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2008 Davenport Cellars Continuity Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/14/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Blueberries, menthol, spice, cherry and earth. As one other poster noted can't believe this is not Bordeaux. Agree. Very solid and holding up well for 12 years of age. 92 points
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Continuity Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/11/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Wow has this one improved. Blueberries, bitter chocolate, bramble, mint, menthol and cedar. Complex wine and good acidity. Medium plus finish. Should age for another 5 plus years. 92 points
Day 2: Even better. This is a fantastic wine and while not as good as the 12 and 08 it is a tremendous value. Will be ordering some more. 93 points
Recommendation: Forget those $80 Blends from Napa and Washington State and buy this for $15.00.
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/10/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Excellent. See other multiple tasting notes of the best wine for $10 in the world!
This wine is 44% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Franc.
Fruit sources include Sheridan Vineyard in Rattlesnake Hills, Les Collines in Walla Walla and Kiona on Red Mountain.
White
8/7/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Shells, wax, lemon, sour apples and butterscotch. Rich wine and medium finish. Solid. 91 points
Day 2: A bit better with saline, lemon, shells, wax, mild butterscotch and minerals. Medium finish. 92 points
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2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/6/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 3: Another great showing on this wine and a tribute to its' aging potential. Plum, spice, menthol, dark chocolate and earth. Medium plus finish. Complex wine. 92 points
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Red
8/1/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
94 points
Day 1: Certainly better than the last bottle back on 4/19/2019. This is classic Napa Valley Merlot featuring cherry, spice, dark chocolate, minerals and blueberries. Really nice fruit on this wine. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Day 2: Wow! One of the best transformations all year on day 3. Cherry, dust, dark chocolate, black licorice, blueberries, minerals and floral notes. Medium to long finish and concentrated. Wonderful wine. 94 points
Recommendation: One of the best Merlots from California for the money and this is money!
Red
7/31/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
Day 3: Day 1 and 2 not much to write about but day 3 is a different story. Roasted meats, blueberries, smoke and mushrooms. While not a typical Pinot at this point still tasty. 88 points
Red
7/29/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
80 points
Day 1: Wish this was better but one of WTSO's worst offerings I have ever purchased. Sweet fruits, dust and chalk. Hardly drinkable and a dude. 80 points
White
7/28/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Wonderful wine with apple, spice, flint, lemon, orange peel and saline. Complex wine and medium plus finish. Good acidity. 92 points
Day 2: Still singing. Fresh and should age for another five years. 92 points
Recommendation: Drink now to 2025.
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White
7/28/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Still drinking well. Carmel, apple, minerals and spice. Medium plus finish. Great value for under $10.00.
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/23/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Only five left. Will be stocking up in the fall. Again brilliant with bright berries, earth, menthol, spice, cherry and mild oak. Medium plus finish. Outstanding wine. 92 points
Day 3: Beer on day two. Simpling awesome and this wine will age nicely easily into 2030. Really just getting started with menthol, spice, cherry, blueberries and mild oak. Balanced and medium plus finish. 93 points
Red
2012 Sleight of Hand The Archimage Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/22/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Wonderful with plum, dust, funk, gravel and exotic spices. Balanced and beautiful finish. One of the better SOH wines I have sampled 93 points
Day 2: Good but not as good. A little heat. Spice, cherry, plum, dust and earth. Lost the wonderful funk of day 1. Based on this performance drink up. 90 points
Recommendation: Pop and pour and enjoy. This wine will not age too many more years.
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2016 Marietta Cellars Armé California Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/17/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Day 1: Really impressed with this wine in other vintages. This is bit hot featuring spices, dark fruits and menthol. A good steak wine but time hopefully will settle this in your face effort down. 87 points
Day 2: Better! Coffee beans, plums, blueberries, menthol and spices. Certainly needs some aging. I have been impressed with the Marietta wines for the value they provide. 90 points
Recommendation: Hold until 2022 and beyond. Sollid wine. Potential 90-92.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec & Petit Verdot
Red
7/16/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1 & 2: Good but lacked compared to the last bottle. A bit tight and not reveling as much in terms of fruit.
Day 3: 2nd Glass is a much better experience. Some interesting floral notes along with bacon, dark cherry, earth, stone and dust. Very complex wine on day 3. 93 points
Recommendation: I would sit on these for a few years as it took until day 3 to offer awesomeness!
