Blueberry and elderberry join cocoa on the nose. The palate is fruit forward, blueberry and elderberry, with cocoa and hints of licorice. Tannins are firm. Drink with a good burger with onion straws. Recommended. 89 points. DBH WHO: Columbia Winery WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon WHEN: 2014 WHERE: Columbia Valley, Washington HOW
Bing cherry, vanilla, and milk chocolate waft up from the glass. Cherry and cranberry lead on the palate, some chocolate comes through on the mid-palate. Tannins are dusty bordering on grainy. This offers high-toned red fruits with a chocolate base. Drink with sweetly-sauced duck. Recommended. 89 points. DBH WHO: Columbia
Color is a medium garnet. Black cherry and black currant lead on the nose, with hints of vanilla. More black fruit shows on the palate, blackberry and black raspberry. Red fruits show on the mid-palate, along with some unsweetened chocolate and espresso. Tannins are very fine and the finish sweet
This is a nice big, round mouthful of Washington Cabernet. Dark aromas of freshly turned earth and black cherries waft up from the glass. Dark black fruits lead on the palate, with black cherry and mulberry, with a bit of tar. Tannins are round and firm, balanced by good acidity.
This is a wine you can just relax into – and maybe that will be my go-to style of wine for the upcoming year, considering the daily stress we are all laboring under: relaxing wine. This is a classic Bordeaux-style red blend, with a touch of modernity. It begins with
There is a wine movement happening in the Pacific Northwest and it’s probably not what you’re thinking. It’s not pinot noir in Oregon. That happened years ago. And no, it’s not merlot in Washington. It’s sparkling wine. Though there are no exact numbers to show how many producers are currently
Earlier this month I found myself in the vast and remote region of southeastern Washington State known as the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This is not exactly a region known for lavish wineries or tasting rooms, though I would come to find out it is home to some of the
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