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    House Wine

    Rose (Can)
    0000
    2017-05-02
    Exclusive: Precept’s House Wine Extends With Cans, Rose
    Christina Jelski

    Seattle-based Precept Wine has seen its House Wine brand post strong gains recently, including a 13% bump to nearly 200,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. Much of that growth has come from House Wine’s three-liter box format ($20), which grew 26% to 130,000 cases in 2016 (the brand also offers 750-ml. bottles retailing at around $10). Looking to build on that success, House Wine is now launching a line of canned wines, as well as a rosé, which will be available across all three packaging formats.

    Rolling out nationwide this week, House Wine’s canned range will include a red blend and Chardonnay, as well as the new House Wine Rosé. The 375-ml. cans will retail at around $5.50 each and are expected to tap outdoor drinking occasions. The launch comes as the canned wine category gains traction in the U.S., with canned wine sales reaching more than $26 million in 2016, compared with just $2 million in 2012, according to Nielsen.

    Alex Evans, chief sales and marketing officer for Precept, notes that House Wine’s cans are positioned “at the higher end within the canned wine space,” adding that House Wine also plans to extend with a Tetra Pak format in the first quarter of next year.

    House Wine’s foray into cans follows Precept’s debut of West Side Wine Co., a premium canned wine brand, last year. Developed by Precept’s private label innovation division Grape & Grain, West Side Wine Co. features California Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay offerings packaged in 250-ml. cans. The brand, which is available at Whole Foods stores nationwide and at select airports, has enjoyed early success, Evans tells SND.—Christina Jelski

    House Wine

    Rose (Can)
    0000
    2017-05-02
    House Wine Splashes into Summer with Cans

     

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Just in time for summer, House Wine is launching three wines in 375 mL cans nationwide this week. The new cans feature two of the brand’s best-selling varietals – Original Red Blend and Chardonnay – and the third is a brand-new House Wine Rosé.

    A true original, House Wine has consistently pushed the boundaries of consumer innovation. Launched in 2004 as one of Charles Smith’s first commercial offerings, House Wine Original Red Blend was among the first red blends to target everyday wine lovers with an approachable, iconic package and exceptional quality and value. In 2013, it was among the first to launch a three-liter box, meeting consumer demand and sourcing beyond borders to ensure House Wine’s consistency from vintage to vintage. Today, cans are just the latest effort to allow people to enjoy their favorite wine in new and convenient ways.

    “House Wine is already known as a national favorite for quality and value. It’s as universal as a stop sign,” said veteran Winemaker Hal Landvoigt. “I travel the world looking for great fruit to make an unpretentious style of wine that can be enjoyed anywhere, which is what I love about House Wine – it’s a wine for anyone, anytime and can be enjoyed any place.”

    Cans guarantee fresh wine and cater to the grab-and-go lifestyle of busy and active wine consumersmaking them perfect for beachside picnics, tailgates or venues where glass may not be desirable, like stadiums or pool-side. They also are accessible, affordable and recyclable – helping to reduce or waste and our environmental footprint.

    One in five consumers have tried canned wine and sales have sharply increased from just under $2 million in 2012 to more than $26 million in 2016, according to Nielsen.

    Just like other House Wine varietals, the new House Wine Rosé will also be available in the standard 750 mL bottles and in the three-liter box offering. Rosé is surging, experiencing 50 percent growth in the table wine category over the previous year, according to Nielsen data.

    “House Wine is an icon. It’s everyone’s wine,” Precept Wine Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Alex Evans said. “It’s a disruptor by nature and allows consumers to enjoy great value wines on their terms.”

    How does it taste?

    • The House Wine Original Red Blend – Red currant aromas promise the juicy red fruit delivered to the middle palate and a lengthy, velvety finish (Chile).
    • House Wine Chardonnay – Aromas of creamy apple backed by citrus introduce mouth-filling, sumptuous flavors of peach and ripe Asian pear, complemented by hints of toasty vanilla. The wine finishes crisply with a burst of pineapple (American).
    • House Wine Rosé – Fresh and fragrant aromas lead to a wonderfully bright palate. Flavors of juicy citrus and ripe strawberry are rounded out by a refreshingly crisp finish (American).

    How much are they?

    • SRP: $5.49 per individual can

    Cans are Lifestyle Oriented

    • NO glassware needed
    • NO corkscrew needed
    • Lightweight
    • Portable & packable
    • FRESH wine for every standard glass, sip after sip 

    Cans are Eco-Friendly

    • Reduced carbon footprint compared to glass bottle production
    • The most recycled beverage containers in the world
    • Reduced waste

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    About House Wine:

    House Wine is approachable and unpretentious and it’s a wine you can enjoy for any and all occasions. Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith, House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum quality and value in a minimalist package. Today, Winemaker Hal Landvoigt continues driving its irreverent spirit by travelling the world to source the finest grapes and cultivate its uniquely unpretentious style.

    Seattle-based Precept Wine – Is the largest, privately-held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and Top 14 American wine producer. With deep roots representing close to 40 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and maintains more than 5,000 acres of vineyards across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; owns leading wineries and brands such as House Wine, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Waterbrook, Primarius, Ste. Chapelle and Pendulum and represents Shingleback and Red Knot of Australia. It also operates tasting rooms and hospitality venues throughout the Northwest. Co-Founded in 2003 by CEO Andrew Browne, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Chardonnay
    2014
    2016-12-31
    89 points, 100 Top Values of 2016
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Polished and spicy, this white shows peppery overtones to the apricot and grapefruit flavors, ending with an expressive finish."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Rosé
    2015
    2016-12-31
    89 points, Top 100 Values of 2016
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Light and dry, this is zippy with acidity and lively with citrus and watermelon flavors, picking up a pretty herbal note as the finish lingers. 

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Franc
    2013
    2016-12-31
    90 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Polished, with a swarm of velvety tannins around a lively core of red plum, rhubarb and spice flavors, lingering with presence and persistence.

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2013
    2016-12-31
    90 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Dark, focused and juicy in texture, with crisp tannins wrapped around a lively core of red pepper—accented black cherry and dark chocolate flavors. Lingers well. 

