Columbia Crest

Columbia Crest

Reserve Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Beautiful deep purple color, light mouth feel, some tannins, smooth and earthy, $15 off at Costco ~$22 — 8 days ago

Blue Mountain

Chardonnay 2017

Bright minerality with a nose of lemon curd and butterscotch. A rich, fuller bodied 🇨🇦 Chardonnay with complex flavours of citrus and tropical fruits. Drinks like a more expensive French Chablis. Outstanding value at $22. Worth cellaring A couple of bottles for 4-6 years. — 7 hours ago

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Poplar Grove Winery

Rosé Blend 2019

Celebrating the waning days of summer 2019 with a Provençal style rosé from right here in the Canadian Okanagan. Strawberries, cherry, minerals in a luminous pink, medium bodied, dry and so delicious style. Love it. — 7 days ago

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Columbia Crest

H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

So surprisingly smooth, feels Like you're drinking a very expensive wine. — 5 days ago


Columbia Gorge Pinot Gris 2014

World’s best back wine label ever: basically, the winemaking is “meticulously select, press lightly and keep our hands off... All the other wonderful qualities of the wine, the rich aromatics, the minerality, the long, complex finish come out of the vineyard”. Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Citrus and floral notes in nose. Lemongrass, lime peel flavors, rounded mouthfeel, good acidity, almost dry, minimal skin astringency. Minerality? Check. A hint of grapefruit on the finish. Better for sipping and canapés than a hearty meal. — 5 days ago

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Long Shadows Wineries

Sequel Columbia Valley Syrah

Always love the wines that come out of this winery and this Syrah is no exception. Such a nice balance of pepper and dark fruit. Definitely filter this one, lots of sediment. Drinking very well right now. — 2 days ago

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Camaraderie Cellars

Yakima Valley Merlot 2016

It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice surprise from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, currants, vanilla, licorice, spices, light earth, tobacco, cedar, chocolates, pencil lead, black pepper and light vegetables.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, cedar, pencil lead, peppercorn, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables and earth.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Merlot from Yakima Valley in Washington State.
Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Tastes like a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. A nice surprise. A Merlot for the Cabernet drinker.

Needs 90 minutes minutes to open up properly. Drinking nicely now and will be better in the next 5 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Lamb chops on the BBQ. Good with cheeses too.

Thank you Wendy for sharing.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 11 days ago

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Savage Grace

Underwood Mountain Vineyards Riesling 2015

Second bottle, retasting two years later. Pale white with golden refraction, excellent clarity. Floral, pine and honey notes in nose. Sweetish but good acidity, peach, honey, guava and stone flavors, with peach and guava in aftertaste. Mild astringency on finish. Pine-pineapple-apple flavors on first sip, consistent with varietal. Solid mainstream Riesling in winemaking style (any lees or lactic flavors from previous tasting are largely missing now, sadly) but the sophistication and elegance of fruit expression remains of interest here. I’m curious what we should expect from Riesling in Pacific Northwest in general, and Columbia Gorge in particular. I’ve had plenty of the former, and a handful of the latter. It’s a worthy topic for discussion and further investigation... — 6 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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If tasting blind, I would have called this maybe a 2013-2015 vintage. Even after being open two hours, this was tight and unyielding. Very dusty aromatics (baked black cherries, charcoal, and dark cocoa) and chewy on the palate (underripe blackberries, baking spices, cedar). Big structure and it has everything you want for it to unfurl 7-10yrs from now. Hold. — 9 days ago

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Compared to a Napa and Sonoma Cab, the nose on these always seems to go more Sonoma-style IMO. Lots of roasted red cherry, black cherry fruit but the front of this one was a bit muted and a bit flat on the front. This one was definitely asleep initially, but did open up after 1-2 hours to show some cola and brambly quality. Finish with chewy tannin. I don't think there is ANY rush on this wine. Easily has another 10 years in it. I'd hold this one, or serve with a 1-2 hour decant.

Columbia Crest

Two Vines Washington State Chardonnay 2014

Wow! A Chardonnay I actually liked. Drank (and cooked) with Robert with seafood risotto. Not too dry, a little fruity. Very nice! — 23 days ago