Caprio

Emily Kiefer at Caprio CellarsCaprio Cellars always provides an elevated wine-and-food adventure at their Walla Walla tasting room. When we first stopped by three years ago, we called it “a hidden gem with a winning combination: elegant wines, tasty food, a gorgeous tasting room, incredible hospitality and a 360° view of the Walla Walla Valley.” We now stop by every year, and in May we affirmed that this description holds true, except it is no longer a secret. Many wine enthusiasts have happily discovered a five-star visit at Caprio. Customer Experience Director Emily Kiefer and her staff have a goal to find creative ways to give you an exceptional experience. For example, Caprio now offers a new educational tasting called “The Perfect Pair,” which looks at how Caprio develops the perfect food and wine pairings. Sign us up!

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The Schoolhouse

Winemaker Marcus Rafanelli at the schoolhouseWe know whenever we spend time with L’Ecole 41‘s passionate winemaker Marcus Rafanelli at the schoolhouse, we’re going to have a fun and educational time. And our recent trip to Walla Walla continued that trend. For example, last month Marcus poured us recent releases and library wines in addition to tank and barrel samples. We compared the future releases to the current and older ones, and we can definitely say there is more impressive L’Ecole wine in the years ahead.
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So Many Words

So many words about L'Ecole 41We have so many words to describe the wines crafted at pioneering Washington state winery, L’Ecole 41. For example, words like opulent, magical, stunning, elegant, and more. However, most of all, when we think of L’Ecole, we are constantly impressed with their consistent high-quality wines. Year in and year out, L’Ecole wines stand out. We don’t know anyone who doesn’t rave about their lineup of refreshing whites and luscious reds. Their Spring 2024 releases continue that trend of outstanding wine from Walla Walla.

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Recent Canvasback Releases

Recent Canvasback ReleasesIf you’re looking for an exceptional glass of wine for that special occasion, look no further. All six of these recent Canvasback releases (three Cabernet Sauvignons, two Syrahs and a Malbec) are striking. But many other words also describe them, including sophisticated, polished, luscious, appealing, hedonistic and killer. Canvasback has it all. Duckhorn pioneers Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded the winery in 2012, and named it after the Canvasback duck, native to the Pacific Flyway. Every winter, we are fortunate to see Canvasbacks in our little backyard lake. Each year, just like the duck, Canvasback wines soar.

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