    Pendulum

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2014
    2016-12-31
    90 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Firm and toasty, this expressive wine offers layers of blueberry, currant, black pepper and black tea that dance across a field of fine tannins, finishing with harmony and presence. 

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2014
    2016-12-31
    90 points, Smart Buy
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    A supple and expressive white, this is light on its feet but packed with pear, pineapple and citrus flavors, hinting at almond and walnut as the finish lingers. 

    Gruet

    Brut
    0000
    2016-12-31
    90 pts, 100 Top Values of 2016
    Wine Spectator
    Tim Fish

    "A sleek, expressive sparkler, with floral apple and toasty cinnamon aromas leading to crisp flavors of lime and mineral."

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2013
    2016-12-31
    90 pts, 100 Top Values of 2016
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Broad and spicy, with pepper and licorice accents to the dark berry flavors as they pick up momentum on the finish. Syrah blend."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Riesling
    2015
    2016-11-01
    89 points, Top 100 Best Buy of 2016
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Jasmine, apricot and floral aromas are followed by medium-sweet stone fruit flavors. Floral and jasmine flavors persist on the finish.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2014
    2016-09-01
    90 Points, Editor's Choice
    Wine Enthusiast

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2014
    2016-05-31
    88 points
    Wine Spectator

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2014
    2016-05-31
    88 points
    Wine Spectator

    Sagelands

    Merlot
    2014
    2016-04-18
    88 points
    Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth, fresh and juicy with cherry, spice and good balance; long and bright."

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Three White Blend
    2013
    2016-03-19
    Excellent
    Dave McIntyre

    Delightful. This is a blend of three white grapes from southern France: grenache blanc — which is trendy in California — plus marsanne and picpoul. Winemaker Paul Gregutt has crafted a wine combining exotic tropical fruit and the aromas of a secret garden on a cool summer evening. Try this with seafood salad, shrimp off the grill or even by itself. 

    Waterbrook

    Syrah
    2013
    2015-12-31
    87 points
    Wine Spectator

    Willow Crest

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2014
    2015-12-31
    87 points
    Wine Spectator

    Sagelands

    Chardonnay
    2014
    2015-12-31
    87 points
    Wine Spectator

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2014
    2015-12-31
    88 points
    Wine Spectator

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2014
    2015-12-31
    88 Points, Best Value
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Bright and sleek, brimming with green tea–scented pear and floral flavors that echo nicely on the dry finish." 

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2013
    2015-12-31
    89 points
    Wine Spectator

    Alder Ridge

    Six Prong Cabernet Sauvignon by Alder Ridge
    2013
    2015-12-31
    89 points
    Wine Spectator

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2014
    2015-12-31
    89 points
    Wine Spectator

    Browne Family

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2014
    2015-12-31
    90 points
    Wine Spectator

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-12-31
    90 points
    Wine Spectator

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2012
    2015-12-15
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Ripe, focused and distinctive, showing tension between the raspberry and currant fruit, gently wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. The finish keeps singing expressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-12-14
    Recommended - Cab for the Holidays
    WinesNorthwest.com
    Chuck Hill

    Canoe Ridge winemaker Bill Murray has been making superb Bordeaux varieties and Chardonnay for more than 20 years.  He brings in grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills to the winery in Walla Walla, located in the historic engine house for Walla Walla’s original streetcars dating from the 1900s.  This reserve Cabernet offers aromas of dark cherry and leather with notes of toasty vanilla.  On the palate, berries and plums take center stage with complex notes of barrel spice, earthy mineral and dark chocolate.  Firm tannins suggest pairing with meats from the grill. 

    Gruet

    Grand Rosé
    0000
    2015-12-10
    90 points
    International Wine Review
    Don Winkler

    Made in a very popular style, this is a fruit forward, creamy and lush rose. It shows red berry aromas, a soft. suave palate, and fresh red berriy and cranberry notes. Finishes very long. This would be the perfect wine for wedding cake. A blend of 95% free-run Chardonnay and 5% barrel aged Pinot Noir from estate vineyards.

    Gruet

    Sauvage
    0000
    2015-12-10
    90 Points - America's Top Rated Sparkling - Brut Nature
    International Wine Review
    Don Winkler

    Pale yellow straw in color, this is a nicely balanced fresh tasting wine showing ripe apple and lemon cream, finishing dry and chalky. Not as bone dry as some brut natures but refreshing with very bright lemon acidity. Very good for the price.

    Gruet

    Grande Reserve
    0000
    2015-12-10
    91 points - America's Top Rated Sparkling - late disgorgement category
    International Wine Review
    Don Winkler

    This is Gruet's tete de cuvee. Aged en tirage for six years, it shows a nose of pear tart and brioche. It's boldly flavored with tangy acidity and remains fresh despite its age. The fruit is ripe and expressive, and the wine is very much New World in style. This is not a sipping wine; it definitely needs a nice roast chicken or even pork roast to show its best. Made from free-run juice of its estate's oldest Chardonnay vines. 

    Cavatappi

    Maddalena Nebbiolo
    2012
    2015-12-01
    88 Points, Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits

    Cavatappi

    Molly\\\'s Cuvee Sangiovese
    2012
    2015-12-01
    88 Points, Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-11-12
    90 pts
    Stephen Tanzer

    "Bright ruby-red. Sexy oak tones complement aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, mocha, spices and dark chocolate. Sweet, silky blackberry, spice and violet flavors are supported by a strong oak element. This struck me as a rather old-style Cabernet but cleanly made. The dusty tannins spread out horizontally to saturate the palate, leaving behind a flavor of dark raspberry. Finishes with excellent sneaky energy."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-11-12
    92+ points
    Stephen Tanzer

    "Deep red-ruby. Explosive aromas of cassis, black cherry and licorice. Boasts lovely sweetness and penetration to its dark berry, licorice and violet flavors. A very pure, primary wine with superb inner-mouth intensity. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding length. Impressive potential here."

    Sawtooth

    Pinot Gris
    2014
    2015-11-08
    Panel's Pick
    Seattle Times
    Andy Perdue

    “A gorgeous white bursting with aromas and flavors of orchard fruit, including Golden Delicious apple and honeydew melon.”

