Washington Merlot

Long Shadows Vintners

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

Dark complex fruit. One of their best vintages. Super tight on the finish right now. — a day ago

Tom, Severn and 23 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Merlot

Excellent wine. Still very juicy and fruity. Toasted notes, coffee, overripe forest fruits, cherries notes after an hour in the glass. Very complex. — 20 days ago

Long Shadows Vintners

Pirouette Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Came across as a little bright this time. Can definitely say I prefer the 2016 version, but I’ll drink this any night. — 16 days ago

Hermes, Bob and 3 others liked this

Andrew Will

Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

I’m excited about this acclaimed Washington State Bordeaux blend from Andrew Will, named after the founder’s (Chris Camarda’s) nephew, Andrew, and son, Will (now winemaker).

Sorella is a single vineyard wine coming from the Champoux Vineyard, just five miles from the Columbia River, in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Columbia Valley, Washington. This particular wine was named Sorella – meaning sister in Italian – a tribute to the winemaker’s late sister when it was first produced in 1994.

It is comprised of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.

This is a deep ruby wine.

On the nose it has medium(+) intensity of developing aromas. Aromas include baked blackberry, cassis, black cherry, also potpourri, licorice, green bell pepper, chervil, anise, black licorice, black pepper, clove, leather, earth, and sweet tobacco.

On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.

Andrew Will, Sorella, Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. Vintage 2011. ABV 13%.
— 22 days ago

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Black Diamond Vineyard

Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

Heavy berry tones, smooth finish. Enjoyed with ribs — 7 days ago

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot Blend 2015

This merlot/cab franc blend from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA is a killer! Needs no less than an hour decant. Extraordinary. Potent. Depth and tenacity. Gorgeous nose, seductive, lingering, really well-crafted. Cheers! — 5 days ago

Josh, Tom and 13 others liked this


Red Table Wine Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

This one is not expensive so might fool you into believing it’s a lesser wine. This one holds nice ripe blackberries, a hint of spice, nice nose, mouthfeel and finish...under $20 🤗 — 2 months ago


Reserve Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

This merlot is silky and earthy, and includes delicious spices. A hint of strawberry peaks through as well, giving this wine a nice finish. — 16 days ago

Wines of Substance, LLC

Super Me Washington State Merlot

Thanks Goaley, great as always... Washington Merlots are very good — 22 days ago

TwiLea Fletcher
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Sestina Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Nice silky tannins, inky, Bordeaux like beauty from Washington state. Great value! A lot of mid palate, graphite/minerals, followed by a long finish. Still quite young, good for many years. Opened in June 2021. — 7 days ago