Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2011
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Wine Spectator's Top 100

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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #06

Baer
Ursa Columbia Valley 2008

95 points / $35
1,095 cases made
Washington

Winemaker Lance Baer founded Baer Winery in 2000, producing his wines in Woodinville, Wash., using grapes from Columbia Valley vineyards. After his death in 2007, his sister Lisa and his father, Les, took the reins and hired consulting winemaker Erica Orr. Baer’s signature wine, Ursa, Latin for “bear,” has always been impressive for its suppleness and pure flavors. The 2008, a blend that focuses on Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is the winery’s best wine yet.

 Les Baer and daughter Lisa
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