    The Originals

    Chardonnay
    2014
    2015-11-03
    90 Points, Gold Medal, Best Buy
    Beverage Testing Institute

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2013
    2015-11-01
    89 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    The Originals

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013
    2015-11-01
    90 Points
    Beverage Testing Institute

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2012
    2015-11-01
    91 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Ripe, focused and distinctive, showing tension between the raspberry and currant fruit, gently wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. The finish keeps singing expressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022."

    Alder Ridge

    Six Prong Cabernet Sauvignon by Alder Ridge
    2013
    2015-11-01
    92 Points
    Beverage Testing Institute

    Sagelands

    Merlot
    2013
    2015-11-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2013
    2015-10-15
    Biggest Bang for the Buck
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013
    2015-10-15
    Biggest Bang for the Buck
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Late Harvest Riesling
    2014
    2015-10-01
    87 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Soft and sweet, light on balance but with enough acidity to frame the pear, apricot and floral flavors nicely.”

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Merlot
    2013
    2015-10-01
    88 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Supple, generous and expressive, with black cherry, orange flower, mint and spice flavors that glide together harmoniously into a lithe finish.”

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013
    2015-10-01
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "There's a nice tang to the ripe currant and guava flavors in this fresh and lively red."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013
    2015-10-01
    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Supple and expressive, this satin-textured style features pretty raspberry and tea leaf flavors that play against the polished tannins."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Merlot
    2012
    2015-10-01
    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Lithe and expressive, medium weight and refined, with red berry and floral flavors. Shows hints of wet earth as the finish comes together smoothly.”

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-10-01
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Polished, creamy and expressive, with delicate layers of pear, floral, nutmeg and crème fraîche that linger on the sleek finish."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-10-01
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Sleek and inviting, pulsing with cherry, cinnamon and cream flavors that point through a layer of fine tannins into the long and expressive finish. Offers presence and finishes gracefully.”

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-10-01
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Spicy and on the lighter side, with nutmeg and caramel overtones around the pear fruit. Comes together smoothly on the finish.”

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2012
    2015-10-01
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Lithe and expressive, with blackberry, licorice and black olive flavors on a sleek frame, persisting as the soft tannins wrap around the finish.”

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2012
    2015-10-01
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Firm in texture, with nubby tannins around a glowing core of blackberry and mint flavors, lingering with refinement against fine tannins.”

    Gruet

    Blanc de Noirs
    0000
    2015-10-01
    90 Points, Top 100 Best Buys of 2015
    Wine & Spirits

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-10-01
    91 Points - Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2013
    2015-10-01
    Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Ross Andrew

    Boushey Vineyard Syrah
    2010
    2015-09-30
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steinman

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Chevray
    2014
    2015-09-30
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Fresh, crisp and vital, this is nicely fleshed out, with pear, green apple, lemon curd and spice flavors on a sleek structure that finishes gracefully. Drink now through 2022.”

    Ste. Chapelle

    Chateau Series Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-09-23
    Silver Medal
    2015 Idaho Wine Competition
    Eric Degerman

    Cavatappi

    Molly\\\'s Cuvee Sangiovese
    2012
    2015-09-15
    90 Points
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Silky and dense with juicy fruit and lively acidity; clean, balanced and showing plum, raspberry and spice. 98% Sangiovese, 1% Syrah, 1% Merlot. "

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2013
    2015-09-01
    86 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Franc
    2012
    2015-09-01
    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Browne Family

    Malbec
    2012
    2015-09-01
    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Chevray
    2014
    2015-08-01
    92 points
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    "Old vines from Upland Vineyard in the Yakima Valley produce the fruit for Paul Gregutt’s homage to Vouvray, with four grams per liter of residual sugar and plenty of ripeness and power. It leads with attractive scents of lemon and lees, a racy whiff of white flowers. The flavors, though, are seductive and creamy, the lemon and apple notes delineated cleanly by a zinc-like mineral frame."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-07-20
    91 Points - Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-07-01
    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Franc
    2012
    2015-07-01
    90 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Browne Family

    Malbec
    2012
    2015-07-01
    90 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Browne Family

    Merlot
    2012
    2015-07-01
    90 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-07-01
    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    “Aromas of dried herb, cherry cola and barrel spice are out in front on this 100% varietal wine. The cherry and blackberry flavors are sweet and plump, showing concentration and depth along with dry, grippy tannins.”

    Sagelands

    Riverbed Red Blend
    2013
    2015-07-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013
    2015-07-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Washington Hills

    Late Harvest Riesling
    2013
    2015-07-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-06-30
    89 Points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Browne Family

    Petit Verdot
    2011
    2015-06-30
    90 Points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2015-06-15
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2012
    2015-06-01
    94 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2013
    2015-04-20
    Double Gold
    Seattle Wine Awards

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2015-03-31
    88 Points - Recommended
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Light and frisky, with deft darts of green apple and celery pointing toward the zippy finish."

    Gruet

    Sauvage
    0000
    2015-03-31
    88 Points - Recommended
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Appealing, with aromas of baked apple and cinnamon that lead to zesty flavors of dusty lemon, hazelnut and spice. Drink now."

    Gruet

    Brut
    0000
    2015-03-15
    88 Points, Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits

    Gruet

    Sauvage
    0000
    2015-03-09
    89 Points, Best Buy
    Tasting Panel

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2012
    2015-03-01
    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Syrah
    2012
    2015-03-01
    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    House Wine

    Mountain Merlot
    2013
    2015-02-01
    89 Points, by-the-glass value
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    “Ripe and lush with juicy plum and berries, bright and fresh with a long, rich style; balanced and tangy.” - Anthony Dias Blue

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2012
    2015-02-01
    90 Points, by-the-glass value
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    “Juicy and bright with tangy plum and berry fruit; fresh and clean, racy and lifted with long, lively flavors.” - Anthony Dias Blue

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2012
    2015-01-09
    Merlot - A Wallet-Friendly Wine
    Dave McIntyre

    Don’t dis merlot, and don’t forget Washington as a source of high-quality, high-value wines. This is a seductive little charmer, especially impressive for the price.

