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