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Tasting Notes for Ryonie

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Red
4/13/2015 - Ryonie wrote:
Amazed there was still life in this bottle. Decent fruit but definitely past its prime. Cherry, leather and tobacco and the most sediment I've seen in a bottle in a long time.
Red
10/23/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
95 points
The best Tempranillo I've tasted. Absolutely beautiful. Concentrated and chewy, long finish, great fruit. Wish I could drink this on a regular basis!
White - Fortified
9/29/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
98 points
One of the best desserts I've ever tasted. Medicinal, sweet and almost syrupy. I've been sipping on this for a month and hope there are still a few sips left for the next month. Brilliant wine and worth every penny.
Red
8/29/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
93 points
Great fruit and finish. Surprised by the acid still on it. Could easily sit for another 5+ years before hitting proper drinking window. Just purchased this bottle from the library at the winery a week ago and will be back for more to add to my cellar.
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Red
8/29/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
92 points
A great bottle holding very well. Great fruit and acid, wish I had more to hold for a couple more years.
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White
6/8/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
90 points
Not what I was expecting, it was mostly better. A little apple, with flowers and herbs. Great minerality and dry finish.
Red
4/29/2014 - Ryonie wrote:
Pulled the wrong bottle from a recent club purchase. Definitely needs some aging as the acid way too big for the 1 hour decant time I had. Will be purchasing more though as this should be spectacular years down the road.
Red
10/19/2013 - Ryonie wrote:
93 points
Surprised by the alcohol on the nose since it is only 13.3%. Cherry and tobacco with long finish.
Red
2008 Cayuse God Only Knows Walla Walla Valley Grenache (view label images)
7/22/2013 - Ryonie wrote:
95 points
Brilliant! Stinky, which drove many away tonight from the bottle which thrilled me. 3 hour decant, back in bottle for 1 hour. Loved every second of it!!
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Red
3/15/2013 - Ryonie wrote:
Tannins you can chew on in this wine. Loved it at first taste on release in December, 2010, went to sleep a little bit, but is a lion again. This is the way a brilliant wine should taste.
Red
2/15/2013 - Ryonie wrote:
I've given this wine a 95-96 before when tasted, but it's a little shut down right now. Had a 24 hour decant and it still wasn't ready. If you've got some 2008, hold on to it a few more years before you enjoy.
Red
2009 Sheridan Vineyard L'Orage Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2013 - Ryonie wrote:
94 points
Took to a restaurant and is still really tight. Needs some decant time, but incredible tannins that I love in a Sheridan wine. Can't wait to see how this ages.
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Red
11/3/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
Definitely past it's prime. Was concerned it was corked at first but realized it just didn't have much life in it.
Red
10/26/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
93 points
Still very green. Bought today and decanted for 1 1/2 hours. Showed well, but will be much better with a longer decant or over time.
Red
10/8/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
92 points
Pop and pour was still very approachable but needs at least an hour in the decanter. Couldn't wait to try it though to see about getting more.
Red
10/2/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
Decanted for 10 hours, still needs more bottle time. Great wine, but will wait to give a rating until the next bottle down the road. Approachable, but will only improve.
White
9/23/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
91 points
Really opened up nicely when warmer than I normally drink a white. Great flavor!
Red
9/15/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
94 points
This is one of my favorite bottles of wine ever. I've had at least a dozen bottles and it never disappoints. The Grenache shows through very well. Wish I could drink it every day.
Red
9/15/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
93 points
Showed extremely well in a blind tasting against Quilceda and Sheridan.
Red
9/15/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
95 points
Won a blind tasting with 12 quality palates and noses over Quilceda and Sheridan. Double decanted all wines for 10 hours. Beautiful bottle of wine.
Rosé
5/13/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
89 points
Very decent and refreshing rose, especially or someone that doesn't drink a lot of them.
Red
2008 Figgins Estate Red Wine Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/12/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
92 points
Decent, but not worth the money. I enjoyed it as it was a gift, but I would be disappointed if I paid $85 or more for this bottle as theirs plenty of others for less that are equal in taste and quality.
Red
4/28/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
96 points
Decanted 2 days, still very tight. Lovely wine, but still needs time and will be even more phenomenal.
Red
4/7/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
94 points
Amazingly good even with a pop and pour and less than 24 hours after receiving the shipment. Bought 3 more immediately after.
Red
3/31/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
98 points
Drank along side an 07 Hartwell cab, 08 Blankiet cab among others that were definitely a little smaller. This was hands down the wine of the night. Rocked everyone's world!
Red
2004 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/2/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
92 points
Was very surprised this wasn't as open as I expected after a 2 hour decant. Should have read the other comments more closely. Very soft but also lower alcohol than I'm used to. Will be a better wine in years to come.
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Red
2/25/2012 - Ryonie wrote:
94 points
Still young, but the comment about this wine was "it's every thing a wine should be".
Red
10/20/2011 - Ryonie wrote:
93 points
Based on previous comments, this might have needed a little more bottle time. I thought it opened nicely!
Red
9/23/2011 - Ryonie wrote:
92 points
Still very young but opened nicely with a 2 hour decant. Can't wait to see how it evolves over time. It's going to rival most other Walla Walla syrahs.
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