Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Kiona Vineyards

Red Mountain Gewürztraminer 2016

The smell of a fresh ripe pear.

Medium to heavy weight, candied ginger, apricot, star fruit. Deliciously bright acidity with a touch of effervescence. Aged to perfection- I could see this getting Interesting in 10 years. Yet so freaking good right now.
Golden drops of absolute pleasure.
— 23 days ago

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Sharon B

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I agree with Trixie!
ESF

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Nice find, can’t say I’ve had Red Mtn Gewurz and it sounds really solid - how’s price point?
MaJ CappS

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@Trixie , @Sharon B 🥂 @ESF I believe it was 16 - shipping to east coast is about 4$ a btl, so 20 altogether. This was a #garagiste pick.

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— 4 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

2 hour decant(decent fine/cloudy sediment). A brooding dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: plum, currants, funky smoked meat, mint, and pepper. Taste: soft, smooth wine with some blackberry, sweet tobacco, earth, spiced dark chocolate and some still there slightly astringent tannins....had better Dunn. — 7 days ago

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Eric

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I think their Howell Mountain bottling is the moodiest wine I’ve ever had vintage after vintage. When it’s on, it’s too good to pass up so I buy it every year 😆
Tom Garland

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@Eric Yep....great, good, or even fair always a treat to drink aged Dunn. Cheers!

Cadence

Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata Cabernet Franc Blend 2012

Another phenomenal vintage from Cadence. Needed to open up a little bit boy did it shine once it did. Lovely wine. — 9 days ago

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Yan

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, light earth, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, dried meats and herbs.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, herbs, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Big, yet elegant. Fruit forward and spicy.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

This 5 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

A tiny production of only 600 bottle.

Good by itself and with food. Paired wonderfully with meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$160.
— 2 days ago

Paul, Eric and 10 others liked this

Charles Smith

Stoneridge Vineyard Syrah 2014

Big surprise! The scent was floral, violets and perhaps some green herbs. But the first sip… straight pipe tobacco laced by dark blue berry and unripe fig. Where was that jammyness we noticed a few years ago? It drank quite addictive, though. Complex and intriguing. — 5 days ago

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Col Solare

Red Mountain Red Blend 2017

Oak, blackberry, smoke, and cherry. Big, bold, and earthy. — 10 days ago

Castillo de Feliciana

Bolsa Negra Reserve Red Blend 2014

Had this several days ago, but wanted to get it in my Delectable log. Really liked it. Remembered it as a rich, full bodied wine with great depth and evolving flavors from front to throat 😊. — 7 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

D2 Columbia Valley Merlot Blend 2019

This is a tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing blue and black fruits with wood, earth, vegetables, spices, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

A blend of 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 11 days ago

Casey, Shay and 12 others liked this

Kiona Vineyards

Red Mountain Lemberger 2018

Delicious. Full body — 9 days ago