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Col Solare Proprietary Red 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Up there with the best vintages of this cuvee to date, Col Solare's 2012 Proprietary Red (a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that...
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Delille Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel (100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 100% new French oak for 20 to 22 months) is still backward...
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Gorman Winery The Evil Twin 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 The Evil Twin is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Lacking a...
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Hedges Cellars Red Mountain Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of herb, cedar, mushroom, anise and cherry are reserved on this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend. It's supple in feel, with...
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Mark Ryan Dead Horse Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard 2013 1.5Ltr

Rated 90-92+ - More straightforward and focused, with lots of mineral nuances intermixed with graphite, ground herbs, black cherry and blackberry...
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Mark Ryan Dead Horse Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 90-92+ - More straightforward and focused, with lots of mineral nuances intermixed with graphite, ground herbs, black cherry and blackberry...
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Mark Ryan Long Haul Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2012 Long Haul Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is another terrific Bordeaux blend from this team. Made from 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Franc...
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Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013 750ml

Rated 93-95 - I think the 2013 Mourvedre Crazy Mary is a step up over the 2012, although both vintages are outstanding. Coming from the Force...

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Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.