Northwest Cellars

North By Northwest (NxNW)

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2017

Nose of violets, blackberries, tar, and beef fat. Ripe dark fruits on the palate with some olive and chocolate. Medium acidity and tannins that are pretty silky. Good oak integration.

Distinctly new world, but with restraint and skilled winemaking. Good stuff.
— a month ago

Christopher Michael

Northwest Winemakers Oregon Pinot Gris 2018

Round ripe peach and green melons. Good finish — a year ago

Northwest Cellars

Intrigue Red Blend 2011

From Spokane trip for magoo reunion years ago. Visited this winery. Very drinkable and smooth! — a year ago

Two Vintners

Stone Tree Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Tasting a more recent vintage, 460 cases produced, 16.7% alc/vol (seriously?!) So how does it compare with previous vintages? Purple red, highly extracted pigment. Wood in nose, wood, black cherry and black currant in mouth initially. Letting it breathe... Mint and blackberry flavors emerge after 30 minutes, and there’s got to be some RS in this. Well made, balanced, surprisingly not hot or alcoholic (which explains the sweet fruitiness), slightly syrupy in mouthfeel. A really nice wine. Reminds me why, growing up, Zin was always my favorite. Moderate chewy tannins emerge after 60 minutes, but acceptably so; they later dissipate. Fresh fig and tar emerge after that, greatness! Makes me wonder if, with global warming, the future of Zinfandel is here in the Pacific Northwest — 2 years ago

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Trixie

Nice review!🍷Good notes. 📝

North By Northwest (NxNW)

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Late Late Lunch Bottle, all is good — a month ago

TwiLea Fletcher
with TwiLea

North By Northwest (NxNW)

The Benches Les Collines Vineyards Syrah 2010

Dark intense fruit, and earth. Chewy tannins with a lot of weight. — 9 months ago

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo Toscana Sangiovese 2017

Last ‘17 in cellar! In the heart of the Chianti lies Estate of Sette Ponti, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past village of San Giustino Valdarno. Has 10% Merlot, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with blossom notes, spice and fine integrated tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Will age a bit more! Tasting well now! — a year ago

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Pacific Rim Winemakers

The Great Pacific Northwest Columbia Valley Sweet Riesling 2020

Really good! Nice and light, but still has a depth of taste — a month ago

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Tried again! In the heart of the Chianti lies Estate of Sette Ponti, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past village of San Giustino Valdarno. Has 10% Merlot, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with blossom notes, spice and fine integrated tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Will age a bit! Tasting well now! — 8 months ago

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North By Northwest (NxNW)

NxNW Syrah 2005

smoked meat, current, toast, clove, anise. very smooth — 2 years ago