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Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Syrah Viognier 2016

Road tar, smoked black fruits, green olive, and loads of meaty, gamey notes emerge from the 2016 Northern Blend, which is 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier that was co-fermented and aged in used barrels. This big, sexy, exotic effort just screams Syrah and is full-bodied, has terrific depth of fruit, polished tannins, and just overflowing amounts of character and charm. Drink it any time over the coming decade or so.
Jebs review, can’t disagree. Great for $30.00
— 2 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach or the best 5% Viognier? 😋
Eric Shanks

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Last bottle?

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Columbia Valley Red Blend 2017

Ripe plums, both dark & red across the nose & palate. More about fruit than oak or spice. Mild tannins, but plenty of bright acidic structure. Declassified Andrew Will juice. — 9 days ago

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David Shaw

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Is this a reference to the notorious (alleged) smoke taint grapes snubbed by a wine producer that shall go nameless, by chance?
Anthony Lombardi

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@David Shaw - I don’t think so, the original bottling of this in 2016 came about due to a major surplus in fruit from their vineyard sources, so I believe the name is tied to being “committed” & making even more wine. I haven’t heard a backstory related to smoke taint.
David Shaw

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Ok, my bad. Thanks for clarifying

Waters

Interlude Red Blend 2014

It’s got the sooty, fire pit minerality that announces Walla Walla, along with sweet dark cherry and blackberry fruit and some sweet baking spice. Mouthfilling and rich, with ripe dark berry fruit augmented by savory notes. Loads of tacky tannin but fairly low acids indicate that this is probably for drinking over the next few years. — 15 days ago

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Karen Tripson

Karen Tripson

I’m down to my last bottle of a case I bought several years ago from garagiste and feel bereft already.

DeLille Cellars

Doyenne Métier Grenache Blend 2016

One of two for a “night after” Friendsgiving with some turkey & dumpling soup. This is bright and elegant, and shows an excellent complex balance of red berries & cracked pepper. Impressive as always. — 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great producer!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I love delille wines. Haven’t tried this one

Cayuse Vineyards

Impulsivo Walla Walla Valley Tempranillo 2011

Now for the real Tempranillo, my first from Cayuse. Finally found some at a proper price.
This is some funky juice, has that same nose as their Syrah. Almost as great as the Tempranillo from Force Majeure
$95.00 per on a 3 pack
If you don’t like this then you need to stick to Paso, this is full on Washington.
— 6 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Still holding some 🐸 05 & 14 if I remember correctly🤔
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

At those prices, happy to stick with Paso!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

@Joseph Barsky Washington Tempranillo is a different beast compared to Paso.
I thought Epoch was really good from Paso though. But its like comparing a Merlot to a Big Beckstoffer Cabernet. Two completely different wines

Reynvaan Family Vineyards

In the Rocks Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.4

This was my contribution. I’ve been fortunate to try quite a few different offerings from this vintage from Reynvaan and this is the most funk driven I’ve come across (as expected for the fruit source). Up front there is a lot of bacon fat, Olive tapenade, peppered teriyaki beef jerky and underripe blackberries on the nose...typical Rocks funk. On the palate, NRhone like with the lightness while retaining power. Cracked black pepper, blue fruit, bay leaf, iron and tangy red fruit finish. Nice acidity. More iron as it opens. Benefits from food as the savory-ness begs for a compliment to cut through it. Very nice example of Rhône style Syrah from Walla Walla. — 9 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Very deep crimson in colour. Savoury aromatic black plum notes. Medium to full bodied with medium plus intensity. The feature of this wine is the supple silky palate. There are some oaky nuances but altogether well integrated. As I have said in previous notes regarding Quilceda Creek it does not have particularly Cabernet descriptors and to be honest not sure I would pick it as a Cabernet in a blind tasting , but, as always, it remains a wonderful red wine. Next one in 2 to 3 years. — 4 days ago

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John Bookwalter Winery

Conflict Conner-Lee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

The ‘Conflict’ is a melange of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with 48% Merlot and a dash of Malbec. Ripe red fruits dance with shades of anise and herbal undertones that take form in the glass. The palate has good freshness and minerality with medium-bodied red and dark fruit flavors, with a touch of milk chocolate. Drink 2019-2029- 91 — 9 days ago

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Anthony Lombardi

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Good stuff there

Long Shadows Wineries

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2006

The 2006 ‘Pedestal’ is a sinfully good warm vintage Merlot by superstar enological consultant Michel Rolland that is drinking marvelously at now thirteen years of age. Following a long decant, the Merlot slowly unveils ripe black currants that combine with sandalwood, cigar ash and Turkish coffee aromatics that meld together in the glass. The palate has tremendous freshness and verve considering its age, as this silky wine effortlessly glide across the mid-palate. Still showing serious power and concentration, the ‘Pedestal’ leads with a deep core of dark fruits that mingle with suggestions of milk chocolate, pipe tobacco, leather and anise flavors that sing in harmony. Fantastic now, this beautiful wine has at least another decade of life left. Drink 2019-2028- 94 — 18 days ago

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Co Dinn

Block Two Roskamp Vineyard Syrah 2013

Very nice Syrah. Nice balance, good flavor. Good to drink now — 6 days ago

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