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Single Vineyards 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - August 1

Despite coming from the warmest vintage on record for the state, this wine displays a very pleasing sense of restraint. Aromas of straw, clarified butter and peach are followed by well-balanced, textured fruit flavors. An elegant styling only heightens the appeal. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - August 1

Canoe Ridge Vineyard is the warmer of the winery’s two single-vineyard Chardonnay sites. Straw, spice and stone-fruit aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, loaded with ripe peach and tropical-fruit flavors. It provides lots of appeal, along with exquisite balance. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - August 1

This wine shows light aromas of blue fruit, plum and spice. The palate boasts sculpted fruit and barrel flavors, conveying a good sense of structure and bal¬ance. —S.S.

Ethos Reserve 2013 Ethos Reserve Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

91 Points - August 1

Most of the fruit for this wine comes from the esteemed Cold Creek Vineyard. It brings an aromatic medley of plum, cocoa, vanilla, milk chocolate and spice. The flavors are plush in feel, barrel heavy, but still bringing plenty of appeal. —S.S.

Single Vineyards 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

87 Points - August 1

Baking spice and vanilla aromas are at the fore, followed by blue fruit and barrel spices. The barrel influence (71% new French and American) leads on the palate as well, with abundant vanilla flavors that wash over the fruit. There’s some good fruit underneath, if you can get to it. —S.S.

Columbia Valley 2015 Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits, 2017

85 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

Broad and a bit sweet, this simple chardonnay has the weight of pineapple and the snap of its acidity. Chill it to sip on a summer afternoon.

Columbia Valley 2014 Merlot

Wine & Spirits, 2017

87 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

Sleek and simple, this modest red has fresh red fruit scents and flavors of plums and cherries, juicy and soft. For a steak sandwich.

Indian Wells 2014 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine & Spirits, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - June 1

Scents of tar and coffee hint at the heat of this vineyard. The cherry flavors are firm and self-contained, with a texture that starts out waxy, then broadens and lifts with air. Pour with barbeque.

Columbia Valley 2015 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2017

89 Points, “Best Value” - May 31

Silky and succulent, offering orange blossom and petrol aromas and slightly sweet nectarine and grapefruit flavors that finish on the dry side. Drink now. —T.F

Columbia Valley 2015 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - May 17

Aromas of honeysuckle and ripe peach lead to lightly spritzy medium-sweet stone-fruit flavors. It provides easy-drinking appeal.

Columbia Valley 2015 Gewürztraminer

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

87 Points, “Best Buy” - May 17

Bright aromas of rose petals and lychee are followed by lightly spritzy, off-dry fruit flavors. It delivers easy-drinking appeal.

Columbia Valley 2015 Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points, “Best Buy” - May 17

The warmth of the vintage shows through on the fruit of this wine, which is chock-full of pineapple and other tropical aromas and flavors, sweetened by light barrel accents. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser and a spot-on example of the variety.

Limited Release 2014 Mimi Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

89 Points - May 17

Named after famed Horse Heaven Hills grower Mimi Nye, this wine brings aromas to toast, custard and pineapple. Fruit and barrel flavors weave together on the palate, carrying through the finish.

Columbia Valley 2014 Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points - May 17

Appealing aromas of cocoa, vanilla, spice and red fruit are followed by plump ripe fruit and barrel flavors. Chocolate flavors linger on the finish. The oak plays prominently

Indian Wells 2014 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

90 Points - May 17

The aromas bring notes of milk chocolate, spice and red fruit, along with high-toned vanilla accents. The fruit and barrel flavors are plush and full, while still showing a lovely sense of balance

Indian Wells 2013 Indian Wells Red Blend

Wine Enthusiast, 2017

88 Points - May 17

Aromas of vanilla, coffee and wood spice are followed by barrel-centric flavors, with the fruit working to get its way to the surface

Columbia Valley 2015 Gewürztraminer

Wine Spectator, 2017

88 Points, “Best Value” - April 30

Floral peach and apricot aromas lead to supple, spicy, off-dry tropical flavors.

Columbia Valley 2015 Gewürztraminer

Wine Spectator, 2017

88 Points - April 30

Floral peach and apricot aromas lead to supple, spicy, off-dry tropical flavors.

Eroica 2015 Eroica Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2017

90 Points - April 30

Lively and precise, with floral peach and petrol aromas and succulent, crisp flavors of lime and grapefruit.

Columbia Valley 2014 Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2017

87 Points - April 30

Straightforward and zesty, with dried plum and licorice aromas and dark cherry and spiced herb flavors.

Indian Wells 2014 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2017

89 Points - April 30

Sleek and well-framed, with black cherry and spice aromas and appealing blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors.

Indian Wells 2013 Indian Wells Red Blend

Wine Spectator, 2017

89 Points - April 30

Plump and supple, with smoky blueberry and espresso aromas and sleek blackberry, mocha and orange zest flavors.

Columbia Valley 2015 Dry Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

89 Points, “Best Buy” - December 31

The aromas are vibrant, with notes of pear, honeysuckle and peach. The palate is full flavored, dry as promised, with a zing of tart acidity that stitches it all together. It's an outstanding value that shows a beautiful sense of balance.

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.

Indian Wells label on bottle