Archive for the ‘Walla Walla’ Category

Best Value Red of 2016/17: CH Lot 575, 2014 Red Blend, Red Mountain, Washington State

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Syrah, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

Only in America will you find a winemaker who will mix a Rhone varietal into a classic Bordeaux blend. "America, Fuck Yeah!" This wine appeared in my autumn shipment mixed case from Cameron Hughes, and it was a revelation. After I ...

A big, peppery kiss on the mouth: 2011 Result Of A Crush

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 Posted in Cheap and Red, Syrah, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

My most recent gig had me traveling a lot over the past year. So much so that I'm one flight away from "gold status" on my airline of choice, and only half my flights were with them this year. I ...

Dumas Station 2012 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cellar Treasures, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

Dumas Station is one of my personal treasures in the wine world. I stumbled upon them at a local eatery in my small town. By habit I tend to scroll right past the standard reds right to the "interesting reds" ...

You can not buy this wine.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Malbec, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

But I will sell you the empty bottle! (Inquire within) WWV only made 125 cases, and then only sold it to their club members. As the TV ads from the 80s said, "Membership has its privileges." I have two more bottles ...

Cellar Treasure: 2002 “K” Syrah

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Syrah, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

Apologies for the dearth of reviews of late, but I have basically limited my intake to the same Chilean wines I've been reviewing over the past year already. I figured you didn't want to experience deja vu all over again. ...

Much Merriment

Friday, September 25th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Expensive, Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

A nice little birthday dinner for the Mrs. Barbarian of the household and once again we visited her favorite haunt. She loves to explore the menu, trying new things. Me? I order the same thing every time: New York Strip, ...

A Tale of Two Carmenères: Beresan & Root:1

Friday, May 15th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Carmenère, Chile, Expensive, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season ...

Basel Cellars 2006 Claret

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Syrah, Walla Walla, Washington State | 1 Comment »

Horrible photograph of a very nice wine. Sorry for the lack of posts lately... I came down with the flu a while ago and it utterly destroyed my senses of smell and taste for weeks. I've been recovering and along the ...

Walla Walla Wine Wine

Monday, October 6th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Malbec, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

Through an unusual set of circumstances completely unrelated to anything I do here online I found myself in Walla Walla, Washington recently. This is far from my home and a place I had never been before. What an amazing place. ...