Archive | Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Cab

John Bookwalter has established a really good name for himself as one of Washington State’s premier winemakers – scoring award after award. His wines are highly sought after and his Richland tasting room is packed out most nights of the week. John has long-standing contracts with some of the best vineyard sites in the Columbia […]

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2007 Columbia Crest Reserve Cab

The 2005 Columbia Crest Cab won the number one spot in Wine Spectator’s top-100 wines of the world list a few months ago and it created quite a controversy. While many people I know think Columbia Crest produces a solid wine that are usually well-priced, most of them had a difficult time understanding how it […]

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4-way action with Bartholomew Winery

By Duane Pemberton Bart Fawbush is a man on a mission who’s armed with a little bit of know-how, some good industry contacts and a ton of passion. His Freshman release of wines is made with the help of an industry colleague but it’s to the style and preferences of Bart. In fact, the way […]

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3 2006 Long Shadows Wines – Review

I can’t think of a more passionate dude in the Washington wine industry than winemaker, Gilles Nicault. His zeal for wine, passion for life and people can only be truly appreciated if you get the chance to meet him in person. One could say that being french-born slanted him to be this way but his […]

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OS Winery 2005 Ulysses

OS Winery (formerly known as Owen Sullivan) is a Seattle-based winery in the Georgetown district founded by Rob Sullivan and Bill Owen (who is now just known as “Owen”). It is an artisan winery that prides itself on being able to source some of the best fruit in the state of Washington and produce wines […]

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2007 J.Bookwalter Foreshadow Cab

Located in Richland Washington (Tri-Cities), J. Bookwalter winery has become an iconic brand of quality wines to many winos in this great state of Washington and for good reason. It has done a great job of making consistently good wines at prices that typically are on-point. After all, who doesn’t like a good value in […]

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2006 Col Solare

Col Solare is an effort by two partner companies to produce an ultra-premium red wine that uses fruit from the famous Columbia Valley in Washington State. It is headed up by Marchese Piero Antinori who arrived Washington back in 1992 – he met Ted Baseler of Chateau Ste. Michelle and the two hooked up. The […]

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Northwest Cellars – red and a white

Northwest Cellars was founded by Bob Delf in 2004 with a vision of producing quality wines with customizable labels, made to the customer’s choosing. It works with top vineyard sites throughout the Columbia Valley and in this review we take a look at their red and white blend. 2008 Adajio – W.E.P. Rating: 88% Technical […]

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2007 Righteous Red and Righteous Malbec – Review

Winery website: www.sweetvalleywines.com It’s not too often we get the chance to see an up and coming winemaker from his/her humble beginnings – on the path to “wine rock-stardom” – this is the case with Sweet Valley Wines’ own Josh McDaniels and his team. Still fresh out of college, Josh’s zeal and passion for his […]

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Review: Shootout 2005 CA vs. WA. $100 Cab

By Duane Pemberton Click here to see how we rate wines I know many folks who still swear by cab sauv as their favorite red grape and for many, it was the “gateway” red which really turned on the metal lightbulb of how complex, velvety and food-friendly a well-made cab can truly be. Some of […]

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2006 Powers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage – Review

Powers Winery in the Richland WA, has been producing wines for longer than most other wineries in the state – its legacy extends back to 1982, which for WA is a decently long time. Started by brothers Greg and Bill Powers, they also produce wine under another label called Badger Mountain. It was also one of […]

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2006 Efeste Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

Efeste’s winemaker, Brennon Leighton, is one spoild dude – he’s able to source from some of the best vineyards in Washington state and then act like a kid in a candy store with a “go-pass”. What a dream it is for winemakers to have access to the sort of fruits he does – old-vine, concentrated […]

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2004 Terra Blanca Onyx

I’ve covered Terra Blanca wines before on this site and there’s no doubt that they produce some great wines. In fact, they really are a good QPR (quality-to-price-ratio) winery that has the accolades to back up its efforts. Like most wineries, it too releases a flagship blended wine which is great because we as wine […]

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Snoqualmie Reserve Reds

Winery Website: www.snoqualmie.com   Joy Anderson of Snoqualmie Vineyards has done an outstanding job of producing well-priced wines which do an admirable job of bringing good quality to their respective price-ranges. The wines she and her team produce have consistantly garnered wide-spread acclaim from both industry reviews and customer satisfaction. What started out as a […]

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Fidelitas gets jiggy with Optu

There’s little doubting that many in the Wine industry regard Charlie Hoppes as one of the State of Washington’s more premiere winemakers. His passion and know-how are about as good as you can find anywhere. When he first kicked out his original “Optu”, it wasn’t called Optu it has the name of Meritage – and […]

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2006 Fidelitas m100

Winery Link Charlie Hoppes’ m100 wine is one he dedicates to his grandmother – who turned the ripe age of 100 back in 2005 - it’s clear to me that he takes much of that passion he has for family and puts it in this bottle. The $15-$20 price range is really the sweet-spot for wineries as […]

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2004 Chester-Kidder Red Wine

Winery Link For those who’ve been reading Winefoot you know that we interviewed Washington wine-guru, Allen Shoup a couple of months ago and released it in a podcast format. This visionary of wine “retired” from the corporate side of large-scale wineries only to open up Long Shadows Vintners with the goal of hiring best-of-class winemakers […]

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2005 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Crest’s H3 Cabernet has been garnering a lot of attention as a good Q.P.R. (Quality to price ratio) wine so I decided to give it a whirl and see what all the hype was about. I’ve seen this bottle retail from $11 up to $15 so it really does fall into that mainstream pricing […]

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Forgeron Cellars Line-up Review

When I first tried wines from Forgeron a few years ago at a public tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants in Seattle, I knew at the time this was a winery which was on to something good. I can recall how much I especially enjoyed their “Red Table Wine” (now called Walldeaux Smithie Red) and found […]

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Fidelitas 2001 Meritage

Charlie Hoppes is without a doubt one of the State of Washington’s top winemakers. His passion for wine, love for people and know-how in the cellar room truely help him shine as one of the state’s prominent wine guru’s. A few years ago, he started up his own winery called Fidelitas and has done a […]

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