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Pic of the Vine - June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 0 comments

Throughout Washington you can find pockets of growth – recent plantings that speak to the ever-expanding demand for Washington wine grapes. Resident photographer Richard Duval, crisscrossing the state’s wine regions this month, captured this image from Red Mountain, home to Quintessence Vineyard.

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from June 8th to 14th 2015. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator looks back on Hedges. They also ask whether wine lists should feature local wines.

CBS San Francisco writes that the west coast drought is a boon for Washington wine.

Forbes gives the best and cheapest threesome in Washington wine.

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Below are my Wine Enthusiast reviews for May 2015. Wines are listed alphabetically by winery. Read additional information on how I review wines here. All of these reviews are freely available on-line at the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. There is also a freely available Wine Enthusiast Tasting Guide app.

These reviews include the first releases from a series of new projects. This includes the first releases from Brennon Leighton (Charles Smith Wines) under his B. Leighton Wines label (B. Leighton 2012 Olsen Brothers Vineyard Grenache Yakima Valley $45, 93 points; B. Leighton 2012 Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah Yakima Valley $45, 93 points).

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Today, a few pictures from my visit this week to the Walla Walla Valley for Celebrate Walla Walla. Click on the pictures to see larger images.

Enjoy!

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The July issue of Wine Enthusiast has an article on Northwest Chardonnay I co-authored with Paul Gregutt (I wrote the Washington section). Additionally, the summer issue of Washington Tasting Room has an article I wrote on Force Majeure. See a list of newsstand locations here.

See a list of other recent publications, most with hyperlinks or .pdf downloads, here. Enjoy!

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Below are my Wine Enthusiast reviews for March 2015. Wines are listed alphabetically by winery. Read additional information on how I review wines here. All of these reviews are freely available on-line at the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. There is also a freely available Wine Enthusiast Tasting Guide app.

These reviews include some stand-out Syrahs from the 2012 vintage, including the Avennia 2012 Arnaut Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley ($50, 95 points) and the Rôtie Cellars 2012 Northern Blend Syrah Washington ($40, 94 points). There are also some great values to be had, including the Cadence 2012 Coda Red Mountain ($25, 92 points) and Dumas Station 2012 Cowcatcher Red Blend Walla Walla Valley ($2492 points). The reviews also include an impressive - and well priced - release from newcomer J&J Vintners in the form of the J & J 2012 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley ($30, 92 points).

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from June 1st to 7th 2015. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The New York Times writes that the drought is bearing fruit for Washington wine.

Wines and Vines writes that Northwest growers are undaunted by the weather.

The Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel writes about a Wisconsin native calling an Oregon winery home.

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After a long hiatus (sorry), a round-up of stories on Northwest wine from May 22nd to 31st 2015. We’ll catch up on previous weeks missed in the future if time allows. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Willamette Valley Vineyards launching a series of single vineyard wineries. They also write about Rhone wines in Washington.

Wines and Vines writes that there is a strong market for land in Walla Walla Valley.

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