Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Savage Grace

De Gris Underwood Mountain Vineyards Skin Contact Pinot Gris 2019

Hard to believe this is Pinot Gris, so much color! Ruby red with an orange tinge, very good clarity with some lees sediment. Citrus note in nose, grapefruit and plum notes in mouth with mineral finish. The winemaker gets Italian plum and pomegranate in this, I can see the former. Really different wine, easy to sip but fair amount of skin tannins, maceration here. Good acid, fresh fruity flavors but subtly so — 21 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Fine review! 🍷

Gramercy Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2016

Walla Walla, yum!!

This lovely wine offers notes of blueberry, plum, blackberry preserves, black cherry, licorice, anise, peppercorn, violet, green bell pepper, black olive, bacon, peat moss, and pipe tobacco.

It has 12.5% ABV. Its vintage is 2016.
— 5 days ago

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Sharon B

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Yum!!
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Sharon B That was my very first reaction and impression 😆 Yum, indeed!

Hundred Suns

Elephant Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2017

Third tasting of the vintage, and my last bottle. — a month ago

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Powers

A.V.A Collection Red Mountain Carménère 2018

Carménère Red Mountain. Red fruit aromas with notes of herbs and concrete. Cherry and tutti frutti flavors with length. Soft rounded mouthfeel. After 30 minutes, some earthy notes and barrel wood emerge. Lovely little OG table wine, great value. — 18 days ago

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Gramercy Cellars

L'Idiot du Village Mourvédre 2015

Mature and really nice. Nose has very pure, ripe dark berry fruit with a ripe peach note, smoky embers, and gravel. In the palate it’s soft and mouthfilling, with a rich texture that is not overbearing. Loads of stony minerality in a long finish. Tannins resolving. — 3 days ago

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Canvasback (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep purple, med + body, med tannin, med acid, 14.7% abv, off dry to slightly sweet. Cedar, black cherry, overripe raspberry, tobacco, figgy, clove, oak, plum — 25 days ago

Liquidity

Dividend Okanagan Falls Merlot Blend 2014

We’ve let this one age in the little cellar for the last 5 years. Wild blueberry jam, eucalyptus and white pepper on the nose. Medium bodied with well balanced tannins and a herbaceous and stewed black fruit palate with a dry finish. — 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review! Good wine from the Okanagan.🇨🇦

School House Vineyard

Mezcolanza Zinfandel Blend 2013

Brought to Tasting Group from my cellar and presented to the group double-blind. The wine presents a deep ruby color with moderate staining of the tears. Medium viscosity. On the nose, notes of strawberry, cherry candy, watermelon juice, menthol, green herbs oregano thyme, and cedar. On the palate, the wine is dry and structure is medium+ across the board. The finish is long, tart, mineral and woody but not in a new oak sort of way. Everyone was in the Old World with guesses ranging from Burgundy to Rioja. To be fair, not many in Napa makes Zinfandel like this anymore…if any at all. Lovely stuff. — 2 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Love the wine!

Vital Wines

Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Still wonderful, this time with Pat’s spaghetti ($27) — 17 days ago

Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Seemed like maybe it needed a few more hours to breathe. Tasty but not explosive with complexity that I was expecting. — 25 days ago

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