Purchased 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!
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
Purchased from Kiona Winery Tasting Room, $20
Aaron: This was tasty. White pineapples and grapes with light green leaves. There’s a slight butter and citrus flavor, which is generally appealing and flowery. Pretty good. 90 points
Teri: Kiona’s Zeus – Version 2 – Is a verticle blend (multiple years together) which is why they put version numbers instead of a year on the bottle. The white blend has creamy flavors and good body. I taste Bartlet pear, peach, and pine nuts along with pineapple on the finish. Very easy to drink but rich and full. 90 points
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.