Washington State

Excelsior, MN

Tasted March 2, 2019 by 3daywinereview.com with 61 views

Introduction

A great evening of Washington State Wines as 10 of us gathered at Connie's House. Jim and Connie made two wonderful dishes to pair with the wines.
The star of the show was the Syrah wines. Thank you Sherry and Joe for the bonus Royal City! My wine of the night was the Sheridan Singularity.

Flight 1 (9 notes)

White
2014 K Vintners Viognier Art Den Hoed Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley
90 points
Another solid showing of this wine with floral, orange slice, honey suckles and pear. Medium finish and good acidity. Enjoyed by the group.
Recommendation: Drink now.
White
2014 SIXTO Chardonnay Uncovered USA, Washington
91 points
While not Burgundy certainly not New World oak Chardonnay. Good use of oak with spice, floral, lemon and apple. Picks up some nice minerality on the medium plus finish. Balanced overall and based on the last sampling of this wine and its evolution I would say another 3 years plus of enjoyment.
Recommendation: I would hold these one to three years for peak enjoyment.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2010 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley
90 points
Cigar, earth, red currants, minerals and subtle spice. Fully integrated and certainly peaking. The group enjoyed it and the most Bordeaux like compared to the other wines sampled tonight.
Recommendation: Drink now.
Red
2013 L'Ecole No. 41 Apogée Pepper Bridge Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
91 points
Big style with dark currants, oak, vanilla, minerals and spices. Concentrated and powerful. Medium to long finish. Decanted for 2 hours. Solid wine and needs time. 91-94.
Recommendation: Drink after 2021.
Red
2012 Sleight of Hand Cabernet Sauvignon The Illusionist USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
92 points
Showing really well tonight with coffee beans, minerals, blueberries, plum and spice. Medium plus finish and very balanced. This wine has many years left in the tank. Decanted 2 hours.
Recommendation: Decant a few hours or hold for 2 to 3 years.
Red
2008 Sleight of Hand Syrah Levitation USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
92 points
Bacon, black fruits, minerals, smoke and pepper. Good concentration and medium finish. Very balanced effort and hitting its peak.
Recommendation: Drink now to 2021. Might go longer but why risk it.
Red
2008 Sheridan Vineyard Syrah Singularity USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley
95 points
Rockstar Wine! Big and powerful but balanced. Pepper, blueberries, Bing cherries, mineral, tar and earth. This is still an infant and could age another decade. Complex and multilayered finish. A benchmark Syrah for Washington. Did not decant this.
Recommendation: Drink now to 2029.
Red
2015 K Vintners Syrah The Beautiful USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
94 points
Beautiful again. Very unique wine with floral, game, white pepper, licorice and minerals. Very concentrated wine and long finish. This show well again and was a top ten wine for me last year.
Recommendation: Drink now to 2024.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2014 K Vintners Syrah Royal City USA, Washington
93 points
Bonus bottle from Sherry and Joe. Thanks! Black olives, minerals, subtle fruit, tar and spice. Not a big wine on the pop and pour but I will assure you this will benefit with age. I think the reward will be big. 93-96.
Recommendation: Hold. Drink 2022 and beyond. 93+
1 person found this helpful Comment
© 2003-20 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close