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-12-31
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “Light and refreshing, with grapefruit and floral flavors singing brightly and lingering well. Drink now.” - HS

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2011
    2014-12-15
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Light and tangy, with tobacco and coffee overtones to the black cherry and tangy balsamic flavors, lingering with persistence. Offers presence and refinement." (published in the Wine Spectator Advance)

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-12-15
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Sleek and expressive, this is well-modulated and refined to show the ripe blackberry and cassis flavors elegantly, framed by flashes of caraway, dill and red peppercorn that glide together into a polished finish. -HS

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2011
    2014-12-15
    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Lithe and expressive, with red berry and floral overtones to the dark, spicy core, remaining deft through the long finish, with mint and lime hints. The tannins are nicely buffed." - H.S.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Malbec
    2011
    2014-12-15
    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Sleek and expressive, light-footed but brimming with plum, spice and savory herb flavors, coming together with polish on the long, open-weave finish. - HS

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2013
    2014-12-03
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2013
    2014-12-03
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Riesling
    2013
    2014-12-03
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Pinot Gris
    2013
    2014-12-01
    88 Points, Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Ross Andrew

    Old Block Syrah
    2011
    2014-12-01
    Boushey Vineyard Syrah - 90+ points
    Vino US
    Stephen Tanzer

    Saturated bright ruby-red. Lovely perfumed floral lift to the bright aromas of raspberry and white pepper. Firmly built, energetic Syrah; tightly coiled and taut today owing to its salty, peppery energy. Really delivers the inner-mouth tension of the vintage’s better examples but will need time in bottle to come into harmony. -- Stephen Tanzer

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-11-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and juicy with notes of citrus and melon; ripe, grassy and crisp, long and tangy.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-11-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and juicy with plum, cassis and spice; bright, tangy and long.

    Two Ponds

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2014-11-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2013
    2014-11-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Two Ponds

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-11-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2014-11-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-11-01
    Cabernet Sauvignon- 90 points
    Wine Enthusiast

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-11-01
    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc- Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Merlot
    2011
    2014-11-01
    Reserve Merlot- 90 points
    Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Panel

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2011
    2014-10-31
    Reserve Merlot - 91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    “The cinnamon-accented red berry flavors play against meaty notes in this taut, juicy red, with a lingering finish. Has presence and persistence.” -Harvey Steiman

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2014-10-31
    Steak House - 89 Points (9.17.14 Daily Pick)
    Harvey Steiman

    Firm in texture, with a layer of refined tannins underpinning the pretty currant and blackberry flavors, lingering with a hint of cedar. Drink now through 2015. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-10-14
    Chardonnay - 91 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Light-footed, open-textured and gentle, with cream-accented pear and orange peel flavors, finishing with complexity and finesse. Drink now through 2016. " -HS

    Browne Family

    Merlot
    2011
    2014-10-01
    92 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-10-01
    Sauvignon Blanc - Top 50 Amazing Wines under $15
    Food & Wine
    Ray Isl3

    Food & Wine included the Waterbrook 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as part of its "50 amazing wines for $15 or less" feature section. Classified in the "fruity whites" section, these wines are "zesty, unoaked, medium-bodied; pair with fish and vegetable dishes." 

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-09-01
    87 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Ripe and juicy, peachy and tangy with crisp acidity; racy, dense and clean.

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2013
    2014-09-01
    87 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth, peach and citrus, juicy and medium sweet; bright acidity and fresh fruit.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Pinot Gris
    2013
    2014-09-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Ripe and aromatic with lush pear fruit and clean, rich flavors; smooth and balanced in the Alsace style; long and bright.

    Sawtooth

    Pinot Gris
    2013
    2014-09-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and off-dry with peach fruit and juicy acidity; fresh, bright and balanced.

    Windy Bay

    Pinot Noir
    2012
    2014-09-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and ripe with juicy black cherry and spice; lush, long and balanced.

    Browne Family

    Petit Verdot
    2011
    2014-09-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and velvety with ripe plum and blackberry fruit; spicy and dense with good structure and a long, balanced finish.

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2013
    2014-08-25
    Sauvignon Blanc- Personal Favorite
    Chuck Hill

    "The 2013 vintage in the Columbia Valley was the warmest in a decade – 2014 is also shaping up to be toasty – with cooling off just before harvest.  Waterbrook’s winemaker John Freeman crafted this classic Washington Sauvignon Blanc showing grassy herb and gooseberry aromas and flavors mingling with citrus and flinty mineral notes.  This style is a personal favorite that Waterbrook has been making for more than two decades." -Chuck Hill

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Chevray
    2013
    2014-08-01
    Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc- 90 points Best Buy
    Tasting Panel

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2012
    2014-08-01
    Pinot Noir- 90 points Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2011
    2014-07-22
    Syrah
    Chuck Hill

    Chuck Hill- "It is lovely to see the Idaho wine industry growing, and the winemakers crafting flavorful wines from the Snake River Valley AVA.  Founded by the Pintler family – longtime Idaho agriculturists – it became part of Corus Estates (now Precept Brands) in 1998.  Expansion of the estate vineyards followed.  You can visit the winery near Nampa, Idaho and perhaps join in their Farm to Fork celebration on August 22.  This value-priced Syrah is a great pairing with grilled meats showing aromas and flavors of dark cherry and plum, toasty cedar and earthy mineral."

    Wild Meadows

    Chardonnay - Washington
    2012
    2014-07-09
    Best Buy

    Great Northwest Wine- "Best Buy! Precept winemaker Hal Landvoigt takes the lead on this label, which features wines made with either Washington or Idaho fruit. In this case, it draws from six vineyards spread out from the Yakima Valley to the Horse Heaven Hills — including Willow Crest and Wallula — and incorporates Viognier (10%) and Semillon (2%). Techniques using eight months in French and American oak with 20% malolactic fermentation help build the nose of Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear, lemon/lime and jicama. Flavors of fresh-sliced pear and Gala apple splash around amid a slightly creamy mouth feel prior to the finish of lime-like acidity and dusty minerality. These wines have found an audience this year on some Horizon flights."

