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Artist Series 2012 Artist Series Meritage

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.

Artist Series 2012 Artist Series Meritage

Wine Spectator, 2015

92 Points - December 15

Focused, sleek and sinewy, with a blanket of fine tannins swaddling an expressive core of smoky, meaty red berry and floral flavors, persisting impressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Michelle Michelle Brut

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

88 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

The aromas of pear, spice and tropical fruit lead to well-balanced flavors with a kiss of sweetness. This sparkler delivers a lot of quality and value.

Columbia Valley 2014 Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

89 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

This wine is immediate in its appeal with aromas of lime leaf, flowers and peach. It drinks off dry with a zing of acidity that beautifully frames the full-fruit flavors.

Columbia Valley 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

88 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

The aromas of lime leaf and peach are bright and appealing. It drinks medium sweet with a finish that lingers.

Columbia Valley 2014 Gewürztraminer

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

87 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

The aromas of lychee and rose water pop. The palate brings a slight spritz, with lighter-bodied flavors.

Columbia Valley 2013 Merlot

Wine & Spirits, 2015

87 Points, “Best Buy” - December 1

Dark and plummy, this wine’s black fruit jam flavors are defined by oak char and firm tannins.

Michelle Michelle Extra Dry

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

86 Points - December 1

The aromas offer apple, pear and light yeasty notes. It drinks quite sweet with pear and tropical-fruit flavors, looking for a bit more acid to stand it up.

Michelle Michelle Brut Rosé

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

87 Points - December 1

The strawberry and spice aromas are reserved and elegant, while the palate offers lightly sweet flavors that linger.

Single Vineyards 2014 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

88 Points - December 1

The herb, grapefruit, tropical fruit and melon aromas are light but very varietal. The palate has a slight spritz that perks up the tangy fruit flavors.

Single Vineyards 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

90 Points - December 1

Honeysuckle, mineral, honey and botrytis aromas lead the way. This drinks off dry with exceptionally well-balanced acidity that carries through the lingering finish.

Ethos Reserve 2012 Ethos Reserve Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

91 Points - December 1

This wine provides a unique aroma profile of boysenberry, coffee, toast and chocolate. The flavors are full bodied, concentrated and rich with a lingering finish.

Ethos Reserve 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

91 Points - December 1

Cold Creek Vineyard provides the majority of the fruit for this wine, with the rest coming from the Wahluke Slope. It’s immediate in its appeal with aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate and black fruit. The coffee flavors show a mixture of fruit and barrel, with some graininess to the tannins.

Artist Series 2012 Artist Series Meritage

Wine Enthusiast, 2015

91 Points - December 1

The 20th anniversary of this bottling, this wine is principally Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (26%) with the fruit coming largely from Canoe Ridge and Cold Creek vineyards. Alluring café au lait, toast, dark chocolate and cherry aromas are followed by black and blue fruit flavors that linger on the finish.

Eroica 2008 Eroica Single Berry Select

Wine & Spirits, 2015

96 Points - December 1

This wine isn’t so much poured as unleashed. It’s ludicrously over the top, crammed with flavor complexity…with heady botrytis scents of saffron and marmalade, and flavors of treacle and apricot syrup. All of that maddening power is carried with aplomb by brilliant, driving acidity…

Indian Wells label on bottle