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Evening Land Gamay (Oregon)
Raspberry, strawberry, cherry, cranberry, blueberry – Leads with a rich, ripe nose of red and blue fruits, a hint of spice, and a touch of smokiness from the volcanic soils. On the palate, the wine is soft, pillowy, and approachable on the entry. Complexity and spice start to creep in on the mid-palate and the finish brings a bright zip of acidity and an encore of the exuberant fruit from the nose. (92 pts)
Lower East Syrah (Washington)
Plum, blackberry, cherry, violet, green peppercorns, black tea, fresh thyme – Plush, approachable tannins that build on the mid-palate. Racy acidity backed finish. Smooth, balanced, and elegant. New oak for 19 months.
Starside Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
Sweet huckleberry, plum, chocolate – From Wine Enthusiast (91 pts) – Enchanting aromas of huckleberry, parsley, dried herbs, black currant, and dried flower lead to full-feeling plum, orange peel, and herb flavors. Lightly grainy tannins provide support, and coffee flavors finish it off. It shows a lovely sense of balance, with its best days in front of it a big-time winner for the price. Editors Choice.
Domaine Dozon Chinon Rosé (France)
Strawberry, apricot, cherry, bell pepper – Sustainable + organic grapes. Super smooth, dry & crisp. 100% Cab Franc, fermented in fiberglass tanks
Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Green apple, citrus, nectarine, spice – Delicious, dry, and beautifully balanced white blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle. Vines are 45 years old and the winery pays it’s pick crews double for perfectly ripe grapes. Excellent value.
Wilridge Chardonnay (Washington)
Green apple, tropical fruits – Certified organic, dry-farmed at high elevation and meant to age in the bottle. Un-oaked with crisp acidity and minerality