Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Novelty Hill

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dark purple, almost brown on the eye moving toward white at rim. Medium+ viscosity. Nose sees ripe, cooked/chocolate covered cherries, oak. Palette sees more oak, sweet black cherries. Tannins are very rounded and less harsh than I expected given CabSav single varietal. I haven’t had a Novelty Hill wine in awhile, want to have more- this is solid, consistent, complex enough to enjoy but something you won’t feel too guilty about sharing with guests 😬 — 9 days ago

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Soos Creek

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Color of cloudy purple. Nose is a beauty with waves of ripe black cherries, almost like refined cherry jam, tobacco leaves, anise, and peppery. Taste is following the similar nice nose notes, with new addition of some sweetness, sweet oak, and grassy flavors. Aftertaste is long with good backbone of tannins. She is awesome to enjoy now. — 8 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Rich crimson with a dark core. Not typical Cabernet descriptors as regards Bordeaux and The high quality areas in Australia. On the palate Black fruits like black berry and currant. Good Cabernet structure still with superb supple tannins. The fruit and oak typically intergrated. Bottom line delicious in a new world way. I think this Wine might have been a 💯 pointer from Parker. After about 2 hours the perfume had magnified into gorgeous aromas with the palate maintaining those silky smooth tannins. Very impressive. — 21 days ago

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Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

What a steadfast winery! Every vintage seems to be a rockstar!
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald

@Martin G Rivard Has always amazed me how QC exhibits such richness and ripeness from the cooler climate of Washington State. Very consistent.

Sheridan Vineyard

L'Orage Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This wine is outstanding. Scott G is making some of the best wines out of Washington right now. Cab Sauv, Cab Franc combo, Yakima Valley - 96 WA. Smoked fig, casis liqueur, mushroom, vanilla, Bordeaux structured, with a style beckoning the Napa fanatic. Not a lot of wines getting consistent 96 critiques for $60. — 4 days ago

Matt Trader,, Mike and 14 others liked this

Andrew Will

Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

50 Merlot, 30 Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 Cabernet Franc. Powerful dark fruited aromatics, yet more of a sweet red plum & bing cherry character on the palate. Fruit is in front of structure in youth here. As always a great Bordeaux blend from Andrew Will. — 7 days ago

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Burly

Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mike R
9.6

And beats goes on - besides Cher being tall with long black hair and could sing her you know what off - I imagine if she tried this wine she sing that cord of her famous song out loud because this wine is that good

The fruit for this wine comes from a single block of a ten-acre Cabernet vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. Block 1 is the only steep hillside block of the vineyard, as the rest of the vineyard is located on a more rolling hillside. The special selection process is out of 90 barrels that this is selected from and what is felt to be the 10 best barrels

Dark intense fruit combined with full aromatic experiences coupled with a taste that hits your palette with complex yet elegant notes but can say the finish was not as long as I like - I like it when I remember the days when NASA counted to lift off and that final 10 seconds were eternity

It is still a big boy wine that makes me SMILE and if lucky enough to have some then this can cellar a looooong time
— 2 days ago

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Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Nice notes.
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

@Mike R Awesome post bud!!! I can literally almost taste it as I’m reading! I’ve never had a bottle but will be hunting one down. Love you brother!

Lawrelin Winery

LWC Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

A very cool project which releases wines with extended aging. This shows plenty of black currant & plum with some savory secondary character. Tannins have largely integrated, so I’d say this is good to go right now. — 8 days ago

Shay, Colin and 26 others liked this

Sparkman Cellars

Holler Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Hits all the detail a good bottle of Cab should. Dark fruit, spice accents & great structure. Not much to say beyond that this is a great bottle of wine. — 4 days ago

Daniel P., Daniel and 29 others liked this

Adams Bench

Stillwater Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is the best expression of WA Cabernet that I've had. Jammy with red fruits but not overpowering... Finesse, structure, grippy tannins. The finish goes on for days. — 7 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

D2 Columbia Valley Merlot Blend 2014

Structured with plenty of grip, shows classic Merlot character with dark cherry & mocha notes. As it opens, some darker/black currant flavors emerge. Always a winner. — 16 days ago

Isaac, Jason and 51 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I really like Dellile wines.
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

D2 is Best Buy
Andrew Willingham

Andrew Willingham

Always solid!