Category Archives: Washington

Current and New Releases of Cabernet Sauvignon: California, Chile, Argentina and Elsewhere

The most widely planted grape variety on earth, Cabernet Sauvignon wines made in the Western Hemisphere are some of the world’s best. We’ve been fortunate to taste many of them over the years, and we’ve written about them in several … Continue reading

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Milbrandt Vineyards: New Releases from Washington State

Milbrandt Vineyards was founded in 1997 by brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt. Today, Butch owns the Milbrandt Vineyards brand  while Jerry owns  the vineyards which total nearly 4,000 acres across 23 vineyard sites within the Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes … Continue reading

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Passionate About Grenache

The International Wine Review is passionate about Grenache, and we join others in celebrating International Grenache Day on the 3rd Friday of September.  Over the years, we have prepared three major reports on Grenache focused on the growing importance of … Continue reading

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Eternal Wines: Current Releases from Walla Walla

Eternal Wines specializes in terroir driven, single vineyard wines from the Walla Walla and Columbia Valley appellations.  Established by professional sommelier and winemaker Brad Binko in 2014, Eternal Wines sources fruit from some of Washington’s most famous vineyards.  As our reviews below … Continue reading

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Hors Catégorie: A Bit of Northern Rhone in Northern Oregon

Christophe Baron, most famous for his vineyards in The Rocks, has a new discovery, a very steeply sloped basalt hillside vineyard called Hors Catégorie located on the north fork of the Walla Walla River near the Oregon border with Washington … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon Reigns Supreme in Washington State

Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by consumer demand and the price premium this grape commands.  Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have also taken off in California in appellations like Lodi and Paso Robles.  So is … Continue reading

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Succulent Sweet Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

What better time of the year to open a bottle of profusely perfumed, deeply flavored sweet wine than the Holidays?  We’ve tasted a lot of them this past year from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Washington, and, most recently, the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading

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Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Rieslings: Outstanding Wines, Incredible Values

Washington State is by far the most important producer of Riesling in the US, and Chateau Ste. Michelle accounts for most of it, making over 1.2 million cases of Riesling annually. We recently sat down with Chateau Ste. Michelle white … Continue reading

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American Riesling from the East and West Coasts

Excellent Riesling is now being produced on both the East and West coasts of the US. In this article, we review recent releases of several of the most important American producers. These include Dr. Konstantin Frank and Lamoreaux Landing in … Continue reading

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Tenet Wines: Rhone Winemakers in Washington State

Two of the Southern Rhone’s premier winemakers—Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie—have teamed up with Bob Bertheau of  Chateau Ste. Michelle to make wines from Rhone varieties grown in Washington State’s Columbia Valley.  Their venture is called Tenet Wines, and we … Continue reading

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