Not many on the planet that are bigger promoters of Washington State Wines. I drank these two wines this past week. One is $75 & one $35 a bottle.
- 2015 Kevin White Winery Pionnier Boushey Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (10/11/2022)
Day 1: Wow is this good. Christmas spice, raspberries, exotic spices, black pepper and floral notes. Medium plus finish and nice acidity. What a wonderful wine for $30. 93 points
Day 2: Wonderful and one of the better Kevin White’s I have tasted which is a lot. Bramble, Christmas spice, raspberries, black pepper, floral, tar and menthol. Medium plus finish. Concentrated and long finish. 94 points
Day 3: This is showing very similar to day 2. This wine has a ton of life left.
Recommendation: Name 3 wineries for the money better than Kevin White in Washington? (94 points) $35.00
- Kevin White Winery
- 2011 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah Foothills Reserve – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (10/11/2022)
Day 1: Aromatic! Strawberry, wet stones, black pepper, violets, earth, green olives and pepper corn. While not a powerhouse the finish on this wine is quite long. Complex and a thinking wine drinkers’ wine. Outstanding effort and many more years of drinking. 94 points
Day 2: Nice evolution of change on day 2. This is a bit bigger in style than the elegance of day 1. Blueberries, cherry, black pepper, earth, black olives, exotic spices, rose petals and wet stones. Super complex and even better than day 2. Yes 10 plus years from vintage good wines improve on day 2 and there is a solid glass waiting day 3. 95 points
Day 3: Hard to believe this improved on day 3 considering its age but it did. Black olives, exotic spices, roasted meats, black pepper, rose petals, pepper corn, earth and blueberries and sour cherry. Long, complex finish over a minute. Certainly, a wine of the year candidate and better than any Syrah I tasted at the Walla Walla Syrah Festival this past summer. 96 points
Recommendation: This wine is off the charts and for the $75 I paid with shipping I am thrilled I have one more. Drink through 2030. (96 points) $75.00