Review of Washington Wines Blog
When State Borders Matter With AVAs
Written by Rand Sealey   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 23:25

For the February issue of the Review of Washington Wines, I wrote up the 2012 Otis Kenyon Washington State Malbec. I received this comment from Muriel Kenyon, "This Malbec is 100% from the Phinny Hill Vineyard, but we cannot put Horse Heaven Hills on the label as we are an Oregon Winery and HHH is entirely in the state of Washington. It's the same issue that will pop up once The Rocks District of Milton Freewater is approved and Washington wineries won't be able to put it on their label." I replied "I'll just put in that it is sourced from Phinny Hill. Calling a wine 'sourced" is what I do when wine is from a single vineyard but it not on the label."

This is one of those instances where state borders do matter with putting on wine labels certain AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) which are approved by the Treasury Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau upon documentation that shows that a given area meets the criteria for a distinctive wine growing area.

When AVAs are approved, they can cover specified areas without consideration for state boundaries. There are two AVAs that straddle the Washington and Oregon borders: the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Gorge. Wineries within those areas can use their respective AVAs on their labels. Wineries can also put other AVAs on their labels so long as they are in the same state where the winery is located. For instance, the Barrister and Robert Karl wineries (both in the February issue) are located in Spokane, but since they are Washington wineries, they can put specific AVAs and vineyards on their labels.

However, if a winery is located in a state other than the one where the grapes come from, the wines can only specify the source state and not the AVA or vineyard, as in the case above of the Otis Kenyon Washington State Malbec. Simiilarly, the wines of Coeur d'Alene Cellars (also in the February issue) which is located in Idaho are are labeled as being from "Washington."

There also is some discretion allowed in how much grape source information is given on a wine label. A wine may be from the Yakima Valley, but can also be simply "Columbia Valley" or even "Washington State." Sometimes, how to label a wine can be simply a marketing decision. For a wine being marketed on the East Coast or in another country, Washington State may be more familiar than Columbia Valley or Yakima Valley.

Hopefully, all this will help clarify how American wines, especially Washington and Oregon ones, are labeled, and illustrate how state boundaries, at times, do matter.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 22:11
Tasting 2007 Syrahs
Written by Rand Sealey   
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:21

Last night, I conducted a tasting of 2007 Washington Syrahs for Lynn's "Art Class" group. The first four wines were from the Helix by Reininger Phinny Hill Clonal Selection Collection which was purchased at the winery four years ago. I spotted it in its presentation wood box, and I decided it would be a good time to taste the wines. Here is what the accompanying sheet said:

The Helix Clonal Selection Collection (CSC) is the result of a desire to share and educate through experience and adventure. It is comprised of four unique Syrah wines sourced from the Phinny Hill Vineyards owned and mangaged by Dick and Cheryl Beightol. Three are 100% from each of separate clones and the fourth is an equal blend of the three clones. This presentation affords the knowledge and expreience of the "parts" and the "sum" of the Helix 2007 Phinny Hill CSC Syrah.

What is a clone? In viticultural terms, it's a population of vines which are theoretically geneticaly identical, having been propagated vegitatively (i.e. from cane cuttings, not by seeds) which are descendants of a single mother plant in an effort to isolate a specific trait(s).

Clone 174: Origin - Drôme, France. Low cluster weight and lower yield, medium sugar, good balance, cherry fruit flavors, often rated first in Hermitage tastings, overall A rating.

Clone 470: Origin - Tran et Garonne, France. Lower fertility, low cluster weight with loose architecture (open clusters, which discourages fungal disease), higher sugar, full bodied, higher acidity, can be floral, good color, later ripening, often rated first in Hermitage tastings, overall A rating.

Clone Noir: Origin - France, origins are more abiguous because several Syrah clones are referred to as Noir, but this one is believed to be from Hermitage. Dark color (Black Syrah as the name implies), earthy, rustic, spice, more tannic, higher sugar, concentrated.

This unique syrah offering is a wonderful adventure into the world of wine. Enjoy the experience with friends as you explore and evaluate the clonal traits of these wines and discover the symbiotic relationship in the Helix Phinny Hill CSC.

ph Titratable Acidity Cooperage

Clone 174 3.91             .58 g/100ml                 Neutral barrels

Clone 470 3.90             .62 g/100ml                 Neutral barrels

Clone Noir 3.98             .57 g/100ml                 Neutral barrels

CSC 3.92             .50 g/100ml                 Neutral barrels

Here are my notes on the clonal selections tasted and the final blended product.

