http://www.the-buyer.net/tasti... In just under 40 years the number of wineries in Washington State has risen from 20 to over 1000, with another four new wineries opening every month. The region now has 16 AVAs with three more in the pipeline which is resulting in new terroir and opportunities for winemakers, argues Justin Keay. Although Cabernet Sauvignon is still king here, white grapes are increasingly important, and new styles of winemaking are evident that is seeing a movement away from high levels of oak, tannin and alcohol.
https://harpers.co.uk/news/ful...“Because we’re talking about life,” said Williams. “Conventional farming systems are about pushing life out of vineyards. We need to talk about bringing life back in…and break-up these monocultures, which are never healthy.”
“Because we’re talking about life,” said Williams. “Conventional farming systems are about pushing life out of vineyards. We need to talk about bringing life back in…and break-up these monocultures, which are never healthy.”Read More
Eastern Washington’s Red Mountain American Viticultural Area may be small in size but big on reputation. The AVA has long been known for it’s red varieties and the grapes grown here are utilized by winemakers throughout the state.
Here are several recommendations of red wines, all sourced from the Red Mountain AVA and currently available at winery tasting rooms and on line websites, retail outlets, and through the Red Mountain Alliance at http://redmountainava.com/wine...:
This article originally appeared, in part, in the January, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine
Tucked away on a hillside about 15 miles west of the Tri-Cities, the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of Washington’s most prominent wine grape growing regions.
At just a shade over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is small in size but big on producing some of the best red wines in the country. Top red grape varieties grown here include cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, malbec, cabernet franc, and petit verdot.Read More
https://files.constantcontact....It's clear how Red Mountain in Washington state, pictured above © Richard Duval Images, got its name. Here Alder enthuses about its wines. In America's other Cabernet he outlines how it won its stellar reputation.
The best Red Mountain wines have the power and depth of Napa Cabernet, but with a freshness of acidity and a re!nement of tannins that somehow make them a bit easier to drink, especially in their youth. The best also can feature wonderful garrigue-like herbal notes and hints of dusty earth, o"ering a savoury quality rarely found in California Cabernet.
https://www.crushedgrapechroni...We kick off our 12 days of wine this season with a wine from Red Mountain Washington from the Hedges Family Estate. We had a wonderful visit with Sarah Hedges Goedhart this summer and after a lengthy tasting through many of their wines we left with a bottle of this wine.