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Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous Media, 2018

90 Points - November 16

A step up in clarity and refinement from the Canoe Ridge Merlot, offering a fine-grained texture but more shape and restraint. Delivers lovely subtle sweetness to its dark berry and licorice flavors. Nicely balanced for its vintage, finishing with a substantial but fine dusting of tannins.

Columbia Valley 2017 Dry Riesling

Vinous Media, 2018

88 Points - November 15

Citrus fruits lifted by pear blossom and a whiff of brown spices on the aromatic nose. Racy acidity nicely counters the wine's surprisingly rich texture and moderately sweet (8.5 g/l r.s.) citrus and peach flavors. A fairly substantial, immediately gulpable Riesling with good finishing saline minerality and surprising firmness.

Single Vineyards 2017 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Vinous Media, 2018

90 Points - November 15

Fresh stone fruits, quince, subtle brown spices, and a touch of vanilla (but not from oak) on the nose. Dense, nicely concentrated and brisk but not fat, with ginger and quinine notes lifting the ripe stone fruit flavors. Finishes spicy and persistent--not at all hard and very easy to drink.

Single Vineyards 2016 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Vinous Media, 2018

90 Points - November 15

Concentrated and seamless for the category, offering a leesy nuance and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity. Projects sweeter fruit than the 2015 version but also the greater flavor development and energy associated with the cooler late-season weather. A substantial and successful Sauvignon with good grip.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest Riesling

Vinous Media, 2018

89 Points - November 15

Hugely sweet and rich but leavened by surprising acidity; not a particularly thick or glyceral style but communicates a slightly canned-fruit character and shows much less nuance than the 2015 version. I don't find the same saline complexity or stimulating manifestations of superripe fruit here.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Vinous Media, 2018

91 Points - November 15

Rich, fine-grained and smooth but vibrant as well, with lemon drop, spice and vanilla flavors showing a bit more fruit intensity and grip than the Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay. A very successful Chardonnay with well-judged oaking and a tactile, savory finish.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Vinous Media, 2018

89 Points - November 15

A touch of leesy reduction to the aromas of stone fruits, apple and gentle brown spices. Round and fairly fat but quite dry, showing a lightly saline umami quality. Fairly substantial and persistent on the back end. I wanted a bit more clarity and fruity lift, but this wine tightened positively with air.

Ethos Reserve 2015 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous Media, 2018

91 Points - November 15

At once suave and rich, offering lovely sweetness to its tactile dark berry and black cherry fruit flavors. Not the last word in complexity but finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and sneaky rising persistence. All about fruit from start to finish. Lovely wine.

Eroica 2015 Eroica Gold Riesling

Vinous Media, 2018

91 Points - November 15

Aromas of orange and anise are lifted by honey and spice high tones. Delivers terrific intensity to its sweet fruit and spice flavors, with a note of saline minerality contributing lift and grip. Not yet especially nuanced but benefits from harmonious acidity, as well as some unabsorbed CO2. Finishes chewy and long.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous Media, 2018

90 Points - November 15

Tactile, broad and rich; fairly full on the palate without going over the top, spreading out to saturate the sides of the mouth with cassis, black cherry, menthol and licorice flavors. A darker, chewier, broader style, perhaps with less restraint but plenty of finishing sweetness to its dark berry fruit.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Vinous Media, 2018

88 Points - November 15

Supple but a bit soft and warm too, with black cherry and dark berry flavors in need of a bit more relief and lift. Finishes with fine-grained, inoffensive tannins and lingering notes of menthol and sour cherry, turning a bit dusty and dry with air, with the herbal element returning.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Spirits, 2018

91 Points, “Best Buy” - October 1

Black as ink, with black-cherry scents, this has a whiff of clove and violet that gives the wine some initial lift. But mostly, it’s dark and brooding, like plums modestly spiced with anise. A big, heavy wine with pitch-dark tannins, this needs cellar time, then double-decant it for steak.

“Year's Best US Cabernet/Blends” - December 1, 2018

Limited Release 2015 Limited Release Canoe Ridge Estate Red Wine Blend

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

87 Points - October 1

Aromas of dill, pickling spice, vanilla, herb and dark fruit lead to straight down the fairway, with light but plump-feeling fruit flavors. The aromas and flavors don’t sync up. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

87 Points - October 1

The aromas are bright, with notes of cherry, plum, vanilla and baking spice. The fruit flavors are plump, with plenty of barrel accents. The tannins come off as quite dry, leading to a sweet vanilla-filled finish. The oak is at the fore. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2017 Rosé

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

88 Points, “Best Buy” - September 1

This is the first release of this wine, which is almost all Syrah. A pretty pale-salmon color, aromas of watermelon, strawberry candy, kiwi and bubble gum lead to a lightly spritzy, dry palate, full of strawberry and tropical fruit flavors. It hits a lot of high notes. Best Buy. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2016 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

87 Points, “Best Buy” - September 1

This wine’s apricot and jasmine aromas are followed by medium-sweet Nestea and stone fruit flavors. It goes down easy. Best Buy. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

91 Points - September 1

This wine is a blend of fruit from Lawrence, Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Vineyards. Its aromas are not yet ready to reveal their charms, with custard, lemon zest and flower blossom notes. The palate shows focus, which carries through the lingering finish. —S.S.

Eroica 2016 Eroica Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

90 Points - September 1

Hightoned lime zest, lime leaf, white peach, honeysuckle and mineral aromas lead to sleek, well-balanced stone fruit and green apple flavors in this wine. It’s delightful on its own, but would also shine at the dinner table. —S.S.

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2018

90 Points, “Top Value” - August 31

Expressive and lively, with tropical fruit and toasted spice flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 137,000 cases made. –TF

“Top 100 Values of the Year” - December 1, 2018

Columbia Valley 2017 Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points, “Top Value” - August 31

Lively and supple, with spirited lemon zest and grapefruit flavors that persist with fresh acidity. Drink now. 818,813 cases made. –TF

“Daily Wine Pick ” - July 16, 2018

Columbia Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - August 31

Lively and easygoing, with appealing papaya and tropical fruit flavors. Drink now. 220,000 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - August 31

Vibrant and zesty, with pear and citrus flavors accented by toasted spice hints. Drink now through 2021. 5,740 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2015 Syrah

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - August 31

Zesty and user-friendly, with lively black cherry, espresso and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2021. 14,646 cases made. –TF

Ethos Reserve 2015 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2018

91 Points - August 31

Built for the long haul, offering a firm but complex structure and accents of blackberry, smoky spice and tea that linger toward broad-shouldered but refined tannins. Best from 2020 through 2024. 4,337 cases made. –TF