Wine Reviews


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5800258001USLighter in color, this wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The aromas are locked up tightly on first pour, opening up over time to reveal notes of herb, spice, flower and dark cherry. The palate is more giving, with abundant but still elegant cherry and herb flavors that linger on the finish. It's all about elegance.Estate Bottled Carriage House DuBrul Vineyard9050WashingtonYakima ValleyColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCôte Bonneville 2011 Estate Bottled Carriage House DuBrul Vineyard Red (Yakima Valley)Bordeaux-style Red BlendCôte Bonneville
5800358002USSingle vineyard Rieslings are a relative rarity in the state. This one brings aromas of lime zest, citrus, white peach and apricot. It drinks off dry, leaning a bit sweeter but with well-balanced acidity along with plentiful peach and orange flavors. Apple notes persist on the finish. The sense of balance is impressive.Estate Bottled DuBrul Vineyard9022WashingtonYakima ValleyColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCôte Bonneville 2016 Estate Bottled DuBrul Vineyard Riesling (Yakima Valley)RieslingCôte Bonneville
5800458003USBoth dried and juicy red currants form the core of this impressive wine, made in larger quantities with a deft hand. Medium bodied and offering grip and structure, this restrained version of the variety doesn't skimp on flavor.9025CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneDecoy 2015 Zinfandel (Sonoma County)ZinfandelDecoy
5800558004GreeceCherry and strawberry aromas lead this beautifully hued, complex rose'. The palate offers layers of herbal, blackberry and strawberry, with a brisk minerality and spicy finish adding dimension.Amethystos9018DramaSusan Kostrzewa@suskostrzewaDomaine Costa Lazaridi 2016 Amethystos Rosé (Drama)RoséDomaine Costa Lazaridi
5800658005SpainDusty white-fruit aromas lead to a firm palate with fine acidity, minerality and a sense of completeness. Dry slightly spicy apple and peach flavors finish in elegant form. This is everyday Godello at its best, meaning no bells and whistles, just fruit, slate and acidity.9020Northern SpainValdeorrasMichael Schachner@wineschachCasal Novo 2015 Godello (Valdeorras)GodelloCasal Novo
5800758006FranceThis small property is in the same ownership as nearby Château Clauzet. The wine, half-and-half Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is dense with bright black-currant flavors under the firm tannins. These and the wood-aging flavors will integrate well, giving a concentrated wine to drink from 2021.9035BordeauxSaint-EstèpheRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau de Côme 2014 Saint-EstèpheBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau de Côme
5800858007FranceBold and fruity, this wine is rich with smooth tannins and a fine ripe texture. Powered by its structure and its dark fruits, it is a wine for serious aging. Drink from 2022.9050BordeauxSaint-ÉmilionRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Fleur Cardinale 2014 Saint-ÉmilionBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Fleur Cardinale
5800958008FranceFrom the north of the Haut-Médoc, just outside Saint-Estèphe, this wine has a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon. That yields black-currant fruit and tight tannins. The spice from wood aging will integrate as it matures to give a rich juicy wine. Drink from 2020.9025BordeauxHaut-MédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Lamothe-Cissac 2014 Haut-MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Lamothe-Cissac
5799157990FranceThe wine comes from a selection of parcels on the Castera estate. With a majority (60%) of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is structured and firm and still developing. It has red-berry and black-currant fruit along with plenty of tannic structure. Drink the wine from 2020.Château Bourbon la Chapelle9017BordeauxMédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Castera 2015 Château Bourbon la Chapelle (Médoc)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Castera
5799257991FranceBig and bold, this is a rich wine with firm tannins that are balanced by dense fruitiness. Spice, a dark texture and concentration hint at the extraction although this does not detract from potential of the fruit. Give this several more years before drinking, certainly don't try it before 2020.Cuvée Prestige9033BordeauxLussac Saint-ÉmilionRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau des Landes 2014 Cuvée Prestige (Lussac Saint-Émilion)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau des Landes
5801058009FranceThis is one a group of chateaus just to the north of Saint-Estèphe owned by the Fabre family. Ripe and rich, it is already a smooth and fruity wine. Black plums and black currants shine here supported by a dry core of tannins that is sure to soften. Drink from 2019.9020BordeauxHaut-MédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Landat 2014 Haut-MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Landat
5799357992FranceAlready a soft wine, this is packed with fruit. Yes, there are tannins, but they are well integrated into the berries. It is fruity and juicy, with hints of wood aging. Drink from 2019.9029BordeauxSaint-EstèpheRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Haut Tour de Coutelin 2014 Saint-EstèpheBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Haut Tour de Coutelin
5801158010FrancePhilippe and Gilles Reich have produced this rich while structured wine from their family vineyard. It has generous black fruits that are supported by wood-aging flavors and finely balanced tannins. The majority Cabernet Sauvignon blend gives juicy black-currant fruit. Drink this wine from 2018.9040BordeauxMédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau l'Argenteyre 2014 MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau l'Argenteyre
5799457993FranceThis rich wine is approaching maturity. Secondary animal aromas, dried fruit and richness are showing well, allowing this ripe wine to shine. The warm 2009 vintage comes out in the density and the dusty tannins. This is ready to drink.9018BordeauxHaut-MédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Malescasse 2009 Haut-MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Malescasse
5801258011FranceThis is rich, full of jammy Merlot and with layers of tannins interspersed with crisp acidity. It feels full, ripe, structured and likely to age well. With its youthful exuberance, it will be ready to drink from 2019.9024BordeauxLalande de PomerolRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau les Graves de Lavaud 2013 Lalande de PomerolBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau les Graves de Lavaud