Clone 174 - Ruby garnet colored, this had a rich, spicy, peppery nose, and notes of roasted berries and windblow earth. The back picked up toasted nuts and fine fruit acids, followed by a spiced, herbed lingering finish, with tannins that were smoothing out.  18.5/20 points.

Clone 470 - This showed a deep ruby colr and an intense, somewhat spiritous nose, with scents of attar of rose, garrigue and violets. The full bodied flavors came on vigorously, and the back showed notes of pressed fruits and well structured acids, all leading into a long finish. 18.5+/20 points.

Clone Noir - Deep brilliant ruby colored, this showed sultry, smoky aromas of roasted berries, garrigue and burnt brambles. The somewhat rustic flavors were deep and rich, with notes of roasted coffee and wind blown earth. The back revealed touches of leather and dried orange peel, followed by a lingering, spicy finish. 18.5/20 points.

CSC Blend - This blend of the three clones showed a deep, brilliant ruby color and a sultry nose of roasted berries, garrigue and smoldering oriental incense. The flavors were rich and deep, untermixed with savory fruits, coffee grounds, Phinny Hill gravel and earth, followed by a long finish, with fruits and tannins smoothing out and melding into an integrated whole, adding up to more than the sum of its parts. 19/20 points.

We also had two more 2007 Syrahs, both from the Walla Walla Valley.

2007 Spring Valley Vineyard "Nina Lee" Syrah, Walla Walla Valley - This displayed a deep medium ruby-garnet color and a smoky, earthy, spicy nose of semi-dried raspberries, cherries and cassis, dried roses and cigar wrapper. The medium full bodied flavors were deep and penetrating, with notes of chocolate, licorice and earth. On the back bright fruit acids emerged to give heft to the long, spicy finiah. 19/20 points.

2007 Kerloo Syrah, Walla Walla Valley - This was Ryan Crane's first vintage, released in 2010. Composed of 80% Va Piano and 20% Les Collines Syrah, it showed a deep ruby color and an intense, seemingly young nose of ripe fruits - blackberry, blueberry and cassis - with some maturing scents of dried roses, burnt brambles and incense. The flavors came on with a distinct vibrancy, with deep fruits, intermixed with chocolate and minerals. Bright fruit acids also added vigor to the lingering spiced finish. It could easily go another 5 or 10 years. 19+/20 points.

Also, a 2008 Syrah from one of Cayuse's vineyards in the "Rocks of Milton-Freewater," La Paciencia.

2008 No Girls Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, La Paciencia Vineyard - This showed a semi-opaque ruby color and intense aromas of roasted berries and semi-dried fruits, burnt brambles and smoldering incense. On the palate the flavors were robust and deeply earthy, with that indelible "Rocks" funk. The rich earthiness extended on through the back, along with roasted berries and nuts, all culminating in a lingering spiced and herbed finish. 19+/20 points.


No Review Blog Next Week

On Friday, January 16th, Lynn and I will be leaving Walla Walla for a winter getaway in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. We will be returning January 24th, and the next Blog will be on 26th, along with the February issue of the Review of Washington Wines.





Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:42
Holiday Wine Tastings
Written by Rand Sealey   
Monday, 05 January 2015 14:48

During the Christmas and New Year's celebrations in Walla Walla, we went through a lot of wines. Being poured for special occasions, there were quite a few memorable wines. Here are some of the highlights.

On December 24th, we went to an "Orphan's Christmas Eve Dinner," hosted by Marvin and Sally Wood, for those without family to dine with. There was plenty of Gruet and Domaine Mumm sparkling wine. We took a bottle of 2007 Rotie Cellars Southern Red, a blend of Syrah and Grenache, Sean Boyd's first vintage. It showed nicely, starting to round out into what the French call "velours."

Lynn and IO toasted Christmas Day with Champagne J.L. Vergnon Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs. It showed luxurious floral aromas and a rich, creamy texture, followed by bracing acidity and true brut dryness. For dinner, we had the 2008 FIGGINS Estate Red Wine with roasted leg of lamb. The Figgins was still young and vigorous, but beginning to round out nicely.