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2013 Sleight of Hand The Archimage Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/10/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Very nice wine with raspberries, soy, earth, floral and dark chocolate. Medium finish and balanced. 92 points
Day 2: Coming together even better than day 1. Fruit more prominent featuring blueberries, raspberries and plum. Also floral, mild soy and chocolate. Medium plus finish and overall nice complexity. One of the better SOH wines I have sampled in some time. 93 points
Day 3: A bit tired from day 1 and 2 with some sour cherry, earth, funk and chocolate. Just lacks the intensity of day 2. 88 points
Recommendation: Best on day 1 and 2. Probably one hour decant and should drink well through 2024.
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Red
7/7/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Not sure why I am drinking this on a 95 degree day but it is great. Blueberries, menthol, spice, roasted meats and dark cherry. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Day 2: Excellent featuring blueberries, earth, menthol, roasted meats and dark berries. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Day 3: Has gained a bit. Nice floral character on day 3 along with menthol, blueberries, roasted meats, spice and dark cherries. Medium plus finish and excellent value. 93 points
Recommendation: Got several of these for low $20s. Steal wine and a great Jackson Family Estates property.
White
2005 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/7/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
flawed
Clearly over the hill. Oxidized and hence no score given. Was suppose to be the red of this wine but one bottle of white was in my order.
White
7/2/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Day 1: Mineral driven featuring dust, lemon, stone and chalk. Lacks fruit and is a bit astringent. Not bad but certainly not a great White Burgundy. 88 points
Day 2: Better with stone, floral, lemon, minerals and grapefruit. Not so chalky on day 2 and more balanced. Good acidity. This needs some time. 90 points
Recommendation: Hold these until 2022 and beyond.
Red
2016 Petit Manou Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/26/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
Day 1: This is a solid. Nice minerality, tobacco, red currants and smoke. Medium finish. A really solid QPR. 91 points
Day 2: Not as good. Roasted chestnuts, tobacco, sour cherries and earth. A bit less intense and certainly a pop and pour. 88 points
Recommendation: Consume these on the younger side through 2022.
Red
6/26/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Last bottle. Excellent value under $10. Gravel, blueberries, earth and bell pepper. Medium plus finish.
Red
6/23/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Nice with cigar, blueberries, dark cherries, spice and mild oak. Classic Napa Valley wine. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Day 2: Rich wine with cigar, blueberries, dark cherries, spices, oak/vanilla and menthol. Medium plus finish. Drinking well right now. 92 points
Day 3: Not quite as good as it lost some of the fruit from day 1 and 2. More spice and tobacco. Still drinkable but recommend younger on the consumption of this wine. 89 points
Recommendation: This is a pop and pour wine and would consume this within the next few years. Not a long term ager.
Red
6/19/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Day 1: 3rd bottle tasted. Big style but tasty with dark cherries, earth, violets and spices. Medium plus finish. Lacks acidity on this bottle. 88 points
Day 2: One of my last purchases at Big Top before they sold. Better on day 2 with violets, raspberries, chocolate, earth and dark cherries. Not as intense and more pleasing to the palate. 90 points
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/16/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 4: Most people never make it to day 4 on a wine but this is legit. Sour cherries, blueberries, dust, menthol and mild oak. Medium plus finish and great acidity. A benchmark red from Washington. Might be the best wine I have ever consumed for under $15.00.
Red
6/9/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Strawberry, white pepper, underbrush, violets and mushrooms. Very intense finish and nice acidity. A great wine for the money. 92 points
Day 2: No one talks about Stangeland and been enjoy them for 15 years. Amazing value for under $20.00. Tastes like it is a $50.00 plus Pinot. 92 points
Recommendation: Buy! As good as many wines twice the price.
Red
2012 Sleight of Hand The Archimage Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/7/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Solid wine. Cherry, dust, gravel, pepper and blueberries. Good acidity and complex wine. One of the better SOH wines I have sampled. 92 points
Day 2: Has lost nothing. Cherry, gravel, dust, black pepper, blueberries and smoked meats. This is a flavorful wine and good concentration. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Recommendation: Good luck have this wine make it to day 3 and is a solid purchase.
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/4/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Menthol, blueberries, cherry, dust and minerals. Amazing as always. 92 points
Day 2: Very similar and some nice tobacco character along with the great fruit and minerality. 92 points
Red
6/2/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 1: Had this at the winery in 2017 and has not missed a beat. Very approachable Grenache featuring raspberries, strawberries, floral, stone and spice. Nice minerality on the medium plus finish. Good acidity to boot. Excellent wine. 93 points
Red
5/28/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
71 points
Drinkable but not by much. Light fruits and some spice. Simple, basic stuff. Slam it down.
