Category Results for: Merlot

 

Napa Cellars: Good Value Reds from Napa Valley

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Founded by Rich Frank and Koerner Rombauer in 1996, Napa Cellars was acquired by Trinchero Family Estates ten years later. Trinchero Family Estates have been producing wines for over 60 years. Through the years, the Trinchero family and the company have expanded. Today, Trinchero represents over 27 brands in the United States and Australia. Winemaker […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Red Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Sineann’s Peter Rosback…a Jack of Many Vineyards

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Peter Rosback is one of the most well-known and well-respected winemakers in the Pacific Northwest. Rosback got his start in winemaking in 1985 as a home winemaker experimenting with Pinot Noir. In 1986, he began making Old Vine Zinfandel from The Pines Vineyard. Rosback entered the wine business commercially in 1994 when he and David […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner #100: 2008 Washington Merlot

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On Friday evening, we hosted our 100th wine tasting dinner. Early on in our wine journey when we found what we thought was a good wine while visiting a winery, we would buy a case and take it home. Too often the wine did not taste nearly as good at home as it had in […]

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Northstar Merlot: Right Bank Style from Washington Fruit

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Northstar Winery, located in Walla Walla, Washington, is a merlot specialist. Founded in 1994 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Northstar strives to produce world-class Merlots from Washington’s Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys. Merlot is a wonderful variety, and Washington State makes outstanding Merlot. Washington Merlot is bigger, more complex, and has […]

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Current Releases from Cedergreen Cellars

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Winemaker Kevin Cedergreen founded Cedergreen Cellars, located in Kirkland, Washington, in 2002. He grew up on an orchard in eastern Washington. After college, he worked as a landscape architect in Seattle. In the mid-90’s, Kevin and his wife decided it was time for a change, and they wanted to do something that would allow them […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Rasa Vineyards Continues to Wow Us

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa Vineyards has already become a superstar on the Washington wine scene. Their beautiful winery is located south of downtown Walla Walla near the Washington/Oregon state line. Both Pinto and Billo have engineering and mathematical backgrounds and worked in the computer industry. As for their official […]

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Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards: Family-Owned and Estate Grown

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Brothers Jeff and Bill Gordon founded Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards, located in Pasco, Washington, in 1985. Their family-owned winery produces wines exclusively with estate grown fruit. Their vineyards were planted in 1980 on a south-facing slope overlooking the Snake River. Prior to planting the vineyard, Jeff consulted with Walter Clore, the father of Washington wine, […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Thai Red Curry Beef

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thai food is so popular that I wanted to do another Thai dish for a challenging wine pairing. Since our family especially enjoys spicy dishes, I decided to try a red curry dish using strips of sirloin steak in this recipe. Delicious! The menu for this pairing consisted of the Thai red curry beef dish, […]

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Fielding Hills Merlot Vertical Tasting

Monday, April 18th, 2011

For those of you who are not familiar with a vertical tasting, it is a tasting in which you taste different vintages of the same wine from the same winery. We were first “wow”-ed by Fielding Hills in the summer of 2008. Since then, we have visited the winery, tasted all of their new releases, […]

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Obelisco Estate: Red Mountain Vineyard, Woodinville Tasting Room

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Obelisco Estate is a relatively new winery founded by Doug Long, Paul Kaltinick, and Dick Shaw. Together the partners bring over 70 years of grape growing and winemaking experience to the winery. Named for the tall and narrow four-sided obelisks that were carved out of granite by craftsmen as early as 2000 BC, Obelisco Estate […]

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