Columbia Gorge, Oregon Washington

Savage Grace

Oak Ridge Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2018

Ok, first off this is the Gewürtztraminer Orange, or an orange wine version with lots of skin contact in the making. Second, it’s on the old side with lots of sediment on the bottom. That said, let’s dance: brownish orange hue, very good clarity but with sediment (yeast, lees, funk we should not dwell on as we partake). Some floral and spice notes in nose, faintly. Dry, lots of skin tannins albeit mellowed, spice, GT fruit and good acidity in mouth. Probably past its peak but still drinkable. Room temp preferred. Hope the winemaker keeps making this one. Also pairs well with a revisit to the original 1998 anime version of Cowboy Bebop. — 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🥂

Mullan Road Cellars

Columbia Valley Red Blend 2013

Very deep Ruby red, with aromas of dark fruit and sweet spice. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, shows ripe dark fruit, blackberries and plums with a touch of oak, smoke and toast. The wine spent 16 months in 40% new French and American oak. Full-bodied, nice balance with integrated tannins. Tasting well now. — 8 days ago

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Powers

Reserve Kiona Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Smells like a classic cali cab -

Pomegranate, eucalyptus, dark cherry, savory and subtle. Tannin acid balance in sync with what I want. Less body than one would think, a bit watery in the weight, yet overall good wine.
WA is where it’s at.
— 5 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Good wine for cooler weather. 🍷

Brooks Winery

Oak Ridge Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2019

Pale white, excellent clarity. Floral and spice aromas, good acid, light, varietally on point — a day ago

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Gordon Brothers

Tradition Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Deep garnet purple. Abundant nose of black currant and cherry. Echoed on the nose adding a hint of vanilla and red apple peel, and darkening the cherry. Medium tannins (even at room temperature), medium acidity. Moderate finish accentuates the appley notes. Great Columbia Valley red that makes the perfect bridge between California and Bordeaux. Ready for steak, burgers, beef stew, or any other hearty red wine fare. Drink now through 2026. — 6 days ago

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Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen

Eroica Columbia Valley Riesling 2019

Star bright straw gold. Abundant nose and medium bodied complex palate of Royal gala apples and dried white flowers. Firm acidity from entry to moderate finish. The CSM/Dr. L collaboration never fails to satisfy. Still some of the best Riesling coming out of Washington. Enjoy with a wide range of foods including your Thanksgiving table. Drink now through 2028. — 9 days ago

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Savage Grace

Red Willow Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

New vintage for me. Pale white, excellent clarity. Notes of hay and citrus with a hint of peach in nose. Flavors of grapefruit and lemon, as stated on label; hint of apple, real length of fruit on the lemon. Nice acidity, slightly drying on palate from acid and skin astringency. Really good food wine here, I would think — 8 days ago

Hermes, Sharon and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Elegant! Cheers!🥂

Hiyu Smockshop Band

Tzum Oak Ridge "Spring Ephemeral" Red Blend

nature smell…..sh!t ton of flint, bramble and a touch of smoke, maybe more… - very savory pinot noir like a pressed dried black olive….vegetal…salt. 12 degrees great threshold. super chewy…funks likes a good regnie, bourgeuil, blaufrankisch…..go go go amer-i-ca ca can — 17 days ago

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Bergevin Lane

Moonspell Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Color of purple, a bit bubbly, with slightly gray and blue hue on the rim. Nose is nice, with plum, aldehyde, oak, some blackberries, and oily. Taste follows the nose, slightly sweet with dark fruits, soft tannins, more oak note, a bit vanilla, some ripe grapes, and hint of zest. Quite smooth and tasty. Aftertaste is clean with more oaky and sweet note, milky and a bit peppery. Packed with good flavors. — 9 days ago

Alex, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Smock Shop Band

Columbia Valley Red Wine

This 2015 vintage is deeper, brooding, and beautiful. Dark fruit and tobacco with earthy herbs on the nose—mint, cilantro, and dirt—almost like an amaro. — 21 days ago

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