Columbia Valley, Oregon Washington

Waters

Old Stones Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2014

Needs some air to blossom. But then it’s classic Rocks: smoky basaltic minerality (a/k/a “fire pit”), grilled asparagus, iodine, and cassis ooze. So concentrated and mouthfilling. Plushly-textured, filling every nook and cranny. Low acids, but the savoriness and minerality of the wines from this AVA actually negate that as an issue (it would be a different story if the wines from the Rocks more fruity rather than savory). Rhône varieties grown in this district are some of the most interesting wines in the world IMHO. — 2 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 8 others liked this

Armstrong Family Winery

Fronk Dineen Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014

David's Folly because the winemaker and his friends call each other David. His name is Tim. His friends have other names. Odd.

Cab and CF. Lovely rounded and high toned. Challenging being at a custom crush. Exciting future especially when they get their own space.
#wbc18
— 10 days ago

Shawn, Phil and 11 others liked this

Woodward Canyon

Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series #15 2014

The number is irrelevant. Rich styled. Macerated cherry. Grippy. Mint. Exotic herbal elements coming through. Complex. #wbc18 — 10 days ago

Paul, MaJ and 11 others liked this

Guardian Cellars

The Informant Wahluke Slope Syrah Blend 2013

Bought at winery, 300 cases made, my last bottle. I’ve loved this wine, I’ve struggled with this wine. Love the Syrah component, struggled with the 3% Viognier addition. Is this wine too floral? Final verdict: no. How good is this wine? Purple-red in color, medium extraction, very good clarity. Leather and cherry fruit leather notes in nose, buttery floral aftertaste; later white pepper flavor emerges. Medium seed bitterness, moderate skin astringency. Can still age this one, frankly, as the tannins and acids are there. A tasty but challenging flavor profile, and a well-made wine, but not for everyone — 3 days ago

Phil, Ira and 2 others liked this

Owen Roe

Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc 2015

Really special but young. Came back to it after being opened a couple of days and it was spectacular ! — 6 days ago

David, David and 5 others liked this

Gård Vintners

Grand Klasse Lawrence Vineyards Pinot Gris 2015

The Roussanne is a tasty, supple, giving wine with white stoned fruit and, on the finish, guava. Nice minerality. — 9 days ago

Shawn, Trixie and 7 others liked this

Browne Family Vineyards

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc 2015

Pure Columbia Valley Cab Franc. Not the easiest to ripen CF in the Pacific Northwest but they manage. Pepper, cloves, raspberry, black cherry. Velvety structure. Pretty good. Needs steak. #wbc18 @Delectable Wine — 10 days ago

Ira, Bob and 8 others liked this

Barons

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Columbia Valley Cab (@Delectable Wine ) is the top wine. Bright forest berries, mocha, vanilla, cherry. Minerality. Unfolds nicely. Fairly graceful though the finish. Nice. #wbc18 — 9 days ago

Neil, Shawn and 4 others liked this

Gård Vintners

Grand Klasse Lawrence Vineyards Syrah 2013

Sophisticated Syrah with gorgeous mouthfeel and supple texture. Purple fruits, forest floor, spice box. Really tasty. — 9 days ago

Shawn, Hugh and 4 others liked this

Gård Vintners

Lawrence Vineyards Vaucluse Red Wine 2014

Red and purple fruit, some vanilla and mocha. Silky smooth. Gorgeous texture. Really impressive Syrah for $35. — 9 days ago

Shawn, Hugh and 3 others liked this