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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2012

If Washington State's top producers are indeed aiming to make wines of greater finesse, as is the trend nowadays across much of the New World, their efforts have been facilitated by a pair of back-to-back cooler growing seasons in 2010 and 2011

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Top New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2011

If you're an inveterate Francophile when it comes to structured red wines and have always been skeptical of those upstarts in Washington State, the 2008 vintage offers a perfect opportunity to give these wines a shot

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2010

As 2007 by now has gained a reputation as one of Washington’s most outstanding and complete vintages of the past generation, this vintage from the state’s better producers has sold well, even in this moribund economy.

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2009

If this year’s coverage of new releases from Washington State is longer than ever before, that’s because there are more wines worthy of your notice than previously

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2008

At a time when some of Washington’s most thoughtful winemakers are considering how they might make ripe, satisfying wines at lower alcohol levels, recent vintages have brought a return to more normal conditions following the 2003-2005 trio of very warm years

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2007

While Washington’s 2007 crop of wines will be covered in depth over the next year or three, it’s not too early to say that this vintage will be tricky in spots, due to rainy, cooler weather during the latter half of the harvest, which may have affected the later-ripening cabernet

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2006

Washington State has enjoyed a succession of warm vintages in recent years, and it's quite likely that 2005 will turn out to be the best of them

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2005

My annual round-up of the best new bottles from Washington State turned up more good wines than ever before-not just a handful of emerging stars but a number of established wineries that reached the 85-point level on one or more of their current offerings for the first time

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New Releases from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2004

This year I tasted more Washington State wines than ever before—no surprise, as the number of wineries increases every year

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Best New Wines from Washington State

IWC, United States: Washington

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 2003

Washington State's best bottles continue to be well worth pursuing, as recent vintages have been conducive to making highly satisfying red wine