Walla Walla

Horsepower Vineyards

High Contrast Vineyard Syrah 2018

This is a great quality Syrah from Washington State. Very stinky, in a good way. I had it blind and called it just by smelling it.

Harsh on the palate with black fruits, oak, spices, vanilla, peppercorn, wet leaves, earth, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, tobacco and espresso.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. Very rich and extracted.

Dry and fruit forward with great complexity.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

Took 3 hours to open up, and it may not have been enough time.

Still extremely young and would be better in 5 years. Will age nicely in the next 25 years. A 95+ point wine in 10 years.

I paired it with heavy appetizers.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$200.
— 10 days ago

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Scott Soren

Scott Soren

That beast is a little young

El Corazon

With Love Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2014

Nice contrast with the Two Hands Shiraz from Barossa valley. Darker, tarter fruit with much stronger backbone but not quite the depth. — 11 days ago

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Reininger

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

understated cab, not too fruit-forward, musty at the beginning but opens to a beautiful fragrant nose with depth and beautiful structure. best with food but delicious alone. — 2 days ago

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Maison Bleue

Voyageur Yellow Jacket Vineyard Syrah 2014

Holy cow is this good. Nose features tons of all kinds of warm, smoky rock dust. There’s peat, sweet spices, and rich, pure red, blue, purple, and black fruit. In a word, the nose is complex. On the palate the initial attack is mouthfilling, but it’s in the mid-palate that it shines, with great flavor density (not weight) and softness. The finish is very long. Tannins are abundant but very soft. Medium acids (The Rocks District is known for lots of things, but brights acids aren’t one of them; I think the basaltic terroir has something to do with that.) Just outstanding. — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Sounds quite fantastic!

Spring Valley Vineyard

Uriah Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Bordeaux Style Blend of Merlot(48%), Cabinet Franc, (45%), Petite Verdot (4%) and Malbec (3%). Aromas of black currant, fresh herbs, cherry, violets, dark chocolate, nuts and spices. Dark currant, coffee and bakers chocolate flavors. Beautiful balance and creamy texture. Fine and silky tannins. Touch of vanilla on the finish. Simply elegant! — 17 days ago

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Gramercy Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2016

92-93. Great balance at a great price point. Acidity is nice — 2 days ago

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Bontzu Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Grenache 2015

Grenache is a favorite grape. This Grenache tastes like a Grenache. Dark fruit and earth. It a not a great Grenache, very few are imho, but this one is worth a try. — 7 days ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2017

John Howard
9.6

Amazing..obviously amazing barrels. Not overly extracted but rich AF. Great first experience with Cayuse. Thanks Kevin! — 3 days ago

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Prospice

Walla Walla Valley Merlot 2018

This merlot is new to me.. small producer 140 cases .lots of fruit forward . Smooth as silk.. medium tannin. Drink now — 14 days ago

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@Hugh O'Riordan has it listed as Cab
Hugh O'Riordan

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It’s, it’s a merlot.

L'Ecole No. 41

Estate Grown Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2020

N: Key lime pie, lime zest, lemon, white flowers, pretty minerality
P: “” crisp finish, but with texture and roundness on the mid palate. Almonds , and grassy and green herbs
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