Tasting Notes: Dark raspberry and strawberry notes are plush, and fly across the palate with a chocolate character, giving the wine more definition and fun. There is an uplifting and interesting spicy note, and the finish is powerful with bright fruit notes that are lengthy.
Tasting Notes: Merlot has had to overcome quite a stigma over the past decade, but wineries that continued to produce quality merlot are making some of the best in the world. Randy and Scott Snowden had sold their grapes until 1993 to the likes of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Silver Oak, Caymus, Frank Family, Viader and Ramey. They decided to start making wine in 1993 and allowed Diana Snowden (Scott’s daughter, one of my favorite winemakers) to take the helm of winemaking in 2005. Lost Vineyard is a two-acre block located on perlite and sand soils. This wine was hand-harvested and fermented with native wild yeast and aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 14 months while being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine is 95% merlot with 5% cabernet sauvignon. Diana knocked this merlot out of the park! It has beautiful structure and intensity, with loads of fruit and velvet texture. Bright flavors of red cherry and currant pop into the palate with silky finesse and elegant balance. The mid-palate is balanced with ripe red fruit, with touches of spice and whiffs of earthy underbrush. Notes of plum, vanilla and cedar are prevalent with hints of tealeaf on the long, lingering finish
Tasting Notes: Powerful and controlled from start to finish, the beautiful cherry and blackberry flavors are only enhanced by a tasty layer of baking spice flavors. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, this Yakima Valley wine delivers.
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, blackberry and dark cherry notes roll across the nose and palate, accompanied by a beautiful tea element that is reminiscent of a strong merlot blend from St. Emilion. The complexity is complemented by a nice texture and grip that keeps the finish going for quite a long time.
Tasting Notes: Smooth and expressive, this wine is dominated by raspberry, cherry and strawberry and wears its fruit-forward identity on its sleeve. Fun and loud, the flavor is intense, and the mouthfeel is plush.
Tasting Notes: This structured and powerful wine has a texture and elevated character to the fruit that gives this spirited wine a fresh approachable note. The blackberry, plum and dark cherry flavors add depth and a strong backbone to the wine.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a beautiful nose and palate of blueberries, blackberries and some nice toasted oak notes. Has fantastic power, balance and a lingering finish that’s impressive to say the least.
Tasting Notes: Aromatics of licorice, leather and blackberries jump out of the glass. On the palate you get plum, raspberries and cocoa all up front, with a floral-and-cinnamon spice mid-palate lift. As the wine finishes you get a balanced acidity with wonderful silky tannins that deliver enough grip to please any bold-red drinker.
Tasting Notes: Strong aromas of red berries, black cherries, spice and vanilla lead to an outstanding wine with elegant ripe plum and blueberry. Complex flavors also include rich blackberry cobbler, with the berries, brown sugar and vanilla, along with sandalwood incense and a hint of cocoa. This is an impressive wine with big, yet fine, texture and a lengthy finish.
Tasting Notes: This wine launches with big flavors of plum and black cherry. The lush fruits are balanced with a long and smooth finish. This is the perfect wine for buyers looking for outstanding value without a hefty price.