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Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

Bold and dry...with T-bone & then a java mint — 5 days ago

Gramercy Cellars

Columbia Valley Syrah 2013

David T
9.3

The nose is brooding as the glass even approaches. Ruby, ripe; dark currants/cassis, blackberries, an array of purple fruits, blueberries, creamy raspberries, baked, dark cherries and plum. Mid intensity grilled meats, smoke, cracked pepper, blue/purple fruit cola, black licorice, nice, soft, dark spice, crushed rocks, moist clay, vanilla, understated dry herbs, blue, purple flowers and gently layered lavender.

The body is full, thick, lush and ruby. The mouthfeel is gorgeous/sexy. It just starting to drink softer, showing good integration with another 10 plus years of good drinking ahead. This style, structure, tension, length & balance is why I love well made Syrahs from Walla Walla. Ruby, ripe; dark currants/cassis, blackberries, an array of purple fruits, blueberries, creamy raspberries, baked, dark cherries and plum. Mid intensity grilled meats, smoke, cracked pepper, blue/purple fruit cola, black licorice, caramel, mocha powder, milk chocolate, nice, soft, dark spice that brings heat to the palate, notes of cinnamon, crushed rocks, moist clay, vanilla, understated dry herbs, dark, rich, turned earth, even show a touch graphite, used tobacco with ash, blue, purple flowers and gently layered lavender. The acidity is round and nicely done. The lush, rich, ripe, well balanced, finish glides beautifully & juicy over the palate while it persists minutes.

Photos of; side shot of the tasting room that looks like an 1800’s saloon from the outside, the lounge area of their tasting room, Greg Karrington’s Co-Owner and Co-Winemakers Master Sommelier Certificate (no easy thing to pass) and my wife at their tasting bar chatting it up.
— a day ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I love this wine. Drank my last one over a year ago. Broke one on the cellar floor. A shame, but the cellar smelled really good for a week or so!
David T

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@Tom Casagrande These guys do it right. Sorry to hear about yourvwine breakage. I know that painful feeling. Had a similar experience with a Pichon Baron awhile back.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I wouldn’t know what thats like,

Corliss Estates

Syrah 2015

(Release Spring 2020) The 2015 Corliss Syrah is a seriously good effort from a somewhat challenging vintage for red wines in Washington State. Aged in French oak puncheons (35%) for 26 months prior to bottling, this wine exudes class. On the nose this takes on intense blue and dark fruit aromatics with exotic spices and chocolate that round out this expressive profile. The palate shows a soft, pillowy texture, engaging ripe dark berries, mocha, tar and roasted dates that combine with a good sense of freshness. This is showing marvelously at this stage and will cellar well for another decade or more. Drink 2020-2029- 93 — 10 days ago

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Radius Wines

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

dark ruby red, rich, luscious, red berries, sweet, really delightful — 23 days ago

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Parabellum Wines

Coulée Syrah Mourvedre

This 2016 is a delicious blend. Silky smooth, lots of deep fruit and sweet tannins. I’m not sure if I’ll share with my buddies Rob and Ron! — 12 days ago

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Ron R

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I knew it, @Hugh O'Riordan. You’re drinking cats 🐱 piss when you return back east!

Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot 2016

Solid widely-available Charles Smith #merlot. Some dried plum, cigar box on the nose, fruit forward yet well balanced with acidity and some surprising pepper/spice notes. It paired very well with mixed beef tenderloin and chicken kebabs. Nice by-the-glass offering at a restaurant. — a month ago

Charles Smith

Kungfu Girl Washington State Riesling

Wonderful wine. Goes great with seafood — 3 hours ago

Cluster Wine Co.

Dark Cluster Washington State Red Blend 2015

$9.99 at D&W. Juicy and full. Lots of sweet berry and a mildly dry finish. Great value for the price. — 20 days ago

Charles Smith

Royal City Washington Syrah 2015

Nice, but not Cayuse or horsepower. Its a close 3rd place
Jeb 98🤷🏼‍♂️
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You and me both.
Boxer Briefs

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Tough to compare the Royal City bottling with any Rocks District wines, the terroirs are so different. That wine is about the flowers and fruit. Find the K 2014 River Rock bottling or 2015 Powerline for more of what it sounds like you’re looking for.