- Efeste Final Final Columbia Valley 2011 Product #29354 (In Stock)
A 50/50 Cab/Syrah blend; bold and rich.
"Full medium ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, game and smoky Taransaud oak. Grabs the palate with energetic primary dark berry fruit and a sexy meaty sweetness but the tannins clamp down on the finish. Very closed today but has the stuffing and spine to reward several years of cellaring. These wines are very reasonably priced."International Wine Cellar 91+? points
"An earthy aroma, with a solid streak of the barnyard running through it, introduces this Cabernet-Syrah blend. The dark red fruits bring richness and texture to the midpalate, with pencil lead, coffee grounds and a hint of gun metal adding interest to the finish."Wine Enthusiast 90 points
- Quilceda Creek Red Columbia Valley 2012 Product #28955 (In Stock)
A stunner; perhaps the best ever for this second wine of Washington State's benchmark Cabernet producer. The CVR Red is made from barrels that didn’t quite fit with the main Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The quality is very high – anything not “excellent” at Quillceda Creek is sold off in bulk – but these barrels are a tad more forward, open, and fruit-centered than made sense for the main wine. Of course, those characteristics – plus the much reduced price! – make them a perfect choice for drinking younger at big savings!
“The 2012 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine is a declassified blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with splashes of Merlot and Malbec. It offers up plenty of classic Quilceda character with notions of blackberry liqueur, toasted spice, graphite and licorice as well as full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Already supple and approachable, yet with notable tannin structure, it will deliver the goods on release, and over the following decade or more. Drink 2014-2024.”Wine Advocate 92-94 points