus Tour of Portland

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The day before the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon, Colby and I had the pleasure to attend a culinary bus tour hosted by Wines of Chile. We boarded the Double Decker tour bus at the DoubleTree Portland and headed off for a wonderful afternoon enjoying Portland’s diverse food options paired with some wonderful […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Watermill Winery: Great Fruit and Great Wines from the Brown Family

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Watermill Winery is located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley AVA just 10 miles from downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The Brown family, a third generation apple-growing family and the owners of Blue Mountain Cider, founded Watermill in 2005. Rich Funk of Saviah Cellars initially oversaw the winemaking operations until Andrew […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Tempranillo, Vineyards, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot from the Horse Heaven Hills of […]

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Fidelitas Wines: A Passion Realized

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Owner/winemaker Charlie Hoppes founded Fidelitas in 2000. Located in Benton City, Washington, in the Red Mountain AVA, Fidelitas gets its name from Charlie’s father-in-law, Dan Fidelis O’Neill. While working for Boeing in the early 1980’s, Charlie was bitten by the wine bug and began experimenting with home winemaking kits. Encouraged by his wife Terri and […]

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Two Mountain Winery: Making Good Wine In A Beautiful Setting

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Brothers Matthew and Patrick Rawn established Two Mountain Winery in 2002. Located in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, Two Mountain Winery is named for the two mountains, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams, which form the beautiful backdrop of their estate vineyard. They planted Copeland Vineyard in 2000 on land that their family has farmed […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2008 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot from the Columbia Valley of […]

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2009 Vintage

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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 […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |