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wines and the awareness of pacific
northwest wine regions.
 

NW Wine Reviews

Wooden Shoe Vineyards 2015 Sparkling Blush Moscato wine bottle
Wooden Shoe Vineyards 2015 Sparkling Blush Moscato
This distinctive and surprising sparkler opens with aromas of eucalyptus and Texas pink grapefruit zest. On the palate it delivers even more surprises: honey on the mid-palate to soften the Texas pink acidity, a long... [read more]
 
Lujon Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir wine bottle
Lujon Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir
An enticing nose offers aromas of ripe, sweet cherries, clove, fragrant rose, tobacco leaf and hints of cocoa and dried herbs. On the palate, it displays a fine structure and delightful complexity with flavors of... [read more]
 
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Winemakers Reserve wine bottle
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Winemaker's Reserve
Only hints of sweetness are revealed in this elegantly balanced example of Austria's most renowned white varietal that has found a home in Oregon's Umpqua Valley. On the nose, apple, mango, fennel and lemon balm... [read more]
 
Sigillo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wine bottle
Sigillo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Complex aromas on the nose reveal smoky black plum and wet cedar with notes of pipe tobacco, spice cake, black peppercorn and dried herbs. Flavors of black cherry and peppery spice mix with notes of... [read more]
 
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2015 Riesling wine bottle
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2015 Riesling
This is a slightly sweet Riesling with enough zestiness to retain a lovely, off-dry balance. On the nose, it alludes to tropical fruits of guava and mango that mix with classic Riesling petrol and floral... [read more]
 
Williamson Orchards & Vineyard 2013 Syrah
Williamson Orchards & Vineyard 2013 Syrah
This Syrah from Idaho's Snake River Valley is co-fermented with 5% Viognier. An aromatic nose offers bold notes of blackberry, Eucalyptus, sweet tobacco and bacon fat that mix with hints of green peppercorn and a... [read more]
 
Kramer Vineyards 2014 Sparkling Brut wine bottle
Kramer Vineyards 2014 Sparkling Brut
This longtime Oregon sparkling wine producer followed a very French recipe in concocting this lovely wine made from 65% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier. It opens with toast, tropical pineapple and granny... [read more]
 
Bradley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir wine bottle
Bradley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir
For fans of ripe and spicy Pinot Noirs, this wine from the Elkton AVA in Southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley hits the mark. It's on the high end of the alcohol scale for Pinots, carrying complex... [read more]
 
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red wine bottle
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red
This wine combines the structure and earthiness of Tempranillo with the dark fruit, denseness and aromatic qualities of Graciano, a grape that is used as a blending grape in Spanish Rioja Gran Reservas. In this... [read more]
 
Cooper Ridge Vineyard 2015 Viognier wine bottle
Cooper Ridge Vineyard 2015 Viognier
This is a nicely balanced wine made in a dry style with 97% Viognier and small amounts of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner. On the nose, peach and honeydew melon mix with aromas of orange blossom... [read more]
 
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Petite Colline wine bottle
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Petite Colline
This Malbec from Washington's Snipes Mountain offers an enticing and complex nose with aromas of ripe blueberries and raisin with notes of sweet tobacco, vanilla, cocoa and a hint of ground sage. Blueberries show upfront... [read more]
 
Abacela 2013 Barrel Select Tempranillo wine bottle
Abacela 2013 Barrel Select Tempranillo
This wine offers complex and enticing aromas of dried blueberry and fig mixing with smoky pastrami and tobacco, but you'll also find notes of dark chocolate, potpourri and hints of dried herbs and black peppercorn... [read more]
 
Serendipity Winery 2014 Sparkling Truth wine bottle
Serendipity Winery 2014 Sparkling Truth
British Columbia shows its Okanagan region has microclimates perfect for producing bright sparklers. This example impresses at first sniff with its aromatics of crushed rock, honeycrisp apple and lemon. Made from Chardonnay grapes, it's very... [read more]
 
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate Red Mountain Malbec wine bottle
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate Red Mountain Malbec
Kiona has only about 2.5 acres of estate Malbec on Red Mountain and this small production wine offers dark fruit and outstanding complexity. On the nose are aromas of ripe blueberries and raisin box mixing... [read more]
 
Season Cellars 2015 Viognier wine bottle
Season Cellars 2015 Viognier
Southern Oregon produces some beautifully balanced white Rhone varietals and this is a prime example of a Viognier that manages to showcase fruit, florals and a bright structure. On the nose you'll find tangerine, mango... [read more]
 
Westport Winery Rapture of the Deep wine bottle
Westport Winery Rapture of the Deep NV
Wondering what wine to trot out with the holiday turkey? Western Washington's Westport Winery has crafted the perfect cranberry accompaniment, a sparkling cranberry wine. This non-vintage fruit wine offers strawberry, raspberry and cranberry aromas leading... [read more]
 
Naches Heights Vineyard & Winery 2013 Syrah wine bottle
Naches Heights Vineyard & Winery 2013 Syrah
From the original vineyard in what is now the Naches Heights AVA in Yakima, Washington comes this Syrah that beautifully balances dark fruit with earthy terroir for an elegantly structured wine. On the nose, dark... [read more]
 
14 Hands Winery Brut wine bottle
14 Hands Winery Brut NV
The sparkling wines made by the folks who work for Chateau Ste. Michelle often are exceptional. And this one is simply a stunning wine at a bargain price of $15. It sports plenty of bubbles... [read more]
 
Kitzke Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Kitzke Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is elegantly structured with prominent dark fruit wonderfully balanced by complex earthy notes and nicely integrated tannins. On the nose, sauced blackberries mix with aromas of dried herbs, black licorice, earthy notes of... [read more]
 
Belle Fiore 2013 Belle Arte Cabernet Franc wine bottle
Belle Fiore 2013 Belle Arte Cabernet Franc
On the nose, red berries mix with violet, saddle leather and hints of bell pepper, cigar box and dried herbs. On the palate, flavors of black cherry are balanced with tea, green pepper and leather... [read more]
 
St. Hubertus Estate Winery 2014 St. Hubertus Vineyard Riesling wine bottle
St. Hubertus Estate Winery 2014 St. Hubertus Vineyard Riesling
This is a beautiful, bright, dry Riesling that would make a perfect pairing with seafood or Asian dishes. On the nose are classic Riesling notes of green apple and petrol mixing with honeysuckle, cantaloupe and... [read more]
 
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is silky and seamless with an inviting nose and flavors that frame dark fruit with earthy notes and nicely integrated tannins. On the nose, blackberry jam, cedar and pipe tobacco are prominent with... [read more]
 
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Sangiovese wine bottle
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Sangiovese
A complex nose offers predominant aromas of dried cherry, roasted tomato and tobacco along with notes of tomato leaf, thyme and pencil shavings. Flavors of ripe black cherry and clove spice mingle beautifully upfront before... [read more]
 
Koi Pond Cellars 2014 Chardonnay wine bottle
Koi Pond Cellars 2014 Chardonnay
This wine nicely straddles a zesty style Chardonnay with creamy notes that bring a beautiful complexity without taking center stage. A complex and enticing nose showcases yellow apple, Bartlett pear and vanilla crème brulee mingling... [read more]
 
Basalt Cellars 2013 Barbera wine bottle
Basalt Cellars 2013 Barbera
On the nose, you'll find prominent aromas of blackberry pie, sweet tobacco, black licorice and a hint of lavender. Flavors of juicy plum are upfront on the palate, balanced by some earthy notes of wet... [read more]
 