On Sunday, December 28th, we hosted a Post Christmas Buffet for twenty guests. We had sliders with the Vermont smoked ham and turkey my brother in law in New Jersey had sent to us. A lot of wonderful wines were poured, some ours, some brought by guests. The 2011 François Childane "Clos Habert" Montlouis, from across the Loire River from Vouvray, was a superb expression of dry Chenin Blanc. The 2010 No Girls Grenache from the La Paciencia Vineyard was a beauty, but unlike any other Grenache, I've run accross, being more floral, rather than red fruited, than usual. Erik McLaughlin suspected there were white grapes in it. There were two superb Red Burgundies, a lovely, velvety 2010 Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru, Ile des Vergelesses, and an elegant, muscular 2010 Domaine Mugnier Nuits St. Gerorges Premier Cru, Clos de la Marechale. Dawn and Gary Brumfield brought a 2005 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, which was developing beautifully. The star of the evening was the 2012 Domaine Georges Vernay "Les Chailles de L'Enfer" Condrieu, a striking expression of the Viognier grape, a wine that was "like a laser beam."

For New Year's Eve, we went to Brandon and Emma Kubrock's "Rock Out With Your Kubrocks Out" Party. Again, plenty of Gruet and Mumm sparkling wine was poured (Albertson's was having a big sale on them). I brought a bottle of Champagne Aubry Brut Premier Cru which was delicously frothy and creamy. Justin Wylie poured a preview of his highly impressive (potential 19.5/20 points) 2012 Va Piano DuBrul Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, to be released in the Spring. I took a bottle of the 2008 No Girls Grenache (see the 2010 above), and it turned out to be unlike most Grenaches, with scents of honeysuckle and white lilac (a bit of Roussanne, perhaps?). Anothr guest brought the 2006 Cayuse "God Only Knows" Grenache, which was more typical of the variety, and turning earthy and velvety. Another tasty Grenache was the 2011 Sleight of Hand Cellars "The Sorceress" Grenache. A 2008 Leonetti Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was big and loaded with flavor.

All these wines and others helped make for a memorable 2014-2015 Holiday Season.

Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015!


Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 15:40
Predictions for 2015
Written by Rand Sealey   
Monday, 29 December 2014 14:31

Now that the first issue for 2015 of the Review of Washington Wines is now on line, it's time for me to make some predictions about Washington wines in 2015

More High Quality Wines - Washington wines' cup runneth over. In the year 2014, each issue of the Review of Washington Wines had at least fifty wines. The overall quality of the wines reviewed has increased dramatically and there are more of them as new wineries producing top wines have emerged. Expect this trend to continue through 2015.

More High Quality-Price Ratios - Along with more high quality wines, there are more wines that offer high quality in releation to their prices. Last week's Blog listing of wines scoring 19/20 points for $40 or less included no less than 85 wines. This is another trend that will continue through 2015.

More New Wine Grape Acreage - The big news recently was the Betz Family Winery's purchase of 40 acres in the Sevein development in the South Walla Walla Valley. There is much more acreage available, and expect more investors to take positions there and elsewhere in the state.

Watch for the 2013's - More wines from the 2013 vintage, a "normal" year with near average temperatures and excellent harvesting conditions will be released in 2015. On the basis of my tastings from the barrel and bottle, the 2013's seem to be in between 2011 and 2013 in terms of character. The 2011's, from a cooler year, are more structured and ageworthy, resembling "old world" ones. The 2012's are more fruit forward and tasty, offering early gratification. The 2013's combine both structure and fruit, making them finely balanced, yet ageworthy wines. See "The Renvaan 2013 Syrahs Preview" section of the January issue of the Review of Washington Wines for an indication of how the 2013's are developing.

Wineries to Watch in 2015

Betz Family Winery - In the November issue of the Review, I reported on the winery's 2012 Rhone-style wines, all scoring 19.5 or 20/20 points. This is a dramatic new higher quality level resulting from an increased rigor in barrel selection. Watch for the 2012 "BDX" style wines to be released in 2015.

Buty Winery - With Chris Dowsett in charge as winemaker, Nina Buty's winery by the Walla Walla airport has gone from strength to strength. The 2011's were exceptional and expect the 2012's to be even more so.

Canvasback - The Red Mountain Duckhorn venture was off to an impressive debut with it's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (reviewed December, 2014). I tasted 2013's from the barrel with winemaker Brian Rudin a few months ago and found them to be rich and well structured. Watch for the final assemblage to be released later.

