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Single Vineyards 2016 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

Light aromas of herb, grass, papaya and kiwi lead to tart, spritely tropical-fruit flavors height¬ened by grapefruit accents. There’s no mistaking thevariety and it’s appealing, with a drawn-out finish. Best Buy. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2015 Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - December 1

Raspberry, cocoa, coffee and vanilla aromas lead to plump, focused fruit flavors. It’s both appealing and quite varietally correct. For those looking for a quality value Merlot, look no fur¬ther. —S.S.

Indian Wells 2015 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - December 1

Barrel aromas are at the fore, with notes of vanilla, cocoa and milk chocolate out in front of blackberry and black cherry. The palate also mixes fruit and barrel, show¬ing pleasing depth of flavors and intensity along with a silky texture. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2015 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points - December 1

This wine is a bit reduced out of the gate, providing distrac¬tion from its aromas of burnt toast, apple, pear and spice. The palate is creamy in feel, with buttery flavors along with a lemony finish. If the reduction blows off it could move up a notch or two. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Syrah

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - December 1

The aromas pop, with notes of fresh blueberry pie, sweet herb, dark-roasted coffee and spice. The palate doesn’t quite deliver on all those aromas, seeming a bit less bold than the nose suggests. Still, this wine is enjoyable, especially after it has time to open up. —S.S

Columbia Valley 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points - October 16

The aromas are bright, with notes of guava, pineapple and citrus. The pal¬ate is lightly spritzy with plenty of grapefruit flavors that keep the interest high. Best Buy. —S.S.

“Best Buy” - December 1, 2017

Columbia Valley 2016 Dry Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2017

90 Points, “Best Buy” - October 1

A terrific wine for the price, this riesling’s best feature is its freshness; it’s a high-toned, leesy white leading with scents of apple blossoms and a hint of lime. The flavors are at once crisp and round, supple and generous, with the body to pair with seafood, like octopus or squid.

Columbia Valley 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - Special Anniversary Bottling

Wine & Spirits, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - October 1

This cabernet aims for greatness and succeeds better than many wines three times its price. It has remarkable aromatic complexity, giving off smoke, cedar and olive, and its flavors have a piney top note, with just a touch of herb on the finish. It feels natural and complete—a steal at $15.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Spirits, 2017

89 Points, “Best Buy” - October 1

Canoe Ridge often produces the most intense wines of Ste. Michelle’s suite of red wine vineyards, and in a warm vintage this one doesn’t disappoint. The aromas of roast plum and tanbark give way to a smoky, cedary set of flavors, oak dominant, brooding and powerful.

Columbia Valley 2016 Pinot Gris

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - September 1

Aromas of melon, pear and candied apple lead to medium-bodied fleshy feeling fruit flavors. It brings a pleasing sense of acidity—a delightful white. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2016 Dry Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - September 1

The aromas are somewhat lighter in style for the variety, with notes of pear, lime, peach and citrus zest. As promised, it drinks dry with elegantly styled peach and citrus flavors that finish tart. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - Special Anniversary Bottling

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - September 1

For Cabernet, the aromas are surprisingly blue and purple fruited, almost smelling more like a Syrah. Putting that aside, it brings a lot of appeal with a real sense of freshness to the fruit flavors. The tannins seem a bit bunched up at present, needing a little more time to stretch out. Still, it provides plenty of enjoyment.

Indian Wells 2014 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

87 Points - September 1

Aromas of matchstick, herb, vanilla and cinnamon are followed by a creamy-feeling palate that equally mixes fruit and barrel flavors. The tannins seem a bit bunched up. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2014 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - September 1

Aromas of ham, coffee, blue and black fruit, vanilla and spice lead to big chewy tannins and a palate full of black and purple-fruit flavors. It’s bold but still brings a sense of refinement, with the tannins quite grainy. The variety seems a bit hard to find and the wood a bit heavy. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - September 1

Barrel-forward aromas of vanilla and toast are in front of herb and cherry. The palate brings a sense of polish and appeal, with the tannins bringing some squeeze on the finish. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - September 1

The aromas bring spicy notes of cayenne pepper, along with notes of dark-roasted coffee, wood spice and cherry. The palate is full of polished yet voluptuous dark-fruit flavors that are backed by lightly grainy tannins. —S.S.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - The Sound Label

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

91 Points - September 1

Cab Sauv makes up 73% of this wine, along with 20% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound aromas of wood spice, vanilla, black fruit, plum and coffee bean give way to full-bodied, palate-coating and concentrated cherry and espresso flavors that linger on the finish. Barrel influence is heavy, but it works.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - Mathematical Equation Label

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

91 Points - September 1

Cab Sauv makes up 73% of this wine, along with 20% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound aromas of wood spice, vanilla, black fruit, plum and coffee bean give way to full-bodied, palate-coating and concentrated cherry and espresso flavors that linger on the finish. Barrel influence is heavy, but it works.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - Ending Seasons Label

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

91 Points - September 1

Cab Sauv makes up 73% of this wine, along with 20% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound aromas of wood spice, vanilla, black fruit, plum and coffee bean give way to full-bodied, palate-coating and concentrated cherry and espresso flavors that linger on the finish. Barrel influence is heavy, but it works.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

91 Points - September 1

Cab Sauv makes up 73% of this wine, along with 20% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound aromas of wood spice, vanilla, black fruit, plum and coffee bean give way to full-bodied, palate-coating and concentrated cherry and espresso flavors that linger on the finish. Barrel influence is heavy, but it works.

Columbia Valley 2015 Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2017

87 Points, “Top Value” - August 31

Supple and succulent with pear, nectarine and spicy toast flavors.

Columbia Valley 2016 Dry Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2017

87 Points - August 31

Soft and delicately sweet, with easygoing peach and lemon sorbet notes. Drink now. 150,000 cases made. –TF

Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2017

88 Points - August 31

Supple and delicately rich, with spiced apple and pear flavors accented by creamy coconut notes. Drink now. 3,700 cases made. –TF

Columbia Valley 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon - Special Anniversary Bottling

Wine Spectator, 2017

87 Points - August 31

Trim and focused, with modest blackberry, spice and green olive flavors. Drink now through 2021. 507,500 cases made. –TF

Indian Wells label on bottle