Tag: Yakima Valley

Stevens Winery Black Tongue Syrah 2014, Yakima Valley, Washington State

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, peppercorn, coffee, chocolates, alcohol and light earth.

Full bodied with medium acidity and smooth.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, light medicine and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Syrah from Yakima Valley. Big and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

This 7 year old from the great 2014 vintage is drinking very nicely now. Drink in the next 5 years.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Good right out of the bottle, very tasty and good by itself. A good porch wine, too.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses by the lake.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.


L’Ecole No. 41 Winery Yakima Valley Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2020, Washington State

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Nice gentle nose of flowers, citrus, tangerines, honey, white peaches, green apples, almonds, light spices and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with ripened green apples, spices, bitter herbs, black pepper and earth.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Chenin Blanc from Washington State. Easy drinking with a nice buttery mouthfeel. A New World wine with a touch of France.

Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up.

A good everyday wine and good for parties or the pool.

I paired it with a grilled octopus and Australian prawn on a bed of squid ink Pappardelle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.


Sheridan Vineyard L’ Orage Red Wine 2003 Yakima Valley, Washington State

Dark ruby in color with a nice brick rim.

On the nose light blueberries, black currants, cooked cherries, dried fruits, raisins, cedar, light vanilla, earth, vegetables, dark coffee, dark chocolates, leather, tobacco leaf, smoke, cola, pencil lead, black pepper, wet leaves and black tea. Wonderful and complex.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, raspberries, ripened blueberries, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, earth, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, coffee, vinaigrette, light vegetables, green olives and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cranberries.

This is a wonderful 17 year old Red Blend from Yakima Valley. Showing so much complexity, with nice balance and mouthfeel. Elegant, delicious, mature, and tangy on the finish.

Thank you Paul for sharing.

Needs time to open up properly and show the complexity, and great all by itself.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

I had the 2015 vintage a year ago and it was a delicious treat as well, although not as complex.

This is a wine that needs to be had with good friends and talked about. No need to mess it up with food.

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$60 (current vintage).