Wine Reviews

2214122140USBlended with 13% Syrah, this wine opens with notes of cassis, smoke, sweet herb, vanilla and tar. The black-fruit flavors are full bodied but still retain a sense of vibrancy and deftness. The finish stretches out and the tannins provide some chew.Estate9149WashingtonWalla Walla Valley (WA)Columbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportWoodward Canyon 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley (WA))Cabernet SauvignonWoodward Canyon
2214222141USA solid and nuanced sip of this varietal for a fair price, this bottling of older vines from Paso's eastern flanks shows plump elderberry and cedar on the elegant nose. A smoked-chocolate flavor hits the palate, bolstered by blackberry syrup, white pepper, bay leaf and dried basil, with plenty of both tannin and acid.Old VInes Rio Cedar VIneyard9123CaliforniaPaso RoblesCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannClayhouse 2013 Old VInes Rio Cedar VIneyard Petite Sirah (Paso Robles)Petite SirahClayhouse
2214322142FranceProduced from 25-year-old vines, the wine was aged in oak for 24 months. It is a concentrated wine that is ripely spicy, full of black fruits and tannins that are still very present. It is a dense wine that will develop well, impressively rich and still balanced. Drink this wine from 2019.K-Lys9127Southwest FranceCahorsRoger Voss@vossrogerClos Troteligotte 2012 K-Lys Malbec (Cahors)MalbecClos Troteligotte
2214422143FranceThe wine is rich with a dusty tannic character. It has black-currant flavors that are packed with both fruitiness and balanced acidity. The organic grapes give a pure line of ripe fruits that are going to integrate well with the tannins. Drink starting from 2018.K-Or9122Southwest FranceCahorsRoger Voss@vossrogerClos Troteligotte 2015 K-Or Malbec (Cahors)MalbecClos Troteligotte
2214522144ChileThis ripe, dark Maipo Syrah opens with slightly generic aromas of blackberry and black cherry. Rich, resiny and creamy on the palate, this tastes oaky at first; next come roasted spicy blackberry flavors in front of a minty finish with wood-spice notes and barrel-related tannins. Drink through 2021.Gravas del Maipo91125BuinMichael Schachner@wineschachConcha y Toro 2014 Gravas del Maipo Syrah (Buin)SyrahConcha y Toro
2214622145USReserved on the nose at first, this wine eventually releases pressed black raspberry and elderberry fruit as well as a peppery teriyaki element. Similar fresh fruit shows on the palate, enhanced by anise, dried sage and other aromatic herbs.Worth Hill VIneyard9149CaliforniaPaso RoblesCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannCulton 2013 Worth Hill VIneyard Petite Sirah (Paso Robles)Petite SirahCulton
2214722146USThe second of the producer's estate Syrahs, this one planted in Altamont soils, this full-bodied beauty shows juicy acidity in support of blackberry, blueberry and black licorice. Compost and tea provide an earthy underside, as the finish grips in leather.Altamont9148CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneDehlinger 2013 Altamont Syrah (Russian River Valley)SyrahDehlinger
2214822147FranceA clean aspect shines through this wine that offers all the freshness of green and yellow citrus along with a herbal glint, perhaps of citrus foliage. This is concentrated and comes with disarming purity and freshness that's wonderfully precise and dry.Glintzberg9119AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Roland Schmitt 2015 Glintzberg Riesling (Alsace)RieslingDomaine Roland Schmitt
2214922148FranceRiesling has an ability to unite opposites: ripeness and tartness of fruit, a slender frame and unexpected weight. This dry and harmonious wine shows off these contradictions perfectly. A spiky freshness of citrus meets the generosity and juiciness of stone fruits. It is the dialectic between them that thrills.Les Princes Abbés9118AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaines Schlumberger 2014 Les Princes Abbés Riesling (Alsace)RieslingDomaines Schlumberger
2215022149USThe aromas are brooding, with notes of orange peel, mineral, raspberry and cranberry. The palate is flavorful yet reserved with a lingering fruit-filled finish.Grand Ciel Grand Ciel Vineyard9168WashingtonRed MountainColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportDoyenne 2013 Grand Ciel Grand Ciel Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain)SyrahDoyenne
