From our family GSM tasting/get together. All wines tasted single blind.
Very pure fruit in the nose, good mid-palate concentration, nice length and balance. Maybe lacked complexity. (Although this was not the consensus #1 pick, it was the first bottle emptied.) — 2 days ago
Fireworks night as Mariners defeat Red Sox. Ruby red in color, dense pigment extraction. Fruit leather with floral, white pepper and slight prune note in nose. Strawberry jam with seeds and cola flavors with spice finish. Dusty aftertaste. Syrupy fruit flavors dominate. After two-to-three hours, the cool blue and black berry flavors of the Mourvèdre emerge. Two days later, green notes and cherry cough syrup flavors emerge alongside a bitter finish. 68/26/6 blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Flavors are more integrated than last tasting 22 months ago. Tannins are just right for drinking now. Decant or give it time — 8 days ago
It's a dark wine with a gorgeous nose of plums, blueberries and leather. It's a rich nose, one that belies the $20 price sticker. On the palate, there are savory tones that play against the fruit, smoky and earthy and laden with minerals. It drinks like a real good Rhône blend. — 7 days ago
Drinking amazingly well right now with a brief decant, this offers deep and bright black currents and a great finish. Has the acidity and stuffing to stand up to ribeye steaks we were having. Bravo. — 3 days ago
Cherry compote cordial nose. Full bodied, big and bold. Holds on its own but would be enhanced with spicy Italian-influenced dishes like penne arrabiatta.
Had it with pizza, aerated 90 minutes... Fab! Rounds out into a berry forward deep expression. Food wine! — a day ago
Label says Rose, Willamette Valley, 12.5% alc./vol. Website says it's a blend of Gamay and Pinot noir. Pinkish orange in color. Stone fruit and cherry notes in nose with lots of matchstick sulfur. Nice crispness in mouth with great length of cherry, bingish cherry. Fruity but dry. Crisp finish with slight skin astringency. My brother's favorite; he's on to something. Should work well with food but I'd dig it as an aperitif. Sulfur was gone 24 hours later — 5 days ago
50/50 Grenache and Syrah from Scorched Earth vineyard. A site planted by Lonnie Wright on the Washington side of The Gorge outside of Goldendale, which Nate took control of in 2016. There is more of this same wine still in barrel that is being bottled this summer that I tasted a few weeks ago. This wine kicks ass and the late bottling is ridiculously good and a bit more Syrah focused. This wine is incredibly food friendly, fresh, shows the Grenache, pure strawberry and cherry. We put a cork in it and came back 12 hours later and the beautiful peppery notes and olivey brineyness showed itself. Killer wine, really good stuff. Doesn’t look like the scores here get it... — 7 days ago
My 2nd time having this Washington, Columbia Valley Syrah, and it continues to impress, especially once left to decant for an hour or two. Medium bodied with flavors of blackberry bramble with an earthy vein of leather and sage with a touch of allspice. Paired great with some charcuterie, on this Monday night! [6/11/18] ($13) — 12 days ago