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Boushey Vineyards Syrah 2021

Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Nose of blue fruits with light wood, cherry candy, tobacco, violets, barnyard and chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, blueberries, oak, spices, vegetables, peppercorn, tobacco, dark chocolates, iron/blood, black tea and bitter herbs.

Soft finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Syrah from Yakima Valley in Washington State. Soft and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. Feels like a light Northern Rhone red.

Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Buttery and spicy. The nose is a little stinky as expected.

Not in your face kind Syrah. Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in the decanter.

This Single Vineyard is a good quality wine that will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Nice to see a lower ABV from Washington State.

100% Syrah grapes were fermented with native yeast. A small production of only 14 barrels made.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— 2 months ago

Ira, Paul and 6 others liked this

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Estate Grown Columbia Gorge Gamay 2018

Nice light body and big Columbia valley flavor. The love of beaujolais with the washington terrior. Fun wine to drink and drink now. — 4 years ago

P and David liked this

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Horse Heaven Hills Grenache Carignan 2016

So smooth and opens up amazing! Miss being an hour drive to this place! Great Washington French funk! Glad I found this winery... — 5 years ago

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Red Mountain Mourvedre 2021

Pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Light nose of red fruits with light wood and chocolate notes.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, cherries, light oak, spices, licorice, earth, herbs, chocolates, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

This is a young Mourvedre from Washington State. Showing mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Feels like a Cotes du Rhône red, right out of the bottle. After 90 minutes of airtime it feels more like an old world Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years and see how it evolves.

Soft, spicy and elegant. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

100% Mourvedre grapes were handpicked, 50% whole Cluster. A small production of only 14 barrels. Unfined.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$65.
— 2 months ago

Bob, Paul and 10 others liked this

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Cinsault 2017

Solid, drinkable — 4 years ago

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Horse Heaven Hills Rosé Blend 2017

Summer in a bottle. This Rose is superb. True French style rose (not Pinot Noir). 40% Mourvèdre 33% Grenache 27% Cinsault. The 2017 only 27 barrels produced. It’s an amazing wine. — 5 years ago

P, Jason and 3 others liked this

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Estate Grown Viognier 2019

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9.4

With Paul A — 3 years ago

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Cuvée Elena Red Rhone Blend 2018

JFP
9.1

Excellent opener. Fits well with asparagus and chicken. As well as a chocolate dessert — 3 years ago

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Subduction Red Blend 2017

49% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 12% Carignan, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvedre. High toned cranberry & tart strawberry notes. Acid forward & quite fresh. Always a great qpr and a must buy every vintage for me. — 4 years ago

Brian, Eric and 19 others liked this

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Scintillation Brut Underwood Mt Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2016

White flowers, brioche, beer bottle cap, dried thyme. Snapping acidity, frothy mousse, compact racy bubbles, crisp floral-citrus zest finish. Base wine is emphasized and present, not always the case in new world sparklers. — 5 years ago

Ira and Daniel P. liked this