Eight Bells - This Ravenna district winery, owned by Tim Bates, Andy Shepherd and Frank Michels, turned out a stellar 2012 Eight Clone Syrah from the Red Willow Vineyard and some fine 2011's (reviewed December, 2014). Watch for more 2012's to be released in 2015.

Flying Trout - Now that Ashley Trout is back at work at the new Tero / Waters / Flying Trout facility on Peppers Bridge Road, look for some tasty new wines in 2015, including some magical Malbecs.

Waters - Watch for some impressive new releases from Jamie Brown as well. Can't wait for the 2012 Loess Vineyard Syrah.

Kevin White Winery - This winery continues to turn out knock-out values. The 2012 "La Fraternité" and "En Hommage" scored 19/20 points for $28. Watch for the 2013's to come out in 2015.


Happy New Year!




Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 15:51
Best Wine Buys of 2014
Written by Rand Sealey   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 22:38

This is our annual listing of wines scoring 19/20 points for $40 or less and wines scoring 18.5/20 points for $25 or less. Some may be sold out.


Wines Scoring 19/20 Points for $40 or Less

2012 Alexandria Nicole Reseve Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, Destiny Ridge Vineyard ($28) - August

2011 àMaurice Cellars Syrah, Yakima Valley, Boushey Vineyard ($38) - May

2011 àMaurice Cellars Malbec, Columbia Valley, Gamache Vineyard ($35) - July

2011 àMaurice Cellars "The Anderson" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($40) - July

2012 àMaurice Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley Conner Lee Vineyard ($35) - July

2011 Balboa Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Eidolon Vineyard ($34) - April

2010 Barrister Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Bacchus Vineyard ($31) - February

2010 Barrister Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($35) - February

2010 Bunnell Family Cellar "Petit Bec" Red Wine, Wahluke Slope, Northridge Vineyard ($36) - January

2010 Bunnell Family Cellar Petire Sirah, Wahluke Slope, Northridge Vineyard ($40) - January

2010 Bunnell Fami;y Cellar "Fête" Red Wine, Snipes Mountain ($38) - August

2011 Cadaretta Syrah, Columbia Valley ($35) - January

2012 Carter-Lamour Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($30) - December

2011 CAVU Cellars Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, Alder Ridge Vineyard ($28) - January

2012 CAVU Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, Lonesome Spring Vineyard ($32) - November

2012 Ch. Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen "Erioca" Riesling, Columbia Valley ($22) - March

2010 Corvus Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($39) - July

2011 DeLille Cellars Doyenne "Signature" Syrah, Red Mountain ($40) - March

2013 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Roussanne, Red Mountain ($36) - November

2010 Domaine Pouillon Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Gorge, McDuffee Vineyard ($36) - July

2012 Dowsett Family Gewurztraminer, Columbia Gorge, Celilo Vineyard ($22) - September

2010 Dowsett Family "Devotion" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($30) - September

2012 Eight Bells "* Clone" Syrah, Yakima Valley, Red Willow Vineyard ($32) - December

2011 El Corazon "Dorado" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($40) - January

2011 El Corazon "Young & Wild & Free" Grenache, Columbia Valley - June

2012 El Corazon "Dos Jefes" Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley ($40) - June

2011 El Corazon "Supernova" Malbec, Walla Walla Valley ($38) - June

2010 Fielding Hills Syrah, Wahluke Slope, Riverbend Vineyard ($38) - October

2011 Flying Trout "Cutthroat" Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($35) - April

2011 Flying Trout Malbec, Columbia Valley, Gamache Vineyard ($37) - April

2011 Flying Trout "Old Vines" Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills, Konnowac Vineyard ($30) - November

