We stopped by Kiona during our Red Mountain tour on a hot day over the Memorial weekend. After a solid tasting, my picks are the 2021 Sangiovese, offering a delightful floral nose, good balance of strawberries, pomegranate, and pink peppercorn. The 2019 Malbec was solid as well, punchy, showing off dense Red Mountain fruit.
2021 Sangiovese Floral nose. Balanced light to medium body of strawberries, pomegranate, pink peppercorn. $34. Score 91. 2022 Estate Red Mountain Sauvignon Blanc Racy, yet juicy and full on the palate with nectarine, peach, lemon and lemongrass. $34. Score 91. 2019 Malbec Lost tasting notes. Good value to quality. Recalled it was a fruit forward style of Malbec, classically Washington, and as expected displaying Red Mountain fruit. It delivered to expectations. $34. Score 91. 2018 Cabernet Franc Pepper, dark fruit with touch of smoked meat on the nose. A dry cab franc showing dark fruit, oak, savory herb and cracked black pepper finishing with grippy tannins. $45. Score 91. 2018 Ranch Cabernet Lost tasting notes. Clearly a solid cab, and scored highest in the lineup. $85. Score 93. 2018 Reserve Cab dominant blend 70%. Dark fruit, tobacco and graphite, dusted cocoa. Grippy tannins. $65. Score 92.