Convergence Zone Cellars Storm Front

IMG_3726.jpgPurchased from Costco, $20

Convergence Zone Website, $29

Wine Magazine Write Up 


Aaron: I enjoyed this bottle but the flavor was a little light.  Strawberry and light tan bark with eucalyptus on the nose.  The flavor was slightly tannic with stones from a rocky riverbed.  Tart red berries on the finish.  89 points.

Teri: Aaron and I met this winemaker while at Costco (he was only selling bottles at the site for a few days). We mentioned we appreciate most bottles from Red Mountain and he suggested this one. Most of the fruit is from Red Mountain, although not enough to place it as the AVA on the bottle. He wasn’t wrong! This wine is bold and smooth with a nice finish. I tasted black currant, raspberry, creamy brie, and some mushroom. 93 points! 

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Terra Blanca Arch Terrace 2012 Cabernet Franc

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Terra Blanca Website, $65


 

Aaron: The bright strawberry and sunflower nose was unique. Chocolate is prominent and surrounds blueberries and creamy blackberries.  This is very appealing and easy to drink.  Not a ton of earth but a hint of wet tree bark from a hiking trail.  This is really good.  91 points

Teri: This wine tastes of currant, mild strawberry, rhubarb, and soft white spicy pepper. Smooth tannins, medium bodied, and very easy to drink. This is good for an everyday wine, except for the price point. 88 points

Kirkland Malbec 2017

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Wine Enthusiast Info


Aaron: Mossy mushroom nose with currants.  Flavors feature gravel and red apple with some tart raspberries at the end.  Not really spicy as expected, pretty smooth and medium-full bodied, good enough to drink.  89 points

Teri: Dark cherry and some tar on the nose become prominent flavors of black pepper, green wood, red fruits, and a finish of prune on the wine. Medium to hearty tannins. It’s earthy and full but nothing spectacular. 87 points. Great for the price point.

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.