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Starfire Columbia Valley Red Blend

8.910 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

A terrific (and cheap) weeknight red. There’s no indication of the blend on the bottle, but it smells and tastes like Bordeaux varieties. Beautiful sweet ripe cherry, dusty earth, baking spices. In the mouth, savory notes take over, with lots of dark minerality and dark cherry notes. Lengthy finish. Not terribly complex or deep, but very tasty and pure.

A terrific (and cheap) weeknight red. There’s no indication of the blend on the bottle, but it smells and tastes like Bordeaux varieties. Beautiful sweet ripe cherry, dusty earth, baking spices. In the mouth, savory notes take over, with lots of dark minerality and dark cherry notes. Lengthy finish. Not terribly complex or deep, but very tasty and pure.

Jul 9th, 2019
Brandon Boesch

Very nice blend. Needed about an hour of air although still evolving. Dark fruits, cigar, cocoa, but a nice bright acidity with some sour cherry.

Very nice blend. Needed about an hour of air although still evolving. Dark fruits, cigar, cocoa, but a nice bright acidity with some sour cherry.

Aug 7th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Hard to beat for $12. Black cherry, blueberry, a bit of lavender, and a touch of charcoal smoke. Great party wine.

Hard to beat for $12. Black cherry, blueberry, a bit of lavender, and a touch of charcoal smoke. Great party wine.

Jun 19th, 2019
Blair Campomizzi

Easy drinking wine. Great value. Good reflection of Columbia Valley — light spice, dark berry and mineral.

Easy drinking wine. Great value. Good reflection of Columbia Valley — light spice, dark berry and mineral.

Jun 14th, 2019
Blair Campomizzi

Consistent good everyday wine. Light spice, berries and mineral

Consistent good everyday wine. Light spice, berries and mineral

Jun 10th, 2019
Anthony Correro

Peppery, salty, blood red rare steak, delectable.

Peppery, salty, blood red rare steak, delectable.

May 27th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Wonderful aromas! Youthful and still primary. But shows signs of promise!

Wonderful aromas! Youthful and still primary. But shows signs of promise!

Jan 19th, 2019
Frank Kuo

Color of dark cloudy purple, with a bit grey tone. Nose is nice with warm cherry jam, savory spice, oak, a bit spicy from alcohol, a bit mineral, and the nose is plenty. Taste of vanilla sweetness, good acidity, salty mineral, a bit grassy, oaky, more cherry and strawberry jam, and bittersweet. Quite interesting to see her one of her dominance is mineral. Aftertaste shows some tannins, and slightly too much rustic bittersweet note. She is quite good in my opinion.

Color of dark cloudy purple, with a bit grey tone. Nose is nice with warm cherry jam, savory spice, oak, a bit spicy from alcohol, a bit mineral, and the nose is plenty. Taste of vanilla sweetness, good acidity, salty mineral, a bit grassy, oaky, more cherry and strawberry jam, and bittersweet. Quite interesting to see her one of her dominance is mineral. Aftertaste shows some tannins, and slightly too much rustic bittersweet note. She is quite good in my opinion.

Nov 5th, 2018
Cindy Minucci

Cindy had this 9 months ago

Cindy had this 9 months ago

Nov 10th, 2018
Matt Konopka

Matt had this 10 months ago

Matt had this 10 months ago

Oct 25th, 2018