Pour’n Star at Dusted Valley in Woodinville, WA.
Contrary to what the Delectable label says, this vintage is a Cab Sauv dominant blend (Merlot is 34%). Right now the cola and cherry notes are most prominent and the tobacco/cigar box notes follow on subtly. This is an elegant but easy to sip wine. It’s namesake does it justice too... it could easily age another decade or so. — 10 days ago
I know this wine is actually excellent, but unfortunately my bottle has a good amount of very distracting VOC. It is prominent on the nose and the palette. If you like a wine overpowered by barnyard and astringent character, great, this one’s for you. BUT NOTE, I KNOW this is just a flawed bottle. The vintage and the wine is otherwise solid. :( — 3 months ago
Peppery nose, with floral and tobacco notes. The peppery Carmenere is most immediately noticeable on the palette, followed up serenely by luscious Malbec fruit. Succulent cherry and smoked meat notes fill the mouth and linger a very long time. Nice vanilla accent from the oak profile too adds a touch of sweetness that is particularly nice as it slides up beside the smoked meat character. Yum!! — 13 days ago
A big, juicy, luscious cab franc from Walla Walla. The nose has strong notes of mocha, vanilla, plum an a faint vegetal (bell pepper) smell. On the pallet, luscious red plum, a hint of strawberry, white pepper, and a fleshy (think prosciutto) aftertatse make for a very pleasant wine. Yum! — a month ago
Yum! It is hard to believe how good this “bargain” wine is ($25 retail, less for wine club or when on sale too). Juicy red plum, strawberry and a hint of ruby red grapefruit dominate the initial palette, with delicate coco powder mouth feel and subtle espresso notes. — 3 months ago