Château Ste Michelle, Col Solare, Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 Columbia Valley

Château Ste Michelle, Col Solare, Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 Columbia Valley

This Partnership between Tuscany’s reputed Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s very own Chateau Ste. Michelle started in 1995 and has reached iconic status ever since. It showcases the unique ripeness that is so characteristic of the tiny, but warmest sub-appellation of Red Mountain. Full-bodied, structured, yet heavily aromatic and seductive, it’s a wine of uncompromising…

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De Lille Cellars, Doyenne, Aix – 2012 Red Mountain

De Lille Cellars, Doyenne, Aix – 2012 Red Mountain

This blend of Syrah (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) is generously balanced. It’s powerful, deep purple-hued color announces a robust and concentrated wine. Marked by an array of mixed dark fruits such as black cherries, black currants, plums, and berry jam as well as violets, jerky, chocolate, and tobacco, it’s an incredibly lively and complex…

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Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

One of the founding estates in the Walla Walla Valley, Seven Hills Vineyard is deeply connected with the region and so is this Merlot. The vines were planted in the 1980’s by winemaker Casey McClellan and his father, and it’s one of the oldest blocks of the vineyard. This graceful and savory Merlot is as…

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Woodhouse Wine Estate, Dussek, Syrah – 2017 Columbia Valley

Woodhouse Wine Estate, Dussek, Syrah – 2017 Columbia Valley

Part of the Woodhouse Wine estates, a small family-owned winery inWashington, Dussek makes bold and dynamic wines. This Syrah is the perfect example as it has an overwhelmingly fragrant expression. It’s bolder and more deeply structured than most made in Washington, yet expressive and balanced with bold blackberry. Pepper and grilled anise flavors build power…

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Pedestal – Merlot 2013 – Columbia Valley, Washington

Pedestal – Merlot 2013 – Columbia Valley, Washington

The nose is fine. It reveals notes of cherry, black fruit and wild fruits associated with advanced Sichuan pepper and a discreet Ceylon tea key. The palate is fruity, mineral, racy and offers freshness, a nice density, harmony, good fineness of the grain and a certain tension. On the palate this wine shows notes of…

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Columbia Crest – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

Columbia Crest – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

The nose is fruity, aromatic, full, quite elegant and a bit powerful. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and slight notes of black fruits cream associated with small notes of chocolate and oak. The palate is fruity, gourmand, mineral, well structured, silky, relatively fat, a bit aerial and offers freshness and a good definition. On…

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Château Ste Michelle & Dr. Loosen – Eroica – Riesling 2014 – Columbia Valley – Washington

Château Ste Michelle & Dr. Loosen – Eroica – Riesling 2014 – Columbia Valley – Washington

The nose is fruity and a bit discreet. It reveals notes of exotic fruit associated with a hint of apple compote, ripe nectarine as well as a touch of passion fruit, minerality and a hint of flowers. The palate is fruity, racy mineral, relatively deep, a bit gourmande and offers small minerality and precision. On…

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Northstar – Merlot 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

Northstar – Merlot 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

The nose is aromatic, fresh and relatively fine. It reveals notes of blackberry and slightly notes of cassis associated with a discreet hint of sour cherry as well as fine woody notes and discreet sweet spices (Ceylon tea, Tobacco). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, well-conducted and offers a small mineral frame. In mouth this wine…

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King Estate – NxNW – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Walla Walla Valley – Washington

King Estate – NxNW – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Walla Walla Valley – Washington

The nose is fruity and powerful. It reveals notes of ripe fruit combined with a few notes of pepper as well as toasted touches, a woody hint and a fine note of vanilla. The palate is fruity, mineral, fluid, well-structured and well-balanced. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, cherry and black berries…

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King Estate – NxNW – Syrah 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

King Estate – NxNW – Syrah 2012 – Columbia Valley – Washington

The nose is aromatic. It reveals notes of blueberry cream and black cherry combined with a touch of blackberry, licorice as well as slight notes of toast and vanilla. The palate is fruity, powerful, harmonious, relatively fat and offers a beautiful structure. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black berries, sour cherry and…

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