• Wine_Cellar
    April 8, 2014

    Geek Out with Rachael – Cellaring ...

    I am often asked if the wines we make should be cellared or drunk soon. It is a great question to which there are few absolutes. Not all wines benefit...
  • Rose
    February 28, 2014

    Geek Out With Rachael – Rosé

    I find that rosé's are white wines for red wine drinkers. They offer less cloying qualities than most white wines, especially when they are not too p...
  • Dried Herbs
    February 2, 2014

    Geek Out With Rachael – Pyrazines

    I am writing to you fresh from the famous Unified Wine Symposium held in Sacramento CA with more than a few bees in my bonnet! Although I can write ab...
  • Food Pairing
    November 19, 2013

    Geek Out With Rachael – Food Pairi...

    Geek out with Rachael Food Pairings…again! This time of year I get many emails and questions about appropriate food pairings for special holiday...
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    October 6, 2013

    Geek Out With Rachael – Zombie Win...

    Headache from Zombie-wine?   I have had the good fortune to hear from many of you that our wines do not give you headaches, while many other wine...
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Geek Out with Rachael – Cellaring Wines

I am often asked if the wines we make should be cellared or drunk soon. It is a great question to which there are few absolutes. Not all wines benefit…

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Wine Press Northwest – Tasting results: Red Rhône Blends

AniChe Cellars’ results from the 2014 Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône Blend Tasting. EXCELLENT AniChe Cellars 2011 7 Gables, Columbia Valley, $26: This small winery in the Columbia Gorge town of…

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AniChe Cellars Brings Home Double Gold from the Great Northwest Wine Competition 2014

The Great Northwest Wine Competition is judged by some of the top wine professionals on the West Coast, including sommeliers, writers, retailers and wholesalers. This year over 900 entries were…

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7 Gables 2011

7 Gables is a blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Cinsault, 6% Counoise, 4% Roussanne, 2% Marsanne.  Seven varietals in blend whisper elusive character of dark fruit, violets…

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Three Witches 2011

Three Witches is a blend of 40% Cinsault, 30% Carignan, 30% Counoise. An unusual potion of strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and cherry make this bright blend of three Rhone varietals bewitching….

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Geek Out With Rachael – Rosé

I find that rosé’s are white wines for red wine drinkers. They offer less cloying qualities than most white wines, especially when they are not too phenolically extracted. They can be sweet or dry. And most compellingly, they are served cold!

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Tyger, Tyger 2010

Tyger, Tyger is a blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec from Horse Heaven Hills.  Indian spices overlayed on sweet tobacco, pomegranate, black cherry and forest…

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Be Holden 2011

Be Holden is a blend of 44% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petit Verdot from the Horse Heaven Hills and Rattlesnake Hills. Bold quince and blackberry followed by rich vanilla,…

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Orlando 2011

Orlando 25% Grenache, 75% Tempranillo from Columbia Valley, WA.  Dried herbs, red berry, raisins and pepper fill the nose of this medium bodied, subtle tannin wine. Pairs well with spicy dishes and…

Atticus_2011

Atticus 2011

Atticus is a blend of Joseph Phelps clone Syrah (97%) and Viognier (3%). Atticus comes from meticulously handpicked fruit from Elephant Mountain Vineyards in Rattlesnake Hills. The blend was made…