Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley

Isenhower Cellars

Yakima Valley Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Another year, another failed laptop to rebuild, so why not resurrect a Rose I aged for just the occasion? Salmon pink with an orange tinge, excellent clarity. White pepper note in the nose. Strawberry, orange-grapefruit and white pepper in the mouth, crisp, dry, slight skin astringency on the finish. — 9 days ago

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Cana's Feast Winery (Cuneo)

Mountain Cuvée Red Blend 2005

Lara H
9.1

The American version of an Italian grape. Definitely bigger on the fruit as you would expect. — 11 days ago

Grace Lane

Yakima Valley Riesling 2013

Quite a treat sipping on something w/bottle age: bright neon golden colors, some peach & tangerine, fragrant beautiful with zesty acidity juxtaposed w/some fatness coming from age. Hint of RS on finish not quite as precise (balance) as German Riesling, but flat out Awesome nevertheless — 18 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

The 2016 ‘CVR’ Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by this famed winery. The nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits on the nose. The texture here is outstanding with a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Ripe red and dark fruits with a touch of blueberry compote and chocolate flavors all combine marvelously on the palate. While remarkable in its youth, this will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2032- 93 — 16 hours ago

Shay, Jason and 11 others liked this

Two Vintners

Boushey Vineyard Grenache Blanc 2018

Juicy, bright, and with mouth watering acidity. Stone fruits and pits and winter melon nose. 81% Boushey Vineyard and 13% Weather Eye Grenache Blanc with 6% Olsen Vineyard Roussanne. This is sure to go down quickly this summer! — 19 days ago

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Avennia

Boushey Vineyard Arnaut Yakima Valley Syrah 2016

The 2016 ‘Arnaut’ is a sensational Syrah sourced from the Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. This was aged for 16 months in 15% new French oak prior to bottling. Smoky and savory tones excite on the nose with red and dark fruits and a semblance of creosote aromatics all evolve in the glass. The palate has a seamless quality that runs through the mid-palate. Ripe boysenberry jam, mocha, tar and Asian spices with herbal undertones all surround this beautiful wine. While gorgeous in its youth, this has the stuffing to cellar well for a decade or more. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this at least a one hour decant. Drink 2019-2029- 95 — 23 days ago

Shay, Daniel and 17 others liked this

B.happy Wine Company

Gratitude Mourvèdre Blend 2014

Bramble and red fruits on the nose. Not a heavy extraction which allows the fruit and sense of place to shine. Bright and lively with a drink now style. — a month ago

Mike, Kimberly and 23 others liked this

Côte Bonneville

DuBrul Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

The pretty aromatics entice with rose water and beautiful red fruits with citrus rind accents. Polished and refined, the wine has a silky texture and wonderful mouthfeel. Guava, red cherry candy, and blood orange flavors give this an exotic edge. Drink 2019-2025- 92 — 19 days ago

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Efeste

Boushey Vineyard Jolie Bouche Syrah 2011

Love Brennon’s vintages from Efeste. I would say drink this vintage fairly soon, it has smoothed out quite a bit. The fruit is starting to dissipate but it is still nice now. — a day ago

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Long Shadows Vintners Collection

Saggi Sangiovese Blend

The 2016 Long Shadows ‘Saggi’ is the best bottling of this storied wine that I have tried since they began producing this wine more than a decade ago. The ‘Saggi’ is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, the ‘Saggi’ slowly unveils smoked pork shoulder, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. If enjoying in its youth be sure to give this a two hour decant. Drink 2019-2033- 95 — 5 days ago

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