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Review: 2010 Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://doublecanyon.com Double Canyon is a new winery in the state of Washington whose initial release is a Cabernet Sauvignon. It sources fruit from the prized Horse Heaven Hills AVA, which is home to some of Washington’s better vineyards as well. Using land that was originally owned by Don and Linda Mercer, […]

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Review: 2013 Buty Winery Line-up

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.butywinery.com Nina Buty’s winery that bears her name has gained a great deal of momentum over the past couple of years because of it’s wine quality. That quality squarely lands on winemaker, Chris Dowsett and his crew. He does a great job of producing approachable wines that should also age gracefully, […]

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Review: 2010 Manu Propria Ex Animo Cab

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.manupropriawinery.com Taken from the Italian meaning of “by my own hand”, Manu Propria is a very small winery located in Woodinville Washington that is owned by Mike and Rachel Macmorran. They produced only 70 cases of this exceptional wine and the only way to get future releases is to sign-up on […]

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Review: 2009 Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

By: Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.waterbrook.com (Seattle WA 4/10/2013) – A brand of Precept, Waterbrook Winery is a relatively large producer in Walla Walla Washington and is also one of the older wineries in the area. It has wide distribution on a national level so finding its wines shouldn’t be too difficult. Technical Data:  Varietal blend: 91% […]

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2009 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.doubleback.com Drew Bledsoe – the famous NFL Quarterback – hails from Washington State so it’s no wonder why he’d have an interest in launching a winery project in Walla Walla. Along with long-time friend, Chris Figgins (Leonetti) – this 2009 Doubleback Cab represents a collaborative effort between Chris and Drew. It’s […]

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2008 Barons V – Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.baronsv.com Matt Loso’s kung-fu-like winemaking skills come through big-time in this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, made from some of the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Technical Data: Vineyards: Conner Lee, Hedges Estate, Stillwater Creek, Belle Villa Vineyards Appellation: 100% Columbia Valley Grape Varieties: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc Average […]

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2009 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.columbiacrest.com There is no question that Columbia Crest is one of the most pivitol brands from Washington State – it’s pedigree of releasing quality wines at each respective price level is nearly unheard of – especially when you consider their reputation. A couple of vintages ago, its Reserve Cab was hailed […]

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2009 Saviah Walla Walla Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.saviahcellars.com Price: $28 The Walla Walla Valley has really grown-up in many ways, not the least of them is its ability to churn out world-class Cabernet Sauvignon at prices that drive regions like Napa crazy. This stellar bottle of Cab comes from Saviah Cellars and is a really good example […]

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2008 Three Rivers Walla Walla Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.threeriverswinery.com Three Rivers winery, located near the western outskirts of Walla Walla, is a recognizable, staple brand within that area as it has been producing quality vino for quite awhile now. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Walla Walla AVA and does a decent job of showcasing that area. Technical […]

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2009 J. Bookwalter Conflict – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.bookwalterwines.com John Bookwalter has an extremely loyal-following for his wines – most notably his red. This bottle of a Bordeaux-style blend combines cab, merlot and cab franc – while’s it’s on the pricier side, it should present itself to be a better value with a few more years of bottle-aging. […]

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2008 Pepper Bridge Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.pepperbridge.com/ Few wineries in the Walla Walla AVA capture more brand-name recognition than Pepper Bridge and that’s most likely because of its famous vineyards which many wineries source fruit from. Its know-how with Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is extremely prevelant in this wine and its one that you should seriously […]

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2009 Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.amavicellars.com Winemaker, Jean-François Pellet has been really on fire lately with his wonderful kung-fu-like skills helping to make kick-ass wines at both Pepper Bridge and Amavi. He’s one of the most likable characters you can run into while visiting Walla Walla and he has a keen palate and passion for […]

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2008 Tamarack Cellars Columbia Valley Cabernet – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://tamarackcellars.com/ Many of the 2008 reds from Washington State are really starting to open up nicely right now and I found this Cabernet Sauvignon from Tamarack Cellars no exception. Technical Data: Release Info: Bottlesd November 2011 & Released November 2011 Appelation: Columbia Valley Vineyards: Bacchus Vineyard, Tapteil Vineyard, Weinbau Vineyard, […]

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2008 Watermill Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.watermillwinery.com/ The Brown family got it start in the apple business and several years ago started venturing in wine. Its first couple of vintages were made by Richard Funk of Saviah Cellars and that got them off to a great start. Andrew Brown is now the winemaker and from my initial […]

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2008 Jones of Washington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.jonesofwashington.com The Jones family is one of the most pervasive produce-growing families in the State of Washington and like many who started off growing things like potatoes, grains and forages – figured it’d be good to use some of their resources (land) to get some grapes going and start a […]

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Bookwalter Chapter 4 – Review

For anyone who follows the Washington State wine scene, it’s hard to not know about John Bookwalter. His family has played a part of the success of the wine industry here and his passion not only leads him to make good wine but to also serve on the Washington Wine Commission on the board of […]

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2008 Va Piano Columbia Valley Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.vapianovineyards.com Justin Wylie’s passion for quality wine continues to come through in this 2008 release of his Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s composition 100% cab and that’s not a common thing to find any more as most “cabs” are actually blended with another grape. Pulling grapes from the greater Columbia […]

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Saviah Jack – Round-up

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.saviahcellars.com A lot of wineries have figured out that in order to grow revenue, coming up with a quality second-label at the sub-$20 price-point is a great idea. Even though Saviah has been lavished in praised by both fans and crititcs, owner/winemaker, Richard Funk launched the “Jack” line of second-label […]

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2008 Snoqualmie Reserve Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.snoqualmie.com  Joy Anderson is one of the State of Washington’s most under rated winemakers. Her wines constantly win critical acclaim and have a loyal fan base of people who appreciate good quality to price ratio. The Reserve wines are priced at $20, have good availability and generally very solid wines […]

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2008 Substance Cab – Review

Substance winery, located in Walla Walla, is a relatively new brand to the Washington wine scene and has been doing a pretty decent job of getting itself marketed in a viral sort of way. Through both social media, blogs and event pourings, this brand has created a nice little identity for itself. Many of us […]

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