Went to a tasting of all Washington wines last night. Didn't take any detailed TN's, just jotted down a few notes on each wine.
2003 Columbia Crest Two Vines Shiraz
2003 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet/Merlot
Cab/Merlot was the best of the bunch, followed by the Shiraz. If you're looking for a good cheap everyday wine, these are hard to beat. No heat, no real flaws in any of the wines. Just simple and easy to drink.
1999 Domaine Ste Michell Luxe - Nice sparkling wine. Toast and tropical fruits on the palate. Coated the tongue.
2003 Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling - Solid wine as always
2003 Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Chardonnay - Butter and oak dominated, fruits hidden. Not to my liking.
2003 Ste Michelle Cold Creek Chardonnay - Same as above
2003 Ste Michelle Ethos Chardonnay - More my style, crisp, smooth, with subtle minerals and fruits.
All of these had been opened from 1-3 hours before the tasting. The one exception was the Stella Maris.
2002 Ste Michelle Reserve Merlot - Incredible nose. Very rich and lush. Great fruit, and spice. My 2nd favorite of the night.
2002 Ste Michelle Reserve Syrah - A little tight, but has great potential. Earth and leather on the nose. Dark fruits and earth on the palate.
2002 Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Cabernet - Cherry(Thats all I have written down )
2002 Ste Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet - Gobs of fruits; mostly cherry and blackberry. Fairly tight as well, but enjoyed it.
1998 Ste Michelle Col Solare Red - WOW. Dark Purple, lush feeling, coats the tongue with a finish that lingers on forever. Chocolate, currant, black fruits, spice, with earthy hints. Loved this. WOTN.
2002 Northstar Stella Maris Red - Tasted out of a bottle that was opened right before it was poured. Very tight, lots of cherry on the nose.
2000 Northstar Merlot - No notes. But I remember enjoying this one.