If You Can't Get To The Award-Winning Wine… LoveWashingtonWine.com Brings The Wine To You

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Wines recently awarded honors by Wine Spectator and Washington CEO Magazine now available from Love Washington Wine.

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And our partnership with Love Washington Wines allows more people to experience them. We're happy to have Love be the exclusive online distributor for these vintages.

Wine enthusiasts can now find several of the top-ranked, award-winning Washington state wines recently ranked in Wine Spectator and Washington CEO Magazine at http://www.LoveWashingtonWine.com, the only online resource for sought-after, boutique wines from small Washington state wineries.

Wine Spectator Rated
The May 15 issue of Wine Spectator awarded high marks to several wines from Horan Estates Winery of East Wenatchee, Wash. All of the vintages are available now online only through http://www.LoveWashingtonWine.com.

  • 91 points, Horan Estates Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 90 points, Horan Estates Winery 2004 CWM Syrah
  • 88 points, Horan Estates Winery 2004 HVH Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. Available now.

"Receiving the scores from Wine Spectator validates our dedication to making small batches of truly exceptional wines," said Kelly Riedinger, spokesperson for Horan Estates. "And our partnership with Love Washington Wines allows more people to experience them. We're happy to have Love be the exclusive online distributor for these vintages."

Washington CEO Magazine Winners
The March 2007 issue of Washington CEO Magazine, featuring the "Best of Washington Wines", included several vintages from Ryan Patrick Vineyards, Stemilt Creek Winery and Chateau Faire Le Pont available on the web site.

  • First place winner in the Chardonnay category, with an outstanding 91 points rating, the 2005 Estate Chardonnay from Ryan Patrick Vineyards in Rock Island, Wash. The Estate Chardonnay is available now.
  • Third place winery in the Cabernet Franc category with an excellent 87 points rating is the 2003 Cabernet Franc from Stemilt Creek Winery in Wenatchee, Wash., available now.
  • Excellent-rated 86 - 89 points in the Cabernet Sauvignon category, is Stemilt Creek's 2003 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, available now.
  • Excellent-rated 86-89 points in the Syrah category, is the Chateau Faire Le Pont 2003 Syrah, made from 100 percent Syrah grapes. This vintage has won multiple awards, and is available now.

"We're honored to receive the CEO Magazine award for our Estate Chardonnay," said Terry Flanagan, owner of Ryan Patrick Vineyards. "We know wine enthusiasts will want to try it, so we are teaming with Love Washington Wine to offer it through the web site. But it's limited, so when it's gone, it's gone."

Many small Washington wineries have limited distribution, so unless customers visit each winery in person, the wines may be hard to find. That's where Love Washington Wine (Love) comes in. Love gives wine enthusiasts a way to find unique wines without having to travel - the wine comes to them.

Love Washington Wine wineries include:

  • Boudreaux Cellars
  • C.R. Sandidge Wines
  • Cascadia Winery (coming soon)
  • Cave B Estate Winery
  • Chateau Faire Le Pont
  • Horan Estates Winery
  • Martin-Scott Winery
  • Ryan Patrick Vineyards
  • Saint Laurent
  • Stemilt Creek Winery
  • Wilridge Winery

When customers order wines from Love Washington Wine, they are essentially ordering the wine from the winery. Go Wine L.L.C., a partner in the business, stores the wine for the winery and ships it to the recipient.

Currently, Love Washington Wine offers 74 wines from eleven wineries including red, white, rosé and dessert wines, from individual varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon to blends. Prices range from less than $10 to more than $50. New wineries join Love each month, so wine enthusiasts can continuously discover new wines to savor.

For more information about Love Washington Wine and to purchase wine, visit http://www.LoveWashingtonWine.com.

Why Washington Wines?
Washington State, one of the top wine regions in the world with almost 500 wineries, produces award-winning premium wines from grapes grown in the unique terroir of central and eastern Washington. With a climate suited to wine grape growing, including longer days and more sun than other wine regions, it's no wonder that Washington state wines consistently receive ratings of 90 and above from wine critics and the wine media.

Washington produces both white and red wines, primarily Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. But Washington winemakers also craft white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Viognier; and red wines such as Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

Love Washington Wine, launched in 2006, offers small Washington state wineries a place to join together online to sell their wines to wine enthusiasts looking for unique, sought-after wines to complement their lifestyle. Love Washington Wine, created by Confluent Data Systems, Inc. and Go Wine L.L.C., allows small Washington State wineries to self-distribute their wines to direct shipping states in the United States. For more information and to purchase wine, visit http://www.lovewashingtonwine.com.

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Horan Estates Winery 2004 HVHHoran Estates Winery 2004 HVHStarting with a typical Cabernet full mouth feel, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Syrah exhibits hints of vanilla and fruit forward flavors. It finishes with classic spicy Syrah notes pleasing to the palate. May 15, 2007 Wine Spectator - 88 points 2007 Silver-San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionHoran Estates Winery 2004 Cabernet SauvignonHoran Estates Winery 2004 Cabernet SauvignonExemplifying our intent to showcase varietal characteristics when crafting wines, this Cabernet exhibits soft tannins, fruit forward flavors and a rich, satisfying finish. May 15, 2007 Wine Spectator - 91 points 2007 Bronze-San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionHoran Estates Winery 2004 CWM SyrahHoran Estates Winery 2004 CWM SyrahThe 2004 Syrah can best be described as exhibiting bold, jammy fruit, spicy cherries, complexity with exceptional acidity, and mild tannins with a lengthy finish. May 15, 2007 Wine Spectator - 90 points 88 Points-Wine Enthusiast Magazine-March 2007 2007 Silver-San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionRyan Patrick Vineyards 2005 Estate ChardonnayRyan Patrick Vineyards 2005 Estate ChardonnayCreamy, tropical fruit and butterscotch with a big bouquet and hints of spice and pear in the mouth. The chardonnay grapes for this wine are from our estate vineyards. The two vineyards producing our chardonnay are very different growing sites, and thus, the wines produced are very different. One tends to have tropical fruit characteristics while the other shows green apple and pear notes. When blended together, they complement each other well producing a balanced and food friendly wine. Ranked #1 Washington Chardonnay at Washington CEO Magazine's 2007 Best of Washington Wines Event with a rating of 91 points.Stemilt Creek Winery 2003 Estate Cabernet SauvignonStemilt Creek Winery 2003 Estate Cabernet SauvignonDark cherry, plum and clove show both in the nose and on the palate. The body is well underpinned with smooth tannins and a slight acidity that gives it a lift. The fruit just flows around the structure. The wine lingers elegantly on the finish.Stemilt Creek Winery 2003 Cabernet FrancStemilt Creek Winery 2003 Cabernet FrancRefined dusty cherry fruit is combined with pleasant notes of tobacco and thyme. The wine dances in the mouth a bit due to some acidity but is kept in check (can't have too much fun) by strong tannins. 89 Points-Wine Spectator Magazine-October 2006. Ranked #3 Washington Cabernet Franc at Washington CEO Magazine's 2007 Best of Washington Wines Event with a rating of 87 points.Love Washington Wine Gift Insert  Love Washington Wine Gift Insert This Love Washington Wine Gift Card is included with the free gift wrapping service offered at Love Washington Wine.