Treos Ternion (non-vintage) Dessert Wine bottle
Treos Ternion (non-vintage) Dessert Wine
This is a ruby port style dessert wine is made with Pinot Noir grapes infused with Oregon hazelnuts. On the nose, the aroma of Hoisin sauce mixes with notes of toffee, milk chocolate and black... [read more]
 
Rallison Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir Laree Vineyard wine bottle
Rallison Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir Laree Vineyard
This is a classic example of Oregon Pinot Noir showcasing tart red berries on a structured frame with plenty of earthy notes. On the nose, red berries mix with earthy and herbal notes of tobacco... [read more]
 
Walla Walla Vintners 2014 Dolcetto wine bottle
Walla Walla Vintners 2014 Dolcetto
The Northern Italian grape known as the “little sweet one” shows remarkable restraint and structure in this offering. On the nose, dark berry jam, fig, cedar and tobacco are prominent with hints of vanilla, dried... [read more]
 
Platt Anderson Cellars 2014 Shelbys Sauvy White Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle
Platt Anderson Cellars 2014 Shelby's Sauvy White Sauvignon Blanc
On the nose, lime and floral aromas mix with lemon grass, green herbs, asparagus and a touch of dill seed. The flavor of gooseberries is upfront on the palate, with notes of melon rind and... [read more]
 
Chaberton Estate Winery 2013 Reserve Syrah wine bottle
Chaberton Estate Winery 2013 Reserve Syrah
On the nose, this wine presents bold notes of bacon fat and cured meat with smoke, ground espresso, green peppercorn and cardamom mingling with dark ripe fruit alluding to a savory plum sauce. Flavors of... [read more]
 
Kennedy Shah 2014 Reserve Tempranillo wine bottle
The Woodhouse Wine Estates 2014 Kennedy Shah Reserve Tempranillo
On the nose are aromas of dried blueberry, fig, cedar and sweet tobacco with hints of bay leaf, vanilla and mint. Flavors open with sour cherry and black pepper balanced with earthy notes of wet... [read more]
 
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery 2015 Albarino wine bottle
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery 2015 Albarino
A warm growing season and a touch of oak on this Albarino results in a beautifully balanced, bright wine with just a touch of sweet fruit. On the nose, aromas of citrus zest, apple, peach... [read more]
 
Bateaux Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Bateaux Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe fruit finds a deft balance with earthy and savory notes in this beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon with nicely integrated tannins. On the nose, ripe blackberries and dried fig mingle with aromas of pipe tobacco... [read more]
 
Lopez Island Vineyards 2014 Sangiovese wine bottle
Lopez Island Vineyards 2014 Sangiovese
This wine is made in a rustic Italian, food friendly style with a bright structure. Aromas of ripe black fruit mixes with leather, baking spices, a touch of smoke and hints of tomato leaf and... [read more]
 
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2015 Viognier wine bottle
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2015 Viognier
This Viognier is made in a classic cool climate style with prominent notes of lime, flowers and minerals. On the nose, aromas of orange blossom mingle with apricot, white peach, almond and lemon crème brulee... [read more]
 
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Elton Pinot Noir wine bottle
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Elton Pinot Noir
Elegantly structured bright red fruit mixes beautifully with notes of earth and floral aromas in this expressive offering. Baking spices are upfront on the nose that alludes to cherry pie along with notes of red... [read more]
 
Terra Vina Wines 2013 Tempranillo wine bottle
Terra Vina Wines 2013 Tempranillo
On the nose, this wine is complex with rich, dark fruit mixing with earthy and floral aromas. Fruit aromas allude to dried blueberries, fig and raisin, with prominent notes of cedar, tobacco, chocolate, potpourri, baking... [read more]
 
Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Traditions Sweet Katherine Riesling wine bottle
Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Traditions Sweet Katherine Riesling
This wine drinks with a much crisper balance than the 4.2% residual sugar would indicate, achieving a remarkable balance between sweetness and acidity. On the nose are varietally classic oily and petrol notes mixing with... [read more]
 
Welcome Road Winery 2014 Envoler Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Welcome Road Winery 2014 Envoler Cabernet Sauvignon
From the wonderfully complex nose, you'll find prominent aromas of blackberry, cedar and pipe tobacco, along with notes of baking spices, vanilla and a touch of mint. The flavor of black plum perfectly straddles ripe... [read more]
 
Seven Bridges Winery 2013 Malbec Reserve wine bottle
Seven Bridges Winery 2013 Malbec Reserve
This barrel-aged style Malbec finds a deft balance of bold, dark fruit, a firm structure and complex barrel influences. Dried blueberry, raisin, sweet tobacco and baking spices are all prominent on the expressive nose. Flavors... [read more]
 
Mt. Lehman Winery 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay wine bottle
Mt. Lehman Winery 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay
This unoaked Chardonnay offers an easy sipping balance with juicy fruit flavors not veering to far off its bright acidic structure. On the nose, fruity aromas of yellow apple, lemon curd and dried apricot are... [read more]
 
Fullerton Wines 2014 Five Faces Pinot Noir wine bottle
Fullerton Wines 2014 Five Faces Pinot Noir
Beautiful red fruit is showcased with earthy and smoky notes and elegantly structured acidity in this Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. On the nose, cherry and raspberry mix with notes of sweet tobacco, Allspice, dried herbs... [read more]
 
Weisinger Family Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wine bottle
Weisinger Family Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Wonderfully structured acidity reveals bright fruit, but it's the earthy, savory and mineral elements that really showcase themselves in this Cabernet. On the nose, it intrigues with aromas of blackberry jam mixed with cedar, notes... [read more]
 
Bench 1775 Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle
Bench 1775 Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
This British Columbia Sauvignon Blanc presents fruity aromas of pear, peach and melon mingling with the scent of white flowers along with hints of fresh ginger and tarragon. Flavors of green apple, gooseberry and lime... [read more]
 
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Tres Cruces Red Blend wine bottle
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Tres Cruces Red Blend
This red blend of 50% Syrah, 28% Grenache and 22% Mourvedre offers an intriguing nose that reveals aromas of dried fig and blackberry pie mixed with spicy notes of Cardamom, dried herbs and a hint... [read more]
 
Ferraro Cellar 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Ferraro Cellar 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark fruit, savory and earthy notes find a deft balance in this Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet. On the nose, blackberry jam mixes with smoke, pipe tobacco, saddle leather and a hint of black licorice. On... [read more]
 
Sokol Blosser 2016 Estate Rose of Pinot Noir wine bottle
Sokol Blosser 2016 Estate Rose of Pinot Noir
This is a lovely, crisp, dry rose with just a touch of residual sugar. On the nose are light floral aromas of rose petal mixing with raspberry, melon and spiced orange peel. On the palate... [read more]
 
Seven of Hearts 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir wine bottle
Seven of Hearts 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This wine walks a nice balance between ripe and tart red fruit, mixing in floral, earthy and spicy notes that come together beautifully. On the nose, aromas of cherry and raspberry mix with fragrant rose... [read more]
 
Westport Winery 2014 Swimmer Petite Sirah wine bottle
Westport Winery 2014 Swimmer Petite Sirah
Big, dark and complex, this wine shows sweet fruit, but balances it out with dark, earthy notes. On the nose, aromas of blackberry pie are predominant with notes of freshly ground coffee, smoke, clove spice... [read more]
 
Monte Ferro 2014 Dion Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay wine bottle
Monte Ferro 2014 Dion Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay
This unoaked Chardonnay lets beautiful crisp flavors shine and promises to be a great pairing with seafood and dishes featuring cream, butter, mustard or pesto sauces. The lovely nose offers aromas of Bartlett pear, yellow... [read more]
 
Hard Row To Hoe Vineyards 2014 Primitivo wine bottle
Hard Row To Hoe Vineyards 2014 Primitivo
Give this wine some time and it will give back. It's a fruit forward offering, but shows some restraint, complexity and solid structure. On the nose, aromas of dark berry crumble and baking spices are... [read more]
 
Love That Red Winery Daily Double 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Love That Red Winery Daily Double 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine shows ripe dark fruit, a solid acidic structure and earthy elements that rein it in with beautiful balance and finesse. On the nose are enticing aromas of blackberry jam, cedar, cigar box, baking... [read more]
 
Lost River Winery 2015 Pinot Gris wine bottle
Lost River Winery 2015 Pinot Gris
This is a crisp, dry style Pinot Gris with some spicy notes and just a hint of sweetness. The nose shows zesty citrus upfront, mixing with light floral aromas, yellow apple and a touch of... [read more]
 
Knudsen Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir wine bottle
Knudsen Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir
This is classic Oregon Pinot Noir with a bright structure, earthy notes and an elegant dry finish. On the nose, raspberries, cherry pie and a nice dose of cardamom spice are upfront, then notes of... [read more]
 
DaMa Wines 2012 Dama Nation wine bottle
DaMa Wines 2012 Dama Nation Red Blend
This Rhone blend features 55% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre and 22% Syrah. On the nose, it presents dark berry jam upfront, then notes of leather and peppery cardamom spice with secondary notes of ground espresso, black... [read more]
 
Westport Winery Shiver Me Timbers wine bottle
Westport Winery Shiver Me Timbers (Non Vintage)
Riesling is combined with passion fruit, orange and guava in this offering that shows off tropical fruit and balances its residual sugar nicely with a bright acidity. On the nose, you'll find peach, apricot, orange... [read more]
 
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2014 Syrah wine bottle
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2014 Syrah
This is a big and bold, yet balanced Syrah begging for grilled meats. On the nose are enticing aromas of blackberry pie, smoke, sweet tobacco, fresh ground espresso, black licorice and Allspice. On the palate... [read more]
 
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 BVE Club Elite Pinot Noir wine bottle
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 BVE Club Elite Pinot Noir
On the nose, this Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir produced for wine club members shows red berries upfront, mixing with earthy aromas and spicy notes. You'll find raspberry, cigar box, red licorice, a touch of clove-spiced... [read more]
 
South Stage Cellars 2014 Romeo & Juliet
South Stage Cellars 2014 Romeo & Juliet
This is a blend of 51% Marsanne and 49% Rousanne that would be a beautiful match for seafood or butter and cream based sauces with chicken or pasta. On the nose crisp Asian pear mixes... [read more]
 
Skylite Cellars 2013 Soiree wine bottle
Skylite Cellars 2013 Soiree
The red blend consists of 41% Malbec, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 11% Syrah. On the nose, it's big and complex with dark, jammy fruit, cedar, pipe tobacco and notes of menthol, black licorice... [read more]
 
River Stone Estate Winery 2014 Stones Throw wine bottle
River Stone Estate Winery 2014 Stones Throw
This is a juicy red Bordeaux blend from British Columbia's Okanagan Valley containing 58% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot. A complex nose reveals aromas of blackberry cobbler, cedar, menthol, sweet... [read more]
 
Bainbridge Vineyards Ferryboat White wine bottle
Bainbridge Vineyards Ferryboat White (NV)
This white blend features cool climate-friendly Madeleine Angevine, along with Pinot Gris, Siegerrebe and Muller Thurgau. On the nose are floral aromas of orange blossom mixing with fruity notes of tangerine and apricot with a... [read more]
 
Convergence Zone Cellars 2013 Virga Red Blend wine bottle
Convergence Zone Cellars 2013 Virga Red Blend
This Rhone blend consists of 38% Mourvedre, 31% Grenache and 31% Syrah. On the nose, it reveals dried blueberry, licorice and cedar, mixing with a touch of vanilla and notes of herbes de Provence and... [read more]
 
Harbinger Winery 2012 Bolero wine bottle
Harbinger Winery 2012 Bolero
This red blend beautifully straddles the red fruit profile and aromas of the lighter bodied Grenache with the bold and earthy flavors of Tempranillo. You'll be drawn in by the dark, expressive nose of blackberry... [read more]
 
Stave & Stone Winery 2016 Dorothy Pinot Noir Rose wine bottle
Stave & Stone Winery 2016 Dorothy Pinot Noir Rose
The wine features a beautiful translucent color of a thin slice of watermelon, spicy floral aromas, the essence of red berries and enough acidity to keep it all in balance, showing only a hint of... [read more]
 
Sigillo Cellars 2014 Malbec wine bottle
Sigillo Cellars 2014 Malbec
On the nose are aromas of dark jammy fruit, cedar, new leather and notes of baking spices with a hint of thyme. On the palate, it offers a beautifully silky mouth feel and shows flavors... [read more]
 
Phelps Creek Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle
Phelps Creek Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
This cooler climate style of Sauvignon Blanc is bright on the palate with citrus and tart fruit that would make this a great choice for seafood or buttery sauces. On the nose, green herbs and... [read more]
 
Spindrift Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir wine bottle
Spindrift Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir
This is a beautiful pure expression of Oregon Pinot Noir that showcases red fruit while showing subtle earthy complexity and a nicely defined acidic structure. On the nose are the fruit, spice and toasted notes... [read more]
 
Sweet Cheeks Winery 2015 Riesling wine bottle
Sweet Cheeks Winery 2015 Riesling
This is a slightly sweet Riesling that nicely presents bright fruit and citrus notes that promise many successful food pairings. An inviting nose offers classic Riesling aromas of pear and green apple mixing with jasmine... [read more]
 
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Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery 2015 Baco Noir
This wine is big, dark and packs a punch of black fruit balanced with earthy and spicy edges. On the nose is the prominent aroma of blackberry pie mixed with notes of leather, smoke, Allspice... [read more]
 
House of Rose Winery 2016 Cool Splash Pinot Gris wine bottle
House of Rose Winery 2016 Cool Splash Pinot Gris
This slightly off-dry Pinot Gris offers a wonderfully complex nose revealing floral aromas of orange blossom that mix with yellow apple, clove spice and hints of banana cream pie and almond paste. On the palate... [read more]
 
Abacela 2014 Barrel Select Graciano wine bottle
Abacela 2014 Barrel Select Graciano
This is one of the few standalone bottlings of Graciano you'll find anywhere. Better known for other Spanish varietals including Tempranillo and Albarino, the obscure Graciano grape makes up less than a half acre at... [read more]
 
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2016 Maywine wine bottle
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2016 Maywine
This unique offering is made in the tradition of German Maiwine combining white wine, a small amount of fruit juice and woodruff herbs. While sweet, the Chenin Blanc grapes were picked early for a higher... [read more]
 
Mercer Estates Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Mercer Estates Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Grill lamb chops or sear a steak and this Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon will be the perfect pairing. On the nose, you'll find aromas of blackberry pie, cedar, sweet tobacco, baking spice and dried... [read more]
 
Youngberg Hill 2014 Cuvee Pinot Noir
Youngberg Hill 2014 Cuvee Pinot Noir
This is a delightful expression of Oregon Pinot Noir with intriguing floral and spicy aromas, wonderfully balanced red fruit and complexity that will keep you coming back to discover more. On the nose, floral notes... [read more]
 
