WASHINGTON WINE BLOG – Sourced from the Walla Walla Valley AVA, the ‘Diamond Cutter’ shows off white pepper and sage tones that mingle with the dense dark fruits on the nose. The freshness and textures is really nice as red currant and black olive connect with blackberry and black tea flavors. Drink 2019-2025- 90
RAND SEALEY’S REVIEW OF WASHINGTON WINES – Here, owner-winemaker Steve Wells has turned out a tasty blend of 92% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 3% Mourvèdre. It shows a ruby-crimson color and attractive aromas of raspberry, blueberry, currant, red roses, mulberry, brambles, lavender and whiffs of incense. The flavors are forward, with red and blue fruits that imbued with red licorice, cocoa powder, medium roast coffee and earth. On the back the wine gains intensity with pressed berries, roasted nuts, framboise and crème de cassis,
followed by a ripe moderate tannin finish that is lifted by bright fruit acids. Drink now or later. 18.5/20 points.