Columbia Gorge, Oregon Washington

Phelps Creek Vineyards

Fleur de Roy Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Bought at tasting room. Reddish rose color, excellent clarity. Complex nose, floral, melon, strawberry notes, some sulfite initially. Strawberry and watermelon flavors, minerals on finish, strawberry aftertaste with length. Dry, good acidity, some skin tannin astringency on finish. Flavorful, easy drinking, a tad less astringency and it would be perfect. Almost perfect is still a very nice pour, great value as well. — 13 days ago

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Interesting color. 🥂

Hiyu Wine Farm

Corvus Columbia Gorge Red Wine 2016

Really fun to try this Cab Franc/Mencia/Abouriou blend. Lots of dark fruit, tilled earth, and organic funk. Tannins out the wazoo! — 23 days ago

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Vinum Wine

For a Song Syrah 2015

Just a ridiculous value. Sandstone, fire pit, dark berry ooze, bloody, aged meat. Concentrated in the mouth, with clingy, soft, savory flavors. Great with braised lamb shanks. — a day ago

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Long Shadows Wineries

Pirouette Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Rich, velvety full body cab dominated blend. Lush black and blue fruits, cocoa, mint, and violet. Perfect for the cold winter day. — 2 days ago

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Savage Grace

Celilo Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

I really like this producer. This bottling definitely needs a bit more time. The components are there, but aren’t completely in harmony at this stage. The acidity is crisp & the oak treatment adds some textural complexity. I look forward to seeing where this goes over time. — 16 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Agreed cool 😎 winery their 2018 Orange Gewürztraminer was great 👍 and is now sold out in the store which I asked to bring in the wine. They thought would be a hard sell.

Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

The 2016 'CVR' is an absolutely stunning release from Quilceda Creek. It takes on instant appeal, as the nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits. The texture is outstanding with a wonderfully rich and polished mouthfeel. Delicious flavors of ripe red, dark and blue fruit combine with a touch of chocolate to envelope the palate heading into the long finish. While this is already remarkable in its youth, it should also cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 6 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I love their wines. Buy a case a year
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@Hugh O'Riordan Really loved revisiting this one. Just superb🍷

Columbia Crest

Private Reserve Walter Clore Columbia Valley Red Blend 2014

Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (46%) and Merlot (36%) the 2014 Columbia Crest ‘Walter Clore Private Reserve’ Red Wine is a gorgeous wine that is showing marvelously at five years of age. Coming from an exceedingly warm vintage in Washington, the spicy tones and deep core of dark fruit aromas mingle nicely in the glass. Generous and showing a plush texture, this has wonderful length with blackberry pie, cigar box, anise, Turkish coffee and shades of blueberry compote. The long finish lingers. Spectacular now, this beautiful wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 11 days ago

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Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

This is a very nice wine for under $20.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$16.
— 5 days ago

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Helioterra

Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Inky purple-red, highly extracted pigment. Black currant, briar and spearmint notes in nose. Cherry and black currant flavors, butter in finish, some fine-grained skin astringency as well. Raisin and tar emerge after 90 minutes. Nice complexity if you give it time, not soft or polished but a solid red with character. — 19 hours ago

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Gramercy Cellars

Columbia Valley Syrah 2014

Revisiting same vintage six months later. Messed up a bit here; flavors after an hour push toward cherry with a hint of black pepper, black olive pit and soapiness on finish, and a solid tannin core that slowly softens. There’s a hint of spearmint in there as well. All in all, not so different from my previous tasting notes. — 3 days ago

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Ruby red at the fringe, dense purple-red a try core moderately-plus extracted pigment. Blackberry, cola and butter notes in nose on initial pour. Blackberry and cherry flavors, moderate skin astringency. Still assessing...
Trixie

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A complex wine from your notes. Cheers!🍷