Eternal Wines 2014 Eternal Patience Roussanne wine bottle
Eternal Wines 2014 Eternal Patience Roussanne
This is a rich white wine with exotic floral and spice notes wrapped around bright fruit with a varietally characteristic oily mouth feel. An intriguing nose offers the scent of spice poached pear and honeydew... [read more]
 
Cliff Creek Cellars 2015 Red Red Wine wine bottle
Cliff Creek Cellars 2015 Red Red Wine
Here's an affordable red table wine that shows a surprising balance of ripe fruit with earthy and spicy notes. This Syrah dominant red blend offers aromas of blackberry cobbler mixing with menthol, sweet tobacco and... [read more]
 
Westport Winery 2015 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer wine bottle
Westport Winery 2015 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer
This off-dry Gewurztraminer offers beautiful aromatics and a bright balance suitable for sipping or pairing with foods, especially dishes with some spice. On the nose are floral aromas of fragrant rose, tangerine, honey and a... [read more]
 
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Imperatrice wine bottle
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Imperatrice
Big, bold and complex, this Bordeaux blend of 71% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc shows ripe fruit but keeps it balanced with herbal, spicy and earthy notes. It's rich and complex on... [read more]
 
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling wine bottle
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling
Nicely structured acidity balances wonderfully with just a hint of residual sugar, making this wine a sure bet for seafood or spicy dishes. The enticing nose is complex, where you can find floral aromas of... [read more]
 
Longship Cellars 2014 Quinn Red Blend wine bottle
Longship Cellars 2014 Quinn Red Blend
Spicy and earthy notes nicely balance ripe fruit in this red blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 4% Merlot, 4% Tempranillo and 4% Grenache. On the nose you'll find blackberry jam, sweet tobacco, licorice... [read more]
 
Northwest Cellars 2015 Chardonnay wine bottle
Northwest Cellars 2015 Chardonnay
A nice balance of ripe fruit and bright citrus flavors make this wine an easy drinker for a sunny day or a good wine to pair with halibut, scallops, chicken or Asian-spiced dishes. On the... [read more]
 
Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc wine bottle
Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc
This is a light bodied Cabernet Franc that defies its light appearance with bold aromas and complex flavors. The expressive nose reads red berry jam with prominent notes of sweet tobacco and fresh ground coffee... [read more]
 
Drumheller Cellars 2014 Chardonnay wine bottle
Drumheller Cellars 2014 Chardonnay
This wine offers a wonderful complexity of aromas and flavors. There's a lot on the nose including fruit, floral and spice aromas, creamy notes and citrus. You'll find fruity aromas of spice-poached pear and honeydew... [read more]
 
Basalt Cellars 2014 Merlot wine bottle
Basalt Cellars 2014 Merlot
Dark fruit, spicy aromatics and earthy notes come together in a delightful balance in this Columbia Valley Merlot. On the nose, dark berry jam and fragrant cedar mix with notes of milk chocolate, dried sweet... [read more]
 
Serendipity Winery 2015 Viognier wine bottle
Serendipity Winery 2015 Viognier
This wine finds a wonderful balance between Viognier's floral aromas and enticing fruit with enough acidity to make it a food friendly pairing with seafood or Asian-spiced dishes. On the nose are fruity aromas of... [read more]
 
Nine Hats Cellars 2014 Red Wine bottle
Nine Hats Cellars 2014 Red Wine
This red blend comprised of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre is a big and bold crowd pleaser that also offers complexity and a finessed balance of fruit and earth. The... [read more]
 
Kramer Vineyards 2015 Estate Pinot Gris wine bottle
Kramer Vineyards 2015 Estate Pinot Gris
This Oregon Pinot Gris is done in the dry Italian style of Pinot Grigio emphasizing bright citrus flavors and mineral notes. On the nose you'll find crisp yellow apple, melon, almond paste and a touch... [read more]
 
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Syrah wine bottle
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Syrah
This is a nice example of Southern Oregon Syrah showing ripe fruit, but keeping it in line with a solid acidic structure along with notes of earth and spice. On the nose, aromas of blackberry... [read more]
 
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve wine bottle
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
This is beautifully rounded and balanced Bordeaux blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, along with Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Carmenere. It displays beautiful dark fruit mixed with complex aromas and flavors... [read more]
 
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 H/H Estates Reserve Bozak Red wine bottle
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 H/H Estates Reserve Bozak Red
This full-bodied Bordeaux blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc offers beautiful dark fruit deftly balanced with elements of herbs, spice and a mineral notes. The expressive nose offers aromas of... [read more]
 
Naches Heights Vineyard & Winery 2015 Guinevere Gewurztraminer wine bottle
Naches Heights Vineyard & Winery 2015 Guinevere Gewurztraminer
This wine is balanced enough to pair beautifully with delicate or buttery seafoods and has enough sweet notes to stand up to spicy Asian dishes. On the nose, apricot and Mandarin orange aromas mix with... [read more]
 
Clay Pigeon Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc wine bottle
Clay Pigeon Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc
This is a light bodied Cabernet Franc that shows nice restraint, bright acidity and moderate tannins. A little sharp edged when first opened, a little airtime brings this wine together, revealing a firm structure, bright... [read more]
 
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd wine bottle
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd
The signature grape of Austria has found a home in Oregon and this example from Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards demonstrates what an elegant and complex wine this varietal can produce. Winemaker Stephen Reustle produced the... [read more]
 
Scarlet Oak Wines 2014 Malbec Spofford Station Vineyard wine bottle
Scarlet Oak Wines 2014 Malbec Spofford Station Vineyard
This wine is made in the style of bigger, oak-aged Malbecs, beautifully balancing dark fruit with chocolate and earthy elements. Deep purple in color, it offers aromas of dried blueberries and sweet tobacco along with... [read more]
 
Seven Hills Winery 2014 Merlot wine bottle
Seven Hills Winery 2014 Merlot
Dark fruit shines in this Walla Walla Merlot, but it's elegantly balanced by earthy elements and refined tannins that add structure without being overpowering. On the nose are aromas of dark berry jam mingling with... [read more]
 
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Mt. Lehman Winery 2015 Ehrenfelser
This slightly off-dry white wine combines 85% Ehrenfelser, a German varietal hybrid of Riesling and Silvaner, with Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Semillon. On the nose, light floral aromas mingle with Green apple and dried apricot... [read more]
 
TruthTeller 2014 The Cynic Syrah wine bottle
TruthTeller 2014 The Cynic Syrah
Dense and purple, this wine walks a beautiful balance between sweet and tart fruit while revealing other savory, sweet and earthy nuances. The nose is prominent with dark berry jam, but also reveals aromas of... [read more]
 
Puffin Wines 2016 Pinot Gris wine bottle
Puffin Wines 2016 Pinot Gris
This is a beautiful expression of Oregon Pinot Gris. An expressive nose with complex aromas and nicely structured bright fruit on the palate make this wine perfect for sipping, pairing with delicate seafood or enjoying... [read more]
 
Zerba Cellars 2013 Merlot wine bottle
Zerba Cellars 2013 Merlot
This Merlot is full-bodied and alludes to dark fruit on the nose, but it's delightfully balanced with acidity and earthy notes. Aromas of ripe black plums are in the forefront, mixed with baking spices that... [read more]
 
Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay
Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay
Complex and balanced, this wine reveals many classic Chardonnay characteristics that evolve as the wine warms in the glass. On the nose, aromas of orange blossoms mingle with notes of apricot preserves, almond paste and... [read more]
 
Stave & Stone Winery 2014 Quiver Red Wine bottle
Stave & Stone Winery 2014 Quiver Red Wine
This blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, Tempranillo and Barbera is nicely structured with bright red fruit providing acidity, balanced by earthy elements that deliver a dry finish. It hints at dark fruit on the nose... [read more]
 
