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Columbia Valley 2017 Rosé

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points, “Best Value” - June 15

Mouthwatering and lively, with appealing strawberry and watermelon flavors. Drink now. 56,000 cases made. - T. F.

Columbia Valley 2016 Gewürztraminer

Wine & Spirits, 2018

85 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

Scents of pineapple and litchi and modest sweetness give a flavor boost to this varietally true gewurztraminer. Chill for popcorn shrimp.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Spirits, 2018

90 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

This starts out incredibly dark and dense, leading with plum scents and a carob spice. It shows its power in its plush fruit and highly polished oak component, the wine firm and full bodied, with more structure than most at this price.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2018

90 Points, “Smart Buy” - May 31

Lively and focused, with expressive black cherry and bacon fat aromas and sleek blackberry and spice flavors that take on tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2021. 210,000 cases made.—T.F.

Columbia Valley 2015 Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - May 31

A lively red, with expressive black cherry and mocha aromas that open to medium-weight blackberry and spicy herb flavors. Drink now through 2022. 5,400 cases made. - T. F.

“Daily Wine Pick ” - April 26, 2018

Columbia Valley 2016 Gewürztraminer

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 31

Lithe and pretty, with floral apricot aromas that open to sleek and polished apple and lime accents. Drink now. 7,900 cases made. - T.F.

Single Vineyards 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2018

89 Points - May 31

Crisp and snappy, with expressive orange zest, peach and quince flavors that linger. Drink now. 5,400 cases made. - T.F.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 16

A snappy white, with appealing tropical fruit and spice notes that end with a burst of fruit flavor. Drink now through 2021. 1,703 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2015 Syrah

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 16

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

Limited Release 2016 Grüner Veltliner

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

92 Points - May 16

This nails the melon and sweetly earthy, yellow-parsnip notes. There's attractive fragrance here. Follows through to a palate that has juicy melon flavors and a crisp, dry and fresh finish. Drink now.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

92 Points - May 16

A layered and flavorful white with cooked apples, cream, pie crust. Medium- to full-bodied, tight and fresh. Precise and focus. Delicate and clean. Drink now.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

94 Points - May 16

Quite bold and forthright with ripe red and dark fruits on the nose and palate. Deep-set mulberry and plum fruits drive the finish. Dark chocolate, too. This has supple fruit flesh and also handy tannin definition. 72% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 5% malbec and 3% cabernet franc. Drink or hold.

Limited Release 2013 Limited Release Malbec

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

92 Points - May 16

Really abundant violet-like florals here. Sappy notes as well. There's a gently tarry edge with hints of pepper and plenty of blackcurrant and blueberry fruits. The palate has a big slab of fruit and a gently smoky edge. Bold serving of tannin holding sultry plum fruit. Drink or hold.

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

93 Points - May 16

This has boldly expressed ripe dark berries and some autumnal leafy notes. Follows through to a palate that has assertive tannin in a punchy style. Dark fruits. Fine but sturdy tannins close it out. Drink or hold.

Single Vineyards 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

90 Points - May 16

An array of ripe, bright red plums and berries with a good serving of toasty and spicy oak. Acidity kicks in through the finish. An easygoing, approachable style. Drink now.

Ethos Reserve 2012 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

JamesSuckling.com, 2018

94 Points - May 16

A bold expression in every way. Rich butterscotch and grilled-peach aromas plus a wealth of grilled hazelnuts. The palate has intense depth of flavors. All nicely wrapped. Toasty oak warmth over bold peach flavors that hold long. Drink now.

Columbia Valley 2015 Syrah

Wine Spectator, 2018

88 Points - May 7

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

Columbia Valley 2016 Gewürztraminer

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

86 Points, “Best Buy” - May 1

The aromas are like walking through a field of wildflowers, with off-dry fruit flavors to back it all up. There’s not a lot of complexity but it still provides plenty of appeal. Best Buy.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2018

88 Points - May 1

It seems quite blue fruited for a Cabernet, with aromas and flavors of plum and blueberry along with herb, vanilla and baking spice. It doesn’t seem particularly varietal but it’s pretty delicious all the same.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Jeb Dunnuck, 2018

91 Points - April 5

The 2015 Cold Creek Chardonnay offers plenty of ripe Chardonnay fruit, yet stays fresh, lively and crisp on the palate. Peach, buttered citrus and some floral notes all give way to a medium-bodied, balanced, clean Chardonnay that offers considerable value at the $22 price point.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck, 2018

90 Points - April 5

Always a terrific value, the 2015 Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is a beauty, and readers looking for a quality Cabernet Sauvignon for drinking over the coming 7-8 years that won't break the bank should check this out.

Impetus 2014 IMPETUS Red Wine

Jeb Dunnuck, 2018

95 Points - April 5

A more limited production cuvée is the 2014 Impetus Red Wine, which is made from 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Syrah, and the rest Malbec aged all in new oak.Crème de cassis, crushed rock, spring flowers, and a touch of graphite all emerge from this pure, full-bodied effort that's still holding things relatively close to its vest.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine

Jeb Dunnuck, 2018

94 Points - April 5

Saturated purple in color, the 2014 Artist Series Red Wine boasts terrific notes of blackcurrants, spice box, white flowers, and hints of chocolate. Deep, rich, medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with sweet tannin, it's a beautiful wine from this estate that offers tons of charm and character.

Columbia Valley 2016 Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2018

87 Points, “Best Buy” - April 1

Ste. Michelle, one of the world’s largest Riesling producers, offers one of the best $9 white wines made in the USA. This one has a lemony aroma and flavors of juicy apple. It’s a simple, mouthwatering wine to serve chilled on summer afternoons.