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Artistic Inspiration

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…with a touch of comic relief.
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Yak-deaux

Categories: Tasting RoomWine

If you’re a Yakima Valley wine enthusiast, you probably already know that our valley is located on the same latitudinal line as Bordeaux—a wine region known for its profoundly complex and age worthy wines—in France. This is part of why so many Bordeaux varietals can thrive here: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot for reds, and, most popularly, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for whites. (At least, of the Bordeaux varietals.)

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Cricket, Cricket..

Categories: Vineyard

Has it been quiet around here? Blog activity might be misleading… because in the tasting room, on the vineyard, and quietly (but furiously) in the wine lab, we’ve been humming. As mountain-like as these brothers can be (towering over, say, a petite tasting room manager), Two Machines might be the more operative phrase here.

So what’s happening?
Wet gray day on the vineyard today
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Red & White & Everything In Between

Categories: Articles

Pretty sweet infographic from Wine Folly for us newbies out there… although in all fairness, the color on the 2009 Syrah is even darker and inkier than anything on this sheet. Should that, then, be filed under absolutely delicious?


Anatomy of a Grape

Categories: ArticlesWine
Anyone geeky enough to get behind this diagram? You can see the difference between first, second, and third press – and why it actually matters – here. (Second and third press typically make the juice more astringent. Some winemakers don’t even press at all, that’s called free run.)
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