Walla Walla Valley, Oregon Washington

Cayuse Vineyards

En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2013

1/2 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are notes of dark cherry, iron, smoked meat, that Cayuse funk(luv it), eucalyptus, and floral. Taste: juicy, smooth..drinking beautifully...with cherry, pepper, orange peel, green olives, iron, and a minerally bacon long finish. Kaboom! — 11 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ira and 13 others liked this

Double Lucky

8 Red Blend 2017

Shay A
9.2

Finally got around to watching the Zoom tasting, and gave this about an hour and a half decant (though I did have a small pour at pop and didn’t notice too much of a difference at the end of the decant). I love all Bionic wines (Cayuse, No Girls, Horsepower, Hor Categorie, Champagne CB), so what a treat it was for them to send all members an inaugural bottle free of charge!

This is definitely more in the vein of No Girls, as expected. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah (percentages aren’t given as the blend will be different each year) from young vines, it seems mostly Grenache driven. Very approachable and bright with only a kiss of Cayuse funk. Blind, I think I could get the region right, but I’m not sure I could take it to Cayuse. Aromatically it has savory funk, iron, and classical green/herbal stemmy notes, but the palate reveals a grilled black cherry, black pepper crusted rhubarb, soft wine with an herb and black tea finish that shows more acidity than tannin. Definitely on the consume early side, but would hold easily for a couple years. Looking forward to the official release next year!
— 22 days ago

Jason, Jan and 33 others liked this
Jason and Jennie

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Cool looking forward to trying it

Garrison Creek Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2012

This has aged well. In its prime now, don’t think it will last too much longer, could taste the slightest hint of raisin on this one. Still such an amazing wine. — 10 days ago

Paul and Laura liked this

B. Leighton

Gratitude Olsen Brothers Vineyard Red Blend 2017

Rob N
9.1

I enjoyed drinking this wine, which was 70% mouvedre, 25% grenache, and 5% syrah. The mouvedre was a little herbal/medicinal at first, but mellowed into something smoother with some air. — 7 days ago

Ray, Jamie and 9 others liked this

Doubleback

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This was an awesome wine! Currant, mulberry, dark blueberry and tart strawberry fruit red soaked in course tannins, which transformed into a soft pleasant landing during a 3 minute lingering finish. Drew came through! Go COUGS!! — 12 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Jan, Skip and 1 other liked this
Tammy de Weerd

Tammy de Weerd

Drew Bledsoe was not only a great player but also great winemaker! I knew he like this when he poured more generously in his glass than mine 🤪
RoAnne de Weerd

RoAnne de Weerd

Mmmm fries 🍟😍

Cougar Crest Winery ( an Estate Winery)

Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Aged very well. While still a great backbone, the wine had converted to dark, mineral, almost sweet notes of autumn leaves, oak and tobacco. Tannins were very present but very smooth giving it a lingering soothing finish. — 9 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Ira and Skip liked this

Gerrie Family Estate

Thomas Gerrie Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Pnp but I'd recommend opening 30 plus minutes before drinking. Initially somewhat muted and one note, after 30 or so min, this really started to shine. Plum, blackberries, and earthy notes. 60% Cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, and 12% Cabernet franc — 11 days ago

Josh, Ira and 2 others liked this

Reynvaan Family Vineyards

Walla Walla Valley The Unnamed Syrah 2014

This Washington Syrah is really stinky, but some definitely love that.

Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, barnyard, vegetables, tobacco leaf and dark coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

Fruit forward with some earth notes, that make it interesting.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly so be patient.

Would be interesting to try it in 3 years.

92 points Robert Parker. 90 points Wine Spectator.

A blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache Blanc.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$65.
— 19 days ago

MaJ, Josh and 16 others liked this

Leonetti Cellar

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark, seamless, approachable fruit. Robust, but well-integrated oak. Almost too easy to drink. While not overly complex, enjoyable nonetheless. — 4 days ago

Ira liked this

K Vintners

Powerline Estate Syrah 2016

Rob N
9.3

I always enjoy drinking this one — it is spicy yet subdued and unusual. Reminds me of Christmas. — 7 days ago