Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Radix Winery

Laevus Red Mountain Syrah Petite Sirah 2015

Greg Ballington
9.2

Inaugural release from Marco de Santis and Joshua Maloney at Radix Winery. Love their concept and very intrigued with the result. Will definitely be wanting to try future releases.

Made from two powerhouse varietals all from the Red Heaven Vineyard on Red Mountain. Deep purplish red. A bit muted on the nose with a touch of dark berries, cinnamon and dark powdered cocoa. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied, completely stains your teeth. Rich flavors on the palate. Layered with tons of dark baking spices, plums, leather, dark bramble berries, and some wet rocks. Highly concentrated and tons of structure. Needs some time to open up nice, give it an hour or so in the decanter. More bottle age will definitely benefit this inaugural bottling! Drink till 2029. (92+)

Sample provided by the winery. Retail price is $55.00. If you purchase over the holiday season it is 10% off all bottles and free shipping on 3+ bottles. Definitely recommend it!
— 5 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

Four Flags Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Eric S
9.2

Big fan of this. A blend of 4 Red Mountain vineyards Klispun, Upchurch, Grand Ciel, and Ciel du Cheval. Pretty much 1/4 each. Moderate fruit with a nice nutty inkiness. Already smooth. — 4 days ago

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Shawn R

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Never heard of it.

Col Solare

Red Mountain Red Blend 2012

Smell leather, hint of licorice, yummy nose. Glad we waited to open this one. Nice Cab-heavy blend. Smooth with a hint of tannins at the end. Could let this one sit out for a bit or drink with a nice steak. This is one of my favorite vintages. — 13 days ago

Cadence

Coda Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

$30?? Wow. Fantastic value - Coda is a blend of the other 4 red wines when they decide the rest of the juice just doesn't cut the bill. It reflects the general whole harvest for each new vintage - sort of their "nouveau" to announce the vintage, but nothing light and lacking complexity. This year was predominate Cabernet Franc in the blend, with all 5 Bordeaux varietals total. Pepper, wild cherries, red apple skins, and leather on the nose. The pallet is bright, and lush, exhibiting notes of cranberry, black casis, bell pepper, vanilla, and a medium finish. Excellent stuff to keep on retainer. — 3 days ago

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Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure

Collaboration Series IV Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Hearty! 13.8 ABV, but tastes "heavier", in a good way. 72% Merlot, 16% Cab Sauv, and some Cab Franc and Petit Verdon - brilliant mix! Chewy, berry, strawberry, stone, leather and all kinds of masculine flavors -brought to you by Carolyn Lakewold. One of the few WA wines I bought, interested to see what they do now that they have dropped the "collaboration" concept. 9.2, and loved it. — 14 hours ago

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Fidélitas

Canyons Vineyard Red Blend 2013

As with any mystery meat - when you think you’re done, you aren’t! I found this one and it isn’t a big winner. Poorly integrated and decidedly heavy tannins with somewhat subdued black fruits. This might improve in several more year

You live and die by the sword.
— 16 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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Oh I got this from Garagiste as one of the mystery bottles too. Haven’t tried it yet but maybe I’ll let it have a year...
TheSkip

TheSkip

@Ellen Clifford has it right (obviously since she has it).
Ellen Clifford

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@TheSkip thanks for the heads up. Otherwise my curiosity likely would have seen me opening it sooner rather than later!

Cadence

Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard Red Blend 2013

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. Drinks incredibly similar to Smith Haut Laffite.. toasty cedar and rock dust followed by baked plums, vanilla, and mocha. Pallet with well integrated tannins, Pauillac in feel, exhibiting notes of casis, bell pepper, dark dried cherries, mocha, and a delicious lingering finish. This is seriously over performing for $60. 94 points Wine Advocate - 2500 cases production winery between all of their wines, which is pretty small and totally worth it. — 3 days ago

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Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Matt Trader, TWP @Kyle Groombridge, TWP a lot of good wines seem to be coming from Washington state lately!

Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Чёрная смородина, ежевика, кофе, аккуратные специи, земля, лакрица, графит, выраженный ментол. Полное, но атлетичное тело с достаточной кислотностью и цепкими танинами. Мощно и выразительно, уверенно и технично, неглупо, но без особого изящества. На финише мятной свежести не удаётся до конца скрыть тяжеловатый алкоголь. Ещё относительно молодо, хотя уже вполне доступно, только начинает подбираться к пику. — 11 days ago

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Hedges Family Estate

Reserve Red Mountain Red Blend 2019

Very good. Paired with beef tenderloin ... super high quality thick cuts of filet mignon, white yams, and medley of sautéed Brussels and purple cauliflower. — 8 days ago

Gorman Winery

42-39-56 Red Mountain Rosé Blend 2016

Eric S
9.3

Red delicious apples and cinnamon. Dash of cream. Just off dry. Better when slightly above cellar temp. Crazy good for $12. — 20 days ago

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