Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc - Merlot Blend 2011

Strong earthy nose of oak bark and loam. Black cherry, blackberry and currant reduction, cinnamon sticks and clove inform the nose. Plums of red and black just underripe, tart cherry, dried raspberry, tarragon, rosemary, dried violets and graphite shimmers. Young and juicy, much more to give! .
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— 17 days ago

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Blue Mountain

Reserve Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Substantial PN. Stands up to the thickest steak — 5 hours ago

Force Majeure

"Estate Grown" Viognier 2019

Getting better with 10 months of age — 7 days ago

Belden Barns

Sonoma Mountain Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim, and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose of bing cherries, strawberries, raspberries, spices, oak, light barnyard, earth, vegetables, herbs and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, oak, spices, chocolates, vegetables, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Pinot Noir from Sonoma. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Spicy and fruit forward.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. A good wine to sip on by the porch.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.
— 9 days ago

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Lauren Ashton Cellars

Cuvée Estelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Plum, blackberry, violet, and some mulchy, green earthiness. Lots of dark, ripe fruits on the palate with medium- acidity and some tannins that lend bitterness and moderate astringency. A little spice and black tea in there at the end.

A nice ripe, dark fruited wine with enough structure to keep it balanced. Steak please.
— 19 hours ago

Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2012!! 🕰 A marvelous year; the year @deked1 and I reconnected. Two years later we exchanged vows and began our adventure in life together. Tonight, we’re celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary. 💕💕 The honeymoon vibes are still going strong! 🙌

We’re excited about this 2012 Cade that was bottled on June 13th, 2014, just over a month before our wedding. It’s comprised of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. It comes from Howell Mountain AVA in Napa Valley, California. ⛰ 🇺🇸

Howell Mountain AVA is known for producing fuller-bodied and well-structured wines with vines planted at an elevation ranging from 1600 to 2200 ft above sea level and good sun exposure. ☀️ This wine is no exception with its firm tannins, medium acidity, and high alcohol (15.2%); also, its opulent, ripe black fruits such as juicy blackberry bramble, black cherry, crème de cassis, also black licorice, pepper, nutmeg, vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, clove, and forest floor. It has a long, elegant finish. 👌👌👌

It also underwent 20 months of barrel aging in 100% French Oak 80% of which was new, which explains the noteworthy secondary aromas and flavors that add to the complexity of this wine.👏👏👏👏

Here’s to cherishing the moment with the people you love. Cheers!
— 2 days ago

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Happy anniversary. My wife and I’s 6th anniversary is tomorrow. Wine is a good way to celebrate!
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@Shay A Thank you and Happy Anniversary to you, too!! Excited to see what you’ll pop to celebrate 🎉 🥂🍾

Columbia Winery

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lively with grilled vegetables. — 9 days ago

Voix De La Vigne

Red Mountain Cabernet Franc 2017

Recently I had a Baudry Chinon, and a Justification. This Red Mountain Cab Franc is a dead ringer for mixing those together. Which is delicious. (Would have rated higher if it was a tad less hot and dense). — 24 days ago

Mike, Hermes and 10 others liked this

Betz Family Winery

La Côte Rousse Red Mountain Syrah 2016

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Washington Syrah that tastes like Cote Rotie — 17 days ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

It's definitely time for a great Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Great nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead and earth.

Full bodied with medium acidity and elegant.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot based blend from Napa Valley. Rich, yet elegant. Fruit forward with nice complexity.

This 8 year old Magnum is drinking very nicely now. The fact that it is from a great vintage doesn't hurt it either.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Excellent quality. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with delicious lamb chops.

Grapes are grown at 2,100 feet of elevation. A blend of 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels (31% new) for 25 months. A small production of 579 cases. Made by Philippe Melka.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$350 (Magnum)
— 11 days ago

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