Columbia Valley, Oregon Washington

Corliss Estates

Syrah 2015

(Release Spring 2020) The 2015 Corliss Syrah is a seriously good effort from a somewhat challenging vintage for red wines in Washington State. Aged in French oak puncheons (35%) for 26 months prior to bottling, this wine exudes class. On the nose this takes on intense blue and dark fruit aromatics with exotic spices and chocolate that round out this expressive profile. The palate shows a soft, pillowy texture, engaging ripe dark berries, mocha, tar and roasted dates that combine with a good sense of freshness. This is showing marvelously at this stage and will cellar well for another decade or more. Drink 2020-2029- 93 — 8 days ago

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Garagiste

Starfire Columbia Valley Red Blend 2016

A terrific (and cheap) weeknight red. There’s no indication of the blend on the bottle, but it smells and tastes like Bordeaux varieties. Beautiful sweet ripe cherry, dusty earth, baking spices. In the mouth, savory notes take over, with lots of dark minerality and dark cherry notes. Lengthy finish. Not terribly complex or deep, but very tasty and pure. — 11 days ago

Ron, Hermes and 5 others liked this

Fidélitas

Optu Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Nose of this is 100% Kit-Kat bar. This is the only thing that came to mind. The entry is soft, well rounded, black fruits, dates and herbed nuts. Finishes with a hint of toasted cedar. This wine will continue to develop and I think it will be singing in 5 years. Today, not bad for sure. Feel this one will achieve 93-94 but solid 91 now. — 14 days ago

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Everything about this was smooth and velvet like. I don’t imagine this will age as long as other WA state cab blends, but it is super accessible now. Rich and decadent aromatics of chocolate, baked mixed berry pie and nutmeg. The entry and mid palate on this was so soft...soft fig, blue and black fruit, plum and baking spices. Not super complex, but quite tasty.
9.2

Isenhower Cellars

Jongleur Petit Verdot 2015

Jongleur Petit Verdot red table wine, Columbia Valley, Dionysus Vineyards, 292 cases made. Dense purple red, highly extracted pigment. Butter, black currant and spearmint notes in nose initially. Black currant flavor with lots of chewy tannins, with a slightly salty black licorice finish. Allow 30 minutes to open; nuanced, lightly flavored but depth of fruit, good acidity, an undercurrent of anise, fruit and floral character, but well integrated. Moderate skin astringency. — 6 days ago

P, Trixie and 4 others liked this
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Trixie

Delicious! Cheers!

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Illusionist Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A marvelous winemaker Dinner at Capitol Cellars. Outstanding 🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago

Hugh, Shay and 2 others liked this

Dusted Valley Vintners

Wallywood Syrah Blend 2013

Huge flavor and succulent tannins in this one. Red stone fruits, bacon fat, white pepper, rose petals and a hint of pencil lead all greet the pallet over the span of a minute or so after each sip. Very floral and spicy on the nose. This could easily go another 4-5 years, probably a lot longer. Yum! — 2 days ago

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Betz Family Winery

Clos de Betz Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Drinks more as if it were Cab-dominated with some cassis and tobacco notes (but of course it is mostly Merlot). Tannins are strong but resolved for a suave mouthfeel. Plenty of pepper and candied spice to add to an elegant balance. Held up perfectly to elk loin. — 5 days ago

Anthony De, Mike and 4 others liked this

DeLille Cellars

Chaleur Blanc 2016

Drank with seafood night in Wildwood NJ. Paired perfectly. Riesling type aromas. 68% sauvignon blanc and 32% semillon. Creme brulee, tropical fruit, cream, and a medium to full body. — a day ago

Shay, Philip and 1 other liked this

Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Forgot to take a photo of the bottle before our server took it, oops. Wow was this tasting nice for a 10 y/o bottle. So much dark fruit on this with some lovely chocolate and spice notes. Decanted a bit and enjoyed for a few hours with dinner. Such an amazing wine for the price. — 18 days ago

Neil, Shay and 2 others liked this

Pendulum

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Howard
8.9

Relatively well balanced cab. Good value. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., "Odedi" and 4 others liked this