Archive | Chardonnay

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: 2011 Array Chardonnay

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.arraycellars.com For Array Cellars, Chardonnay is much more than the world’s most popular white varietal to work with, it’s a passion and makes up for the entire business model. All it does is produce Chardonnay and works with some of Washington State’s top vineyard sites to source its fruit from. This […]

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2009 Hogue Reserve Chardonnay – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.hoguecellars.com For many Washington State wine lovers, we have a certain fondness for Hogue as it was one of the first “gateway” wines for a great deal of us. It wasn’t “Chateau Ste. Michelle”, it was “cool” because it was based out of Prosser and seemed to have a good […]

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2011 Bookwalter Couplet – Review

This is a popular white wine for Bookwalter wines – it combines a little Rhone with Burgundy in this Chardonnay meets Vionier blend which has enough residual sugar on it to make it a rather nice “patio wine”. I know of purists out there who scoff at the idea of blending these two grapes but […]

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2010 DaMa Chardonnay – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: https://damawines.com DaMa Wines, located in Walla Walla Washington, combines the efforts of Dawn Kammer and  Mary Derby who have done a great job of turning this relatively new winery into quite the buzz. This chardonnay, sourced from the Columbia Valley is a solid one that’ll do proud many lighter-fare dishes. […]

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Treveri Extra-Brut “Blanc de Blanc” Sparkling Wine – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.trevericellars.com/ Having your wines served at the White House is a great honor for any winery, especially one that’s relatively still a baby. Terveri Cellars, located in Yakima Washington, was fortunate enough to have its winery visited last year by one of the chefs of Hillary Clinton who enjoyed their […]

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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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Olsen Estates 3-Way Action

Prosser Washington is in the heart of the famed Columbia Valley appellation and started off as a farming community. That spirit of farming the fertile soils over that area live on in the likes of the Olsen Family who now have their own estate winery. What really makes wines shine, from any region, is when […]

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Review: 2007 Boudreaux Cellars Chardonnay

Winery website: www.boudreauxcellars.com W.E.P. Rating: 90% Just like Country music – Chardonnay has a bad rep and we can primarily thank the folks in California who have historicaly over-oaked it to death. Big players like Kendall-Jackson, Mondavi and other “grocery-store” labels have catered to an American palate which thinks it likes enough butter in its Chardonnay […]

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Novelty Hill’s WineFoot Debut

Winery Website: www.noveltyhillwines.com For the past few years now, lots of washingtonians have been super excited about what’s been going on at Woodinville-based Novelty Hill Winery – it’s winemaker, Mike Januik is one of the state’s superstars and rightly so. His wines have a stellar track-record of kicking ass and taking names – he is […]

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2006 Columbia Crest Chardonnay – H3 and Grand Estates

Winery Link Columbia Crest is – by many accounts – a tour de’ force of winemaking when it comes to tier-1 wineries who produce huge volumes and still keep snagging winning scores with wreckless abandon as if there’s no tomorrow. It’s “yoda-like” winemaker, Ray Einberger, is a genius when it comes to proven know-how of […]

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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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2004 Terra Blanca Estate Chardonnay

There was a time not too many years ago when I (like many of you) had a slogan of “A.B.C.” – anything but chard – and we can largely thank the state of California and its parade of over-oaked fanboys for that. chardonnay is a gorgeous grape which has been a staple around the world […]

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Maryhill Round-up

One of Washington State’s premier wineries is Maryhill Winery, located in Goldendale WA, just north of the Columbia River. It’s built on a hillside which yields incredible vistas of the gorge and surrounding areas and even features its own outdoor amphitheater. At near 70,000 case of wine each year, Maryhill isn’t exactly a small winery […]

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