Bench 1775 Winery 2015 Semillon wine bottle
Bench 1775 Winery 2015 Semillon
This Semillon from British Columbia offers bright fruit and enough acidity for a beautiful balanced wine with classic varietal character. The wine is intriguing and fruity enough to sip on its own or would make... [read more]
 
Luminous Hills 2014 Estate Grown Pinot Noir wine bottle
Luminous Hills 2014 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
This Yamhill-Carlton district Pinot Noir offers flavors of bright red fruit, mixed with complex earthy notes and a beautiful balance of acidity. On the nose are aromas of dried cherries, cocoa, tobacco leaf, brown baking... [read more]
 
Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery 2015 Siegerrebe wine bottle
Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery 2015 Siegerrebe
Siegerrebe is an early ripening grape varietal suitable for cooler climate vineyards and this one from British Columbia balances the aromatic and fruity qualities of the grape with a nice acidic structure. Its bold floral... [read more]
 
Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Carmenere wine bottle
Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Carmenere
Big and dark, this Carmenere from Red Mountain deftly balances dark fruit with earthy flavors and notes of minerality. Deep purple in color, it opens with aromas of blackberry jam and sweet tobacco with notes... [read more]
 
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris wine bottle
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris
Fruity and dry with a crisp finish, this wine promises to be the ideal match for delicate seafood like halibut, scallops, clams, crab or a bowl of chowder. On the nose are aromas of green... [read more]
 
Ledger David Cellars 2014 Estate Petit Verdot wine bottle
Ledger David Cellars 2014 Estate Petit Verdot
Big and bold yet balanced, this wine packs a lot of black fruit, but frames it with savory and mineral notes for a dry finish. On the nose, it reveals a big dose of blackberry... [read more]
 
MonteScarlatto Estate 2013 Barbera wine bottle
MonteScarlatto Estate 2013 Barbera
Full-bodied and deep purple, this Barbera from Red Mountain presents balanced flavors and a solid acidic structure that would make this perfect to enjoy with tomato sauce dishes, pizza or beef. On the nose, it... [read more]
 
Brady Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Mountain Vineyard wine bottle
Brady Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Mountain Vineyard
This is a full-bodied Cabernet that shows a balance of fruit and earth on the nose and on the palate. It opens with dark fruit, but shows remarkable balance with dry, earthy and herb notes... [read more]
 
Aluve 2015 Estate Chardonnay wine bottle
Aluve 2015 Estate Chardonnay
An enticing, complex nose and crisp flavors make this Walla Walla Chardonnay a good choice to accompany buttery or mustard sauces, mushroom dishes, green veggies or seafood. On the nose, you'll find buttered toast, yellow... [read more]
 
Westport Winery Ancient Mariner wine bottle
Westport Winery Ancient Mariner (non-vintage)
This is a mixture of Riesling and pear that is both fruity and sweet, yet retains a beautiful balance with bright acidity along with floral and spice notes. This is a pleasant sipping wine and... [read more]
 
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Courageux wine bottle
William Grassie Wine Estates 2013 Courageux
This is a fruit forward, slightly sweet, Cabernet Sauvignon dominant red blend that shows a deft balance and intriguing complexity. On the nose are aromas of dried cherries, chocolate, fruitcake and a touch of sweet... [read more]
 
St. Hubertus 2013 Oak Bay Gebert Family Reserve Riesling
St. Hubertus Estate Winery 2013 Oak Bay Gebert Family Reserve Riesling
This British Columbia Riesling shows a classic profile and crisp acidity that come together for a food friendly wine. On the nose are classic Riesling aromas of petroleum and beeswax that mingle with lemon-lime. On... [read more]
 
Intrinsic Wine Company 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Intrinsic Wine Company 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark fruit is framed with earthy notes in this Cabernet Sauvignon that also includes 10% Cabernet Franc. On the nose are aromas of dark berry jam with smoke and a hint of sage. It presents... [read more]
 
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris wine bottle
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris
This wine entices with aromas of tropical fruit, but its medium-plus acidity would make this a good choice for halibut and other white fish or a cheese course. On the nose, tropical fruits, kiwi, honeydew... [read more]
 
Stottle Winery 2012 Tempranillo wine bottle
Stottle Winery 2012 Tempranillo
Restrained fruit offers bright flavors balanced with and earthy mineral character. On the nose, this wine presents blackberry jam, tobacco, brown baking spices and hints of herbes de Provence. On the palate it offers flavors... [read more]
 
Sweet Cheeks Winery 2014 Riesling wine bottle
Sweet Cheeks Winery 2014 Riesling
This is a crisp off-dry Riesling that would pair nicely with spicy foods and enough acidity to complement seafood or butter sauces. On the nose, it hints at being fruit forward with sweet apple aromas... [read more]
 
Red Lily Vineyards 2013 Life of Riley Tempranillo wine bottle
Red Lily Vineyards 2013 Life of Riley Tempranillo
A blend of 84% Tempranillo and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon features nicely balanced fruit with earthy elements and an acidic structure promising many food pairing options. On the nose are aromas of dark fruit, black licorice... [read more]
 
Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Solesce wine bottle
Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Solesce
This a big and bold red blend consisting of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, along with Petit Verdot and Malbec. On the nose, it offers aromas of plum, fig, tobacco, baking spice and cedar... [read more]
 
DaMa Wines 2011 DaMa Nation wine bottle
DaMa Wines 2011 DaMa Nation
This Rhone blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre offers a pleasingly soft mouth feel and lively fruit on the palate. On the nose, there are aromas of dark berries and cream with... [read more]
 
Rallison Cellars 2011 Blanc de Blancs wine bottle
Rallison Cellars 2011 Blanc de Blancs
This sparking wine made with 100% Chardonnay grapes is beautifully bright and crisp with structured acids and a trailing finish. On the nose are fresh aromas of Green apple and Asian pear mingling with floral... [read more]
 
Eleven Winery 2013 Syrah wine bottle
Eleven Winery 2013 Syrah
Dark, rich and complex, this Syrah presents plenty of fruit, but reels itself in with earthy and savory notes that lend this wine finesse within its boldness. On the nose, it's reminiscent of blackberry pie... [read more]
 
Skylite Cellars 2012 Merlot wine bottle
Skylite Cellars 2012 Merlot
Bright red fruit flavors are balanced with earthy and mineral notes in this well structured Merlot. On the nose are aromas of blueberry, cigar box and vanilla cream while the palate serves up flavors of... [read more]
 
Tamarack Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Tamarack Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Big, ripe and complex with a beautiful lingering finish, this wine shows structured tannins that perfectly frame the dark fruit. On the nose is ripe plum with notes of vanilla and cigar box. On the... [read more]
 
Marchesi Vineyards 2014 Emma Sangiovese wine bottle
Marchesi Vineyards 2014 Emma Sangiovese
With a bright frame and a complexity of flavors balancing red fruit, this Columbia Valley Sangiovese promises food friendly options. On the nose is a load of ripe, dark fruit and spice suggesting mixed berry... [read more]
 
Season Cellars 2014 Transparency wine bottle
Season Cellars 2014 Transparency
This is a nicely balanced, fruity and floral white blend of 55% Muller Thurgau, 33% Muscat and 12% Riesling, an easy drinking wine and a good choice for sipping on the patio or pairing with... [read more]
 
Harbinger NV Dynamo Red wine bottle
Harbinger Dynamo Red (Non-vintage)
This red blend from the Port Angeles, Washington winery sources Eastern Washington fruit including 64% Syrah, along with 12% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 12% Grenache. On the nose, this presents ripe fruit reminiscent of... [read more]
 