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2012
    2014-07-04
    Best Buy

    Great Northwest Wine- "Best Buy! Seattle-based Precept Wine named its top-tier Oregon Pinot Noir house for the Latin term signifying “distinguished” and that applies to many of the wines across the state from this spectacular vintage. Estate sites Battle Creek Vineyard and Waldo Hills near Salem, as well as Kraemer Vineyard near Silverton and Red Hills Vineyard, supplied the berries, and a 12-month French barrel program under the direction of Hal Landvoigt — Precept’s top winemaker — shows restraint with just 20% new oak. The nose offers hints of strawberry jam, raspberry fruit leather, moist earth and dark chocolate. There’s some sturdiness to the structure behind flavors of black cherry and black currant as juicy acidity and a rub of sage make this an ideal foil for game hens or roasted chicken."

    Sawtooth

    Riesling
    2012
    2014-07-02
    Best Buy

    Great Northwest Wine- "Best Buy! Idaho’s largest production of Riesling outside of sister property Ste. Chapelle takes on a more Alsace approach, starting with aromas of petrol, baked apple, kiwi and lemon. The residual sugar of 2.4% takes this down a path akin to late harvest at the start, but there’s plenty of acidity to balance as the flavor profile features peach, apricot and lingering lime."

    Wild Haven

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-07-01
    Chardonnay- 87 points Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bridgman

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-07-01
    Chardonnay- 87 points Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-07-01
    Chardonnay- 90 points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-07-01
    Reserve Chardonnay- 88 points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2011
    2014-06-01
    87 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2013
    2014-06-01
    87 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2014-06-01
    87 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-06-01
    88 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2012
    2014-06-01
    88 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-06-01
    89 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-06-01
    89 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2014-06-01
    90 points
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2012
    2014-06-01
    Malbec- 90 points Best Buy
    Tasting Panel

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-06-01
    Steak HOUSE - Top 100 Values of the Year - 88 pts
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2011
    2014-06-01
    Syrah - 91 Points - Top 100 Values of the Year
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2014-05-31
    Cabernet Sauvignon- 87 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Open-textured and inviting, with raspberry, red currant and clove flavors.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-05-31
    Chardonnay- 88 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Bright and jazzy, with lemon, grapefruit and green pear flavors.

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2011
    2014-05-31
    The Catalyst- 88 points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Fresh and vibrant, open-textured and appealing, with cherry and herb flavors that persist easily on the deftly balanced finish.

    Radius

    Riesling
    2012
    2014-05-01
    Riesling - 88 Points Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2011
    2014-05-01
    Tribute Red Blend - 92 Points
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Willow Crest

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2014-04-29
    Top Sauvignon Blanc Under $15
    Gregory dal Piaz

    Reticent on the nose though instantly recognizable as Sauvignon Blanc with its hints of grass, pineapple, and fig. Noticeably sweet in the mouth, this is a fruit forward popularly styled wine and for those who prefer sweet wines this carries its sugar fairly well. There’s plenty of acid to balance the sweetness, and the flavors remain in the green fruited, slightly figgy and citrus toned end of the spectrum.

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2011
    2014-04-15
    Malbec
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Sweet, spicy on the nose with green herbal, fennel seed notes and sweet toasted oak aromas. A bit light and fresh on entry with wild berry fruit and a touch of forest floor that adds a nice attractive contrast to the fruit. Not a big wine, but not smaller either, just medium bodied, fresh, if a bit simple, and very well balanced.  Soft and easy drinking with candied blackberry notes and a bit of oak coming together briefly. Easy going and pleasant.

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-03-15
    Chardonnay - 90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Syrah
    2011
    2014-03-15
    Syrah - 91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Merlot
    2010
    2014-03-06
    88 Points
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Smoky oak and a bit of dark fruit op on the nose followed by carob, a hint of truffle, and green coffee bean accents. Round on entry, this firms up nicely in the mouth. A touch of green herb frames the core of black plum and blackberry, currant fruit, with a hint of espresso foam adding some complexity. This has a lovely texture, firm, structured and long, and a very pretty nose with red fruit that begins to emerge on the palate.

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2009
    2014-03-06
    89 Points
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Tight and focused on the nose with gentle wood tones and spice accents. Nice fruit, bright flavors and good ripeness emerges on the palate but this remains restrained and slightly understated in the mouth with lovely plum and spice flavors. The oak is a bit prominent and the tannins stick out a touch but this is showing good length and freshness on the finish with fruit that has a fairly perfumy edge.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-03-06
    89 Points
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Big on the nose with layers of toasty, buttery, and creamy nuances over floral leesy notes and intense lime zest and pineapple fruit. Broad yet fairly focused in the mouth, this delivers lots of clear, crisp lemony fruit, with creamy edges and lovey length. There's a little finesse here as well, though this remains firmly classic American Chardonnay with lemon and citrusy fruit streaked by vanilla on the moderately long slightly pithy finish.

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2010
    2014-03-06
    90 Points
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Tighten and fairly oaky with plenty of spice and black fruit, black plums on the nose. Smooth and seductive on entry with supple ripe tannins and gorgeous fruit on the palate. While not very powerful, this is deep with flavors of wild plum, tart black raspberry and cocoa. Gaining some richness and chocolaty detail on the long finish, there's also a little ivy detailing the nose that emerges on the finish as well. A bit small scaled and lacking some intensity, this makes up for it with its fine balance and harmony in the mouth.

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2014-03-06
    91 Points
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    A little olive and herb layered under big black currant, black cherry fruit and fine cigar box oak greets the nose. This is a big wine, smooth, rich and supple with ripe tannins showing some polish under juicy black plum and really ripe blackcurrant jam flavors flecked with a little tobacco. Long and full in the mouth this is polished, fleshy and showy with lovely tannins driving the long finish which shows palate staining intensity of fruit. This is basically ready to rock today.

