Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley

Alexandria Nicole

Shepherd's Mark Estate Grown Destiny Ridge Vineyard White Blend 2022

This is a delicious Rhone style white wine from Horse Haven Hills in Washington State.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard feels very much like a Rhone white.

A blend of 55% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne and 15% Viognier.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

β€” a month ago

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Columbia Crest

H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a great everyday drinker. Aromatic nose, burst of fruit on the palate. Medium-low acid, smooth tannins. Nice warming finish. Black cherry, currant, raspberry, plum. End notes of oak, vanilla, and a hint of cocoa. Adding to my regular rotation. β€” 4 months ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Slightly floral, light citrus, medium dry. Delightful β€” 22 days ago

Quilceda Creek

Palengat Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dark, inky color - lot of oak coming through on the nose and on the palette. Beautiful now but still so young. Oak needs to integrate further. β€” 3 months ago

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Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Wow. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the wine, which I bought on a whim several years ago. It’s great. Classic scents of weedy cassis, inky graphite, clove, and baking spice. Flavors seem younger than an β€˜09 from Washington would be. Intense and focused flavors. Rich cassis extract, iodine, savory minerals. Lengthy finish. β€” 6 months ago

Diane, ESF and 13 others liked this

Horsepower Vineyards

Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache 2013

Shay A

Even as someone who loves the funk, I find these HP wines to need every bit of 10yrs to really unfurl and balance out. In my opinion, the Syrah with similar age shows a bit more dark fruit whereas this was more red floral.

Double decanted an hour, then consumed over the next 2-3hrs. Last glass was the best, but not overly different from the first. There is still signature funk, crunchy and green stems, peppered raspberries, olive, and iron, but the red floral/potpourri notes started to jump alongside a citrus/pomegranate flair. Great nervy acidity and tannin. Desperately needs food (went well with charcuterie board). If you enjoy these with some balance, this is starting to enter that window.
β€” 8 months ago

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Alexandria Nicole

Jet Black Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2019

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Nice fruity nose with black plums, blackberries, light herbs, light oak, light barnyard and vegetables.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, spices, coffee, earth, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Single Vineyard is nicely balanced and rich. Tasty and enjoyable by itself.

A blend of 98% Syrah with 2% Grenache. Aged in (31% new) French oak barrels for 20 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

β€” a month ago

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Columbia Crest

H3 Horse Heaven Hills Merlot 2019

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of baked raspberry, cinnamon.
Off-dry. Flavors of baked raspberry/blackberry/plum, licorice, cinnamon, oak spice. Rich velvety tannins.

Intensity: 5/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
β€” 4 months ago

Andrew Will

Champoux Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Very dark rubi robe, nose of lead pencil, dark fruits, cedar and spices. Very elegant complex, but also bold and concentrated Bordeaux blend. Should be much better in 3 to 5 years. β€” 6 months ago

Severn, Adriana and 3 others liked this