61% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 1% Viognier Dry, hot eastern Washington State was, some thirty years ago, considered to be the next Promised Land (after the Napa Valley) for Cabernet Sauvignon and its brethren in America and, it’s true, the Columbia...
We’ve long had a sort of crush on the hedonistic but also charming reds of Delille. This seminal Columbia Valley winery was founded on the principal that wines with Bordeaux-like finesse and longevity could be produced from the arid hills of...
Ermisch Cellars, located in Bend, Oregon, is just the sort of winery we love to feature. It’s a family-run enterprise started in 2001 by Kirk Ermisch, with daughter Hannah, a trained winemaker and sommelier, currently taking over more and...
My relationship with the Sauvignon Blanc grape is, as they say, complicated. I find the grape, sometimes too aggressive and overly rich in the pyrazine compounds that can evoke, in my tender psyche, unpleasant aromas of pungent...
Cabernet Franc (73%) makes up most of this wine, with the balance Merlot (18%) and Petit Verdot. The aromas aren't ready to reveal themselves, opening to show notes of earth, flower and fresh herb. The flavors are textured, undulating across the palate...
Jeb Dunnuck: A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series reveals a deeper ruby/purple color as well as loads of black fruits, tobacco leaf, cured meats,...