Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley

Betz Family Winery

La Serenne Yakima Valley Syrah 2010

Opens beautifully with some sappy blue fruit & savory gamey notes. The nose remains youthful and powerful. Plenty of acidic structure intact here & tannins are silky offering beautiful texture. A very cool vintage, but a wine showing plenty of life ahead. Stellar. — 5 days ago

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B. Leighton

Olsen Brothers Vineyard Petit Verdot 2015

Very interesting. Yakima Valley fruit. Big aromas of black licorice, leather and earth. Black fruit, licorice and lavender flavors. Long finish, full bodied and powerful, but there is also a finesse to this wine and it does not have the extremely chewy tannins that I was expecting. Petite Verdot is not typically vinified as a single varietal, but this is outstanding. Great effort! — 22 days ago

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Matthews Cellars

Columbia Valley Merlot

What a bountiful Merlot. It is a healthy blend of berries with the slight nod to caramel and plums with a bit of tomato sauce. Full bodied & ready for pasta. — 20 days ago

Mark Ryan Winery

Lost Soul Red Willow Vineyard Syrah 2015

A lighter Syrah. More red berry, bing cherry. Peppery notes. — 16 days ago

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Kevin White Winery

Yakima Valley Red Blend 2017

Just a perfect little Cotes du Rhône style blend. All of Kevin White’s stuff are well priced delicious wines wich punch above their weight. This is their entry level wine and it delivers juicy young fruit and beautiful aromatics in spades. — 24 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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You’ve been going on a Washington State bender of late. I could think of worse things!
Anthony Lombardi

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@Serge S - Same to you!
Anthony Lombardi

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@Tom Casagrande - Trying to stay local as much as possible these days. Will switch it up from time to time though.

Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

The 2016 'CVR' is an absolutely stunning release from Quilceda Creek. It takes on instant appeal, as the nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits. The texture is outstanding with a wonderfully rich and polished mouthfeel. Delicious flavors of ripe red, dark and blue fruit combine with a touch of chocolate to envelope the palate heading into the long finish. While this is already remarkable in its youth, it should also cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 10 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I love their wines. Buy a case a year
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan Really loved revisiting this one. Just superb🍷

Gramercy Cellars

Columbia Valley Syrah 2014

Revisiting same vintage six months later. Messed up a bit here; flavors after an hour push toward cherry with a hint of black pepper, black olive pit and soapiness on finish, and a solid tannin core that slowly softens. There’s a hint of spearmint in there as well. All in all, not so different from my previous tasting notes. — 6 days ago

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David Shaw

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Ruby red at the fringe, dense purple-red a try core moderately-plus extracted pigment. Blackberry, cola and butter notes in nose on initial pour. Blackberry and cherry flavors, moderate skin astringency. Still assessing...
Trixie

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A complex wine from your notes. Cheers!🍷

Fall Line Winery

Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dark cherry. A little green tomato . This is the Cab Franc based Fall Line. Very nice wine — 9 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

This is a very nice wine for under $20.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$16.
— 9 days ago

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Helioterra

Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Inky purple-red, highly extracted pigment. Black currant, briar and spearmint notes in nose. Cherry and black currant flavors, butter in finish, some fine-grained skin astringency as well. Raisin and tar emerge after 90 minutes. Nice complexity if you give it time, not soft or polished but a solid red with character. — 4 days ago

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Trixie

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Nice review!🍷