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2014 Achával-Ferrer Quimera Lujan de Cuyo Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/28/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: A great 2019 purchase for only $23.00. Dark purple and featuring spice, perfume, black licorice, smoke meats, blueberries and floral notes. A big wine but no heat. Great with burgers on the grill. 92 points
Day 4: Solid and lost nothing. This is an excellent wine.
Recommendation: Excellent value.
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Red
5/27/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
Day1: Good everyday drinker. Strawberry, earth, spice and floral notes. 88 points
Day 2: Hasn't lost much and features strawberry, earth, spice and floral. Medium finish. 88 points
Red
5/25/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Very nice wine. Strawberry, minerals, soy, soil and rose petals. Flavorful and good acidity. This is a great base bottle from Rhys. 92 points
Day 2: Vibrant wine on day 2 with minerals, strawberry, underbrush, soy, earth and floral notes. Medium finish and nice acidity. This is a steal for what I paid for it! 92 points
Day 3: Holding form. Really solid stuff. $33.00 a bottle excellent Pinot!
Recommendation: Buy this wine!
Red
2013 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/24/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
Similar to the last 2 bottles. Nothing special but certainly drinkable with cherry, earth, spice, mild oak and vanilla. Meidum finish. 89 points
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/21/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
94 points
Day 1: Another strong showing. Oak, blueberries, Bing cherries, dust and earth. Medium to long finish. Big style wine on this bottle. Those who like Napa Cabs would love this. 92 points
Day 2: Another level. Tastes like a $100 bottle of Napa Cab. Oak, blueberries, Bing cherries, vanilla, spice and floral notes. Medium to long finish. This will likely be my wine of the year for the money and it is only May. 94 points
Red
5/19/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
Day 1: Savory wine with mint, spice, raspberries, floral, underbrush and wafer. Medium finish. Lacks acidity however. Not a bad Pinot but glad I only paid $22 for it. 87 points
Day 3: Let this sit an extra day before the revisit. It is better but lacks acidity and showing a bit more fruit featuring cranberry and raspberries. Less of the stemy quality of day 1 but not my style of preference. 88 points
Recommendation: I would pass. Try Sea Smoke from Fort Ross which is almost half the price.
White
2016 Tablas Creek Côtes de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles Adelaida District White Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/16/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
Day 1 & 2: Solid with minerals, lemon, dust, melon and mild spice. Medium plus finish and good acidity. Nice wine. 90 points
Day 3: A bit better with minerals, match stick, lemon, dust, melon and spices. Medium finish and good acidity. 91 points
Recommendation: Should drink well through 2024.
Red
5/16/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
Day 1: Pleasant wine featuring earth, minerals, sour raspberries, floral and underbrush. Rustic wine but tasty. Medium finish. 89 points
Red
5/13/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Always cool to be the first to post a wine on tracker. Wow! Mild funk along with strawberries, bramble, smoked meat and floral notes. Good acidity and medium plus finish. Really impressed on the pop and pour on day 1. 92+ points
Day 2: Nice funk again. Reminds me a bit of the 2007 St. Innocent White Rose. Bramble, smoked meats, floral, earth and strawberry. Medium plus finish and holding form on day 2. Really nice Pinot. 92+ points
Recommendation: While benefit from some aging. Drink 2023 to 2030.
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2016 Banshee Mordecai California Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
5/12/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
Day 1: Tasty overall. Features blackberries, ripe blueberries, spice, rose petals and pepper. Nice finish. Smooth and a crowd pleaser. 89 points
White - Sparkling
5/10/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Solid overall with lemon, spice, dough, lime and minerals. Very refreshing. Good buy under $20.00. 90 points
Red
5/8/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Savory wine with minerals, floral, raspberries, dust and earth. Wonderful wine and one of the best values under $30 of the last decade. 92 points
Day 3: Very nice with minerals, floral, raspberries, cherry and dust. Very approachable and this wine is drinking so well young. 92 points
Recommendation: Buy this wine especially if you can find it for $20.00 which was a steal in my opinion.
