Archive for December, 2010

Dec 23 2010

Devotion in Wine Press Northwest

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

The 2008 Dowsett Family Devotion was Recommended in the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Wine Press Northwest.
“This blend of Syrah (41%) in Walla Walla, Red Mountain Mourvedre (30%) and Grenache off the Horse Heaven Hills shows dusty raspberry, pomegranate and strawberry fruit leather components, backed by cordial cherries, rose hips,pink peppercorns and crushed almonds.  Suggested pairings [...]

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Dec 07 2010

Wine Enthusiast 2009 Gewurztraminer

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

#82 Top 100 Of 2010
94 Dowsett Family 2009 Celilo Vineyard
Gewürztraminer (Columbia
Gorge); $22. The Celilo Vineyard is arguably
the finest location in Washington for growing
Gewürztraminer, and over the years quite a few
winemakers from both Washington and Oregon
have worked with these grapes. No one does a
better job than Chris Dowsett, and this new vintage
is his finest to date. [...]

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Dec 06 2010

Wine Enthusiast 2008 Devotion

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

93 Dowsett Family 2008 Devotion
(Columbia Valley); $30. The 2008
Devotion is 41% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre and 29%
Grenache. Winemaker Chris Dowsett notes that
he is upping the percentage of Mourvèdre again
in the 2009 version. It’s a significant improvement,
elevating this blend into a rarefied, tightly
controlled, sculpted wine with wild berry and
cherry, iron filings, dark chocolate and licorice,
wrapped in firm, [...]

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Dec 05 2010

Top 100 Washington Wines

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

The 2009 Dowsett Family Gewurztraminer “Celilo Vineyard” has been chosen by Paul Gregutt as the #19 Top Washington Wine of 2010, in the Seattle Times.
For a link to the entire list, go to:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/wineadviser/2013496862_pacificpadviser05.html

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Dec 04 2010

Wine Spectator Rating

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

2008 Dowsett Family Devotion Red Wine Columbia Valley
Score: 90   $30 retail
Issue: Web Only - 2010
Broad, round and brimming with flavor, centering on blackberry and spice, and hinting at roasted meat, black olive and roasted red pepper as the finish rolls on nicely against fine tannins. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Drink now through 2016. 210 cases [...]

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Dec 03 2010

Classic Wines Auction Dinner

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

Please join Dowsett Family Winery and Buty Winery for a combined Classic Wines Auction Winery Dinner.
Fenouil Brasserie, in the Pearl District of Portland, will be our host on March 1, 2011.
http://www.classicwinesauction.com/winemaker_dinners/winemaker.html
This dinner will be small and intimate, so reserve a spot today!

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Dec 02 2010

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Published by Chris under Winemakers Blog

Issue 153, November/December 2010
Dowsett Family Winery
Stephen Tanzer
International Wine Cellar
http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer
 
“2009 Gewurztraminer Celilo Vineyard Columbia Gorge ($22) Pale green-tinged color.  Expressive but laid-back aromas of pear, peach, nutmeg, cinnamon and marzipan.  Supple, smooth and off-dry, with subtle apricot and passion fruit flavors complemented by nutmeg and mace. Fairly full in the mouth without coming across as heavy.  [...]

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