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Chris Figgins, winemaker at Figgins Estate and Leonetti Cellar

98 Point Figgins Estate Red from Leonetti Winemaker

The 98-point Figgins Estate Red 2009 made by Chris Figgins, second generation winemaker at Leonetti Cellar, arrived today! at right, Chris Figgins “Astonishing…it can stand alongside top tier Bordeaux costing four or five times as much.” It’s little wonder Leonetti Cellar wines are cherished by customers as something very special and a must for any [...]

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Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red

Owen Roe – Last Call, Allocated, Favorites

Last calls: Owen Roe’s rich and exotic Slide Mountain Cab Franc, Lady Rosa Syrah, and Red Willow Chapel Block Syrah. Rare & Allocated: Owen Roe Dubrul Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay and Riesling. New favorites: new vintage Owen Roe 2011 Sharecropper’s Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Sinister Hand. at right, the bloody “sinister hand” that [...]

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Guardian Cellars winemaker Jerry Reiner

Guardian Gun Metal 09 Wine Spec 93 Pts

Plus:  Released Today, Owen Roe Yakima Red 2010 Wine Spectator Insider gave 93 points to Guardian Cellars’ flagship red, 2009 Gun Metal Red. It’s big, rich, and ready to drink. And it’s very limited – we expect it to sell out by the end of the day. At right, Guardian Cellars owner and winemaker Jerry [...]

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Insider Washington Wines – Renegade, Betz

We have two insider deals on Washington reds today: Renegade’s Walla Walla reds for $14.35 and 20% Off Betz Syrahs. Famous Walla Walla Vineyard for $14.35 – We Can’t Tell You…But You Can Guess  We have the ultimate “insider’s” offer for you today. The wines are made from one of the most famous vineyards in [...]

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Famous Secret Walla Walla Vineyard $14.35

We have the ultimate “insider’s” offer for you today. The wines are made from one of the most famous vineyards in Walla Walla’s rocks, but we can’t tell you which one. We can tell you that wines made from this vineyard have received crazy high (the highest) scores. The vineyard only sells fruit to two [...]

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What is Terroir?

“Ask Avalon” on our Facebook page asks for questions from you, our fans. A recent question, “What is Terroir?” is answered here. Terroir, terr-what? Terroir at its simplest is the idea that land with the right soil type will grow grapes that make the best wine. Skeptics of terroir point out that the effects of [...]

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Oregon Wine – Noble Rot is Good.

When it’s good, it’s positively noble. That’s the irony of the fungus called “botrytis.” “Noble rot” is a more euphemistic term for what is also called “botrytis bunch rot,” caused by a fungal organism (Botrytis cinera) that can grow on ripe or nearly ripe grapes. The unusual thing about botrytis bunch rot is that it [...]

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