2011 Flying Trout "The Brook Blend" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($36) - November

2012 Forgeron Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($27) - January

2012 Full Pull & Friends Syrah-Grenache, Columbia Valley ($30) - August

2007 Full Pull & Fiends "CVBDX" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($30) - August

2012 Guardian Cellars "Entrapment" Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Conner Lee Vineyard ($30)

2010 Henry Earl Estates "Homesteader" Red Wine, Red Mountain ($40) - October

2012 Isenhower Cellars "Road Less Travelled" Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley ($34) - April

2012 Isenhower Cellars "À Bloc" Malbec, Columbia Valley ($34) - April

2012 Isenhower Cellars "River Beauty" Syrah, Yakima Valley ($34) - April

2012 Isenhower Cellars "FOI No. 10" Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley ($34) - December

2012 Isenhower Cellars "Jongleur" Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley ($34) - December

2011 JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley ($35) - September

2011 JB Neufeld Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, DuBrul Vineyard ($37) - September

2012 JM Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($350 - March

2011 Kevin White Reserve Red Wine, Yakima Valley ($28) - May

2012 Kevin White "La Fraternité" Red Wine, Yakima Valley ($28) - October

2012 Kevin White "En Hommage" Red Wine, Yakima Valley ($28) - October

2012 K Vintners "Milbrandt" Syrah, Wahluke Slope ($30) - August

2012 K Vintners "Clifton Hiil" Syrah, Wahluke Slope ($40) - August

2012 Lauren Ashton Reserve ChardoNNy, Columbia Valley ($38) - June

2012 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Malbec, Walla Walla Valley ($36) - December

2012 Maison Bleue "Au Contraire" Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, French Creek Vineyard ($25) - February

2012 Maison Bleue "Métis" White Wine, Columbia Valley ($30) - May

2010 Mansion Creek Cellars "Julia's Blend" Reserve Red, Red Mountain, Red Heaven Vineyard ($36) - September

2010 Mansion Creek Cellars "Viña Espanola" Reserve Grenache, Red Mountain, Red Heaven ($36) - September

2010 Mansion Creek Cellars "Viña Espanola" Reserve Tempranillo, Red Mtn. Red Heaven ($36) - September

2012 Nefarious Cellars Syrah, Lake Chelan, Defiance Vineyard ($35) - October

2012 Numbskull Red Wine ("GSM") Walla Walla Valley ($32) - August

2012 Numbskull Red Wine ("BDX") Walla Walla Valley ($38) - August

2010 Nota Bene Cellars Syrah, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($35) - April

2010 Otis Kenyon Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Stellar Vineyard ($34) - April

2013 Rotie Cellars Southern White, Washington State ($28) - July

2012 Rotie Cellars Southern Blend, Washington State ($40) - July

2011 Seven Hills Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley ($35) - March

2012 Seven Hills Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley ($36) - October

2012 Seven Hills Merlot, Walla Walla Valley ($38) - October

2010 Sinclair Estate Vineyards "Pentatonic" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($40) - April

2012 Sleight of Hand Cellars "The Enchantress" Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, French Creek Vineyard ($18) - March

2012 Sparkman Cellars "Wonderland" Grenache, Yakima Valley ($32) - March

2012 Sparkman Cellars "Preposterous" Malbec, Red Mountain ($38) - June

2011 Syncline Cuvée Elena, Columbia Valley ($40) - July

2012 Syncline "Scintillation" Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, Columbia Gorge, Celilo Vineyard ($30) - July

