Category: washington

2014 Wines of Substance K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah

Practicing my social distancing with my typical shiva-aloof stance. This wine is all Syrah fermented with all native yeasts and no destemming. Blackberries, blueberries, minerality, graphite turning sanguine, leather, and kalamata olive juice on the nose. Blackberries, cassis, and blackberry compote on the palate with black peppercorns, sanguine notes, and burnt ends. Very classic for a big, New World Syrah. 

4/5 bones

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Syrah

14.5% abv

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

2016 Sleight Of Hand Cellars “The Spellbinder” Red

Gearing up for Halloween with super Pearl Jam fans, my hudad and Sleight of Hand Cellars! Blackberries, dark plums, some green herb notes, and currants on the nose. Velvety mouthfeel from the Merlot with loads of blackberries, black plums, dark cassis, and purple fruit. Still a hint of herb and green peppercorn sauce on steak notes. 

3/5 bones

$$

Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Cabernet Franc (26%), Syrah (12%), Merlot 8%

14.5% abv

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

🍷  Happy Monday! Enjoying this 2015

For A Song Cabernet Sauvignon (88 pts)

from Washington tonight. Newly arrived in LCBO VINTAGES over the weekend for $20. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2StN46p

2018 The Underground Wine Project “And Why Am I Mr Pink” Rosé

Cruisin’ into weekend with this Washington rosé made out of Sangiovese! Cherries, white strawberries, and watermelon notes on the nose. Similar on the palate with even more pronounced watermelon. Eminently drinkable. TGIF!

3/5 bones

$

Sangiovese

12.5% abv

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

2016 The Burn “Borne of Fire” Cabernet Sauvignon

A little candlelight dinner with my foxy friend here on this Friday night. Blackberries, blueberries, pancetta, a hint of fresh tar and wet smoke, and dark florals on the nose. Blackberries and blueberries on the palate with a hint of clove and sweet cinnamon (almost like cinnamon toast). Soft tannins. This would be great with BBQ – basically anything off the grill.

4/5 bones

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Cabernet Sauvignon (90%), Malbec (10%)

13.5% abv

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

2016 The Burn “Borne of Fire” Cabernet Sauvignon

A little candlelight dinner with my foxy friend here on this Friday night. Blackberries, blueberries, pancetta, a hint of fresh tar and wet smoke, and dark florals on the nose. Blackberries and blueberries on the palate with a hint of clove and sweet cinnamon (almost like cinnamon toast). Soft tannins. This would be great with BBQ – basically anything off the grill.

4/5 bones

$$

Cabernet Sauvignon (90%), Malbec (10%)

13.5% abv

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

2016 Intrinsic Columbia Valley Red Blend

Tunnel vision into this Washington red. Blueberries, blackberries, mashed dark plums, cooked cherries, a hint of baking spices, mint, tar, cloves, and violets on the nose. Blackberries, blueberries, and cooked cherries on the palate with a nice tartness that’s surprising. After the tart notes, you get more cherries and blackberries with hints of mint, alcohol, tar, and even asphalt. Great wine for BBQ short ribs!

4/5 bones

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Cabernet Franc (52%), Malbec (44%), Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), Merlot (1%)

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

Here are my top wine picks from November 24 LCBO VINTAGES Release. France + Washington featured. Some fine options for holiday gift-giving. https://goo.gl/Xsdv3Y

2016 Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red

Happy Halloween!! This is the face that humans saw before I murdered them for putting me in this ridiculous rocket with antennae costume. Onto this Rhône style juice from Washington. Dark and some red cherries, dried strawberries, blackberries, clove, and pie crust on the nose. A bit more acidity on the palate – you still get pie crust notes, cherries, dried strawberries, and boysenberries. Trick or treat, y’all!

3/5 bones

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Grenache (63%), Syrah (16%), Mourvedre (16%), Cinsaut (5%)

14.1% abv

Yakima Valley, Washington, USA

2017 Isenhower Cellars “I” Cabernet Franc Rosé

“I” is my favorite letter in the alphabet because, you know, I look out for number one. And that’s me. White strawberry and a hint of white (Rainier) cherries on the nose. Strawberries and minerality on the palate with an orange rind finish. 

3/5 bones

$

Cabernet Franc

12.7% abv

Yakima Valley, Washington, USA