Quiddity is tucked away in the Warehouse district, and unfortunately easy to miss. Winemaker and owner Greg Peiker specializes in Rhone style varietals. He is truly understated, and humble, while making some incredibly nuanced wine with incredible value. Sourcing is primarily from Sugarloaf Vineyard (Rattlesnake Hills), and Elephant Mountain Vineyard (Yakima Valley). The style is light, refreshing, with minimal intervention and light oak.
2020 Rhathymia (Roussane) Refreshing apples, pears, and rounded acidity with pleasant mouthfeel. Subtle minerals and wet stone. $25. Score 92. 2021 Risibility (Rose) Rose of Mourvedre. Nose and palate of sweet summer strawberries. $25. Score 89. 2019 Meliora (Red Blend) Nose of cherry, savory herb. Bright cherries and salinity with rounded acid on the palate. Nice crisp finish. Should go well with charcuterie! $35. Score 93. 2019 Ubuntu (Grenache) Cherry and vanilla nose. Juicy cherries, black tea and white pepper finish with nice structured tannins. $35. Score 95. 2020 Cur Non (Mourvedre) Smoked meat aromas. Nice silky mouthfeel with hints of black tea, charcoal, cocoa, and touch of vanilla on the finish. Truly interesting Mourvedre. $35. Score 95.
2018 Amore (GSM) Oaky nose. Plenty of Syrah in the body with savory salinity. Soft finish. $35 . Score 95. 2019 Audentes (Syrah) Mushroomy, earth aromas. Bold red cherries with slight savory notes. Smooth body, with nice structured and integrated tannins. Hints of green notes or peppercorn on the finish. $35. Score 96. 2019 Sapit (Carmenere) Bold nose of mexican spices, meat and peppers. The palate is reverse, tamed, and soft, savory. $35. Score 91.
A great tasting experience at Quiddity. Wines were solid, and very reasonably priced. Despite using the less known, "underdog" vineyards, the wines stand tall and hold their own. I couldn't resist purchasing essentially their entire red lineup.