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Goose Ridge - Tasting Dec 2023

I revisited Goose Ridge this holiday season, after a previously great tasting, nearly a year ago. At that time, I was amazed by their great range and consistency in producing amazingly balanced wines across the board. This tasting confirmed what I had experienced previously, and I was pleased to say the least.

2022 Steelhead Grenache Blanc

Refreshing, slightly oily mouthfeel, crisp acidity and floral , vegetal accent.  Score 94

2020 Red Sky Reserve Rhone Blend

GSM+ petit sirah.  Light, pomegranate, strawberry, and bright acidity of red cherries.  Accents of white pepper.  Structured well with slightly sticky tannins.  Elegant, balanced and mouthwatering.  Score 93

2018 Merlot

Nicely structured, focused and clean, vibrant juicy red and black cherries, plum vanilla and oak.  Attractive price point.  Score 92

2018 Syrah

Smooth, pleasantly full on the palate, fruit forward with dark plums, blueberries, coffee, chewy thick leather, hint of black pepper.  Score 93

2018 Reserve Malbec

Fruit driven, juicy blueberries, cherry vanilla, cappuccino, grippy tannins.  Score 92

2015 25th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon

Incredible balance of fruit, and structure, offering dark currants, plum, black cherries, complexity with notes of cola, pepper.  The finish is long and smooth.  Score 95

2019 Sol Duc

Cab dominant bdx, Malbec second.  Complex, dense, with dark plums opening up to black and blueberries, coffee, bound by a tight structure, with grippy tannins, finishing long with cherry vanilla and cola.  Cellar potential.  Score 92


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