Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley

Isenhower Cellars

Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

New vintage, first tasting, and my first rose of the warm season here in the PNW. Salmon pink with orange tinge. Excellent clarity. Red fruit and white pepper-sage notes in nose. Round mouthfeel. Lemon-citrus, cherry and stone fruit in mouth, some skin astringency, slight soapyness in finish, cherry-citrus and slight black pepper aftertaste. Dry, flavorful, nice varietal character, goes either way, sipping or food. Fruit flavors are delicate, faded after 24 hours so drink up or share — 16 days ago

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Sheridan Vineyard

Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ken Z
9.2

Drank 5/28/28. Thanks to all the Vets out there on this Memorial Day.

This is the Yakima Valley Cab. It came recommended from a friend who said it was more old world in style. I think it bridges the gap nicely. Initially I was concerned as this gave more spice and green bell peppers. This blows off after around 40 minutes, revealing layers of black and blue fruit, chocolate ganache, spice, and some green hints when poured from the bottle. Not an incredibly intense nose, but quite complex. Flavors of blueberry, plum, and black fruit are backed up by medium + tannins. Some earthy notes, with spice and a mix of black and blue fruit on the finish.

3.5/22/8/4/3.5 +60 = 91 pts
— 25 days ago

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DavenLore Winery

Rosé 2016

I’m not a huge rosé fan but due to the wildfires the smoky after taste makes this wine stellar — 5 days ago

Array Cellars

Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2012

This is like 1970s barrel-fermented Cali Chardonnay. Nose is deeply butterscotchy and has a dark mineral tone. The fruit makes an appearance only on the palate, where it shares space with cracked stoney minerals, toasty notes, and musky florals. It’s actually got decent acid balance. This is not for everyone, but I’m enjoying it. — 16 days ago

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K Vintners

Art Den Hoed Yakima Valley Viognier 2015

Almond oil, peach, beeswax, honeydew and tropical fruit with an oily mouthfeel. Lower acid, but pleasantly surprised by the finish and complexity. — 16 hours ago

Betz Family Winery

La Serenne Columbia Valley Syrah 2010

Excellent Syrah. Crystal clear ruby color. Med bodied with a delicate finish. — 17 days ago

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Reserve Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Nice wine as we check out Washington Cabs. Good start. — 9 days ago

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Lobo Hills

Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cherry,light oaky cigar box, grassy wild berries on the nose 2012 is a great vintage .low acidity and medium tannins, great grape juice...
In all seriousness it’s a very well rounded wine
— a day ago

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Andrew Will

Two Blondes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

50% Merlot, 30% Cab and the rest a blend of other BDX varietals. It’s a lithe and pretty wine. All red fruited and still with tons of structure. Just entered its drinking window. — 22 days ago

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Smockshop Band

Spring Ephemeral Columbia Valley Pinot Noir 2016

50/50 Grenache and Syrah from Scorched Earth vineyard. A site planted by Lonnie Wright on the Washington side of The Gorge outside of Goldendale, which Nate took control of in 2016. There is more of this same wine still in barrel that is being bottled this summer that I tasted a few weeks ago. This wine kicks ass and the late bottling is ridiculously good and a bit more Syrah focused. This wine is incredibly food friendly, fresh, shows the Grenache, pure strawberry and cherry. We put a cork in it and came back 12 hours later and the beautiful peppery notes and olivey brineyness showed itself. Killer wine, really good stuff. Doesn’t look like the scores here get it... — 5 days ago

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@Boxer Briefs Boxer good review and wine Cheers 🍷