2215122150USThis has lots of fresh, lively fruit characteristics in the aroma and the flavor. It's well balanced, showing good firm acidity and fine tannins to blanket the ripe cherry and plum flavors. It's medium bodied, very appetizing and agile.Angel Camp Vineyard9158CaliforniaAnderson ValleyJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsDutton-Goldfield 2013 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)Pinot NoirDutton-Goldfield
2215222151USThis delicious wine smells very fresh, like putting your nose into a fruit salad. It tastes more dry, like lemons and crisp apples. Medium bodied, it offers good acidity and appetizing balance.Chileno Valley Vineyard9130CaliforniaMarin CountyNorth CoastJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsDutton-Goldfield 2015 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling (Marin County)RieslingDutton-Goldfield
2215322152USAromas of coffee, dried herbs, vanilla, flowers and cherry lead to ripe, full-bodied fruit flavors. The silky feel and lengthy finish only adds to the enjoyment.Estate Riverbend Vineyard9134WashingtonWahluke SlopeColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportFielding Hills 2013 Estate Riverbend Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Wahluke Slope)Cabernet FrancFielding Hills
2215422153USThis is a full-bodied and extroverted wine. It smells like melted butter and baking spices and tastes like nougat and caramel with just a touch of sweetness. Oaky in a moderate way, it offers great citrus and pineapple on the midpalate and a lingering finish.Reserve9120CaliforniaClarksburgCentral ValleyJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsBogle 2014 Reserve Chardonnay (Clarksburg)ChardonnayBogle
2215522154PortugalFermented in amphorae, the wine is rich and dense as if it had been fermented in open fermenters. The wine is ripe and very concentrated, full of black plums and generous tannins. It still needs to age, so drink from 2018.Herdade São Miguel Art. Terra Amphora9122AlentejanoRoger Voss@vossrogerCasa Agricola Alexandre Relvas 2015 Herdade São Miguel Art. Terra Amphora Red (Alentejano)Portuguese RedCasa Agricola Alexandre Relvas
2215622155USExotic yellow-spice notes meet with lean lime pith on the light and crisp nose of this old-vine expression from a historic winery. Meyer-lemon rind and juice show brightly on the palate, where grippy chalkiness complements rich lemon-curd flavors.Heritage Vines Estate Grown9120CaliforniaChaloneCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannChalone Vineyard 2014 Heritage Vines Estate Grown Pinot Blanc (Chalone)Pinot BlancChalone Vineyard
2215722156EnglandGolden color and hints of oatmeal on the nose signal some evolution. The palate rewards this notion with rounded harmony: there is the merest touch of dark honey to the autolytic notes of wholemeal biscuit. Rounded lemony freshness stirs through everything and is dispersed with all of the tiny bubbles bursting. Lovely, resonant, very integrated and lasting.Three Graces9150EnglandAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoChapel Down 2010 Three Graces Sparkling (England)Sparkling BlendChapel Down
2215822157FranceAs is right for a Bandol, Mourvèdre is the dominant grape in this rich wine. It is spicy from the same wood aging that also gives a mint-chocolate flavor to the powerful red-plum and berry fruits. The wine is still young, still firm. Drink from 2019.Tradition9130ProvenceBandolRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau d'Azur 2014 Tradition Red (Bandol)Provence red blendChâteau d'Azur
2215922158USDeep cherry, sagebrush and cola are laid across wet slate and purple flowers on a complex nose in this appellation-wide blend from Richard Sanford's team. Crushed wild herbs, like mint, sage, thyme and pine needle are prominent on the palate, backed up by a splash of red fruit.9140CaliforniaSta. Rita HillsCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannAlma Rosa 2013 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)Pinot NoirAlma Rosa
2216022159USAromas of finely ground black pepper, green herbs, orange peel and cherry are followed by tart, soft, sumptuous cranberry and savory flavors. The finish extends into the distance. It's all about feel and focus.Art Den Hoed Vineyard9135WashingtonYakima ValleyColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportArdor 2013 Art Den Hoed Vineyard Mourvèdre (Yakima Valley)MourvèdreArdor