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2014-03-06
    92 Points (Alder Ridge)
    Snooth.com
    Gregory Dal Piaz

    Nice herbal, savory, classic varietally driven aromas on the nose with cool, focused aromas of black currant fruit that are tight and vanilla edged.  Opening with great clarity on the palate, the fruit here leads off with savory herb stem and tobacco notes that lend fine complexity and real detail on the palate, rich with black cherry and black currant fruit. The tannins are nicely firm but not imposing with acids that are a touch soft but supportive through the long black fruited finish that shows off a hint of black olive and plenty of wood spice.

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2014-03-01
    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2012
    2014-03-01
    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2011
    2014-03-01
    88 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2014-03-01
    90 Points - Editors' Choice
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2014-03-01
    91 Points - Editors' Choice
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Radius

    Riesling
    2012
    2014-02-17
    Riesling - 88 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2014-02-01
    90 Points
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    Lisa Perotti Brown

    Deep garnet-purple in color and intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, warm plums and eucalyptus with hints of cedar, toast and cloves, the medium to full-bodied 2012 The Davey Estate Cabernet Sauvignon gives loads of clove-laced, cassis flavor wrapped around a solid frame of medium level grainy tannins and balanced acidity. It finishes with good persistence. Drink it now to 2018+. 

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2012
    2014-02-01
    91+ points
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    Lisa Perotti Brown

    Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 The Davey Estate Shiraz reveals a nose of blackberry and black cherry compote highlighted by hints of blueberry preserves, Chinese five spice, incense and smoky bacon. Full-bodied and packed with blackberry and Asian spice flavors, it is seamlessly structured with medium-firm, rounded tannins and just enough acidity to lift through the finish with very good length. Drink it now to 2020+. 

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2011
    2014-02-01
    Skyline Red Blend - Recommended - Best Buy!
    Great Northwest Wine
    Andy Perdue

    Best Buy! This Idaho winery was founded in 1987 by Brad Pintler, and it continues to produce delicious wines at affordable prices. The blend is built with Bordeaux varieties, but it gets a significant boost from Syrah (21%). It opens with aromas of cherry pie filling, vanilla, espresso and milk chocolate, but there’s also a pinch of crushed herbs and celery salt. The rich drink brings hints of sweet cherry and black currant. The dab of residual sugar doesn't keep it from serving as a pleasant greeting after a rough day at the office.

    Waterbrook

    Syrah
    2011
    2014-01-01
    Recommended, 88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Fresh and spicy with ripe plum and a  juicy style with notes of pepper and tangy acidity. Long and nervy.

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-12-31
    88 Points - Recommended
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Currant and blackberry fruit push through the firm tannins."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-12-31
    92 Points, Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon
    Wine & Spirits
    Patrick Comiskey

    Quietly impressive, this is a classic style of Columbia Valley cabernet, with a leafy scent over dark violet aromas and cassis fruit. The flavors are deep and full bodied, while the wine’s energy propels the darker aspects into a suave, lasting finish. For a classic beef dish, like daube. -PC

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-12-01
    88 points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Crisp, juicy and tangy with peach and passion fruit; racy and fresh."

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2012
    2013-12-01
    88 points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Lush and smooth with ripe, generous plum fruit and juicy acidity; crisp, balanced and long."

    Washington Hills

    Late Harvest Riesling
    2012
    2013-12-01
    88 points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Fresh, sweet and juicy with lush, ripe lime and ripe, luscious fruit."

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-12-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth and silky with juicy, bright flavors; peach and citrus, long and balanced."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2013-12-01
    88 points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Ripe nose of spice and chocolate; smooth and rich with sweet plum, cassis and lush herbs; soft and dense, long and balanced."

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2011
    2013-12-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Ripe and fresh with rich plum, blackberry and spice; juicy, dense and balanced with vibrant flavors and a long, tangy finish."

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2013-12-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Soft vanilla oak nose; smooth, juicy and fresh with clean, ripe fruit; fresh plum and black raspberry with soft oak notes; balanced, lush and long." 

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2010
    2013-12-01
    90 Points - Editors' Choice
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2011
    2013-12-01
    Top 100 Best Buys of the Year

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-12-01
    Top 100 Best Buys of the Year!

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-11-30
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Sleek, supple and appealing, with welcoming basil and sage accents around a polished core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering easily on the graceful finish. -HS

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-11-30
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    A well-mannered style, this ripe and expressive red plays its blackberry, plum and floral flavors gracefully against refined tannins on a medium-weight frame, with a lingering finish.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Merlot
    2011
    2013-11-05
    Recommended - Wines of the Week
    Chuck Hill

    "Expedition Merlot is blended with 11% Syrah and offers aromas and flavors of dark cherry and berry with notes of vanilla and pepper spice – good value! "

    Wild Haven

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-11-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-11-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Sagelands

    Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-11-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Merlot
    2010
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Windy Bay

    Pinot Noir
    2011
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-11-01
    Recommended
    Sante Magazine

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-10-31
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2011
    2013-10-31
    Best Value Merlot
    Gregory Dal Paz

    "Soft and broad in the mouth with nice transparency to the black fruit on the palate. There’s a faint suggestion of black raspberry sweetness to the fruit which is washed away on the mid palate by slightly creamy chocolate and carob notes and a soft wash of herbaceousness. No real tannins to speak of, this is smooth and easy drinking, yet delivers a little complexity along with nicely bright fruit and shows a little licorice and a hint of minerality on the moderately long finish." - GDP

     

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Merlot
    2011
    2013-10-15
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2013-10-15
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-10-15
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2011
    2013-10-15
    94 Points - Publisher's Pick
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Meridith May

    Radius

    Merlot
    2011
    2013-10-15
    Best Value
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and silky, with vibrant currant, plum and spice flavors that glide smoothly and enticingly into the polished finish."

