171 cases made. Pale golden, excellent clarity. Apple, stone fruit notes in nose. Almost syrupy flavors- citrus, peach, guava, some mango - good acidity, mild astringency on finish. Bright lemon aftertaste. Well made, integrated flavors. Label claims seven months of lees contact, but creaminess is only apparent at room temperature; avoid over chilling. — 23 days ago
With its aromas and flavors of lime ice, grapefruit pith, white peach, anise and minerals, this vibrant, penetrating blend of Roussanne and Viognier may be Washington’s best white wine bargain. And its tactile texture and brisk acidity make it supremely accommodating at the dinner table. $16.00 (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, September 2018)
— 5 days ago
After having the ‘15 about two weeks ago, this is more Bordeaux style. The power has mellowed out and shown more leather, cherry, blackberry and anise. Some oak here with toasted cherries and blackberry, but the finish showed some underripe blueberry. Surprisingly young but ready to drink. Drink now. — 8 days ago
Drinking really nice right now. Has that nice little spicy element on the palette. Lots of darker fruit too. Little funk on the nose. Nice. — 22 days ago
I couldn’t wait, had to open up another bottle, so good! Earthy nose with some hints of green pepper. Such a nice wine to drink now. — 10 days ago
Blend of 44 Merlot, 34 Cab Sauvignon, and the rest Cab Franc. Good wine, but I was expecting more complexity from this single vineyard blend. Nose of currants, chocolate, and spice. Palate delivers plush red fruit with some smokey oak. Tannins are fairly smooth but could use some age. 2013 vintage on Aug 30, 2018 — 21 days ago
@Delectable Wine : This is the Secrest Chardonnay. I didn’t see it in the database.
Hey @Phil A , had this?
Salted butter, flint, lemon on the nose. Nice body with a Malo feel but it doesn’t show a lot of oak on the palate. More acidic than I’d expect for a chardonnay, but just a touch more than Napa/Sonoma. Finish shows some meringue, guava and even some grapefruit. Very unique Canadian wine...I’m impressed. — 8 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet from Washington State.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, light oak, vanilla, spices, licorice, pencil lead, black pepper, dark chocolates, dark coffee, earth and leather.
Medium to full-bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, herbs, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates and pencil lead.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Cabernet from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with great complexity and mouthfeel. Smooth, elegant and very tasty. This 4 year old is peaking now.
This is not an expensive wine, but with proper short term aging, it drinks wonderfully. Worth giving it a try.
Good right out of the bottle and so much better after 2 hours in a decanter.
I paired it with cheeses, nuts, dried fruits and light appetizers.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$15. — a day ago
A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 11% Syrah & 7% Malbec. Aromas of black fruits and spicy oak scents. On the palate raspberry and plum flavors with notes of tobacco and cacao adding in toasty vanilla oak. Medium+ finish, soft tannins ending with woody, earthy herb notes. Nice value. — 5 days ago
With only 11% Malbec, it seems to have way more. Dirty licorice, blackberry, currant and plum on the nose. Very little acidity. Almost flabby but the finish shows powerful tannin. A bit bitter with cedar, dark chocolate, and underripe blackberry. Needs a decant if enjoying now. — 8 days ago