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Future Top 100? I’d Bet on It

Mark Ryan’s Board Track Racer label struck it big with Wine Spectator, grabbing a 92 for Cab/Merlot blend “The Chief” 2012. The price-rating-production ratio practically makes this a lock for Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2014. We think “The Chief” is fantastic and chose it for our New Discoveries Wine Club in June. We know [...]

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Mark Ryan’s Flagship Reds

This weekend marks the release of Mark Ryan’s flagship reds: Dead Horse and Long Haul. If you haven’t heard or read about the stunning 2012 vintage, now is the time to start listening. The ’12s we’ve tasted so far are incredible for how they combine plush fruit and the structure necessary to age for 10-20 [...]

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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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It’s A Boy!

Hello from Andy at Northwest Wine, It’s a boy! My son Everett William was born two weeks ago on Mother’s Day.  This holiday weekend I’m sharing some favorites with friends and my newly expanded family.  Celebrate with us and take 15% off these 4 wines I’ve been pouring at my house before, during, and after [...]

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Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Washington’s New Sheridan Vineyards Reds

Here it is, an Avalon exclusive for Oregon, the Wine Advocate 97-100 point Sheridan Block 1, plus winemaker Scott Greer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Mystique, and his new label, Crossfork Creek Dark Matter Syrah. Wine Advocate 97-100 Points Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $103.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($114.95 retail) [...]

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Reynvaan Family Vineyard

Reynvaan Family Vineyards’ 2010 Syrahs

There’s no need to look into a crystal ball: Reynvaan will get high scores for their new 2010 Syrahs. How do we know? Because the 2010s are every bit as good as the blockbuster 2008s and because Reynvaan’s star is on the rise. Reynvaan Family Vineyards “In The Rocks” Syrah 2010 $49.45 in any 12 [...]

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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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Washington’s Champoux Vineyard & Soos Creek Wines

Champoux. Ciel du Cheval. You can argue that there are better vineyards in Washington, but you won’t likely win. Reds from these two vineyards always command hefty prices…almost always, that is. Soos Creek Champoux and Ciel du Cheval reds give new meaning to the term “value.”  These two wines, with their amazing Cabernet backbones, are [...]

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