O-S Winery's BSH Red 04 (Brick Sh** House)
Big Red Monster Truck Rolls Into
Bill Owen's most
popular, monster truck of a red wine, his BSH
(Brick Sh** House) 04 vintage is here. This
vintage is made from Ciel du Cheval, Champoux,
and Sheridan Vineyard fruit.
BSH (Brick Sh** House) 04 $38.25/$42.50
Wine Spectator says: "From
their jury-rigged winery in a nondescript business
park near Seattle-Tacoma Airport, Bill Owen
and Rob Sullivan are making some of Washington’s
plushest and headiest reds."
is a reflection of my love for Bordeaux,” says
Bill Owen during a recent visit to Avalon.
With a delightful blend of chocolate, raspberry,
and a hint of smooth anise, this BSH is not
just a bomb of heat and oak. Instead, it is
a bold, expressive and complex wine—worthy
of a really good dinner—or a special
This wine really
is, as the winemaker says, built like a Brick
Sh*t House (BSH). This huge red offers so much
satisfaction, it's become a favorite among
Avalon's employees. It's predominantly Cabernet
Sauvignon, with a dollop of Merlot and a bit
of Cabernet Franc.
Mocha and spice,
desert herbs and licorice overlay a classic
Cabernet with big black fruit flavors and a
long finish. Flavors of mocha and spice with
herb and licorice overlay a classic Cabernet
with big black fruit flavors and a long finish.
Very satisfying and beautifully integrated
with layers and layers of flavor.
read about the winemaker and winery:
Owen & Sullivan's
A Streamlined Beauty with Time
for the Finer Things in LIfe
by Alison Ruch
Avalon Staff Writer
Wine Spectator 95 Point Syrah
NW Syrah 6-Pack
Northwest Syrahs, all made in very limited
amounts, headlined by the Betz La Cote Rousse
04, Wine Spectator rated as Highly Recommended
and 95 points. All of these wines are sold
out except in this special pack.
-- Betz La Cote Rousse '04 95 WS ($48)
Wine Spectator 95 Points
dark, dense and powerful, a reverberant mouthful
of smoky blackberry, black cherry and licorice, hinting
at pepper and cream as the finish sails on and on.
Gorgeous stuff, and the tannins are beautifully managed.
Best from 2008 through 2014.—H.S.
1 bottle -- Betz La Serenne '04 ($48)
Dense black fruits, roasted coffee, earthy
aromas and the black berry, smoky flavors,
but the overall palate impact, huge and yet
supple, is what lingers in my mind. Characteristic,
abundant silky tannins. For me the overriding
impression with this wine is its seamlessness
on the palate. - Bob Betz
1 bottle -- Viento "Cuvee R" '03
Wine Spectator 90 Points
A lot of body and plush black fruit for the
price. Fruit from impeccable vineyards: 66%
Alder Ridge Syrah, 33% Lonesome Springs Ranch
Syrah, 1% Viognier.The bouquet shows the black
fruit character of Syrah along with earthy
exotic spice and smoke notes. Ripe, lush and
gently oaked in the palate.
bottle -- O-S Winery Dineen Vineyard Syrah
This is a WOW Washington Syrah! Big perfumey
nose of black cherry liqueur and violets, with
incredible concentration. It’s rare to
find a Northwest Syrah with such good acidity
and balance (and the 13.8% alcohol is refreshing
too!). Lush, rich, and just yummy, Owen’s
small batch of Syrah from Yakima’s Dineen
Vineyard is a prime example of Washington’s
-- Owen Roe Lady Rosa Syrah
Wine Spectator rating 91 points Smooth,
with vibrant acidity to balance the ripe
blueberry, toast and spice flavors that keep
singing through the long, fine-grained finish.
Best from 2008 through 2014.—H.S."
from our wine library (it's long sold out at
-- Stephenson Cellars Syrah '03 ($29)
94 Wine Enthusiast
This tiny Walla Walla producer made
just 220 cases of this Willow Crest Vineyard
Syrah. It's a dazzling display of elegant
power, offering polished red fruits with
overtones of peach, apricot and candied orange.
Finishes with a well-defined tannic edge
nuanced with ash and smoke.
Will Champoux 04
93 points for 2003 vintage, one of Washington's
most prestigious reds for cellaring and an
impressive corporate gift.
Long before Parker
rates this vintage, which we find as good or
better than the 2003, it will be gone. Here
are Marcus's tasting notes:
the nose! Impossibly inviting aromas of sweet
black cherry pie with black raspberry, dark
chocolate, and hints of baking spice. I just
couldn't stop smelling it. The Champoux fruit
core is dense, wound up with black and red
red fruit in innummerable layers. Supple and
silky with powder-fine tannins. The whole wine
is wrapped with a delicate Bordeaux-like herbal
note that adds complexity like the sizzle of
a jazz ride cymbal--it just fits. Give it air,
give it time and you'll see why this is one
of the finest wines from one of the finest
vineyards in the entire Pacific Northwest.
44% Cab/22% Merlot/25% Cab Franc/9% Petit Verdot
We're almost out.
Perhaps you've been collecting this wine each
year and need to fill in your vertical? Or
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the right gift to tell your clients
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Will Champoux Vineyards Red 04