2216122160US100% varietal, this wine reveals aromas of dark coffee, pencil lead, dried herbs and dried dark fruit. The flavors are rich and focused, showing layers of depth and intensity and a long finish. It's a hedonistic display of the variety, though at times it seems to get a bit dried out.9145WashingtonRed MountainColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCorvus 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain)Cabernet SauvignonCorvus
2216222161USFrom one of the few producers to have estate-grown Syrah in the appellation, this wine comes from vines planted in Goldridge soils. It offers robust notions of tangy red fruit, leathery pepper and wild game, a worthy representative of the variety that could stand more time in bottle. Drink now through 2020.Goldridge9145CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneDehlinger 2013 Goldridge Syrah (Russian River Valley)SyrahDehlinger
2216322162FranceGenerous notes of ripe, juicy pear lead on nose and palate of this wine. An earthy, slightly bitter edge lends definition and texture but undereath it all lies the purity of fresh-cut Conference pear and lemon. This wine is bone-dry and lip-smackingly refreshing.Barriques9137AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Ostertag 2014 Barriques Pinot Gris (Alsace)Pinot GrisDomaine Ostertag
2216422163FrancePure notes of Conference pear define both nose and palate. The body is textured and concentrated but remains slender. Fresh acidity, dryness and slightly bitter pitch make for a beautiful, poised outline. Purity and length stand out.9120AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Roland Schmitt 2015 Pinot Gris (Alsace)Pinot GrisDomaine Roland Schmitt
2216522164GermanyAn unoaked blend of 68% Chardonnay and 32% Pinot Blanc, with the peach and sweet-corn Chard flavors to pair with the orange and grapefruit notes of the Pinot Blanc. It's round and mouthfilling, finishing with hints of spice and citrus. Drink now.Chardonnay & Weissburgunder Trocken8725PfalzJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzKnipser 2005 Chardonnay & Weissburgunder Trocken Chardonnay-Pinot Blanc (Pfalz)Chardonnay-Pinot BlancKnipser
2216622165ItalyThe millennial vintage of Campora (Cabernet Sauvignon) is understated in an elegant way and doles out measured aromas of dried fruit, prune, strawberry tart and spice. It's a lighter style, making it suited for white meat or pasta dishes.Campora87TuscanyToscanaFalchini 2000 Campora Cabernet Sauvignon (Toscana)Cabernet SauvignonFalchini
2216722166IsraelWith 18 months in French oak and another 18 months in bottle before release, this is a developed and complex wine with serious cassis and blackberry flavors accented by notes of menthol, tea leaves, cocoa nibs and black currant leaf. Structured and firm with velvety tannins and a long finish, this will continue to develop if cellared.Yatir Forest Kosher8765Judean HillsLauren Buzzeo@laurbuzzYatir 2004 Yatir Forest Kosher Red (Judean Hills)Cabernet BlendYatir
2216822167USArgyle's reserve shows more barrel flavor than the regular Willamette Valley bottling, highlighting an interesting mix of Asian spice and coffee. But the tannins are oddly absent; there seems to be a bit of a hole in the back of the wine. It opens beautifully, then hits a dead spot. A good wine, but missing something.Reserve8737OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Argyle 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)Pinot NoirArgyle
2216922168ItalyThis Sangiovese-Canaiolo blend has loads of sweet spice on the nose. There's so much spice, in fact, it's not easy to locate its natural core of red fruit. The mouthfeel is great with lingering tones of white mineral and toasted wood.Il Priore8715TuscanyToscanaIl Colombaio di Santachiara 2005 Il Priore Red (Toscana)Red BlendIl Colombaio di Santachiara
2217022169ItalyHere is a masculine and robust blend of Sangiovese, Cab Sauvignon and Merlot that exhibits thick concentration and aromas of exotic spices, cherry, prune, plum, vanilla and Amaretto. The nose is gorgeous but the mouthfeel is less convincing, with firm tannins.Tuscany8720TuscanyToscanaKirkland Signature 2004 Tuscany Red (Toscana)Red BlendKirkland Signature

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