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2009 Hestia Cellars Malbec – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.hestiacellars.com/ Winemaker Shannon Jones has quickly been running up the ranks in the heats and minds of wine-lovers here in the Northwest for a few years now and has started getting some interest outside the WA boards as well. There’s no question that Washington wine drinkers love local malbec and […]

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2007 Smasne Cellars Malbec

Robert Smasne’s wines  have garnered a lot of good press over the past couple of years – he has a good knack for sourcing quality fruit and not dinking with it too much. This is great for folks like me who have a profound appreciation for wines that stay relatively true to the terroir. Malbec […]

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2008 Gifford Hirlinger Malbec

Family-owned and operated Gifford Hirlinger resides right on the border of Washington and Oregon on well-named Stateline Road near Walla Walla. Its winemaker, Mike Berghan, loves what he does and if you ever get the chance to talk to him, you’ll see the passion teaming from him. His family started the winery several years ago […]

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Barnard Griffin – Reserve Round-up Review

Rob Griffin is one of the most well-respected winemakers in the State of Washington – his depth of knowledge in regards to making wine in that state and of its various wine regions is about as exhaustive as anyone could hope for. In 1983, he teamed up with Deborah Barnard and started up what has […]

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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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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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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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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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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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