2009 Tamarack Cellars Syrah, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard ($40) - February

2011 Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ($39) - January

2010 Tero Estates Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley ($39) - January

2010 Tero Estates "DC3" Red Blend, Walla Walla Valley, Windrow Vineyards ($38) - February

2012 Tero Estates "ST" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($38) - July

2011 Tero Estates "DC3" Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, Windrow Vineyards ($38) - July

2011 Tero Estates "Herb's Block" Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, Windrow Vineyards ($39) - October

2010 Three Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, Champoux Vineyard ($39) - December

2012 Trio Vintners Carmenère, Walla Walla Valley ($28) - December

2012 Tulpen Cellars Vino Blanc, Walla Walla Valley, Los Oidos Vineyard ($32) - February

2010 Tulpen Cellars Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, Yellow Bird Vineyard ($38) - February

2009 Tulpen Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($38) - February

2012 Waters "Tremolo" Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley ($40) - August


Wines Scoring 18.5/20 Points for $25 or Less

2013 Amavi Cellars Semillon, Walla Walla Valley ($23) - August

2011 Angel Vine Zinfandel, Columbia Valley ($20) - February

2011 Angel Vine Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley, Stonetree Vineyard ($20) - February

2011 Angel Vine "The Hellion" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($25) - February

2011 Angel Vine Zinfandel, Columbia Valley Stonetree Vineyard ($20) - April

2013 Balboa Rosé of Syrah, Walla Walla Valley Eidolon Vineyard ($20) - May

2013 Bergevin Lane "Love Struck" Viognier, Columbia Valley ($20) - October

2012 Board Track Racer "Suicide Shift" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($25) - February

2012 Board Track Racer "The Chief" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($25) - December

2012 Brian Carter Cellars "Oriana" White Wine, Yakima Valley ($22) - November

2012 Cadaretta Cellars "SBS" White Wine, Columbia Valley ($23) - August

2012 Canoe Ridge Reserve Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills ($20) - April

2012 Ch. Ste. Michelle Riesling, Columbia Valley, Cold Creek Vineyard ($18) - February

2013 Ch, Ste Michelle Riesling, Columbia Valley, Cold Creek Vineyard ($20) - September

2012 Ch. Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard ($25) - September

2012 Cloudlift Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($20) - February

2012 Cloudlift Cellars "Ascent" Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills ($25) - February

2012 Coeur d'Alene Cellars Viognier, Washington ($20) - January

2011 College Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Dwelley Vineyard ($16) - April

2012 College Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Clarke Vineyard ($25) - December

2012 DaMa Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($21) - April

2012 Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills ($25) - September

2012 Dunham Cellars Riesling, Columbia Valley, Lewis Vineyard ($19.50) - February

2011 Flying Trout "Deep River Red," Columbia Valley ($23) - November

2012 For a Song Syrah, Columbia Valley ($15) - July

2012 For a Song Pinot Noir, Williamette Valley ($15) - July

2013 Forgeron Cellars Façon Blanc, Columbia Valley ($25) - August

2012 Full Pull & Friends Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, Phinny Hill Vineyard ($22) - August

2013 Gramercy Cellars Viognier, Lake Chelan, Antoine Creek Vineyard ($22) - June

2013 Gramercy Cellars Rosé, Columbia Valley, Olsen Vineyard ($25) - June

2011 Guardian Cellars "Chalk Line" Red Wine, Columbia Valley ($25) - March

2013 Hard Row to Hoe Viognier, Lake Chelan ($24) - October

2013 Hard Row to Hoe Chardonnay, Lake Chelan ($24) - October

2011 L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($24) - May

2013 L'Ecole No. 41 "Old Vines" Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley ($14) - June

2013 L'Ecole No. 41 "Luminesce" Estate White Wine, Walla Walla Valley, Seven Hills Vineyard ($21) - December

2013 L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard ($21) - December

2011 Lost River Nebbiolo, Wahluke Slope ($25) - November

2010 Lost River Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($25) - November

2013 Nefarious Cellars Roussanne-Marsanne, Lake Chelan, Summit Vienayrd ($25) - October

2013 Nefarious Cellars Estate Riesling, Columbia Valley, Stone's Throw Vineyard ($20) - October

2010 Nodland Cellars "Avant-garde" Carmenère, Walla Walla Valley ($24) - January

2010 Nota Bene Cellars Syrah, Columbia Valley ($25) - April

2012 Otis Kenyobn Roussanne, Columbia Valley ($20) - April

2012 Renegade Winc. Co. Grenache, Walla Walla Valley ($15) - April

2013 Robison Ranch Cellars Viognier, Walla Walla Valley ($19) - August

2012 Savage Grace Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge, Celilo Vineyard ($25) - March

2012 Savage Grace Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills ($25) - March

2012 Saviah Cellars Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Stillwater Creek Vineyard ($25) - January

2013 Syncline Grenache Blanc, Yakima Valley, Boushey Vineyard ($24) - July

Treveri Cellars "Equinox Cuvee" Brut Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley ($20) - September

Treveri Cellars "Laudare" Brut Sparkling Wine, Columba Valley ($20) - September

Treveri Cellars Sparkling Müller-Thurgau Sec, Columbia Valley ($21) - September

Treveri Cellars Sparkling Rosé, Columbia Valley ($18) - December

2010 Trio Vintners Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley ($23) - May

2011 Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley ($25) - February

2012 Walla Walla Vintners Dolcetto, Walla Walla Valley, Dwelley Vineyard ($24) - May

2012 Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley ($25) - May

2013 W.T. Vintners Grüner Veltliner, Columbia Gorge, Underwood Mountain Vineyard ($20) - May

2013 Waitsburg Cellars "Three White" Wine, Columbia Valleyt ($18) - August

2013 Waitsburg Cellars "Chevray" Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley ($18) - August

2013 Waitsburg Cellars "Chenninères" Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley ($18) - August

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