Figgins, Estate red – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

Figgins, Estate red – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

10th release of this wine from the iconic Walla Walla Valley. Dark and ripe to the core, with intense jammy dark fruits, anise, licorice, and earthy aromas. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot that is full-bodied and highly structured, but also nicely balanced out by acidity.

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Cayuse, En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

Cayuse, En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah – 2017 Walla Walla Valley

This vineyard planted in 2000 was a great addition to the estate. It’s an enticing Syrah expression with aromas of brisket, smoked meat, black olives, and cooked, overripe blackberries. The concentration is heavy but lifted by a nice minerality and a fresh & detailed structure.

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Saviah, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – 2016 Walla Walla Valley

Saviah, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – 2016 Walla Walla Valley

This silky, supple expression of Cabernet Sauvignon comes from six, specially selected Barrels, and only 142 cases are produced. Coffee, tobacco, and cherries are predominant but also joined by hints of currant, chocolate, oak, anise, and ripe blackberries. The main aromas are the one that lingers the most, in this fresh, subtly pleasing wine.

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Underground Wine Project, Idle Hands – 2015 Red Mountain

Underground Wine Project,  Idle Hands – 2015 Red Mountain

A joint project between winemakers Trey Busch and Mark McNeilly, this wine is a red blend, but actually, Syrah makes up 90% of it with just a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a very lush wine, with vigorous and zestful fruit aromas as well as smoky tones and a classic peppery finish. The palate is…

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Two Vintners, Some Days Are Stones Syrah – 2016 Walla Walla Valley

Two Vintners, Some Days Are Stones Syrah – 2016 Walla Walla Valley

Sourced from the Stoney Vine vineyard, recognized for its cobbled and rocky soils as well as the meaty attributes of Syrah grown there. It has intense and concentrated dark berries aromas as well as a muscly earthy character. It’s a very savory wine with a soft palate, but intense taste.

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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – 2015 Columbia Valley

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon	– 2015 Columbia Valley

2015 was the first time Quilceda used grapes from their Lake Wallula Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills in addition to their Champoux and Palengat vineyards. With 2015 being a notoriously warm vintage in Washington, it shows in the heavy ripeness of this wine. It’s a full-bodied wine with complex, intricate, layered aromas of currant, graphite,…

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Spring Valley Vineyard, Katherine Corkrum, Cabernet Franc – 2015 Walla Walla Valley

Spring Valley Vineyard, Katherine Corkrum, Cabernet Franc – 2015 Walla Walla Valley

This small family vineyard, surrounded by wheat farms in the middle of the small Walla Walla Valley, is part of the Ste. Michelle wine estates. This Cabernet Franc stands out as, contrary to most expression of this grape in Washington, it shows restriction in oak treatment, brightness and lightness. Its aromas of herbs, milled pepper,…

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Upchurch Vineyard Counterpart Red Wine – 2015 Red Mountain

Upchurch Vineyard Counterpart Red Wine – 2015 Red Mountain

This blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon is the newest addition to the estate’s portfolio. Aged in new French oak, it shows a dense and layered expression with ripe plum and blackberries, chocolate, sage, and Sandalwood. The palate is silky, yet structured with firm tannins. It’s a sophisticated wine with decent cellaring potential.

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Avennia Arnaut Boushey Vineyard Syrah – 2018 Yakima Valley

Avennia Arnaut Boushey Vineyard Syrah – 2018 Yakima Valley

This rising star in Columbia Valley, launched in 2010, has quickly become iconic and reputed for their hard to resist wines. This Syrah sourced from their vineyard in the Yakima Valley is aged 16 months in 15% new French oak prior to bottling. It has a signature richness and smokiness, with a good tension in…

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Leonetti Cellar Aglianico Serra Pedace Vineyard – 2014 Walla Walla Valley

Leonetti Cellar Aglianico Serra Pedace Vineyard – 2014 Walla Walla Valley

Named after the family’s ancestor’s hometown in Calabria, the Serra Pedace vineyard is a rocky, windy location. It’s these Italian roots that convinced this historic vineyard to experiment with Italian Varietals. It’s the first ever Aglianico produced in Walla Walla Valley, aged for 44 months in a combination of French oak and amphorae. Distinctive of…

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