Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure

Collaboration Series I Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2012

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind. Pretty bouquet of potpourri, black cherry, herbs, sweet tar, and ripe fresh squeezed blackberries. Very soft and plush on the palate...sweet red and black fruit to the core with violet and dark chocolate. Excellent! I called this merlot. My WOTN.
— 9 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I like their wines a lot

The Bunnell Family Cellars

Fête BDX Snipes Mountain Red Blend 2012

Bold and beautiful. Merlot, Syrah, Cab all combined to make your mouth scream in excitement! — 6 days ago

Substance

Columbia Valley Syrah 2008

Shay A
9.1

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.

I called this WA state Syrah. It was between that and northern Rhône...the fruit here was more prevalent and while the aromatics matched with both options, the funky, iron, stewed meat notes didn’t translate to the palate. Smoky and dark fruited. Drinking a little thin. I’d drink up if you have them.
— 9 days ago

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James Cahill

James Cahill

Nice call.

Seven Hills

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Full nose of blackberry and black currant with minty notes and sage. Plums, honeycomb, raspberry reduction and fir. Blueberry and blackberry on the palate with black currant and black olive both taste and texturally as it unfolds into cedar, dense chocolate truffle, and Turkish coffee. #SevenHills #CielduCheval #Washington #washingtonstate #washingtonwines #bordeauxblends #cabblends #SevenHillsWinery — 5 days ago

Kiona Vineyards

Red Mountain Reserve Red Bordeaux Blend

Jo’s favorite of the blind tasting night. — 5 days ago

Lauren Ashton Cellars

Cuvée Arlette Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Black cherry, ripe raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins. — 17 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Columbia Valley Red Blend 2013

Nice Merlot, Cab Sauvignon and Cab Franc blend. Could use another year or two in bottle. Still rather tannic. — 5 days ago

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Savage Grace

Underwood Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

Columbia Gorge. Light to moderate extracted purple-red, very good clarity. Layers of aromas when first opened: barrel smoke, raspberry, blackberry, cranberry. Blueberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors, some seed tannin and licorice on finish. Really lovely stuff, could even age it a year or two — 18 days ago

Trixie, P and 2 others liked this

Sparkman Cellars

Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon

Wonderful delicious surprise .Enjoyed immensely at Petit.This is an enjoyable Cab at a great price! — 5 days ago

Col Solare

Red Mountain Red Blend 2012

Celebrating 45 years of marriage! — 20 days ago

Jim Hadley
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Ron R

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@Peggy Hadley Brilliant! Congratulations to both of you. I’ll raise a glass to you both, tonight
Jonathan Wall

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Congratulations! ... many more memorable wines to go!
David L

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Congratulations to you both! All the best in the many years to come.