Columbia Valley, Oregon Washington

Gramercy Cellars

Reserve Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon from Gramercy Cellars is a stunning wine that can benefit from a two plus hour decant at this point in its development. It shows an inky color, unveiling layered black fruits, smoky and earthy tones and Asian spices on the nose. The mouthfeel is sumptuous, as this silky wine glides through the mid-palate. Cigar ash, blackberry compote, black tea, Asian spice and mocha flavors all marvelously combine in the glass. This is a truly fantastic wine which should continue to cellar well for decades but it is highly gratifying in the glass right now. Drink 2019-2035- 95 โ€” 8 days ago

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Shawn Thompson

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I have some of this in my cellar. Great review! Cheers ๐Ÿท
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Shawn Thompson Thanks so much. Itโ€™s a stunning new Cab ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‘Œ

Corvidae Wine (Owen Roe)

Rook Cabernet Merlot Syrah 2017

Tuesday night Merlot from Corvidae, a second label from Owen Roe with an all time great album. This is a weeknight/spaghetti & meatballs wine, and trust me thatโ€™s a very good thing. Not too complicated, but awfully fresh & tasty. The record needs no words. Pretty much every song could have been a hit. Everything good here. โ€” 14 days ago

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Jeff D.

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Killer album and a favorite producer of perfect synch. I need to bust that album out, itโ€™s been a while since that has spun on the turntable
Anthony Lombardi

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@Jeff D. - My favorite Stevie record for sure.

Sonder Wines

Syrah Columbia Valley AVA 2017

Nice work! Dark fruit, very concentrated, not too hot, not over extracted, more of this, please! โ€” 6 days ago

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Paplow Cellars

Boushey Vineyard GSM Grenache Blend 2014

Last bottle, aged it an additional year - how does it taste? Ruby red with a tinge of purple, very good clarity, highly extracted pigment. Funky, blackberry, mint and graphite notes in nose. Needs time to open; lots of fine grained tannins that need to aerate. Strawberry and blackberry flavors emerge. Citric finish with barrel smoke, phenol and blackberry flavor with length. โ€” 2 days ago

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Columbia Crest

Reserve Columbia Valley Syrah 2002

Shay A

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

This was a head scratcher. Tasted nothing like Syrah. I called this old Cali cab. It was dense and muddled to the core, yet showed some sweetness upfront. All dark red and black fruit dominant. Some tar and smoke. Pipe tobacco and stewed raspberries in the middle.
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Joshua Fisher

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American Syrah is its own thing. Few classic types

Isenhower Cellars

Yakima Valley Cabernet Franc 2017

Happy Record Store Day with an album that isnโ€™t an RSD release. Fully Qualified Survivor by Michael Chapman and a killer Cab Franc from Isenhower Cellars . Music is hypnotic & mellow, wine is pretty much the same. Mostly dark cherries & light tannins. Near term drinker and a beautifully aged record. Happy RSD! โ€” 11 days ago

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Long Shadows Wineries

Saggi Columbia Valley Sangiovese Blend 2015

Dark as night in color. Lovely scents of violet, lavender, and dark chocolate. Cherries, anise and espresso. Would love for this wine to have a bit more weight to it. High ABV at 14.9 โ€” 4 days ago

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Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Illusionist Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lovely dinner wine. Enjoying with grass fed filet. Lush red fruit, balanced tannins, lingering mid pallet enjoyment. This is young and could use a few years in Cellar.๐Ÿท โ€” 7 days ago

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Col Solare

Columbia Valley Red Blend 2009

The 2009 Col Solare Red Wine is simply sensational right now. Needing an hour decant to fully arouse itself, the wine opens with a dazzling range on the nose from cedar to blackberry cordial to mocha and creosote. Once on the palate, the wine yields a great connection between weight and sense of tension. Deep black fruits mingle with graphite, tar and milk chocolate undertones. The exceedingly long finish completes this fantastic wine. Enjoy this over the next decade. Drink 2019-2028- 94 โ€” 16 days ago

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Gramercy Cellars

Lagniappe Columbia Valley Syrah 2014

The 2014 Lagniappe is an outstanding bottling from Gramercy Cellars, this Syrah was sourced from the Forgotten Hills, Red Willow and Minick Vineyards. The wine underwent 66% whole cluster fermentation and was aged for 18 months in used puncheons prior to bottling. This shows wonderful aromatics of dried herbs, red cherry, red raspberry, rose petals, Parma ham and blood orange. There are ripe flavors of black cherry, Chinese black tea, mint, coffee grounds and hints of orange rind and anise. This dense Syrah needs a two hour decant for full expression and drinks even better on the second day. Lithe and light on its feet, this will cellar well for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2029- 93 โ€” 19 days ago

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