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A pair of flagrantly wicked wines – Review

Dean and Heather Neff are relatively new to the Washington State Wine scene and have established a loyal following amongst quite a number of wine-lovers in this state and rightly-so. Their young, fresh, take on winemaking is reflective in the wines they produce and for the most are both pure to the varietal and reflect […]

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2005 Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah – Review

Efeste’s Brennon Leighton is a passionate, knowledgeable winemaker whose winemaking kung-fu can best be appreciated by the wines he crafts. He is a great example of what happenes when you combine top-shelf fruit with an incredible know-how in regards to not being too heavy-handed with the process. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of […]

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Review: 2005 Boudreaux Cellars Syrah

Winemaker, Rob Newsom, has been getting a lot of press over the past few years and has really done a great job for himself in developing a “cult-like” following in regards to the brand he’s created – and lived. Rob’s approach – like many of today’s better winemakers – is to leave the grapes alone […]

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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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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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2005 Maryhill Syrah

Winery Link: www.maryhillwinery.com MSRP: $20.00 Maryhill is one of the top wine producers of Washington State when you consider the amount of wine it produces at the quality to price points it charges. While there are going to be better quality wines from ultra-botique producers, few if any can match Maryhill’s quality-to-quantity ratio. I’m usually […]

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2006 Saviah Red Mountain Syrah

Winery Website: www.saviahcellars.com Winery Phone #: 509-520-5166 Richard Funk, winemaker and owner of Saviah Cellars, is one of the more passionate dudes you’ll meet in the Washington Wine industry and his wine typically reflects that. I’ve been familliar with his wine for several years now and have generally held it in high regard as being […]

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2005 Whitman Cellars Syrah

Winery Link: www.whitmancellars.com Winery Phone #:509-529-1142 MSRP: $30.00 The 2005 vintage was one of the better years Washington wine growers have had and because of it, there are many wonderful 2005 wines from various regions across the state that are showing very well. Steve Lessard from Whitman Cellars is no stranger to picking good fruit […]

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2005 Longshadows Vintners “Sequel” Syrah

Winery Link: We once again take a look at a wine that’s been generating some buzz from Longshadows Vintners – it’s 2005 Sequel Syrah. This wine is made by Australian winemaker, John Duval, who has an incredible legacy making award-winning wines from down-under and is now trying his hand at Longshadows in Walla Walla. Technical […]

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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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Morrison Lane 02′/03′ Syrah

We first met Dean Morrison back in March at this year’s Taste Walla Walla event in Seattle and had some good one-on-one time with him on camera. During that interview we got to know a bit about him and the winery in which he owns with his wife. Dean likes making exceptional quality wines and […]

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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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Terra Blanca 2002 Syrah

Terra Blanca Winery, on Red Mountain, is one of the few wineries in the Washington State to have its own cave system for housing its barrels while the wine ages. They have a very cool compound there – tasting room, concert area, eating area etc. and a swanky view. Its entry-level Syrah is widely available […]

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C.R. Sandidge 2000 Minick Syrah

Ray Sandidge is one of the most under-rated winemakers in the state of Washington. He has a pedigree most of his peers would love to have, including training in the old-world. His passion and knowledge of winemaking is very thorough. He was the former winemaker for Kestrel and Apex Cellars where he had no problems […]

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Saviah Cellars 2006 “Jack”

This is a wine that has gained quite a bit of popularity – especially in the restaurant scene – and for good reasons. It’s made by Richard Funk, owner/winemaker of Saviah Cellars – vintner renown for producing top-quality wines at competitive prices. Click image to enlarge Saviah has a strong reputation for its blended wines, […]

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