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Mark Ryan Walla Walla Reds

Mark Ryan McNeilly stopped by last week with a flight of his new 2012 wines. The 2012s are all they’re rumored to be: gorgeous upfront fruit, amazingly velvety textures, structure to support cellaring. NumbSkull is Mark’s brand new Walla Walla project. They share the same gregarious nature of Mark Ryan reds while highlighting the strengths [...]

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98 & 97 point Reds

Happy Friday from Marcus and Andy, We’re digging out of the snow and trying to stay warm. Guess what we found in a snow drift? Handfuls of the crazy highly rated Washington wine. So what the heck, here they are in a an insane 3-pack (and due to thy’re limited nature, only available in this [...]

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Our Go-To Red Blends

Our go-to Big Reds share three things: they’re some of the best Washington wines we’ve tasted all year, they’re all Big Reds Club selections, and they are all red blends. For years, many of our favorite Washington wines have been red blends. We like single varietals too, of course, but blends often seem more complete [...]

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Finally back to tasting…

It’s nearly impossible to review new releases in December. We put in some unusually late hours at the new shop (12:55 was a new record) and lacked the time and energy to open anything for contemplation (read: we opened things for drinking). With the holiday madness behind us, we’re finally finding time to sit down and [...]

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Owen Roe Winery

Owen Roe 2012 Great Values

Owen Roe has got to be excited for people to try their 2012 wines. They’re filled with everything that made so many of our customers fall in love with Owen Roe nearly a decade ago. Ready to drink, gushing with flavor, great value. Owen Roe Sharecropper’s Pinot noir 2012 $17.95 in any 12 bottle or [...]

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Rasa Vox Populi Mourvedre

Rasa Vineyards Rocks Walla Walla Wines

Walla Walla’s Rasa Vineyards Rocks – Billo Naravane is a rock star winemaker, and the vineyards he uses to make his rockin’ wines are in  the coveted “rocks” area on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla appellation (where the Cayuse vineyards are located.) In just five vintages, Rasa is a mailing list/waiting list winery. [...]

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Southard Lawrence Vineyard Syrah

Southard Syrah 2009 – Jewel Under $25

Southard Syrah 2009 is a featured new release on today: Wine Enthusiast’s Paul Gregutt anointed Southard as his “winery of the year” and said of the 2009 Lawrence Vineyard Syrah, “you can pay four times as much for comparable Royal Slope [Syrah] projects, or grab this jewel.” Scott Southard makes the wines with his [...]

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