Angel Vine 2012 Primitivo wine bottle
Angel Vine 2012 Primitivo
This fruit forward offering presents a big nose full of berry jam and fig mixing with vanilla and cigar box aromas. It offers flavors of dried cherry, clove spice, a hint of dark chocolate and... [read more]
 
South Stage Cellars 2014 Pinot Blanc wine bottle
South Stage Cellars 2014 Pinot Blanc
This Southern Oregon offering presents an enticing and vibrant nose of peach, apricot, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle. On the palate, it deftly straddles ripe fruit around a frame of medium acidity with balanced flavors of... [read more]
 
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir Winemakers Reserve wine bottle
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir Winemaker's Reserve
This wine looks delicate, but reveals complexity on the nose and is delightfully structured on the palate with nicely integrated acidity showcasing bright red fruit. The nose presents jammy red fruits and spice with notes... [read more]
 
Genoa Cellars 2014 Springline wine bottle
Genoa Cellars 2014 Springline
This white wine blend features 50 percent Viognier, 19 percent Chardonnay, 19 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 12 percent Pinot Grigio. It's a balanced, easy drinking wine with an enticing nose and crisp flavors, a sure... [read more]
 
Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2014 Jet Black Syrah wine bottle
Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2014 Jet Black Syrah
This is a full-bodied wine that combines plenty of ripe dark fruit with a structured core revealing savory and earthy flavors. It's lovely to sip and a sure pairing with red meats, duck or roasted... [read more]
 
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Sweet Cheeks Winery & Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris
Hints of sweet tree fruits are nicely balanced with citrus and spice suggesting a delicious wine for seafood, chicken or a cheese course. On the nose are aromas of apple, pear and lime with floral... [read more]
 
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Kramer Vineyards 2013 Carmine Big Red
On the nose, this wine reveals blackberry jam, dried cherry, clove spice and cigar box while on the palate, this lesser known varietal, a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane, shows fruit in balance with... [read more]
 
Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery 2014 Riesling wine bottle
Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery 2014 Riesling
This is an off dry Riesling showing beautiful balance and nice acidity that doesn't over present. On the nose you'll find Green apple, petrol, honey, lemon and white flowers, while the palate delivers flavors of... [read more]
 
Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Merlot wine bottle
Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Merlot
This is a medium-bodied Merlot that is rounded and soft on the palate, showing finesse in its balance between fruit and earthy elements. On the nose, the wine reveals aromas of blackberry jam, Fig Newton... [read more]
 
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Riesling wine bottle
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Riesling
This is an off-dry Riesling that beautifully balances a few sweet notes with a touch of minerality and crisp acidity that lingers on the finish, promising a wide variety of food pairings. On the nose... [read more]
 
Stottle Winery 2013 Rousanne wine bottle
Stottle Winery 2013 Rousanne
Delightfully complex and bright on the palate, this Rousanne includes 6 percent Viognier that delivers intriguing floral notes. It offers enticing aromas of orange blossom, white peach and vanilla on the nose. Floral notes continue... [read more]
 
Tildio Winery 2012 Reserve Tempranillo wine bottle
Tildio Winery 2012 Reserve Tempranillo
This wine is big and complex, showcasing savory and earthly flavors rather than being fruit forward. On the nose, it hints at being sweeter with aromas of blackberry jam, sweet tobacco, black licorice, baking spice... [read more]
 
Comforts of Whidbey 2015 Madeleine Angevine wine bottle
Comforts of Whidbey 2015 Madeleine Angevine
This is a bright, crisp wine on the palate, a perfect pairing for seafood. The varietal is French in origin, but its early ripening and cool climate preference make this a natural for the Puget... [read more]
 
Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2014 White Meritage wine bottle
Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2014 White Meritage
This white blend includes 75 percent Sauvignon Blanc, and 25 percent Semillon. It's bright on the palate and shows finesse in balance, revealing subtle hints of mineral and herbs promising to be food friendly. It's... [read more]
 
Skylite Cellars 2012 Malbec Verhey Vineyard wine bottle
Skylite Cellars 2012 Malbec Verhey Vineyard
This 100 percent Malbec spent 22 months in French oak integrating ripe fruit with spicy elements begging for a grilled steak or seared duck breast. It's dark garnet in color and offers a complex and... [read more]
 
Seven Falls Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle
Seven Falls Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
This fabulous offering proves once again that there are Northwest wines that offer finesse and beautiful balance at a bargain price. It presents an enticing, complex nose of red and black cherry, plum, leather, sweet... [read more]
 
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Albarino wine bottle
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Albarino
This is a bright wine with an enticing nose and is crisp on the palate promising a wonderful pairing with seafood and cream or butter sauces. It tantalizes with a nose of white peaches and... [read more]
 
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Plumiscuous Plum Mistelle wine bottle
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Plumiscuous Plum Mistelle
This is a fortified plum dessert wine made from European and Asian red plums grown in British Columbia's Similkameen Valley. It offers an alluring nose of sweet prunes and tropical fruit with floral aromatics and... [read more]
 
Red Lily Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo wine bottle
Red Lily Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo
This Southern Oregon Tempranillo offers a nose of blackberries, ripe fig, vanilla, black licorice and a touch of smoke. It's nicely structured and balanced with integrated tannins and flavors of black cherry and raspberry that... [read more]
 
Westport Winery 2014 Shorebird Chardonnay wine bottle
Westport Winery 2014 Shorebird Chardonnay
This wine offers a lovely and complex nose of lemon-lime, green apple, firm peach, cinnamon spice and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine presents flavors of lime, honeydew melon, pineapple and kiwi with a... [read more]
 
Seven of Hearts 2013 Tannat Wine Bottle
Seven of Hearts 2013 Tannat
This 100 percent Tannat offers a nose of ripe dark fruit, cigar box and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it presents flavors of tart cherry, red plum and raspberry with a touch of... [read more]
 
Giradet 2014 Estate Grown Riesling wine bottle
Giradet 2014 Estate Grown Riesling
This is a dry Riesling that offers crisp acidity with floral and mineral notes. On the nose, it presents fragrant floral aromas mixed with hay and classic Riesling petrol notes. On the palate, it offers... [read more]
 
Skylite Cellars 2012 Soiree red wine blend bottle
Skylite Cellars 2012 Soiree
This is a full-bodied, fruit-forward red blend that shows remarkable structure, finesse and complexity. The blend consists of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah and 22% Merlot. The nose offers aromas of dried dark fruit, mingling... [read more]
 
Reustle Prayer Rick Vineyards 2014 Gruner Veltliner wine bottle
Reustle Prayer Rick Vineyards 2014 Gruner Veltliner
This is one of three Gruner Veltliners from the Southern Oregon winery who has pioneered the Austrian varietal in the Northwest. This offering presents delightful and complex aromas of honeydew melon, green apple, pear, pineapple... [read more]
 
Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 The Estates Malbec wine bottle
Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 The Estates Malbec
Full bodied and purple hued, this wine offers a nose of juicy blueberry, vanilla and dried herbs. On the palate are flavors of blueberry and blackberry with hints of baking spice and pepper on a... [read more]
 
Latah Creek 2014 Moscato wine bottle
Latah Creek 2014 Moscato
This dessert wine offers beautiful and bright floral aromas of orange blossom, honeysuckle and ripe peach that leap from the glass. On the palate, it presents sweet Honey Crisp Apple on the entry, but then... [read more]
 
