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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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Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Like Shea? You’ll Love Ebony Pinot noir

I am so pleased to announce an Avalon exclusive, Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010. If you like Shea, you’ll love Ebony Wines. Ebony owner and winemaker Chris Mazepink was at Shea Wine Cellars from the 2004 through the 2006 vintage and worked on some of their finest wines. Today, Ebony Wines is his [...]

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Marcus and Andy Wine Fight!

Wine Fight!

Evesham Wood and Haden Fig – We’ve been known to fight over them. We grab their wines the minute they arrive, and we drink them, a lot. We fight over who in the store gets them. And we only open them for friends if we’re in a really generous mood. Please hurry up and order [...]

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Evening Land

Evening Land Followup to 97 Point Chardonnay

Evening Land is one of Oregon’s biggest success stories. In only four vintages, they produced the highest rated Oregon white wine and many of the highest rated Pinots from each vintage, from multiple wine critics. They’ll do it again with these 2010s. At right, Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard Evening Land Vineyards La Source Chardonnay [...]

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New Wines We Like – Analemma, Brigadoon, Arterberry Maresh, Result of a Crush, Illahe

Here’s the wines we’ve recommended to our Wine Club and customers this week. Jean’s Pick Analemma Gewurztraminer 2011 $22.45 in any 12 bottle order or build a case* ($24.95 retail) Very limited – order now – 36 bottles available The classic Analemma Gewurztraminer opens with a soft scent of jasmine, sunny summer days, and a [...]

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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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