50/50 Grenache and Syrah from Scorched Earth vineyard. A site planted by Lonnie Wright on the Washington side of The Gorge outside of Goldendale, which Nate took control of in 2016. There is more of this same wine still in barrel that is being bottled this summer that I tasted a few weeks ago. This wine kicks ass and the late bottling is ridiculously good and a bit more Syrah focused. This wine is incredibly food friendly, fresh, shows the Grenache, pure strawberry and cherry. We put a cork in it and came back 12 hours later and the beautiful peppery notes and olivey brineyness showed itself. Killer wine, really good stuff. Doesn’t look like the scores here get it... — 6 days ago
It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a tasty one from Washington State.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, tobacco leaf, vegetables, leather, dark chocolates, graphite, leather, earth, forest floor, green vegetables and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, earth, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now. Showing an earthy nose and a fruity palate.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and I used the VSpin for around 15 minutes to do the job. Great gadget indeed!
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged for 14 months in 51% new French and American Oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 22 days ago
Fireworks night as Mariners defeat Red Sox. Ruby red in color, dense pigment extraction. Fruit leather with floral, white pepper and slight prune note in nose. Strawberry jam with seeds and cola flavors with spice finish. Dusty aftertaste. Syrupy fruit flavors dominate. After two-to-three hours, the cool blue and black berry flavors of the Mourvèdre emerge. Two days later, green notes and cherry cough syrup flavors emerge alongside a bitter finish. 68/26/6 blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Flavors are more integrated than last tasting 22 months ago. Tannins are just right for drinking now. Decant or give it time — 8 days ago
Haven’t had Rulo in a few years and picked this single bottle up on winebid a few months back. Inky in the glass, this massive wine delivered wave after wave of plush black fruit. Had to brush my teeth twice. 😂 I’d forgotten how much I enjoy these - really solid QPR. — 14 days ago
New vintage, first tasting, and my first rose of the warm season here in the PNW. Salmon pink with orange tinge. Excellent clarity. Red fruit and white pepper-sage notes in nose. Round mouthfeel. Lemon-citrus, cherry and stone fruit in mouth, some skin astringency, slight soapyness in finish, cherry-citrus and slight black pepper aftertaste. Dry, flavorful, nice varietal character, goes either way, sipping or food. Fruit flavors are delicate, faded after 24 hours so drink up or share — 17 days ago
Cherry compote cordial nose. Full bodied, big and bold. Holds on its own but would be enhanced with spicy Italian-influenced dishes like penne arrabiatta.
Had it with pizza, aerated 90 minutes... Fab! Rounds out into a berry forward deep expression. Food wine! — a day ago
What an incredibly expressive nose. Olive tapenade, lavender, eucalyptus, violets, black pepper. It is medium ripe with well integrated, restrained oak. Comes in a full body with high acidity and concentrated mile-long flavors dominated by dark fruits and a salinic metallic quality. No faults to mention but so intense I’m fine and happy with just one glass. Sometimes that’s all you need. — 14 days ago
This elegant Cab is as dark as motor oil in the glass, a misleading look for a very restrained, yet full-throated wine. Aromas are complex and gorgeous, with a soft, smoky character ushering in deep purple fruit, tobacco, oak, vanilla and graphite. The palate is as beautiful as it comes, with rich fruit, silky tannins and and loooooong finish. It smells so good I didn't want to drink it, and drinks so good I didn't want to stop. — 20 days ago