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Columbia Valley 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points - December 15

Light and bright, with pretty pear and floral flavors on a sleek frame. – H.S.

Single Vineyards 2015 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Wine & Spirits, 2016

87 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

A lean sauvignon, this has scents of scallion and citrus over its brisk flavors, rippling on the back end with green-apple acidity.

Columbia Valley 2015 Dry Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2016

87 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

Salty and citrusy, this simple white has scents of lemon juice and green apple, with a phenolic grip for a blackened chicken sandwich.

Artist Series 2012 Artist Series Meritage

Wine & Spirits, 2016

90 Points, “Year's Best” - December 1

The 2012 Artist Series is about 70 percent Cabernet, the balance Merlot and Cabernet franc. It's big and juicy at the outset, its youthful plumpness marked by firm, plummy tannins.

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2016

91 Points - December 1

Remarkably pure and juicy, this is broad at the outset, with a scent of lemon and ripe apple. The flavors are creamy and ripe at first pass, but also floral and lifted as they gather momentum on the palate, shored up with a lemony spritz. A great value.

Columbia Valley 2015 Pinot Gris

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points, “Best Value” - November 30

Light and soft, with pretty pear and apricot flavors on a delicate frame, finishing with a slightly nubby texture. Drink now. 135,400 cases made.—H.S.

Columbia Valley 2015 Pinot Gris

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points, “Best Value” - November 30

Light and soft, with pretty pear and apricot flavors on a delicate frame, finishing with a slightly nubby texture.

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2016

91 Points - November 15

Firm in texture, with a blanket of superfine tannins surrounding a pulsing core of blackberry, currant, dark plum and violet flavors that keep coursing through the long finish. - HS

Ethos Reserve 2014 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2016

90 Points - October 31

Broad and spicy, with toasty notes weaving through the pear and pineapple flavors, finishing with harmony and point.

Single Vineyards 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2016

92 Points, “Smart Buy” - October 15

Broad and spicy, with pepper and clove overtones to the rich blueberry and currant fruit, coming together harmoniously against softly nubby tannins on the expressive finish.—H.S.

Artist Series 2013 Artist Series Meritage

Wine Spectator, 2016

92 Points - September 21

Firm and focused, with pretty floral and herbal accents to the dark berry and spice flavors, lingering against refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. (Web Only)

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

88 Points - September 1

Barrel notes of toast and spice intermingle with stone fruit aromas and flavors that show nuance. The flavors are light but the feel is compelling. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

88 Points - September 1

The aromas offer notes of vanilla, baking spice and tropical fruit. The flavors are light and restrained, pulling up slightly toward the finish. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2016

89 Points - July 31

Bright and refreshing, playing apple and grapefruit flavors against a polished texture, lingering on the deftly balanced finish. Drink now. 2,750 cases made. –HS

Ethos Reserve 2014 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2016

92 Points - June 30

The clear standout is the brilliant 2014 Chardonnay Ethos Reserve, which comes from a number of sites in the Columbia Valley. Medium-bodied, supple, textured and rich, with ample stone fruits, buttered citrus, brioche and a touch of white flowers, it has tons to love and should keep for 2-3 years.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2016

89 Points - June 30

Slightly darker in color than the Canoe Ridge Estate and showing a touch more oak in its buttered stone fruit aromas and flavors, the 2014 Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard (100% Chardonnay aged nine months in 51% new French oak) is medium-bodied, textured, rich and lengthy on the palate.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2016

90 Points - June 30

This wine is terrific, with classy white peach, stone fruits, citrus and white flower characteristics in a balanced, fresh, thrillingly drinkable style. Hitting 13.5% alcohol and aged nine months in 83% French oak and the balance in stainless steel, buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming year or two.

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Syrah

The Wine Advocate, 2016

92 Points - June 30

Giving up lots of jammy black raspberry and crème de cassis fruit, vanilla, toast and spice, it has full-bodied richness, a decadent, rounded texture, ripe tannin and a great finish. From a difficult vintage for Syrah, this is a beauty!

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2016

93 Points - June 30

This wine was aged in 53% new French and American oak, this full-bodied, rich, unctuously textured and concentrated Cabernet is loaded with notions of currants, blueberries, smoked herbs, and licorice. Possessing low acidity, a plump profile and no hard edges, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade.

Single Vineyards 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2016

89 Points - June 30

Brought up in a big chunk of American oak, the inky colored 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (there’s 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend) gives up lots of vanilla, chocolate and assorted dark fruits in a rich, textured, full-bodied, forward style.

Single Vineyards 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2016

92 Points - June 30

The inky colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard checks in as 100% Cabernet and saw 22 months in 64% French and American oak. Ripe, sexy, textured and with real density, it gives up lots of chocolate, caramelized plum, vanilla bean, and currant-like aromas and flavors.

Single Vineyards 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2016

91 Points - June 30

There’s 5% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend and it spent 16 months in 59% new French and American oak. Possessing first-rate aromatics of plums, currants, licorice and damp earth, this medium to full-bodied, supple, charming Merlot has outstanding purity and surprising mid-palate density.

Single Vineyards 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2016

93 Points - June 30

Made from 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, aged 22 months in 62% new French oak, it has fabulous Cabernet character in its ripe currant fruits, crushed rock, and tobacco leaf-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with a great texture, drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Artist Series 2013 Artist Series Meritage

The Wine Advocate, 2016

93 Points - June 30

Up with some of the top wines from the vintage, The 2013 Artist Series Meritage offers a focused, tight profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Graphite, plums, black currants and smoked herbs all emerge from this full-bodied, impeccably balanced, layered blend that will keep for 15 years or more.

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