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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 Hands, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2012

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Recommend decanting. This can be easily accomplished by pouring into a clean glass pitcher, if you do not have a “proper” decanter. Wait at least 30 minutes, preferably one hour before enjoying this. N/ Deep notes of slightly smoked plums skins dominate her nose. Ripe currant. Crushed fall leaves. Forest floor. Taffy. Suntan lotion. T/ […]

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USA, Red blend, Les Chevaux (Merlot dominated), Columbia Crest, Horse Heaven Hills, Cascade Mountains, Washington, 2010

Red blend of: 80% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Syrah. N/ Plum stew, blood, game, black cherry and flint. Pine needle tea. Black tea. Dominated by acidic snaps of flint dust. Balloons and band aids. Barrel room. Forest floor. A bit wild and interesting. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. The first thing you taste is a […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Crest, Cascade Mountains, Washington, 2010

N/ First thing that hits you are notes of petrol, which are far more common in Riesling than Chardonnay. Once the surprise ends then one is treated to another… green onions. Thick, round, and medium oaked. Yellow tropical fruits, pear juice, and notes of crisp hay. Soft citrus and honeysuckle aromas also sporadically tempt. T/ […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Crest, Cascade Mountains, Washington, 2010

Red blend of: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Tasted between 1 and 3 hours post-decant. N/ Clean plum stew, game, flint and pine. Thick with forest floor, smoldering campfire wafts (reminiscent of a Chilean Carmenere), and bright cassis. Mushrooms, barrel room, and delightfully savory notes present on the tail end of […]

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