Skip to main content

Review: Goose Ridge Vineyards g3 @GooseRidgeWines

2011 Estate Bottled
Red Wine Blend
Columbia Valley

Goose Ridge Vineyards was founded by the Monson Family in 1999. Goose Ridge is an estate winery dedicated to handcrafting wines from grapes grown on their 1,400 acre vineyard. Veteran Columbia Valley winemaker Kendall Mix joined Goose Ridge Vineyard & Estate Winery as head winemaker in April of 2010. While I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mix at tasting events, this is my first review of one of his Goose Ridge red wines. Visiting with him at the winery is on my list. Call me.

The Goose Ridge tasting room is located in Richland, Washington off of Dallas road, a short drive for me. A cozy fire and comfortable chairs make for the perfect winter in wine country destination. You are encouraged to visit.

Tasting Notes

Color: Ruby.
Nose: Meaty, smoky, bacon fat, cherry, sage, leather, pop corn.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, dark cherry, cassis, bright mid-palate, modest oak spice, light drinker at opening. Red fruit finish should appeal to many. Reminded me of a robust Pinot Noir.

Day Two Notes

Nose: Soft mushroom, cherry, cassis, rose petal, incense.
Palate: Cherry, strawberry, graphite, a little tart mid-palate, adequate tannin and acid on the gums, medium finish. Still a pleasing drinker on day two and still put me in mind of a good Pinot Noir. Recommended.

Thoughts: An old world styled wine, restrained, almost elegant, built for food and intimate conversations. A wonderful choice for those who enjoy red wine with food. For you Pinot Noir drinkers...I think you will utterly enjoy this wine. Recommended.

Appellation: 100% Columbia Valley, 100% Estate.
Blend: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 6% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
ABV: 14.3%
Closure: DIAM2
Paid: $12.99

Goose Ridge Vineyards
Tasting Room
16304 N. Dallas Road
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-628-3880

Related posts:


Popular posts from this blog

My Favorite Recipe | Flourless Chocolate Torte

Satisfying those chocolate cravings. My Instagram followers have seen me post photos ( @wild4wawine ) of my favorite dessert for over a year. Possibly, I've posted the original recipe to Instagram. If you ask, I usually do. After success and failures, I've learned that this dessert does not always deliver desired results. With some effort, I've figured out why, and the remedy. Yes, I've been gently tweaking the recipe. Adjusting ingredients. Modifying and streamlining the process. With mixed results. Confiding with my wife, she gave me a tip that finally nailed this recipe down. I'm happy to share this recipe with modifications. It's truly a lovely dessert. My favorite. Enjoy responsibly. Just out of the oven flourless chocolate torte. Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Torte An easy recipe to follow. You will need an oven, mixer, spring form pan and a double boiler. While you can eat this torte warm, I prefer to let it cool down and refrigerate it

The Best Sci-Fi Series You’re Not Watching. But I Am

The Ministry of Time/El Ministerio Del Tiempo History is under threat. Someone is attempting to alter the past. In response, a secret government organization is working to protect the sanctity of time. This group is the Ministry of Time. Agents of the ministry, are able to travel to different times and places via a deep well of stairs located in Madrid, Spain. From these stairs, innumerable doorways branch off to different periods of the past. Agents are recruited from other time periods, they work diligently to protect the history of Spain. And we get to go along for the thrilling ride. I’m changing up things today by recommending my favorite Spanish TV series. I found it accidentally, now I'm hooked. Improving my Spanish language comprehension Among my self-improvement efforts, there are many, one is to enhance my comprehension and speaking abilities of the Spanish language. With a neglected minor in Spanish, I’m embarrassed to have forgotten so much vocabulary and

Answer: Sweet Bordeaux | Question: Which French Wine Pairs with Salty, Savory and Heat?

Category: Delicious Wine and Food Pairings Since last year, I have found myself drinking more sweet white wines. And not with or as dessert. I've become quite fond of pairing sweet and medium sweet white wines with lunch and dinner. Not any sweet wine will do. You need a quality wine with complexity, sugar yes, but the wine also needs balanced acidity to match with the food. And the wine must be tasty too. I'm referring to the sweet white wines of Bordeaux, France. Sweet Bordeaux wines deepen in color with age. Sweet Bordeaux white wines are made with a combination of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes.These wines are quite sweet, with balanced acidity, so many of these wines can be long lived in the wine cellar, even decades. As these wines age, you will notice that their color deepens to a beautiful deep gold. Even though these are age worthy wines, they can be quite approachable and food friendly when young. Yes they can. Tasting and pairing th