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Single Vineyards 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2017

88 Points - August 31

Trim and firm in texture, with currant and tobacco aromas and medium-bodied flavors that finish with a tannic bite. Best after 2018. 1,800 cases made. –TF

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.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2017

87 Points - July 18

(WEB ONLY) Taut and chewy, with modest blackberry and green tea accents, framed by gritty tannins on the finish. Best after 2018. 13,033 cases made. –TF

Ethos Reserve 2015 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2017

90 Points - June 30

More fresh and steely than the Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay, the 2015 Chardonnay Ethos Reserve is Chablis-like with its lemony fruit, white flowers and hints of crushed rock aromas and flavors. Drink this medium-bodied, racy, lively white over the coming 2-3 years.

Eroica 2015 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2017

91 Points - June 30

The 2015 Riesling Eroica is another beautiful, pure and racy white that has vibrant acidity, medium-bodied richness and classy notes of lychee nut, petrol and honeyed minerality. Drink this pure, juicy and impeccably balanced beauty over the coming 4-5 years. It will keep for over a decade if you're so inclined as well.

Single Vineyards 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2017

91 Points - June 30

Always a terrific value, the 2015 Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is a clean, classy, even classic Chardonnay that offers notes of white peach, white flowers, a touch of citrus and brioche. Medium-bodied, with rock-solid purity and a clean finish, it’s well worth the going rate.

Ethos Reserve 2014 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2017

92 Points - June 30

One of the gems in the lineup is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve. It's fresh and elegant, with textbook Cabernet notes of cassis, graphite, crushed violets and spice. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and textured on the palate, it has sweet tannin and nicely integrated acidity.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2017

90 Points - June 30

I loved the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard, and it’s 100% varietal from their estate vineyard in the Columbia Valley. Chocolate, smoked earth, violets, graphite and black and blue fruits all emerge from this beauty and it has plenty of mid-palate depth, good concentration and a great finish.

Single Vineyards 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2017

88 Points - June 30

The 2014 Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is another enjoyable wine from this estate and is 98% Merlot with just a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon. This plump, sweetly fruited, sexy effort gives up lots of plums, licorice, toasted spice and cedary notes in a delicious, hard to resist package.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - The Sound Label

The Wine Advocate, 2017

93 Points - June 30

A sensational wine from this estate, this wine is deep ruby/purple color is followed by ripe, sexy notes of blackberries, cassis, smoked earth and hints of chocolate. Ripe, sweetly fruited, rounded and beautifully textured, with solid purity and finesse, it's already hard to resist but is going to keep for a decade.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - Mathematical Equation Label

The Wine Advocate, 2017

93 Points - June 30

A sensational wine from this estate, this wine is deep ruby/purple color is followed by ripe, sexy notes of blackberries, cassis, smoked earth and hints of chocolate. Ripe, sweetly fruited, rounded and beautifully textured, with solid purity and finesse, it's already hard to resist but is going to keep for a decade.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine - Ending Seasons Label

The Wine Advocate, 2017

93 Points - June 30

A sensational wine from this estate, this wine is deep ruby/purple color is followed by ripe, sexy notes of blackberries, cassis, smoked earth and hints of chocolate. Ripe, sweetly fruited, rounded and beautifully textured, with solid purity and finesse, it's already hard to resist but is going to keep for a decade.

Artist Series 2014 Artist Series Red Wine

The Wine Advocate, 2017

93 Points - June 30

A sensational wine from this estate, this wine is deep ruby/purple color is followed by ripe, sexy notes of blackberries, cassis, smoked earth and hints of chocolate. Ripe, sweetly fruited, rounded and beautifully textured, with solid purity and finesse, it's already hard to resist but is going to keep for a decade.

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.

Indian Wells label on bottle