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2013 Basalt Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley
Medium body red wine. Nice blackberry
  • rakasome commented:

    3/9/20, 5:03 PM - Hi there. I'm Ray in Missoula. Just curious how you acquired the Basalt. I've been buying and visiting them for 10+ years.


  • rakasome commented:

    3/9/20, 6:43 PM - There's one wine shop and I think he's gouging folks. The Wine Merchant. I don't buy there. I'm a Wine Club member at 7 different wineries. Make 1-2 trips a year to WA & OR to stock up and try new places. I'm a Walla Walla junkie. Was good to hear from you! -Ray-

N.V. Woodward Canyon Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
1/2/2013 - FLI Does not like this wine:
78 points
Why would a brand like Woodward Canyon sully themselves with such plonk? A debasement. Tasted like a bad port - high alcohol, volatile overripe berries. Worst wine of 2012.
  • rakasome commented:

    12/10/19, 7:26 AM - Totally agree. Crap.

2015 Dowsett Family Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
3/26/2019 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
8+ months since last bottle. I think it got richer in flavor. Color is gorgeous. Soft mouth. Wonderful.
  • rakasome commented:

    10/18/19, 11:04 AM - Yes. Most excellent. --Ray--

White - Sparkling
N.V. Tassin Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay
12/11/2016 - oropeza Likes this wine:
88 points
Lemon and apple up front with a stony, minerally middle and a good acidic finish. Kinda reminds me of a good Chard that just happens to have bubbles. Really fun to taste alongside a Marne Champagne and compare, this has none of the brioche / marshmallow / caramel / etc flavors.
  • rakasome commented:

    7/29/18, 2:10 PM - Funny, it IS a chardonay!

2014 Saviah Cellars Syrah The Funk Walla Walla Valley
Major mistake opening this too young Funk Syrah in June 2018. Harsh, not very fruity or tasty for a syrah from the Rocks. I have several more bottles which should not be opened for two or three years.
  • rakasome commented:

    7/12/18, 9:07 PM - The last few Rocks vintages from them have been just awful. Way too much funk for me!

    Ray in Montana.

2010 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
7/17/2014 - egd584 Likes this wine:
87 points
Easy to drink and plenty of body. A little too much fruit to be a favorite Cabernet. More tannins and earthiness would be welcome.
  • rakasome commented:

    6/6/18, 6:08 PM - Should of let it sit a wee more in the cellar.

2009 Waters Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
3/11/2015 - Pedroel Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking well. Well made, straightforward WA cab, but without anything other than good fruit. Not seeing Jamie Brown as a rockstar winemaker.
  • rakasome commented:

    12/24/17, 3:31 PM - Why don't you like Brown. He has such a solid reputation it seems to me. I do not know him but sure d enjoy his products.

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