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News & Features  :  News

Washington Faces Freeze Aftermath

Most wine areas escaped damage, but some will produce few grapes this year

Posted: June 14, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Abundance of Riches

A parade of Rhône-style wines makes for a memorable evening

Posted: June 6, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

The bottle of Henschke Hill of Grace 1996 rested in my cellar for about a decade, waiting for the right occasion. It came out Sunday night at the annual dinner I donate, along with my longtime friend Archie McLaren, to the Central Coast Wine Classic auction. Last year's lot centered on Rhône-style wines—French wines from Archie's cellar, Syrah- and Viognier-based bottles of Australia and Washington from mine.

We had some great names in the lineup, including top vintages from Jean-Louis Chave, M. Chapoutier, Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Château de Beaucastel. But the HoG stole the show. As well it should, being the greatest single-vineyard wine in Australia in the greatest vintage there of our lifetime.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Washington and Malbec

Argentina's calling card shows great promise in the Northwest

Posted: May 25, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Lately, it seems, every time I taste a few Washington Malbecs they make an impression. In the past year I slapped 90-point ratings on quite a few Malbecs from the Evergreen State. The wines tend to be supple, inviting and present flavor profiles that reshuffle the deck of Cabernet and Merlot. The wines come out with a freshness and plushness that combines charm with depth.

This movement has been going on for a while, but the phenomenon is limited enough to be flying below the radar.

News & Features  :  News

Newcomers Buy Washington's Betz Family Winery

The Betz family will remain for five years, working at the winery they built from the ground up

Posted: April 7, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Great Washington Reds

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from the 2008 vintage

Posted: March 25, 2011  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Merlot that Made the Top 100

Waterbrook Merlot Columbia Valley Reserve 2007

Posted: February 7, 2011  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

Comparing Cabernets from Washington

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007 and Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007

Posted: January 24, 2011  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

9 Red Values from Washington

New reviews of Bordeaux- and Rhône-style wines for $30 or less

Posted: January 21, 2011  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Banfi Owners Buy Pacific Rim Winemakers

Mariani family acquires Randall Grahm’s Washington Riesling specialist; plan to keep team in place

Posted: January 5, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

Washington Alphabetical Listing

Posted: December 15, 2010  

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  Features

Pathbreakers

Posted: December 15, 2010  By Harvey Steiman

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  Features

Washington’s Rich Vein of Values is Studded With Gems

Posted: December 15, 2010  By Harvey Steiman

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  Features

Washington An Open Secret

World-class wines flow from this unheralded quality frontier

Posted: December 15, 2010  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  News

Washington Vineyards Hit by Early Freeze

Walla Walla hit especially hard by sub-zero temperatures; yields may be down in 2011

Posted: December 14, 2010  By Augustus Weed

Nov. 30, 2010 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

Eclectic Bargains, Riesling Redux, Good Hope and the West Coast

Posted: November 30, 2010  By Bruce Sanderson

Nov. 30, 2010 Issue  :  News

The Battle of Washington State

Posted: November 30, 2010  By Robert Taylor, Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Red That Bridges East and West

Northstar Merlot Walla Walla 2005

Posted: November 12, 2010  By Thomas Matthews

News & Features  :  News

Wholesalers Are Ready for a Fight

A proposal to change how alcohol is sold in Washington state dies; Washington D.C. is the next battleground

Posted: November 4, 2010  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Supple Washington Reds

New reviews of Bordeaux-style blends from Washington state for $25 or less

Posted: October 29, 2010  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Pacific Northwest Battens Down

Cold, rain affect both Oregon and Washington in 2010

Posted: October 25, 2010  By Harvey Steiman

Despite cold temperatures and rain, vintners in the Oregon and Washington are optimistic that the 2010 vintage will be memorable.

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