Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, figs, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, pencil lead, beef jerky, light chocolates and peppercorn. A very nice nose.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light coffee and black pepper.
Tangy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Washington red blend is very enjoyable. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Easy drinking, fruity and tasty.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 60 minutes of airtime. Will be better in a year or two, as it becomes more complex.
A good wine to sip on by the porch, and good for parties too. Just delicious.
A blend of 46% Syrah, 32% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier and 2% Cinsaut. Aged for 20 months in 51% New French and American oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 5 days ago
Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.
This was my contribution. Everyone guessed Napa. This was decanted about two hours prior to being poured and it was firing on all cylinders (I thought it would still be a little unforgiving). Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and opulent. — 9 days ago
364 cases produced, paired with salted violet dark chocolate truffle. Dark purple, intensely extracted, inky. Coconut, tobacco and forest floor aromas with some funk. Blackberry, plum and butter flavors. Slight bitterness, moderate skin astringency . Not sure about the violet chocolate pairing, though sea salt component works fine. — 7 days ago
Hey folks, this a totally new wine. 20th Anniversary 100% Petit Verdot, but it is a port-style dessert wine. (Not the same as their Jongleur PV table wine). Grapes from Dionysius Vineyard, Columbia Valley. Lightly flavored, well balanced; impressive for their first effort at this style wine. On the pricey side but nice to see the winemaking team stretch themselves so effectively. I’m posting this 24 hours after tasting the wine as my previous tasting notes got lost in the new wine creation process on the app. — 7 days ago
Ripe red plum meat begin the journey of this wine, through the nostrils, lending a great hand with the dark fruit laden heavy bodied wine, with oil brined black olive, and prairie grown herbs.
This year must have been spot on, because this is great juice, with lingering tones of eucalyptus like staves. — 18 hours ago
Dark ruby in color with a short purple/ reddish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, cherry pie, spices, oak, vanilla, mint, chocolates, dark coffee, black pepper, earth and leather.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, herbs, beef jerky, dark chocolates and coffee.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the length on the finish.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (one hour), and shows the complexity.
Drinking very nicely now and will be better in a couple of years.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 17 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose with plums, cherries, oak, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, mocha, spices, green vegetables, bitter herbs, light barnyard and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, light vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, bitter herbs, spices and peppercorn.
Medium on the finish with soft tannins, bitter herbs and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. Not fully balanced yet, with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.
Still young and bitter on the mid palate. Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature and remove some of bitterness.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.
I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.
A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 12 days ago
The 2016 'Oliane' is a fantstic Sauvignon Blanc made by Avennia and winemaker, Chris Peterson. This stunning wine is drinking marvelously, as it begins with aromas of bright pear and green papaya aromatics with a touch of lemongrass. The palate shows a wonderful texture and a good sense of place. Bright Gravenstein apple, lemon zest and kumquat with Pink Lady apple flavors come to mind. Rich and satisfying, yet refreshing this is one of the best of its kind in the state. Drink 2019-2025- 92 — 3 days ago
Walla Walla Valley. Grapes from five vineyards, 76/9/8/7 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot. Dense purple in color, highly extracted. Butter, mustard green and black currant notes in nose initially. Similar flavors in mouth with light seed and skin tannins, light astringency on opening. Blueberry seed and black pepper flavors emerges after 30 minutes, Herbal, caraway seed aromas and mustard seed flavors emerge after 45 minutes. Well balanced, well crafted. Light seed bitterness persists in an attractive way. Light, bright mostly citric acidity in finish with cool minerality that gradually emerges. My last bottle of this vintage; wish I’d bought more... — 14 days ago