Washington County, Oregon

Buty

Rediviva of the Stones Syrah Blend 2015

I’ll have to look at my prior notes of this wine, but this strikes me as far more acid-driven than the last bottle I had. Nose show red fruits, crushed rock, and smellable acidity. Lean, crisp, but intense. Like a real hybrid of Walla Walla and a Northern Rhone from an older days cooler vintage. It’s got good length and mouthwatering acids. A Syrah- based wine to have with some meat dish in a sauce, as opposed to a simple grilled or roasted meat. — 5 days ago

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Grosgrain

Red Heaven Vineyard Grenache 2019

Laser focused - very well made and built for the long haul. This bright ruby red and translucent Grenache took 1-2 days to open up from its reductive slumber. Given grenache’s propensity to oxidation - one can tell the fruit and wine were handled with care. 15% whole cluster. Seek this team out @grosgrain — 10 days ago

Joshua, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Wy'East Vineyards

Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

A lighter body wine that produces warmth with a smooth finish. Subtle black cherry and lavender notes surrounded by fresh cut wood, cedar I think, and a fairy forest. Perfect for long time friends, dogs with balls and independent kitties under the summer solstice sky. — 4 hours ago

Long Shadows Vintners

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

Dark complex fruit. One of their best vintages. Super tight on the finish right now. — a day ago

Tom, Severn and 23 others liked this

Col Solare

Shining Hill Red Mountain Red Blend 2016

This is the least expensive wine Col Solare makes, about fiddy. It still fucks. Btw I’m drinking and scrolling and about to check in a LOT of wine sitting in my account I forgot about with extremely suspect notes based purely on drunken memory. 🎉 — 5 months ago

Jenks, Senator and 2 others liked this

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Merlot Blend 2015

This merlot/cab franc blend from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA is a killer! Needs no less than an hour decant. Extraordinary. Potent. Depth and tenacity. Gorgeous nose, seductive, lingering, really well-crafted. Cheers! — 5 days ago

Josh, Tom and 13 others liked this

Timothy Malone Wines

Columbia Gorge Rosé 2019

This is NOT the Rosato. The 2019 Columbia Gorge Rose is not that grape. Delectable needs to update and add this one. It’s amazing. Also disregard the other ratings here in the low 8 range. That’s baloney. This rose is traditional with cherry and berry notes, dry and goes down smooth. It’s hard find, the 2019, and it may be sold out. Glad I bought several bottles! — 9 days ago

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Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Walla Walla Valley Syrah Viognier 2016

Truncated party notes. Wow. So much character. All sorts of earthy, savory, minerally scents. Campfire, black olive, warm terra cotta, rich dark berry ooze. Great balance and cling. — 4 hours ago

Hugh, Josh and 1 other liked this

Smockshop Band

Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir 2018

This is outstanding! Nose of flowers, violets in particular, a bit of jasmine, dried fruits. Palate is amazing. Definite VA, but a perfect earth, forest component with dried rose, some pepper, early plum, bit of cherry and good tannin. It’s kind of all over the place but this is at different times over the couple of hours it was opened. It went really fast with food. Pretty decent value from a place not known for value. — 4 days ago

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No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.3

I followed this over two days. For context, I love these wines (big fan of the WA funk), and it’s always really fun to compare these against the Cayuse lineup. So glad @Bill Bender introduced me to these wines a few years back.

For the price, these are such killer wines. To me, this is Cayuse but just dialed a few steps back. If you want funk, you’ve got it. If you want more elegance and floral notes, you’ve got it. On both day 1 and 2, the aromatics didn’t really change...black pepper crusted black cherries, cherry jerky, tapenade, and white pepper. What I did see change in was the palate. Day one was very coiled showing lots of underripe red and black fruits, herbs de provence and a mineral driven streak down the middle. The whole cluster green/stemmy flair is there but not overly crunchy. Really nervy and vibrant. Day two expanded the wine a bit and while the smoked meat was present, it didn’t dominate. This is where No Girls diverges for me...all the Cayuse notes are there, just dialed back. I was shocked at how tannic this was (decanted 3hrs day one, drank from bottle over an hour on day two). Hold, or decant 3+hrs. This will get even better.
— 17 days ago

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Still gotta try this.
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I’m all for No Girls the wine but I’m against it for society and my personal preferences 😏