Matt Halldorson named viticulturalist at Kiona Vineyards

By |2023-01-20T06:00:39-07:00February 17th, 2021|

Today Kiona Vineyards, one of the largest growers on Red Mountain, announced the hiring of Matt Halldorson as viticulturalist. He will oversee farming for Kiona’s five estate vineyards that span 272 acres.“I'm honored and humbled, frankly,” says Halldorson. “It’s is a big deal for them to bring me on, and I'm going to try my very best Read more...

Wine Enthusiast Reviews for October 2020

By |2023-01-31T01:00:58-07:00February 17th, 2021|

Below are my Wine Enthusiast reviews for October 2020. Wines are listed alphabetically by winery. Read information on how I review wines here. Read about the Wine Enthusiast rating system here. Read about how to interpret my scores here. All of these reviews are freely available on-line at the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. See previous Wine Enthusiast reviews re-published in this space here. Search Wine Enthusiast's on-line database here. Read instructions Read more...

2020 Washington Winery of the Year – Liminal Wine

By |2023-01-20T06:00:39-07:00February 2nd, 2021|

Marty Taucher knew they had something special when winemaker Chris Peterson first tasted him on the inaugural Liminal Grenache from barrel.“I go, ‘Wow. That’s the darkest Syrah I’ve ever seen,’” recalled Taucher when I spoke with him and Peterson about Liminal Wine last fall. “He goes, ‘No. That’s the Grenache.’ I couldn’t believe the concentration, and the color Read more...

The 40 most exciting Washington wines of 2020

By |2023-01-20T06:00:45-07:00February 1st, 2021|

In 2020, I reviewed nearly 1,300 Washington wines for Wine Enthusiast magazine. Below are the forty wines that stood out the most. Note that I have titled this list the “most exciting” Washington wines of 2020. This is not to say that there weren’t other wines that I scored higher than the wines below or Read more...

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