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Cheninieres
    2012
    2013-10-15
    Chenineres Old Vine Chenin Blanc- 91 points
    Harvey Steinman

    "This tight, crisp, lip-smacking style offers focused quince and citrus flavors on a deftly distributed frame, lingering enticingly on the finish. A stylish version, with the ability to age. Drink now through 2016. 148 cases made." –Harvey Steinman

     

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Chevray
    2012
    2013-10-15
    Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc- 90 points
    Wine Spectator

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2010
    2013-10-15
    Recommended
    The Washington Post
    Dave McIntyre

    "I’m a big fan of this winery for its outstanding Riesling, delightful chardonnay and succulent syrah. This juicy blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, tempranillo, petite sirah, petite verdot, malbec, syrah and grenache defies any paradigm of a red blend from anywhere around the world by combining Bordeaux, Spain, California and the Rhone in one. It’s a wine that could be found nowhere else but America, and it shows a sense of adventure that comes through in the glass. "

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2011
    2013-10-04
    Recommended
    Jon Bonne

    “A value-priced bottle that gives hope for affordable Oregon Pinot Noir. Pretty, delicate…straightforward cranberry. Terrific table wine.”

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-10-01
    88 Points
    International Wine Review

    This Cabernet Sauvignon displays
    pure dark red fruit aromas with a hint of sandalwood. It is light on the palate showing more oak than fruit and finishing with dry, slightly biter tannins.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-10-01
    88 Points
    International Wine Review

    Dark ruby. Shows aromas of spicy dark
    red fruit with herbal accents. A fruit forward wine that
    promises a bit more than it delivers, finishing with dry tannins.

    Sawtooth

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-10-01
    88 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Bright, juicy citrus with nice mineral elements; fresh, lovely and balanced. 

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2012
    2013-10-01
    88 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Aromatic and spicy; peaches and melon, ripe, fresh and juicy, long and balanced.

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2010
    2013-10-01
    88 Points - Recommended
    Jeffery Lindenmuth


    "An easy-drinking Merlot that is juicy, fresh, and supple, with lifted aromas of black raspberry, red cherry, and baking spices. On the palate, the vivid mélange of berry fruit comes coupled with vanilla, leather, and cocoa, while a hint of licorice appears on the medium finish with its soft fine tannins."
    Score: 88

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-10-01
    89 Points
    International Wine Review

    This Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby and displays
    very ripe earthy plum and cassis aromas with toasty
    notes. It has concentrated dark fruit flavors on the palate with earthy and charred oak highlights. A big wine with firm tannins on the finish.

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2010
    2013-10-01
    89 Points
    International Wine Review

    This is an inexpensive blend. It reveals cedar, lead pencil, and rich toasted oak on
    the nose. It has nice flavor on the entry, fruit forward without
    a lot of weight on the mid palate but richly flavored
    and a long finish. Great value.

    Willow Crest

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-10-01
    89 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and peachy with bright citrus and melon; fresh and juicy with tropical notes and a long finish.

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2010
    2013-10-01
    89+ Points
    International Wine Review

    Richly fragrant with notes of dark red fruit and cola. It is full and rich on the palate with very good acidity, nice complexity of flavors, and mature tannins. It has a nice chalky finish with someviolet/blueberry and light coconut notes.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-10-01
    90 Points
    International Wine Review

    It offers attractive aromas of blackberry and cassis.
    Medium weight on the palate, it has a silky texture, good
    intensity of black and red fruit flavors, and firm round tannins
    on the finish. Well done.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2010
    2013-10-01
    90 Points
    International Wine Review

    A delicious wine showing purity of ripe
    fruit on the nose and good weight on the palate. A dark
    chocolate note adds to the complexity.

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2010
    2013-10-01
    90+ Points
    International Wine Review

    This is our favorite of
    the Waterbrook red wines. It offers an interesting, spicy,
    dark red cherry nose and a fresh, fruit-infused palate. Nice
    dark red fruit flavors persist to a medium dry finish. Very
    good value.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Merlot
    2010
    2013-10-01
    91 Points
    International Wine Review

    Dark ruby. The Merlot Reserve
    shows a lovely, perfumed nose of dark red fruit with
    hints of blueberries and minerals. The refined palate has a
    velvet feel to it and good depth of ripe, dark fruit. The wine
    is big and full and very nicely structured.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-10-01
    92 Points

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2013-10-01
    Best Wines of 2013
    Sunset Magazine
    Sara Schneider

    Sara's Pick for a Weeknight dinner - "A lot of layers for a weeknight: plump berries of all colors, with a background of licorice, black tea, and leather."

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-09-30
    87 points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and inviting, with pretty grapefruit and apple flavors set on a lively frame, finishing with pizzazz."

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-09-30
    87 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Light and refreshing, this fresh style offers grapefruit and herb flavors."

    Wild Haven

    Merlot
    2011
    2013-09-30
    88 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and relatively light, with pretty raspberry and floral flavors that linger easily on the open-weave finish."

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-09-30
    89 points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and vibrant, offering olive-accented pear and spice flavors, lingering on the polished finish."

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-09-30
    91 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "The crisp tannins up front yield to a silky texture, featuring black cherry, plum and tobacco flavors. The finish lingers well. Exhibits depth and power, promising to gain with cellaring."

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-09-30
    Best Value
    Harvey Steiman

    "Lithe and expressive, with hints of roasted meat and red pepper stew around a lively core of currant and cherry, persisting gently on the finish."

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Three Red Blend
    2011
    2013-09-30
    Three Red Blend- 90 points
    Harvey Steinman

    "Fresh and vibrant, with tension among the black cherry, mint and spice flavors, mingling effortlessly on the long and deftly balanced finish. Merlot, Malbec and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2016. 297 cases made." –Harvey Steinman

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2010
    2013-09-26
    Recommended
    Washington Post
    Dave McIntyre

    “A stylish blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah, it’s a lovely example of what Washington state can accomplish. I appreciate the light touch with the oak that allows the fruit to shine through. This wine can often be found at a lower price, making it an even better value.”

