Columbia Gorge, Oregon Washington

W.T. Vintners

Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2018

Officially released! Jeff’s best Gruner to date. Lovely balance of floral notes and acidity. Will be my go-to summer wine. — 11 days ago

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Kerloo Cellars

Majestic Columbia Valley Grenache 2017

I have a soft spot for Washington State Grenache. This has got great raspberry fruit and smoky minerality. It’s a bit leaner and more savory in the mouth than the nose suggest, but that’s a feature, not a bug. A little pepper on the finish, but that may be because it’s a little warmer outside today than I expected for this cookout — 4 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Bill, Ron and 5 others liked this

DeLille Cellars

Chaleur Estate Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Pale yellow in color with fresh scents of lemon curd and vanilla. Pineapple, honey and a tiny bit of toasted almonds. Would be a great summer party wine! — 6 days ago

Chad Anderson
with Chad
P, Severn and 14 others liked this

Gramercy Cellars

Olsen Vineyard Rosé Blend 2018

Sourced from the esteemed ‘Olsen Vineyard’ in the Yakima Valley, this wine is a compelling blend of 47% Cinsault with 27% Grenache and 26% Syrah. Pretty red rose and watermelon with orange blossom and shades of white pepper aromatics all build in the glass. The palate unveils a silky texture and a rich, gratifying mouthfeel. Once in the mouth, bright guava, strawberry and lighter earthy and wet stone undertones round out this downright delicious Rose. While beautiful in its youth, this impressive effort will cellar well over the next five plus years. Drink 2019-2024- 92 — 3 days ago

Arden, Shay and 11 others liked this
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Enjoying your reviews @Dr. Owen Bargreen
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I wish the doctors I work with had 1/2 of your skill set when it comes to medical reports. Perhaps more wine would help.
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@Bill Bender That’s a super nice compliment. Maybe those docs just need better wine? 🍷

Savage Grace Wines

Cabernet Franc Rose Red Willow Vineyard 2017

Found one last bottle of the 2017 for a retasting. Salmon pink, excellent clarity. Black and white pepper notes in nose. Pepper and stone fruit flavors in mouth, slight spritz, dryish, lemon-citrus finish, light fine-grain skin astringency. Cherry and pink grapefruit flavors emerge after 30 minutes. — 7 days ago

Trixie, P and 4 others liked this

Waitsburg Cellars

Cheninières The Aromatics Old Vine Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc 2015

Last of the vintage, my last bottle from this defunct producer. Old vine Chenin blanc, who will save you in Washington state? Pale yellow, excellent clarity. White floral and apricot stone notes in nose. Apricot in mouth with a hint of saline and nutty aldehydes. Light to moderate skin astringency with apricot peel and orange-citrus in aftertaste. Just enough acid to carry through, soft. This wine is aging really nicely, something special. — 16 days ago

Trixie, P and 4 others liked this

Kiona Vineyards

Estates Cuvee Columbia Valley Red Blend 2016

This is a go to red blend from Columbia Valley. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 6% Merlot, and 3% Sangiovese. Aromas of cedar, smoke, leather, and black fruit. Solid structure and tongue coating tannins. Medium in body with nice balance. This wine has become one I can rely on for consistent quality. — 2 days ago

Fred Barranger
with Fred
Trixie, Neil and 4 others liked this

Smockshop Band

Spring Ephemeral Zinfandel Rosé 2018

I guess this was the right wine? It was super intense. — 12 days ago

W.T. Vintners

Boushey Stoney Vine Les Collines Vineyard Syrah 2016

Fantastic Philosopher’s Stone blend from W.T. Vintners. The club members are lucky to get this wine. It has the funk from Stoney Vine, Pepper from Boushey, and the smoothness and complexity from Les Collines. — 9 days ago

Shay, Neil and 1 other liked this

Savage Grace

Yakima Valley Red Willow Vineyard Syrah 2016

Fascinating. If I were blinded on it I might think it was a Grenache. It’s silky and elegant and just when you think it’s all fruit and flowers you swirl your glass one more time and a black olive catapults out. Not because you utilized physics to get an object out of a glass without inverting it. Sorry. But the smell of olives is like the chaser to the bouquet. So essentially if syrah were a goth martini (black olive garnish) it would be this but one the higher vermouth percentage scale. Please try it. — 8 days ago

David, Ira and 15 others liked this