Red Mountain, Columbia Valley

Gorman Winery

42-39-56 Red Mountain Rosé Blend 2016

Best rose I’ve had in awhile! Great heft and body to this wine. Candied cherries, Meyer lemon, balanced acid, clean finish. Perfect drinker for spring! — 8 days ago

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Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure

Parabellum Red Mountain Red Blend 2014

Delicious wine with layers of dark fruit but not fruity not a fruit bomb. You really can taste the omission of Grenache. GMS is a big favorite of mine so I really enjoyed MS only blend. — 20 days ago

Shay, Greg and 4 others liked this

Maryhill Winery

Elephant Mountain Vineyards Carménère 2015

Carmenere is quickly becoming a favorite. Lots of juicy ripe cherries with thick slightly spicy nose. The palate is very satisfied with the thick coating of yumminess. Despite the thick juiciness, it finishes on a medium note. — 3 days ago

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Vinum Wine

For a Song Syrah 2014

Stout acidity, fine-grained tannins, and pushes out a firm attack and mid-palate. Up front, this is dense and loaded with fruit. The finish falls a little short, but can’t expect everything with 100% Syrah. Tons of dark plums, boysenberries, cracked black pepper, smoked lebanon bologna, violets, cloves, vanilla and chocolate. More olive brine characteristics as it sees air. Good QPR. — 3 days ago

Dana Dungan
with Dana
Shawn, Rob and 6 others liked this


Optu Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Last tried this 2 years ago and it showed beautifully then with similar notes this evening. After a 90 minute decant the plum, spice and tobacco notes were front and center. In the glass a dark purple hue and the palate, more plum, blackberry and very fine-grained tannins ride along the finish. Have had a few of these Fidelitas offerings now, serious stuff and great value here. — 20 days ago

Shawn, Phil and 7 others liked this


Hrm. I was unimpressed with what I got from Garagiste on mystery meat offering. I have one more bottle I will pay more attention to.
Kirk Feyereisen

Kirk Feyereisen

@TheSkip it is no Quilceda but with a little air I dug it.

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. A Blend of 83% Merlot & 17% Syrah, Dark red with ripe berry fruit and spice aromas. On the palate simple flavors of cherry and blackberry, a touch jammy, with leather and cacao, sweet soft tannins on a medium finish. Some Wahluke Slope Syrah was added to enhance the wine. Nice touch and good value! — 11 hours ago

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Mountain Queen

In The Hall of the Mountain Red Mountain Blend 2013

Greg Ballington

Perfect way to start of #WAWINEMONTH with this bottle from Full Pull Wines. Deep ruby red in appearance. Dark spices on the nose with candied blackcherries, cinnamon, and a little herbal. Seems to have closed down a bit since last time. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Dry on the palate with black currants, cassis, sweet spices and dried herbs. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027. (91+) — 21 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
Shay, Phil and 16 others liked this

Novelty Hill

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Novelty Hill borrows from the ancient Latin phrase In Novale Novello, “in virgin ground I plant young vines,” for its name. I didn’t realize that there aren’t vines on the actual Novelty Hill in Washington (located about 5 miles east of Redmond). Oh well, so much for my Hill vs Hill face-off with Pritchard Hill’s Bryant Family. This 2014 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon talks some serious smack, and even brings a serious punch, but that would have been Go-Karts vs Formula One. That said, this is one hell of a Go-Kart. In the low $20s, my first comparison is to Charles Smith’s Substance Cs, and this blows the doors off that wine, and more than justifies its slightly higher price-point. Jumps out of the glass with black cherry, cassis, mocha, licorice, and a heavily spiced cranberry potpourri, while still managing to weave in a savory undertone that emphasizes the noticeable balance. Washington offers extraordinary value across the board, but this is a value even by Washington standards. 92+ — 9 days ago

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Wow. And I really like Cs!
Isaac Pirolo

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@TheSkip Seek this out. I’m curious what you’d think about it.
Bill Bender

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Me too @TheSkip meeee toooooo! C’s are the best.

Terra Blanca

Reserve Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013 Cab Sauvignon mild tannins berry forward full body and well rounded. I drank it alone but would pair nicely with a mild blue cheese or sheeps mild hard cheese. — 11 days ago