Piers

"Saffran" Red Blend

9.015 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Andrew Willingham

Smooth, full-bodied blend. Dark red, some sediment, medium+viscosity. Fresh, fruity cherries, black tea, tobacco, dry dirt/earthiness on palette. Very nice blend with balanced fruit, tannins, and finish.

Smooth, full-bodied blend. Dark red, some sediment, medium+viscosity. Fresh, fruity cherries, black tea, tobacco, dry dirt/earthiness on palette. Very nice blend with balanced fruit, tannins, and finish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Tom Casagrande

Well, I had detailed contemporaneous notes on this wine, but in the week it took for Delectable to identify it, the notes apparently were lost. What I remember is being impressed with this Washington state Bordeaux blend's flavor intensity, dark cherry and cassis fruit, balance, and very restrained use of oak.

Well, I had detailed contemporaneous notes on this wine, but in the week it took for Delectable to identify it, the notes apparently were lost. What I remember is being impressed with this Washington state Bordeaux blend's flavor intensity, dark cherry and cassis fruit, balance, and very restrained use of oak.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Mix of ruby and garnet red. Complex nose with a hint of baking spices and alcohol lingering throughout. Dark stewed berries (such as black cherries, and blackberries) and some smoked wood notes. Rounded mouthfeel and rich. Seems older than a 2008, some truffles coated in dark fruits with a little dark cocoa. Insanely warm with some Christmas spices and moderate tannins (6/10) that are very well integrated. Long finish with a medium plus body. Very impressed with this bottle and excited to try the Red Mountain and Columbia Valley bottlings. Drink till 2022.

Mix of ruby and garnet red. Complex nose with a hint of baking spices and alcohol lingering throughout. Dark stewed berries (such as black cherries, and blackberries) and some smoked wood notes. Rounded mouthfeel and rich. Seems older than a 2008, some truffles coated in dark fruits with a little dark cocoa. Insanely warm with some Christmas spices and moderate tannins (6/10) that are very well integrated. Long finish with a medium plus body. Very impressed with this bottle and excited to try the Red Mountain and Columbia Valley bottlings. Drink till 2022.

Oct 10th, 2016
Frank Kuo

Color of dark purple. Nose is very oaky and cedar wood, ripe cherry jam, dried strawberries, a bit anise and peppery. The nose structure is very round and enjoyable. Taste follows similar note with oak, dried strawberries, and peppery spice stand out. Also some of the zesty citrus note and enough tannins. Very round and at her peak. She is drier than I expect. Aftertaste is medium long and seducing. She is awesome.

Color of dark purple. Nose is very oaky and cedar wood, ripe cherry jam, dried strawberries, a bit anise and peppery. The nose structure is very round and enjoyable. Taste follows similar note with oak, dried strawberries, and peppery spice stand out. Also some of the zesty citrus note and enough tannins. Very round and at her peak. She is drier than I expect. Aftertaste is medium long and seducing. She is awesome.

Jan 14th, 2018
TheSkip

The house bottling for Garagiste. This is terrific QPR. A Left Bank Bordeaux blend, she was singing upon pop and pour. Very impressed.

The house bottling for Garagiste. This is terrific QPR. A Left Bank Bordeaux blend, she was singing upon pop and pour. Very impressed.

Jan 6th, 2018
Andris L

Heavy and thick. Tons of dark fruit intermixed with touch of smokiness and earthy notes. After opening started up with pronounced cassis and touch of eucalyptus. As the bottle progressed there was more dark cherry, fig and little bit of licorice flavors. Nice wine. Would not really pair this with anything, drink it by itself

Heavy and thick. Tons of dark fruit intermixed with touch of smokiness and earthy notes. After opening started up with pronounced cassis and touch of eucalyptus. As the bottle progressed there was more dark cherry, fig and little bit of licorice flavors. Nice wine. Would not really pair this with anything, drink it by itself

Aug 1st, 2017
Angelo Casagrande

Big and fruity but not an out of whack fruit- bomb. Mouth- filling finish.

Big and fruity but not an out of whack fruit- bomb. Mouth- filling finish.

May 16th, 2017
Brandon Boesch

Way more oak than I was expecting. Nothing extraordinary about this one.

Way more oak than I was expecting. Nothing extraordinary about this one.

May 15th, 2017
Gregory Fulchiero

This 2008 is an outstanding example of new world, bargain priced Bordeaux-blends from WA. This Columbia Valley wine carries a fair mount of new oak. Delicious. Fruit is starting to have that desiccated character

This 2008 is an outstanding example of new world, bargain priced Bordeaux-blends from WA. This Columbia Valley wine carries a fair mount of new oak. Delicious. Fruit is starting to have that desiccated character

Apr 12th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

@Delectable Wine , this is the Piers Saffran Red Mountain Cabernet blend.

These "Piers" wines are private label library wines from Garagiste.

This wine is so composed and elegant. Perfectly ripe dark cherry fruit with a subtle gravelly note. Soft, mouthfilling, with a surprisingly floaty texture for such a flavorsome wine. Very pure.

@Delectable Wine , this is the Piers Saffran Red Mountain Cabernet blend.

These "Piers" wines are private label library wines from Garagiste.

This wine is so composed and elegant. Perfectly ripe dark cherry fruit with a subtle gravelly note. Soft, mouthfilling, with a surprisingly floaty texture for such a flavorsome wine. Very pure.

Mar 2nd, 2017