Parker Issue 177 California/Washington

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Issue 177 6/30/08
California Rhone Rangers (Central Coast) - by Robert M. Parker, Jr.


Davis Family Vineyards 2006 Syrah Guyzer Block Russian River - 94  'A sensational discovery'
Linne Calodo 2006 Cherry Red Paso Robles - 94
Linne Calodo 2006 Leona's Paso Robles - 91 '…style falls somewhere between a top red Burgundy and a first rate southern Rhone…just intriguing stuff!'
Linne Calodo 2006 Outsider Paso Robles - 90
Linne Calodo 2006 Problem Child Paso Robles - 91
Linne Calodo 2006 Rising Tides Paso Robles - 94 'The sexiest, most opulent wine in this portfolio'
Linne Calodo 2006 Sticks and Stones Paso Robles - 94
Melville 2006 Syrah Donna's Santa Rita Hills - 92 '…captivating and endearing wine.'
Melvile 2007 Viognier Verna's Vineyard Estate Santa Rita Hills - 94 '…may be the finest example of this varietal I have tasted in California.'
Saxum 2005 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red Paso Robles - 95+
Chiarello Family Vineyards 2005 Petite Sirah 'Old Vine Roux' Napa Valley- 88

Washington State - by Dr. Jay Miller


Betz Family Winery 2006 'La Serenne' Yakima Valley - 94
Betz Family Winery 2005 'Pere de Famille' Yakima Valley - 95
Cote Bonneville 2005 Carriage House Yakima Valley - 90
Cote Bonneville 2006 Chardonnay Yakima Valley - 91
K Vintners 2005 'Ovide en Cerise' Walla Walla Valley - 94
K Vintners 2005 'Roma' Walla Walla Valley- 93
K Vintners 2005 Syrah Cougar Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley - 92
K Vintners 2005 'The Deal' Sundance Vineyard Wahluke Slope - 94
K Vintners 2003 'The Hustler' Walla Walla Valley- 97 '…a full-bore, pedal to the metal wine…'
K Vintners 2005 Syrah Morrison Lane Walla Walla Valley- 91
K Vintners 2007 Viognier Columbia Valley - 91
Charles Smith Wines 2005 Syrah 'Heart' Royal Slope - 97
Charles Smith Wines 2005 Syrah 'The Skull' Royal Slope - 98
Charles Smith Wines 2005 Syrah 'Old Bones' Royal Slope - 99
'For a fascinating demonstration of terroir, do a side-by-side tasting of the 2005 K Vintner and Charles Smith Syrahs but bring a lot of ribs and pulled pork BBQ and turn it into a party.'
L'Ecole No. 41 2005 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Walla Walla Valley - 93
L'Ecole No. 41 2005 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley - 92
L'Ecole No. 41 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley - 89
L'Ecole No. 41 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley - 91
L'Ecole No. 41 2006 Chardonnay Columbia Valley - 89
L'Ecole No. 41 2007 Chenin Blanc 'Walla Viola' - 88
L'Ecole No. 41 2005 Merlot Columbia Valley- 88
L'Ecole No. 41 2006 Semillon Columbia Valley - 90
Owen Roe 2006 Syrah 'Ex Umbris' Columbia Valley - 90
Tamarack Cellars 2006 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley - 88
Tamarack Cellars 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley - 89
Tamarack Cellars 2006 Chardonnay Columbia Valley - 87
Tamarack Cellars 2006 Merlot Columbia Valley - 87
Tamarack Cellars 2006 Firehouse Red Columbia Valley - 86
'…I recommend them (Tamarack) all without hesitation'
Walla Walla Vintners 2006 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley - 87
Walla Walla Vintners 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley - 88
Walla Walla Vintners 2006 Merlot Walla Walla Valley - 86

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