2011 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

With an extremely inviting nose of white pepper, toasted oak and dried dark fruit; This fabulous Washington State Cabernet has firm tannins, pleasant acidity and entrancing flavors of semi tart blackberries, black licorice, slight smoke and dry herbs.  A great representation on Walla Walla Cabernet with a lengthy, poised finish.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2011 Gard Vintners “Don Isidro” Red Wine, Columbia Valley

This Red blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Syrah 46%, Merlot 8% lends a nose of sweet oak, mild perfume and baking spice, while expressing a dense offering of extracted wild dark fruit upon the palate. A dream pairing with that magnificent beef or lamb dinner. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2011 Dry Creek Vineyards “The Mariner”

Bold, but yet elegant; This Dry Creek Valley Bordeaux blend is the “Iron fist in the velvet glove”, expressing amazing depth and layers of refined earth, bursting blueberries, lusciously ripe dark plum and scintillating herbaceousness. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Dry Creek

Coyote Canyon Winery, Prosser WA

Happy Wine Wednesday and I have been blessed to taste some great wines from Coyote Canyon Winery, located in south central Washington State. Here are my thoughts on what I discovered.

2013 Coyote Canyon Winery, Albarino:  This Washington state expression of the wonderful, Portuguese and Spanish white grape offers an inviting, golden hue. With clean notes of pear, spice and faint sodium on the palate. This slightly viscus, refreshing wine is well calculated and extremely food friendly with its lovely acidity.

2013 Coyote Canyon Winery, “Life is a Rose”:  This 100% semi sweet Barbera rose expresses a luscious note of perfectly ripened strawberries accompanied with a wisp of mild herbaceousness. A perfect picnic and Summertime wine that is destined to be a crowd favorite

2011 Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Buck Syrah Reserve:  Elegant, yet dense; This thoughtfully structured Syrah gifts concentrated flavors of divine dark fruit, baking spice and a wisp of rosemary.  Lamb is the ultimate pairing for this glorious red.

2011 Coyote Canyon Winery, Tres Cruces:  This 91% Syrah with a splash of Grenache and Mourvedre is medium bodied with rich savory flavors of plum, blueberry, black licorice and toasted oak.

2012 Coyote Canyon Winery, Primitivo:  With semi jammy dark fruit and wonderful notes of clove, tobacco and lime zest. Think Amador County with a little more fruit; A yummy, fullfilling Zin/Primitivo!

It was a truly an honor and wonderful ride tasting  these extremely well balanced and tasty wines. Try them for yourself here:  357 Port Avenue, Studio A, Prosser,WA, 99350, or order online. Just click the pic below.


2011 Northwest Totem Cellars Grenache

This Washington State expression of Grenache lends a bright, pleasant nose of rose petal, sweet perfume and cedar with enticing flavors of black pepper and soft dark fruit. With vibrant acidity and a clean vanilla finish; hail Master Winemaker, “Captain” Mike Sharadin for orchestrating this wonderfully, elegant wine.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2012 Envolve Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley

Crisp with pleasant notes of minerality, grapefruit, lemon and fresh herbs; this California Sauvignon Blanc is truly inviting. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  

2012 sauv blanc

2011 Iota Pelos Sandberg Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills Oregon, Pinot Noir

With a beautiful, clean nose of sweet tree bark, faint menthol and rich soil; this outstanding Pinot is accompanied by a wet, lean mouth feel, masterful acidity and profound flavors of semi tart red cherry intertwined with dark cherry, poetic smokiness, sweet cedar and a lengthy cranberry finish.  An awesome wine!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2012 Naked Winery Oh! Orgasmic Tempranillo, Columbia Valley

With a wonderful mouthfeel and clean, heavenly attributes of sweet cedar, mild vanilla, black pepper, wild concentrated blueberries and delectable plum. This New World expression of the Rioja gem, Tempranillo is absolutely outstanding! Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 




Domaine Pouillon Winery Black Dot “Lot 12”

This scrumptious field blend expresses racy, huge flavors of smokey dark fruit, strawberry, kirsh and anise. Hearty, gripping and richly engaging; The Black Dot “Lot 12” is yet another killer release from Domaine Pouillon. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.



2011 Domaine Filliatreau Saumur Chateau Fouquet, Loire, France

Lending relaxed offerings of lightly powdered dark berries, faint bell pepper, cinnamon. This extremely mellow Cabernet Franc ends softly with a mild dark cherry finish. This is a wonderful, affordable easy sipping red for those upcoming Holiday parties. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  


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