Red Wine | Bottle

Efestē | Ceidleigh | Syrah

64

Red Mountain’s AVA is apparent as this wine opens with a slight hint of pleasant menthol aromas and grilled meats. The mouthfeel is jammy, full of candied red fruits. This wine ends with classic silky tannins.

Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, WA | 2016

Long Shadows Vintners | Pirouette | Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec/Petit Verdot

94

The 2017 Pirouette has an expressive nose with a firm core of dark fruit and mocha flavors, displaying a layered concentration of black cherry and well-integrated oak spices. Vibrant and full-bodied across the mid-palate, this is a texturally pleasing wine with a broad and lengthy finish.

Columbia Valley, WA | 2017

Long Shadows Vintners | Chester-Kidder | Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

94

Barrel aromas of char, toast, roasted coffee bean and spice are at the fore. Pitch-black fruit flavors follow, with smooth tannins backing it up. Coffee and chocolate notes linger on the finish. It’s tasty, though the fruit seems subsumed by the style at times

Columbia Valley, WA | 2016

Quilceda Creek | 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

224

The 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley showcases the singular and elusive perfume of Champoux Vineyard at its very best. Aromas and flavors of violets, lavender, blackberry, cassis, and plum fruit can be found in the wine with nuances of cocoa nib, spice, and minerals. The ethereal, silky texture allows the rich fruit to coat the palate in a horizontal fashion, allowing the taster to experience the purity and seamless integration of all its elements in wonderful harmony. Drink now through 2040.

Columbia Valley, WA | 2017

Quilceda Creek | 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

289

The 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a truly majestic wine with great purity, class and breed. The wealth of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry fruit is remarkable, with hints of spring flowers, cocoa powder, roasted herbs, forest floor and minerals. This wine will have a large drinking window due to the seamless integration of all its elements. Drink now through 2037.

Columbia Valley, WA | 2015

Efestē | Big Papa | Cabernet Sauvignon

90

Blackberry and black plum show strength, but are not so ripe as to lose the wonderful herbal qualities such as fresh oregano and tarragon. The tannins are fine with wonderful focus. Finishes with dark chocolate and leather. Yum!

Columbia Valley, WA |

Figgins | Estate Red | Bordeaux-style

120

Explosive, high-toned nose of mixed florals, vibrant candied cherries, freshly picked blueberries, and pencil shavings. The palate has layer upon layer of plum and dried figs.

Walla Walla, WA | 2018

Leonetti Cellars | Cabernet Sauvignon

149

Inky depth of color. A classic and timeless Cabernet nose sporting notes of ripe blackberry and marionberry, cassis, dried herbs, olive tapenade, cedar, vanilla, and coffee. The palate is balanced with bright acidity and sings with notes of plum, black cherry and baking spices. The tannins are beautifully elegant in this vintage and the wine rewards with a very soft and long finish.

Walla Walla, Wa | 2019

Mark Ryan | Long Haul | Merlot

85

Black cherry, Italian plum, clove, toasted oak and red meat. The palate is lush with filled with vanilla, mocha and cherry. The texture is bold with impressive structure and great length.

Red Mountain, WA | 2017

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