Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley

Sheridan Vineyard

Mystique Red Blend 2016

Dark garnet. Inviting nose and juicy palate of plum (lead) and black fruit (background). Medium tannins and medium acidity wrapped in a voluptuous full body. Enjoy with a Porterhouse or either of its component parts. Sheer joy from Yakima! — 4 days ago

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Mark Ryan Winery

Board Track Racer The Chief Red Blend

코스트코에서 3만원 대에 구입! 평점이랑 테이스팅 노트가 좋아서 집 판 기념으로 스테이크랑 마실려고 샀음. 처음 코르크의 향기나, 초반 맛에서는 상큼한 과일의 향이 어우러져, 굉장한 꽃과일향의 향연이 펼쳐졌으나, 아쉽게도 맛이 열리면서 점점 향기가 뭉게지고 더 안좋아짐. 초반에 차라리 더 마시는게 나을듯!! — 13 days ago

Long Shadows Wineries

Pirouette Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

It is Friday night and during this time of being shut in our home a group of us had a Zoom chat to try and help in keep some assemblance of normalcy with socialization through Zoom chat. During our gathering I opened the 2016 Pirouette Long Shadows Vintners Bordeaux Blend. A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. A wine from Walla Walla, Washington produced by renowned winemaker Philippe Melka. A beautifully blended wine that will stand the test of time and only get better.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, red currant, vanilla, baking spice, cigar box and rich soil.

On the palate ther is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, red currant, green bell pepper, creamy chocolate, graphite and crushed rock.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth rounded tannins that lead into a long black fruit finish. What a wonderful wine that all would enjoy. I just wish on our video chat I would have been able to share this with my friends. Maybe some day when we come through this. Please everyone stay healthy and safe. We will come through this. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 days ago

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Black Tongue Syrah 2014

Deep purple color. Aromas of pencil, blackberry jam and cocoa powder. Rich, black fruit on the palate, pepper and smoked cedar finish. Superb! — 21 hours ago

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Sounds great, @Neil Valenzuela
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Thanks @Ron R - hope your doing well during this quarantine.


A wonderful wine cellar at your place!🍷Cheers!

Chandler Reach Vineyards

Monte Dolcé Yakima Valley Sangiovese Rosé 2018

Nice flavor but a little sweet. Scott thought too sweet and not much else — a day ago

Gramercy Cellars

Lower East Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather and red fruit aromas, Butter and cherry flavors, moderate grained tannins in mouthfeel, cherry with a hint of menthol in finish, both flavors with length. Will benefit from decanting. Barrel toast and barrel smoke emerge after one hour while tannins refine to fine grain, pleasant mouthfeel. Matched well with a black bean pork and daikon dish, Cantonese style, served with brown rice. I’ve decided the main reason people struggle to match wine with black bean sauces is because the cooks don’t know how to cook black beans to minimize their bitterness interacting with the red wine tannins. This match was brilliant, as was my wife’s cooking in this case. You *can* match a red wine with a light black bean sauce; you just need the right red wine. — 4 days ago

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A multi pairing wine. Excellent review! Be well!🍷

Owen Roe

Red Willow Vineyard Chapel Block Syrah 2016

Tasting a lot of blueberries, blackberries, plums, and a bit of leather and pepper. Chewy. Probably should have decanted this a bit longer (and let it age a bit longer), but still very tasty. — 2 days ago

Sheridan Vineyard

Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Founded in 1996 with 76 acres in Yakima Valley. 100% Cab Sauv aged in 100% new French oak. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, oak, spice and some flinty notes. On the palate blackberry, currants and blueberry flavors with toasty notes and bits of cacao. Firm tannins, nicely balanced with generous acidity, long finish ending with a dark fruit mineral character. Nice! Will age for 10+ years! Tasting Sample! — 14 days ago

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Chateau Ste. Michelle

Reserve Ethos Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2015

Light golden in color.

Strong nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, light oak, spices, black pepper and light vanilla.

Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, red apples, melons, pears, herbs, vegetables, earth, wood, spices, vanilla and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very nice, slightly aged, Oaky Chardonnay from Washington State. Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. Rich, yet refreshing. Feels like a Napa Chardonnay.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points. Wine Advocate 90 points.

This 5 year old is good by itself or with food, and better nicely chilled. Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next 3 years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French oak barrels (34% new) for 10 months.

14.5 % alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 6 days ago

Kirk, Sagee and 15 others liked this

Owen Roe

Union Gap Cabernet Franc Blend 2011

 Over priced 2012 — a day ago