5799557994FranceThis is the second wine of the Phélan-Ségur estate. With its firm tannins and layers of wood aging, it is a wine that will need time. At this stage, the wine is dry although the rich berry fruits offer intensity and the potential for a fine wine. Drink from 2020.La Croix Bonis9030BordeauxSaint-EstèpheRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Phélan-Ségur 2014 La Croix Bonis (Saint-Estèphe)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Phélan-Ségur
5799657995USBarrel-forward aromas of vanilla and toast are in front of herb and cherry. The palate brings a sense of polish and appeal, with the tannins bringing some squeeze on the finish.Cold Creek Vineyard9030WashingtonColumbia Valley (WA)Columbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportChateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))Cabernet SauvignonChateau Ste. Michelle
5801358012FranceThis is a powerful wine with a strong presence of Cabernet Sauvignon to give structure as well as fruit. The wine has great acidity and a rich texture along with ripe plum and black-currant fruit. It comes from an 18th-century estate in the southern Médoc. Drink from 2022.9034BordeauxHaut-MédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Maucamps 2014 Haut-MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Maucamps
5799757996USA no-fuss approach makes this aromatic and smoothly textured wine a treat. The oak influences suggesting tamarind and cedar are subtle and complementary to the good black cherry and black-plum flavors. Supple tannins lend a light bite to the mouthfeel.9038CaliforniaLodiCentral ValleyJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsCinnabar 2014 Cabernet Franc (Lodi)Cabernet FrancCinnabar
5799857997USRounded and approachable, this estate-driven wine is 100% varietal and dusty on the palate in tight-grained oak and tannin. The flavors are richly rewarding, etched in chocolate-covered raspberry, clove and an herbal undercurrent that's hard to pin down.Hirondelle Vineyard Estate90120CaliforniaStags Leap DistrictNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneClos du Val 2014 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District)Cabernet SauvignonClos du Val
5801458013FranceThis is a stylish wine with a touch of minerality as well as acidity. It is light in character with a tangy texture and fine pure fruits. The wine is ripe while never excessive. The bitter coffee flavor will surely pass as the wine matures. Drink from 2024.Arômes de Pavie90BordeauxSaint-ÉmilionRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Pavie 2014 Arômes de Pavie (Saint-Émilion)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Pavie
5799957998USSeeing only neutral French oak, reserved but intriguing aromas of dark raspberry, herb and plum are followed by well-constructed dark-fruit flavors. It's equal parts intrigue and delivery.Roskamp VIneyard Block Two9050WashingtonSnipes MountainColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCo Dinn 2014 Roskamp VIneyard Block Two Syrah (Snipes Mountain)SyrahCo Dinn
5801558014FranceThe ripe 65% of Sémillon is the secret behind this rich wine. While at the young stage it has a herbal character that is going to fill out impressively to give a creamy wine with a touch of vanilla and fine crisp, juicy acidity. Drink from 2020.9027BordeauxGravesRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Rahoul 2014 GravesBordeaux-style White BlendChâteau Rahoul
5800057999USBrooding aromas of huckleberry, braised meat, flower and mineral lead to a full-bodied palate, rich with blue and purple fruit flavors that possess a supple seamless feel and a lengthy finish.Component Collection Estate Vineyard9085WashingtonRed MountainColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCol Solare 2014 Component Collection Estate Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain)SyrahCol Solare
5801658015USA firm, young, compact, nicely sculpted wine, this shows pinpoint fruit flavors of quince and pear. There are subtle highlights of gin-like botanicals, and the flavors penetrate clean and clear all the way through a lingering finish.9035OregonApplegate ValleySouthern OregonPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Cowhorn 2015 Viognier (Applegate Valley)ViognierCowhorn
5800158000USDone in the very dry, herbally infused Santa Cruz Mountains style, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc offers cohesive aromas of black cherry, oregano, gravel and graphite. The mouthfeel is soft but with a tannic tension, showing tart and cedar-laced black plum, elderberry, bittersweet chocolate and tobacco flavors.Test Pilot F-869041CaliforniaSanta Cruz MountainsCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannCooper-Garrod 2011 Test Pilot F-86 Red (Santa Cruz Mountains)Bordeaux-style Red BlendCooper-Garrod
5801758016USConcentrated, jammy fruit flavors meet full body and sturdy tannins in this well-made wine. It has a large presence due to alcoholic strength and the ripe spectrum of its fruit flavors, which includes raisin, black cherry and dried fig. Yet, tannins and acidity provide a firm texture that keeps it feeling balanced.Estate9038CaliforniaLivermore ValleyCentral CoastJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsDante Robere 2014 Estate Syrah (Livermore Valley)SyrahDante Robere
5801858017USThis Chardonnay is striking in its ability to convey marshmallow roasting over a campfire. It's full-bodied and lush, its rich fruit core of apple and pear seemingly dressed in clarified butter. That richness, however, doesn't weigh down the palate; it finishes with refinement.9028CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneDavid Bruce 2014 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)ChardonnayDavid Bruce
5801958018FranceBeautifully pure cherry notes are subdued on the nose and fight against the privations of the 2014 vintage. There is lip-smacking freshness and admirable concentration on the textured palate with its velvety folds. The finish is clean and dry. Drink now through 2019.Vieilles Vignes9055AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Barmès-Buecher 2014 Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir (Alsace)Pinot NoirDomaine Barmès-Buecher
5802058019FranceHeady notes of dried Damask rose petals rise straight from the glass. The palate has the same strong aromatic impact, countered with pleasantly bitter texture. This is an unusually powerful and highly concentrated Muscat and comes with a medium body. This is best showcased next to strong cheeses. The finish is clean.9023AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Charles Baur 2015 Muscat (Alsace)MuscatDomaine Charles Baur

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