Kiona Estate Red Mountain – Pioneer Red – Version II

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Purchased from Kiona, $23

Kiona Wine Info

Great Northwest News Article


Aaron: This is a great blend.  Red, small berries with cedar chips.  Fruity and full with vanilla and a nutty finish.  The juicy, velvet on the swallow is pleasant and easy to drink.  The flavor is smooth and full, very enjoyable.  90 points

Teri: I love this wine! We are wine club members with Kiona and I just added more of these bottles to the most recent release. It has a beautiful smell which is followed by flavors of cherry and strawberry on the wine. Then a smooth smokey/buttery finish. Complex yet easy to enjoy. 91 points. 

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Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Duckhorn Website, $30

Total Wine & More, 19.97

Wine Magazine Write Up

BevMo, $26.99

Vivino Info


Aaron: This is really nice and smooth but crisp like a sav blanc.  I enjoyed the subtle melon and pineapple with a pleasant surprise.  This is a good, solid bottle that’s easy to enjoy.  90 points

Teri: You will find tropical fruits along with some lemon on the smell. The wine feels ‘full” for a white (often I like to say these ‘drink like a red wine’). I enjoy the flavors of lime, peach, and some apricot with its crisp finish. Very easy to drink with nice complexity. 90 points.

Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

IMG_3416Duckhorn Website, $30

Vivino Info, $20

Total Wine & More, $18

Wine.com, $25


Aaron:  This was great! Really smooth but crisp and balanced.  I enjoyed the subtle melon and pineapple flavors with what I can only describe as a sunrise (yea…corny I know).  Solid bottle that’s easy to enjoy, especially if you can find for a little discount.  90 points

Teri: This Sauvignon Blac is easy to drink with nice complexity overall and a crisp finish. It carries a nice smell of tropical fruits and lemon. The body of the wine is full with flavors of lime, peach, and some apricot. 90 points. 

Gruet Blanc de Noir NV

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Total Wine & More, $16.99

BevMo, $15.99

Wine.com Info


Aaron: Dry and crisp with a mellow finish.  This sparkling was fine on its own but great with a refreshing appetizer.  I got a lot of white strawberry and green ferns on this very dry Blanc de noirs. 91 points

Teri: Aaron and I enjoyed this bottle at a wine bar in Scottsdale Arizona. I’m very glad we did because it is now one of my favorite sparklings! Easy to drink with tremendous flavor. Dry overall with flavors of peach, almond, and honey. Crisp with plenty of bubbles. 90 points