Harbinger 2010 Barbera wine bottle
Harbinger 2010 Barbera
This wine presents big on the nose with dried plum, raisin, tobacco and licorice, though it shows much finesse and balance on the palate with dark fruit flavors of plum and tart black cherry giving... [read more]
 
Knudsen Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay wine bottle
Knudsen Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay
This beautifully balanced Chardonnay entices with a subtle nose of bright fruit including apple, lemon and lime. On the palate, it offers crisp acidity and a nicely structured finish of lime making this wine a... [read more]
 
Dead End Cellars 2013 Game Over Wine Bottle
Dead End Cellars 2013 Game Over
Forbidden Fruit Winery is best known for its fruit wines, but the British Columbia winery has also introduced a few wines under the Dead End Cellars label. This one is a red blend featuring organically... [read more]
 
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris wine bottle
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris
This is a slightly off-dry Pinot Gris with a touch of residual sugar that presents a delightful, bright crispness and complexity. On the nose are enticing aromas of green apple, peach and orange blossom. Flavors... [read more]
 
Stottle Winery 2012 Hombre Red Wine Blend bottle
Stottle Winery 2012 Hombre Red Wine Blend
Beautifully balanced, structured and complex, this red blend containing 53% Tempranillo, 33% Malbec and 13% Mourvedre offers an enticing nose of blackberry jam, vanilla and sweet tobacco. On the palate, it presents flavors of sweet... [read more]
 
Chaberton Estate Winery 2014 Reserve Riesling wine bottle
Chaberton Estate Winery 2014 Reserve Riesling
This beautiful dry Riesling offers a nose of lemon-brushed apple, honey and ginger. On the palate, it offers bright flavors up front with tart Granny Smith apple, pink grapefruit and apricot. It presents a beautiful... [read more]
 
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2012 Tenth Hold Red wine bottle
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2012 Tenth Hold Red
This red wine blend features 25% Petit Verdot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec. It presents a nose of ripe plum, smoky embers, black licorice, sweet tobacco and flavors of... [read more]
 
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Elton Pinot Noir wine bottle
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Elton Pinot Noir
Using Pinot Noir grapes from Willamette Valley's Elton Vineyard, this wine offers a nose of dark jammy fruit mingling with perfumed floral notes and a touch of earth. It showcases red fruit on the palate... [read more]
 
Amelia Wynn Winery 2013 Aragon wine bottle
Amelia Wynn Winery 2013 Aragon
This wine is 100 percent Grenache and offers a nose of blackberry, plum and cigar box with a touch of black olive. It's wonderfully balanced on the palate, presenting brighter than expected flavors of slightly... [read more]
 
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Impearfection wine bottle
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Impearfection
This dessert wine utilizes Asian pear from British Columbia's Similkameen Valley. It offers a nose of spice-poached pear, peach pie and honey mingling with aromas of orange blossom and flavors of ripe juicy pear, golden... [read more]
 
Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2013 Mourvedre wine bottle
Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2013 Mourvedre
Aromas of ripe blueberries and vanilla mingle with savory and smoky notes of ground coffee, roasted meat and hints of violet and damp earth. On the palate, flavors of tart cherry and red berries mix... [read more]
 
Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Huckleberry dLatah bottle
Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Huckleberry d'Latah
This wine predominately utilizes Riesling grapes, but also includes Muscat Canelli and natural juice and concentrate of huckleberries. It presents a nose of canned peaches and juicy pear with floral and classic Riesling notes of... [read more]
 
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2012 Estate Pinot Noir bottle
Pudding River Wine Cellars 2012 Estate Pinot Noir
This wine presents pronounced aromas of brown baking spice and licorice that mix with strawberry jam and earthy notes of leather and cedar on the nose. Flavors of tart cherry and black raspberry mingle with... [read more]
 
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Riesling bottle
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Riesling
This beautifully structured off-dry Riesling offers a delightful balance of tart with a few hints of sweetness. On the nose are aromas of tart Granny Smith apple, white peach and lime with hints of orange... [read more]
 
One Wines 2011 One Exception Red Wine
One Wines 2011 One Exception Red Wine
This red blend is made from 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers a nose of blackberry jam, clove spice and hints of anise. It's restrained... [read more]
 
Blue Grouse Estate Winery 2014 Quill Rose bottle
Blue Grouse Estate Winery 2014 Quill Rose
This off-dry rose of Gamay Noir offers aromas of Meyer Lemon, orange blossom and firm peach. It's crisp on the palate with bright flavors of lemon-lime, rhubarb and cranberry. Pair this with roasted poultry, salmon... [read more]
 
Gard Vintners 2013 Vaucluse Red Wine bottle
Gard Vintners 2013 Vaucluse Red Wine
This red blend includes 76% Syrah, 21% Grenache and 3% Viognier. On the nose it presents loads of smoky Italian plum with brown spice and anise. On the palate, it delivers rounded flavors of ripe... [read more]
 
Double Canyon 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon bottle
Double Canyon 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
This medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon was blended with a small amount of Syrah and Malbec, then barrel aged for 18 months with 40% new French oak. The wine shows good restraint with a nose... [read more]
 
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Speachless wine bottle
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Speachless
British Columbia's Forbidden Fruit Winery crafts this fruit wine from organic white peaches as an off-dry table wine. It's clear and medium gold in color with pronounced aromas of sweet peach and peach pie. On... [read more]
 
Finn Hill 2012 Bien Fait Merlot wine bottle
Finn Hill 2012 Bien Fait Merlot
This single vineyard Merlot from Gamache Vineyard offers a rich ruby color and enticing nose of ripe strawberry, red cherry, raspberry and baking spice. On the palate are flavors of cherry, blackberry and loads of... [read more]
 
Eroica 2014 Riesling wine bottle
Eroica 2014 Riesling
This wine offers an intense nose with orange blossom, crisp Asian pear and classic Riesling petrol notes. On the palate, it's bright with flavors of apple, kumquat and a touch of petroleum. Serve with Asian... [read more]
 
14 Hands Winery 2014 Stampede Red Blend bottle
14 Hands Winery 2014 Stampede Red Blend
This Syrah-based blend also includes Merlot, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre offering bold and complex aromas of fresh ground coffee, black licorice, spicy camphor wood and smoky embers. This is a big wine that manages... [read more]
 
Eleven Winery 2013 Rousanne bottle
Eleven Winery 2013 Rousanne
This wine from Elephant Mountain Vineyard in Yakima, Washington offers an expressive nose of pineapple, gooseberry and vanilla with floral notes. It's beautifully balanced on the palate with flavors of pineapple and apricot, then a... [read more]
 
Darighe 2012 Proprietors Blend bottle
Darighe 2012 Proprietor's Blend
The Woodhouse Wine Estates' Darighe red blend combines 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Enticing aromas of blackberry jam, cigar box and dried herbs mingle on the... [read more]
 
 Kramer Vineyards 2014 Estate Pinot Gris bottle
Kramer Vineyards 2014 Estate Pinot Gris
This wine offers an enticing nose of cinnamon-dusted apple pie with a touch of anise. Beautiful bright flavors of green apple and lemon-lime are predominant, but are balanced by some clove spiciness, with a finish... [read more]
 
Finn Hill 2012 Merveille Merlot bottle
Finn Hill 2012 Merveille Merlot
This is a dark crimson, nearly opaque Merlot that offers aromas of blackberry jam mingling with anise and leather. Flavors open up with red plum and chocolate-cherry, then linger with earthy notes of violet and... [read more]
 
Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir bottle
Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir
This light-bodied wine is delicately colored and offers a nose of strawberry jam with a touch of leather. Shows real finesse on the palate with bright flavor of cranberry and tart raspbery, wet stones and... [read more]
 
