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Red

2011 Cultura Kairos

Yakima Valley Red Blend more

4/20/2015 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 91 points

Lots of deep red fruit on the nose and a hint of chocolate. Good weight and nice finish. Looking forward to revisiting tomorrow. - 91 pts.

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Red

2009 Griffin Creek Merlot

Rogue Valley more

1/2/2015 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 91 points

First Merlot I had that drank like a Pinot! Very light, but bearing great flavor and weight that was a little unexpected. Will try to obtain more!

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Red

2010 Lillian Winery Syrah

Santa Barbara County more

8/17/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 94 points

Another fantastic vintage of Lillian from Maggie Harrison! Love these wines! Seamless, ripe and nice mouth feel.

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White

2012 Antica Terra Chardonnay Aurata

Willamette Valley more

8/9/2014 - kwn70 wrote: 96 points

Not a single rough edge on this wine. Simply delightful! The oak is ever so light and is there to simply give the wine a kiss of smoothness the contributes to the seamless texture and flavor of the wine. Likely the best white wine I have ever had!

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Red

2008 Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/25/2014 - kwn70 wrote: 82 points

Young and disjointed. Possibly flawed/ defective. First night revealed some nice smoke on the nose, but still a little hot. Tannins a little rough too. All this after a couple hours of decanting. Should have started the decant at lunch! Questioning the great "value" folks refer to with this red blend.

Night 3 it was worse. Thought some time after decanting would help mellow things out. Nope. Not corked, but pretty dang bad.

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White

2012 Antica Terra Chardonnay Aurata

Willamette Valley more

5/24/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 94 points

One of the best chardonnays I've ever had. Tasted quite a few others from the Willamette Valley over a day, but this was hands down the best, most unique and most complex.

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Red

2009 Lillian Winery Syrah

Santa Barbara County more

4/26/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 96 points

Killer wine! Had this at the tasting room and it was even more delightful than I remember. Seemless and delicious. Great deep garnet color, ripe fruit and long finish. Just purchased more (2010)!

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Red

2008 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette

Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/29/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

There's no doubt that this wine as structure to go the distance. Double decanted for a couple hours. Easy to drink right now regardless. Enjoyed a few glasses after dinner. Would pair great with a steak.

Day 2 - Enjoyed on the deck and got a lot of deep red fruit with a green hint lurking in the background. Enjoyable wine, but if I had more I would hold them for at least a few more years before revisiting.

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Red

2011 Forgeron Cellars Primitivo Stonetree Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

3/28/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 88 points

Good Friday night wine indeed! Liked this better at the tasting room, but it's still easily approachable and great with pizza when you just want a nice tasting, well priced red.

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Red

2008 No Girls Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

3/23/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 94 points

Another enjoyable No Girls wine! Decanted for 4 hours. Great aromatics on the nose and super smooth. Looking forward to trying the '09!

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Red

2010 Buty Syrah Beast Clonal Selection #174 Phinny Hill Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills more

3/7/2014 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 90 points

Pretty enjoyable young Syrah. Nice red berries on the nose with a hint of leather. Pretty easy drinking with pizza on a Friday night.

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Red

2009 Maison Bleue Gravière Upland Vineyard

Yakima Valley Snipes Mountain Red Rhone Blend more

10/19/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

Drank too young. There is still a little heat on the nose and some slightly rough tannin structure that would benefit from a few more years in bottle. A well crafted wine nonetheless.

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Red

2009 Betz Family Bésoleil

Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend more

10/19/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

Drinking very nice right now. Very smooth given its youth and how "big" most of the Betz wines tend to be.

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Red

2010 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3

Horse Heaven Hills more

5/18/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 88 points

Baking spice, dark berries and a touch of oak on the nose. Spice, cherries, dark berries and oak on the palate with a fair amount of grip on the finish. For $8.99 one would be hard pressed to find a better Washington State cabernet with this QPR.

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Red

2011 Ayoub Pinot Noir Meredith Mitchell

McMinnville more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

Very earthy, wet forest on the nose. White pepper, black cherries, and blueberries on the palate. Ample acid makes for a nice, bright finish. Will be fun to pair up with food after some aging.

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Red

2011 Ayoub Pinot Noir Estate

Dundee Hills more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

Very unique nose similar to the smell of Délice de Bourgogne cheese. Mo stated this would pair up nicely with triple cream cheese and I agree. Raspberries and earth on the palace. Was a pleasure to drink.

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Red

2009 Lillian Winery Syrah

Santa Barbara County more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 94 points

Opaque magenta. Salty air and red meat on the nose. Delicious spice, blackberry and blue fruit grace the palate. The smooth finish goes on and on! One of the wines of the year so far!

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Red

2011 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica

Willamette Valley more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 93 points

Nice garnet color. Beautiful aromatics. More fruit forward than the Ceras, showing ripe blue fruit. Light on its feet with a great mouth feel! The type of wine that would pair up well with food, but delightful just by itself!

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Red

2011 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Ceras

Willamette Valley more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 93 points

Darker garnet color. Pretty floral notes with a touch of fresh beef. Nice structure. Well balanced tannin give it a slight grip on the finish, while remaining very delicate.

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Rosť

2011 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Rosé Erratica

Willamette Valley more

5/11/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

Very interesting color. Was as dark as some light Pinot Noirs! Very unique aromatic. Nice minerality with medium acid and a touch of salinity. Very smooth.

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Rosť

2012 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé

Columbia Valley Rosé Blend more

4/24/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 88 points

Pretty salmon/pale brick color. Nice nose displaying honey, tropical notes, watermelon, and a touch of grapefruit. The palate is immediately graces with a tartness and nice level of acidity. A hint of strawberry and melon notes appear. A nicely crafted rose for the money.

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White

2011 Buty Beast Spring Creek

Walla Walla Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

4/14/2013 - kwn70 wrote: 85 points

Still not sure what I think of this wine. Faint melon notes on the nose with a fairly unsophisticated palate and short finish. Would have liked to see more minerality and fruit throughout. Will revisit to see if my opinion changes.

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Red

2010 Proper Wines Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

4/13/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 94 points

Very impressed with this Syrah! The nose was great right out of the gates! Decanted for about forty-five minutes. As we enjoyed it, the nose transitioned from having undertones of blue fruit to a touch of lavender to a hint of pine as we finished off the bottle. Very unique for this price point! Nice, smooth mouth feel and balanced across the palate. Just signed up in their club for a case!

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Red

2008 Buccella Merlot

Napa Valley more

3/2/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 93 points

Pretty much pop and poured. Had a little air time, but would have likely benefited from several hours decanted. Very intriguing nose. Aside from the rich cherry undertones and port-like qualities, I was never able to put my finger on the third, intriguing quality. It made me keep coming back for more nose-time though. On the palate, this was a very rich and elegant merlot. Fruit forward and able to stand on its own as a wine to simply sit back and enjoy with friends.

I have to mention the bottle, as the labeling and wax detail were very nice. Additionally, the bottle itself was the thickest, blackest 750ml bottle I have ever handled! Serious glass!

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White

2011 Sleight of Hand Chardonnay The Enchantress Old Vine

Yakima Valley more

3/10/2013 - kwn70 Likes this wine: 92 points

This is one of the best domestic Chardonnays I've had in a long time! Enjoyed at the SoH winemaker dinner at Crush in Seattle. Very similar to a Chablis I has a few weeks prior. Will definitely revisit!

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