Sep
14

Long Shadows Pirouette 2004

Long Shadows was founded by Allen Shoup, former CEO of Chateau St. Michelle. Shoup has been building some pretty amazing projects in washington since the late 70’s, including the Antinori

Apr
10

Spring Valley Uriah 2001

Spring Valley is a highly respected Washington producer whose winemaker and owner died in a car crash in 2005. I mention this only because the industry seemed unsure about the

Jan
29

McCrea Sirocco 2004

McCrea is a Rhone-style specialist located in Washington state. I have been looking to try something from these guys for a while now and so it was hard to resist

Jan
5

Dellile Cellars D2 2005

Washington state may be getting expensive, but I have to say that their best producers are also extremely adept at bridging the gap between old world and new. The D2

Oct
24

Kestrel Estate Sangiovese 2003

Having recently tried this small Washington producer’s Syrah and finding it quite exceptional, I decided to give another of their varietal offerings a try. This time I chose something not

Oct
18

Doyenne Syrah 2004

Doyenne is the Rhone-style wine project of Washington’s famed Delille Cellars. My several samplings of Washington syrahs have convinced me of this grape’s viability in that state, and I think

Oct
4

Kestrel ‘Kestrel View Estate Vineyard’ Syrah 2003

Produced in the famed Yakima Valley of Washington, this syrah bucks the trend and comes in at 13.8% ABV. I find Syrah from WA can be a bit too rich

Oct
4

Poet’s Leap Riesling 2006

Poet’s Leap is part of the Long Shadows project in Washington. This project is bringing some of the top wine makers from around the world to produce a single wine

Mar
25

Page Cellars "Preface" Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Page built this fascinatingly elegent Cabernet from Washington grapes of the Red Mountain AVA (American Viticultural Area). I’m a sucker for the concentration often seen from high altitude grapes -which

Mar
19

Eroica Riesling 2006

This Riesling from Washington state is a joint project between Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington and Dr. Loosen of the Mosel region in Germany – a superb producer of German