Sean Sullivan at Washington Wine Report tastes and recommends Washington and Woodinville wines.
The following are standout wines from recent tastings. (Woodinville)
Avennia Arnaut Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 2014 $50
High toned aromas of herb, raspberry and iron lead to a fresh, layered palate that brings a sense of vibrancy.
Brian Carter Cellars Solesce Red Wine Columbia Valley 2012 $65
Cabernet Sauvignon is out front on this Bordeaux-style blend. It’s tight as a drum at present, with aromas and flavors of spice, dark cherry and coffee. One for the cellar.
EFESTE Final-Final Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Columbia Valley 2013 $30
There’s a whole lot of wine packed into this bottle for this price. Generous aromas of blue and purple fruit intermingle with cherry and herb. It’s full and palate coating in feel.
EFESTE Big Papa Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013 $60
This wine offers a medley of herb and dark fruit aromas and flavors, with lifted floral accents. One for the cellar.
Gård Grand Klasse Reserve Syrah Lawrence Vineyards Columbia Valley 2013 $50
The flavors of huckleberry, orange peel and flowers are full bodied and palate coating. It pulls no punches.
PLUS Value Wine Mentions:
Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014 $15
Jammy black fruit aromas lead to full, rich dark fruit flavors. It’s a quality-to-price ratio winner.
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014 $12
Milk chocolate, spice and cherry aromas are followed by silky, smooth fruit flavors, mixing fruit and barrel.
Read the entire list on Washington Wine Report