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2009 Okanogan Gewurtztraminer

You don’t see a lot of domestic gewurtztraminer. To the degree you do see it, it’s probably either Fetzer or Hogue. And while both those mass market bottles are not bad at all, this Washington state product is the best … Continue reading

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2008 Kontos Cellars Alatus

Here’s an example of the kind of top-notch, small-batch Washington state wines that seem to be exceptionally difficult to find outside of the winery itself. We paid a visit to these guys when we were in Walla Walla in 2010. … Continue reading

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2010 Mercer Estates Riesling

Here’s an example of the kind of white wine North America does best at this price point. Clean, crisp riesling. This wine tastes like peaches and apples with a bit of powdered sugar and a whiff of petrol. It’s awesome, … Continue reading

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2008 Syncline ‘Cuvee Elena’

This wine is flat-out delicious. While a lot of people associate quality Washington reds with a lot of oak and over-the-top fruit, this bottle from the Columbia Gorge’s Syncline Winery is light, bright and still incredibly fresh five years in. … Continue reading

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