Archive for the ‘Other American Wines’ Category

Winery of the Week: Mercer – Washington, USA

Winery of the Week: Mercer – Washington, USA

Mercer Estates is a family owned and operated winery in Southeast Washington State.  The family has been growing grapes in this location since 1972 – making them...

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Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Thirty years ago, most people weren’t thinking about growing grapes and making wine in Oregon, but Tom Huggins was when he started Eola Hills.  His work in agricultural...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

We’re launching a new regular series with this feature, focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  So add...

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Winery of the Week: Llano Estacado – Texas

Winery of the Week: Llano Estacado – Texas

Texas may not be a land you associate with wine country, but Llano Estacado Winery, in in the western part of the state, has been around since 1976. From it’s...

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Winery of the Week: DeLille Cellars – Washington State

Winery of the Week: DeLille Cellars – Washington State

DeLille Cellars continues to innovate and to produce special wines from Washington State. Winemaker Chris Upchurch continues to follow the same adage he did when...

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Wines of the Week: DeLille Cellars

Wines of the Week: DeLille Cellars

DeLille Cellars continues to innovate and to create special wines from Washington State. Now, celebrating their 20th anniversary, winemaker Chris Upchurch continues...

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Wines of the Week: Breaux Vineyards – Virginia

Wines of the Week: Breaux Vineyards – Virginia

When you think of American wine, Virginia may not be the first place that comes to mind, but the state’s wine industry is really starting to make its mark....

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Willamette Valley Vineyards 2007 Tualatin Pinot Noir / Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2007 Tualatin Pinot Noir / Willamette Valley

The winery and underground cellar are carved into the top of an ancient volcanic flow, the soil red from its oxidized iron content and well-drained. This unique...

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Willamette Valley Vineyards 2008 Riesling / Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2008 Riesling / Willamette Valley

Founder, Jim Bernau, purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot...

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Griffin Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon / Southern Oregon

Griffin Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon / Southern Oregon

In the Rogue Valley’s eastern portion, heat-seeking red varietals, such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, thrive in a warm, dry climate on south-facing slopes...

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