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Riesling bottle
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Riesling
This Riesling from Oregon's Chehalem Mountains presents an inviting nose of lemon-lime, apricots and honeysuckle aromatics along with classic petrol notes. This off-dry Riesling offers juicy flavors of peach and honey balanced by crisp green... [read more]
 
Northwest Cellars 2012 Intrigue Red Blend bottle
Northwest Cellars 2012 Intrigue Red Blend
This medium bodied-plus red blend was made with 25% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 5% Carmenere. It features a beautiful crimson color and an enticing nose of ripe... [read more]
 
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2014 Gruner Veltliner Reserve bottle
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2014 Gruner Veltliner Winemaker's Reserve
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards in Oregon's Umpqua Valley was the first winery in the US to produce this Austrian varietal. The Winemaker's Reserve offering presents a nose of crisp green apple, lime and hints of... [read more]
 
Mullan Road Cellars 2012 Red Wine Blend bottle
Mullan Road Cellars 2012 Red Wine Blend
This blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of blackberry cobbler with dark jammy fruit, clove spice and black licorice. Plum and black cherry flavors are balanced by notes... [read more]
 
Forbidden Fruit Winery Pomme Desiree Iced Apple Wine
Forbidden Fruit Winery 2014 Pomme Desiree Iced Apple Wine
This rich and delicious dessert wine is made with six different apple varieties. It presents a nose of baked apple pie, lemon meringue and cinnamon with flavors of sweet raisin, caramel apple and a bright... [read more]
 
Season Cellars 2012 Phoenix Red Blend
Season Cellars 2012 Phoenix Red Blend
This Southern Oregon red wine blend utilized 48% Sangiovese, 38% Carmenere, 8% Syrah and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers aromas of ripe blackberries with a touch of vanilla and licorice. Flavors open with black... [read more]
 
Chaberton Estate Winery 2014 Bacchus Reserve
Chaberton Estate Winery 2014 Bacchus Reserve
Chaberton proves that the Bacchus grape, a cross between Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner, can produce a balanced off-dry wine as a stand alone varietal in cool climates. This offering features a nose of canned peaches and... [read more]
 
Bainbridge Vineyards 2014 Siegerrebe
Bainbridge Vineyards 2014 Siegerrebe
A beautiful example of this cool climate grape, this wine is off-dry with an expressive nose of peach, apricot, clove spice and honeysuckle. The wine offers complex flavors of apricot, orange blossom, mandarin orange, grapefruit... [read more]
 
BelleArte 2014 Pinot Noir Estate
BelleArte 2014 Pinot Noir Estate
This Southern Oregon Pinot Noir offers aromas of leather and bacon when first opened, mellowing as it opens to sweet tobacco and ripe strawberries. Up front flavors of bright red berries and cherry tea, give... [read more]
 
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Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2014 Viognier
This Southern Oregon Viognier offers a nose of juicy Bartlett pear and peaches with a touch of clove spice and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine presents flavors of honeydew melon, brown spice, a... [read more]
 
Amelia Wynn 2013 Giovanni Red Blend
Amelia Wynn 2013 Giovanni Red Blend
Bainbridge Island's Amelia Wynn Winery uses Columbia Valley fruit in this Northern Tuscan inspired blend containing 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. It's a medium to heavy bodied wine offering a complex nose... [read more]
 
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D'Anu 2014 Chardonnay
This Willamette Valley Chardonnay offers an intriguing nose of apple, pear, tropical fruits, hay and a touch of spice. Flavors are reminiscent of spiced pear while the moderate acidity offers a clean green apple and... [read more]
 
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Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2013 Petite Sirah
This full-bodied wine from Idaho's Lindsay Creek Vineyards uses Washington fruit and offers a big nose of ripe Italian plums mixing with savory aromas of roasted meat and a touch of smoky embers. Big, rich... [read more]
 
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Grizzly Peak 2014 Viognier
Another successful marriage of Rhone meets Southern Oregon with a nose of white peach, crisp green apple, green banana and honeysuckle. Delicate on the palate with soft flavors of honeydew melon, floral notes of orange... [read more]
 
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Columbia Crest 2012 Walter Clore Private Reserve
This red wine blend features 80 percent Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The nose offers aromas of blackberry jam and leather. Balanced flavors of plum, black cherry, clove spice and hints... [read more]
 
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Kontos Cellars 2012 Merlot
This medium-plus bodied Walla Walla Merlot offers aromas of brown baking spices and tobacco mingling with dark jammy fruit. Flavors of black cherry, tea, vanilla and peppery-clove spice continue on a lingering finish. This wine... [read more]
 
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Schmidt Family Vineyards 2012 Malbec
This Southern Oregon Malbec is a beautiful crimson, full-bodied wine with enticing aromas of dark jammy fruit and cigar box. Flavors open with tart red plumb and raspberry, then finishing dry with tea and a... [read more]
 
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Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon
This full-bodied red opens with aromas of cigar box and ripe Italian plum and flavors of slightly tart Black Cherry that quickly gives way to a lingering dry finish with notes of mineral and dried... [read more]
 
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Belle Fiore 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine offers a dark crimson color and a nose of sweet Italian plum and ripe blackberries with a hint of cedar. Flavors of black cherry, then tea on the mid palate and a dry... [read more]
Wooden Shoe Vineyards 2015 Sparkling Blush Moscato wine bottle Wooden Shoe Vineyards 2015 Sparkling Blush Moscato
This distinctive and surprising sparkler opens with aromas of eucalyptus and Texas pink grapefruit zest. On the palate it delivers even more surprises: honey on the mid-palate to soften the Texas pink acidity, a long... [read more]
Lujon Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir wine bottle Lujon Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir
An enticing nose offers aromas of ripe, sweet cherries, clove, fragrant rose, tobacco leaf and hints of cocoa and dried herbs. On the palate, it displays a fine structure and delightful complexity with flavors of... [read more]
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Winemaker’s Reserve wine bottle Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Gruner Veltliner Winemaker's Reserve
Only hints of sweetness are revealed in this elegantly balanced example of Austria's most renowned white varietal that has found a home in Oregon's Umpqua Valley. On the nose, apple, mango, fennel and lemon balm... [read more]
Sigillo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wine bottle Sigillo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Complex aromas on the nose reveal smoky black plum and wet cedar with notes of pipe tobacco, spice cake, black peppercorn and dried herbs. Flavors of black cherry and peppery spice mix with notes of... [read more]
Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2015 Riesling wine bottle Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2015 Riesling
This is a slightly sweet Riesling with enough zestiness to retain a lovely, off-dry balance. On the nose, it alludes to tropical fruits of guava and mango that mix with classic Riesling petrol and floral... [read more]
Williamson Orchards & Vineyard 2013 Syrah Williamson Orchards & Vineyard 2013 Syrah
This Syrah from Idaho's Snake River Valley is co-fermented with 5% Viognier. An aromatic nose offers bold notes of blackberry, Eucalyptus, sweet tobacco and bacon fat that mix with hints of green peppercorn and a... [read more]
Kramer Vineyards 2014 Sparkling Brut wine bottle Kramer Vineyards 2014 Sparkling Brut
This longtime Oregon sparkling wine producer followed a very French recipe in concocting this lovely wine made from 65% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier. It opens with toast, tropical pineapple and granny... [read more]
Bradley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir wine bottle Bradley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir
For fans of ripe and spicy Pinot Noirs, this wine from the Elkton AVA in Southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley hits the mark. It's on the high end of the alcohol scale for Pinots, carrying complex... [read more]