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Indian Wells 2013 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points - May 31

Soft and supple, with spicy, herbal, overtones to the gentle dark plum flavors, finishing with grace. Drink now through 2018. 196,102 cases made.

Single Vineyards 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2016

91 Points - May 31

Fresh and inviting, focusing the black cherry, black currant and coffee flavors into a tannin-wrapped package that carries through a long, well-modulated finish.

Columbia Valley 2014 Dry Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2016

90 Points, “Best Buy” - April 1

A remarkable wine for the price, this generous riesling leads with green and yellow apple scents, with a lees and cinnamon-like accent. The flavors are simple but satisfying, balanced and irresistibly mouthwatering.

“Top 100 Best Buys” - December 1, 2016

“Year's Best Riesling” - August 1, 2016

Columbia Valley 2014 Chardonnay

Wine & Spirits, 2016

89 Points, “Best Buy” - April 1

Simple and sweet, this steal of a chardonnay rallies with firm, focused pear flavors, crisp and fresh.

“Top 100 Values of the Year” - June 1, 2016

Columbia Valley 2014 Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2016

89 Points - March 31

On the lighter side, with lemon curd and spice flavors on a sleek frame, picking up fresh green fig notes as the finish lingers.

Columbia Valley 2014 Dry Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2016

89 Points - March 31

Light, soft, floral and appealing, with green apple, mint and mineral flavors that come together smoothly on the dry finish.

Indian Wells 2012 Indian Wells Red Blend

Wine Spectator, 2016

90 Points - March 31

Velvety and round, with rich, expressive blueberry, currant and meaty flavors on a supple frame. The finish rolls out gracefully. This has presence and style. Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Mourvèdre.

Columbia Valley 2014 Dry Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

87 Points, “Best Buy” - March 1

Bright aromas of lime, white flowers, pear and white peach are followed by bone-dry, lively fruit flavors. It’s a winner by itself but will also shine on the dinner table.

Columbia Valley 2013 Syrah

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

90 Points, “Best Buy” - March 1

Notes of olive, herbs, flowers, orange peel, gravel, meat, coffee and light barrel spices leap up on a wine that shows a lot of aromatic complexity. The fruit and savory flavors are plush and full in feel followed by a lingering finish. There’s a whole lot of wine delivered for this price.

Indian Wells 2013 Indian Wells Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

88 Points - March 1

Barrel aromas of vanilla, coconut and toast are at the fore followed by luxurious coffee and plum flavors that linger. Grainy tannins back it all up.

Indian Wells 2013 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

90 Points - March 1

Aromas of barrel spice, vanilla, dill and blue-black fruit are bright and focused. The plum and barrel flavors show depth and a sense of texture, with lingering flavors. This wine is not typically Cabernet but it offers much appeal.

Indian Wells 2012 Indian Wells Red Blend

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

88 Points - March 1

This wine is equal parts Syrah and Merlot (43% each), with the balance a smattering of other varieties. The coffee and berry aromas seem faint while the palate delivers all of the plush fruit flavors this vintage has to offer.

Single Vineyards 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

90 Points - March 1

Aromas of cedar, vanilla, raspberry, coffee, herbs and barrel spice are followed by concentrated fruit flavors backed by firm tannins. It’s a delicious example of the variety.

Eroica 2008 Eroica Single Berry Select

Wine Enthusiast, 2016

95 Points - March 1

A full seven years old, this wine is amber in color. Aromas of dried apple and orange peel, honey and brown sugar fill the glass. It’s supremely rich, honeyed and layered, showing exquisite depth and balance as well as exceptional length.

Artist Series 2012 Artist Series Red Wine

Wine & Spirits, 2016

90 Points - February 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. This needs some cellar time to shake off its baby fat. Then serve it with steak.

“The best for $10 or less” - July 10, 2016

Columbia Valley 2014 Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2016

87 Points, “Best Buy” - February 1

This is fresh and saline, with lemon and crisp apple flavors. Chill it for a twilight aperitif.

Michelle Michelle Brut Rosé

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points - February 1

A pale pink, with pink grapefruit and spice flavors, showing a lively balance.

Michelle Michelle Brut

Wine Spectator, 2016

87 Points - February 1

Refreshing and light, with pretty grapefruit and pear flavors on a deftly wrought frame. Finishes quietly.

Single Vineyards 2014 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator, 2015

88 Points - December 31

Bright and snappy, with lively acidity to balance the ripe apple and fresh sage flavors, finishing on a white pepper note. Drink now

Columbia Valley 2014 Gewürztraminer

Wine Spectator, 2015

88 Points - December 31

Light, polished and appealing, with apricot and peach ripeness on a crisp, barely off-dry background. Drink now.

Eroica 2013 Eroica Gold Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2015

89 Points - December 31

Light and a bit sweet, with restrained pear and green guava flavors on a polished, soft frame. The finish is surprising, as it keeps going and going.

Ethos Reserve 2012 Ethos Reserve Merlot

Wine Spectator, 2015

90 Points - December 31

Soft and expressive, with generous cherry and blackberry flavors, hinting at espresso and cocoa notes as the finish lingers.

Eroica 2013 Eroica Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2015 and 2016

90 Points, “Top 100 Values of the Year” - December 15

Bright and generous, with hints of apricot and peach adding depth to the pear and mineral flavors, lingering easily on the light frame and lively, off-dry finish. Drink now through 2018

“Best Value” - December 15, 2016

Ethos Reserve 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator, 2015

90 Points - December 15

Chewy, with tannins around a smoky core of blackberry, currant and roast beef. Comes together with intensity on the finish.

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