Wine Video: https://twincitieswinetasting.com/3-day-wine-review-transformation-in-video/
Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/8/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Davenport Cellars Wines; 12/30/2019-5/8/2020 (Minneapolis, MN): Day 1: Excellent again. This bottle features more acidity than previous bottles along with sour cherry, dust, minerals and blueberries. Medium finish and super tasty. 92 points
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Red
5/6/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
Day 1: Very nice wine with smoked meats, stone, spices, dried twigs, coffee beans and dark fruits. Finish is a bit astringent but overall a nice effort. Subtle funk on this one. 91 points
Day 2: A bit less intense. Smoked meats, stone, mild spices and dark fruits. Short to medium finish. Good but not great. 90 points
Recommendation: The more Sleight of Hand wines I drink the less I find them worth the price. Too many other WA Syrah wines that deliver for the same price.
White - Off-dry
5/1/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Peaches, slate, pear and honey suckles. A tasty treat but lacks a bit on the acidity component otherwise would be a higher score. Will see how this evolves on day 2 and 3. 91 points
Day 3: Very nice with peach, slate, pear, honey suckles and minerals. Very vibrant wine and a solid. 92 points
Recommendation: Should age for another decade.
Red
4/30/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
Day 2: Wonderful wine with really good acidity. Spice, strawberry, floral, stone and earth. Wonderful wine and one of the best Oregon wines for under $25.00 (my cost). Awesome. 93 points
Day 3: Super awesome with floral, raspberries, strawberry, earth and stone. Medium plus finish. 92 Plus.
Recommendation: Buy this!
Red
4/28/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: Nice featuring wood, mild dill, raspberries, blueberries, spice and floral notes. Balanced and nice acidity. A real winner for under $20.00. 92 points
Day 2: Really has maintained the day 1 profile. This wine will easily age through 2030. 92 points
Day 3: A bit more dill. Wood, raspberries, floral and spices. Solid but prefer this wine on day 1 or 2. 90 points
Recommendation: Drink on day 1 or 2 or hold for five plus years.
Wine Video: https://youtu.be/dWrH9Rjgq8M
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2016 K Vintners Guido Walla Walla Valley Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
4/24/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
K Vintners & Sixto & Substance Tasting; 6/18/2019-4/26/2020 (Walla Walla Tasting Room): Day 1: Certainly not a traditional Sangiovese. Spice, red hots, floral and bright fruits. Too much heat for my liking. Loved the Motor City Kitty and the Boy but this is not to my liking. Might get better over a few days. 85 points
Day 2: This is why I do day 2 and 3!!! Transformation time. Floral, spice, earth, sour cherries and minerals. This is quite tasty. Not in the league of the Boy or Motor City but certainly a game changer on day 2. 90 points
Day 3: Again better than day 1. Mild funk, minerals, floral, spices and earth. A little burnt toast on the finish. 89 points
Recommendation: Don't buy this if you are seeking Chianti. I would not purchase again but at $20 it was worth a try but not full retail.
Red
4/24/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
K Vintners & Sixto & Substance Tasting; 6/18/2019-4/26/2020 (Walla Walla Tasting Room): Day 1: Medium purple. Just smoking! Mild funk, roasted meats, menthol, black pepper, blackberries, dark cherries and dark chocolate. A big wine but no heat. Certainly some spices mixed in. Medium plus finish and delicious.
Day 2: A little bit better with funk, roasted meats, pepper, blackberries, black licorice and dark chocolate. Medium plus finish and concentrated wine. 92.5 points.
Day 3: Even better. This is a long term ager. Black pepper, roasted meats, blackberries, dark cherries, some wood and dark chocolate. Reminds me of a well made Aussie Shiraz of the early 2000s. Very big but balanced. 93 points
Recommendation: Buy and sit on for 3 to 5 years. This will drink through 2030.
Red
4/24/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
94 points
Day 1: Had this at the winery last summer which those are always a snap shot of a wine. Wow! What a sexy wine with Garrique, white pepper, stone, dust, rose petals, green olives and boysenberries. Medium plus finish and gorgeous wine. This is a great example of what Washington State can do with Grenache. From the Powerline Vineyard. If you like Cayuse this is a fraction of the cost. Picked up for $19.99 on sale!
Day 2: Still rocking. Stone, white pepper, dust, rose petals and green olives. A really good New World representation of CDP. Lovely. 94 points
Day 3: Holding true to form and a bit more pepper and floral. Outstanding wine. 94 points
Recommendation: Buy!
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Red
2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/21/2020 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
Day 1: 3 Day Wine Reviews Best everyday wine! Nice fruit along with minerals, menthol and floral notes. Medium finish and a crowd pleaser. 92 points
Wine Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=vieLhObGYKc&feature=emb_title
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