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Columbia Valley 2016 Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

87 Points - July 1

Aromas of spice, cherry and smoke are followed by ripe black fruit flavors. It’s straight down the fairway. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2018 Rosé

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

86 Points - June 1

Its electric pink color is a bit darker than the style trending in the state. Bubblegum aromas are out front, followed by cherry and strawberry notes that also fill the palate. Kiwi flavors persist on the finish. It gets bogged down at times, but there is still plenty to enjoy. Best Buy. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

88 Points - June 1

Aromas and flavors of vanilla, candlewax, custard and clarified butter are out front. Abundant peach notes follow. It seems a bit stylized but still has balance and appeal. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

86 Points - June 1

Appealing aromas of leafy green herb and cherry lead to plump fruit flavors that paint around the edges. The concentration is light, particularly through the middle, but what’s there is pleasant. —S.S.

Special Sites Collection 2016 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2019

92 Points - May 28

Offers a pure beam of lively fruit detail and good structure with black cherry, toasty mocha and dried dill flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2025. 3,051 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2017 Dry Riesling

Jeb Dunnuck, 2019

89 Points - April 11

The 2017 Riesling Dry is a solid effort and incredibly aromatic, showing off tons of crushed limes, spice, and sappy flower aromas and flavors. Juicy, balanced, and clean on the palate, with a dry finish, it's a smoking good white that will be versatile on the table.

Single Vineyards 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Jeb Dunnuck, 2019

88 Points - April 11

The 2016 Chardonnay Cold Creek from Ste. Michelle is a good effort that gives up forward notes of juicy apple and citrus fruit, medium body, and a rounded, easygoing texture. It would be a good house white for drinking over the coming year or so.

Impetus 2015 IMPETUS Red Wine

Jeb Dunnuck, 2019

94+ Points - April 11

Beautiful crème de cassis, blueberries, violets, graphite, and sappy flower notes give way to a full-bodied blend that has thrilling purity, ripe, present tannins, and a great finish. Despite being brought up in new barrels, you'd never know it by tasting it.

Artist Series 2015 Artist Series Red Wine

Jeb Dunnuck, 2019

94 Points - April 11

Crème de cassis, graphite, ground herbs, and hints of tobacco all flow to a medium to full-bodied red that has terrific purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and a great finish. As with all the top releases from this team, it's impeccably made and high-quality.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck, 2019

92 Points - April 11

I loved the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard. It has a still youthful purple color as well as plush, forward notes of smoky black fruits, licorice, tobacco, and barbecued meats. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured. It's a smoking value.

Columbia Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine & Spirits, 2019

87 Points - April 1

Wheaty and lemony, with a bright citrus line and fresh lively acidity, this packs a lot of wine into a $10 bottle. Chill it ice-cold for an aperitif.

“Top 100 Value” - May 1, 2019

Columbia Valley 2017 Dry Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

87 Points - April 1

Crisp and refreshing, with scents of sliced lemon and a mild saline bite, this is ready to chill for lemon sole.

“Top 100 Value” - May 1, 2019

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Red Wine Blend

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

86 Points - April 1

Barrel aromas are out front, with notes of vanilla, coconut and green wood, with plum and blueberry fighting to get to the surface. There is pleasing balance to the fruit on the palate, but ultimately the wood gets in the way. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

91 Points - April 1

This wine clocks in at an impressive 300 g/L residual sugar. Aromas of orange peel, dried apricot and citrus zest are followed by luscious, honeyed fruit flavors that persist on the finish. It shows impressive length and balance. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2015 Syrah

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

87 Points - April 1

This warm vintage wine offers aromas of plum, vanilla and sweet barrel spice along with smoked meat. Supple fruit flavors follow with a vanilla-filled finish. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had, though the oak gets out front.

Impetus 2015 IMPETUS Red Wine

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

88 Points - April 1

It starts out reductive, with notes of rubber and tar, opening up to show intriguing aromas of plum seed, jam, herb and flower. Full-bodied fruit flavors follow that paint around the edges, seeming to be missing the middle. A warm finish follows. It doesn’t seem to have fully settled in.

Artist Series 2015 Artist Series Red Wine

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

88 Points - April 1

This wine is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Brooding aromas of green herb, dark cherry, dark coffee, red apple and sweet spice are followed by coffee and cherry flavors. Firm, dry-seeming tannins back it up.

Columbia Valley 2017 Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

86 Points - April 1

This wine holds its apple-candy flavors in check with tart malic acidity. It’s mouthwatering, for crispy Thai noodles.

Ethos Reserve 2016 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2019

92 Points - April 1

This starts out thick and spicy, but with becomes more focused with air, notes of saffron, pine, honey and honeysuckle detailing the rich notes of lemon curd and apricot preserves. Its peach-skin grip gives it the structure to pair with pineapple upside-down cake.

Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits, 2019

90 Points - April 1

This is lean and finely tuned for spring sipping, with scents of bread crust and lemon-spritzed apple lifting its pineapple flavors.

Indian Wells 2016 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2019

89 Points, “Smart Buy” - March 31

Lively, with zesty fruit, offering appealing black currant, espresso and spice flavors that finish with refined tannins.—T.F.

Limited Release 2017 Mimi Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2019

89 Points - March 31

Soft and delicate, with forward apple and spiced pear flavors that finish on a floral accent. Drink now. 27,000 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

89 Points, “Best Buy” - March 1

Aromas of pink grapefruit, tropical fruit and herb lead to broad feeling, ever so slight spritzy fruit flavors. A tart, lingering finish caps it off. Best Buy. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2017 Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2019

89 Points, “Best Buy” - March 1

Flower, lime leaf, slate, peach and citrus aromas are out front. Sleek, off-dry, leaning sweeter fruit flavors follow. There’s a sense of balance that heightens the appeal. It’s a whole lot of wine for the money. Best Buy. —S.S.