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Malbec
    2010
    2013-09-12
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Soft and inviting, brimming with plum and currant fruit, with a major hit of black pepper, this comes together deftly as the finish lingers beautifully on the open texture."- HS

    Sawtooth

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-09-01
    88 Points - Value Recommendation
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    “Bright with notes of citrus and nice, tangy acidity; clean, fresh and juicy with good balance and length.” - ADB

    Wild Haven

    Pinot Gris
    2012
    2013-09-01
    88 Points - Value Recommendation
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth and creamy with off-dry, ripe pear and citrus fruit; clean and balanced with good length." -ADB

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-09-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-09-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    2013-09-01
    Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Sean Sullivan

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2010
    2013-09-01
    Top Washington Wines Under $25

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2012
    2013-08-31
    90 Points - Smart Buy
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and sleek, with a vibrant feel to the red berry and blackberry flavors, hinting at mint as the finish lingers on a polished texture. Drink now through 2016"

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-08-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine (Online)
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2011
    2013-08-01
    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
    Luke Sykora

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2011
    2013-07-24
    Primarius - Best of 2013

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012
    2013-07-01
    89 Points
    James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion
    James Halliday

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2012
    2013-07-01
    90 Points
    James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion
    James Halliday

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2011
    2013-07-01
    92 Points
    James Halliday Australain Wine Companion
    James Halliday

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2013-07-01
    92 points
    James Halliday Australain Wine Companion
    James Halliday

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2010
    2013-06-30
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-06-15
    89 Points - Best Values
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Smooth and generous, with apricot and nectarine overtones to the pear and butterscotch flavors, lingering on the expressive finish." - Harvey Steiman

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-06-01
    88 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Bridgman

    Syrah
    2010
    2013-06-01
    88 Points - Top 100 Values of 2013
    Luke Sykora

    "This buxom Syrah leads with scents of unsweetened chocolate and blackberries. It has the texture of flourless chocolate cake, with which it shares its taste." -Wine & Spirits, June 2013

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-06-01
    89 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-06-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2011
    2013-06-01
    Best Buy

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-06-01
    Top 100 Value of 2013 - Best Buy

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2010
    2013-05-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-05-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2013-05-01
    90 Points
    Sean Sullivan

    Sawtooth

    Riesling
    2011
    2013-05-01
    90 Points - Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2012
    2013-05-01
    90 Points - Best Buy
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Browne Family

    Tribute Red Blend
    2009
    2013-05-01
    90 Points- Editors Choice
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2010
    2013-05-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2011
    2013-05-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Blue Pirate

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    2013-05-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-05-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Sawtooth

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2013-05-01
    Best Buy
    Sean Sullivan

    Sagelands

    Riesling
    2011
    2013-04-01
    87 Points - Best Buy - Extreme Values

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2010
    2013-04-01
    88 Points - Best Buy

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2013-03-31
    Gold Medal
    Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2011
    2013-03-31
    Gold Medal
    Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Malbec
    2010
    2013-03-17
    Gold
    Andy Perdue

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-03-17
    Gold Medal
    Andy Perdue

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2010
    2013-03-17
    Gold Medal
    Andy Perdue

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    2013-03-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth, silky and herbal with tangy fruit and spice; good balance and lively acidity; long and fresh." -Anthony Dias Blue

    Sagelands

    Riesling
    2011
    2013-02-28
    87 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2010
    2013-02-28
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2013-02-07
    Best Buy
    Andy Perdue

    Best Buy! Launched by Washington wine entrepreneur Harry Alhadeff in the 1980s in the Yakima Valley, Apex Cellars is now part of Precept Wines in Seattle. The winery remains in the Yakima Valley, residing in the Vintners Village in Prosser. This Sauvignon Blanc is a frisky wine with aromas of sweet herbs, freshly mown grass and honeycomb. The palate is highlighted by bright acidity and an immediate hit of lime juice, along with flavors of apple and minerality. It's a yummy wine to pair with scallops, halibut or baked chicken.

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2010
    2013-02-01
    Double Gold - American Fine Wine Competition
    American Fine Wine Competition

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2010
    2013-01-31
    Recommended - Best Buy
    Andy Perdue

    Best Buy! Sawtooth Winery is one of Idaho's oldest producers, having started life as Pintler Cellars in 1987. Today, it is owned by Precept Wine in Seattle, and the wines are made by Bill Murray. This red blend from the Gem State's largest vineyard includes no fewer than eight varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Malbec and Syrah. This collection showcases the diversity of the Snake River Valley's viticultural opportunities. It opens with aromas of cordial cherries, white strawberries and dark plum that lead to hedonistic flavors of plum and black currant jam. It provides juicy acidity and is backed with ample tannins and complexity. This won a gold medal at last year's Idaho Wine Competition.

    Sagelands

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2013-01-24
    Recommended - Great Bargain
    Pamela Busch
    "Though located in the Yakima Valley, this intro-level cabernet sauvignon is sourced from Columbia Valley fruit. A mouthful with ripe tannins, blackberries and a tinge of red peppers, it outshines many cabs at higher price points. Suggested retail: $15" Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/food-and-wine/2013/01/big-wine-bargains-can-be-found-washington#ixzz2K8UR56wo

    Sagelands

    Merlot
    2010
    2013-01-15
    88 Points - Recommended
    Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and juicy with bright red fruits and tangy acidity; balanced and fresh with edgy, fresh flavors.

    Blue Pirate

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    2013-01-15
    88 Points - Recommended
    Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and juicy with tangy fruit and bright acidity; fresh apple, pear and mineral notes; long and balanced

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Chardonnay
    2011
    2013-01-15
    Gold Medal

    This brand new release from Canoe Ridge represents a line extension called The Expedition, easy- and early-drinking wines for under $15 that are food friendly and lightly oaked. Winemaker Bill Murray has done an outstanding job of composing these wines. Taste this homage to the Horse Heaven Hills!

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2010
    2013-01-09
    87 Points - Best Buy - Top 10 Red Blend
    Gregory Dal Paz

    Spicy on the nose with early hints of fennel and bitter chocolate being joined by a bit of char, some fresh herb notes, black currants and lots of toasty oak. This enters the mouth with classic medium-bodied balance. A bit tight at the moment, with lovely balance between the slightly herbal and savory, almost leathery fruit that's sprinkled with a touch of peppery spice and the gentle black currant and plum fruit. The texture is smooth and held together well by the polished tannins and adequate acidity. Chocolate and herbs pop on the back end and linger on the finish along with wild black cherry jam that sits just beneath some spicy oak shavings. 

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    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2010
    2013-01-09
    89 Points - Best Buy - Top 10 Red Blend
    Gregory Dal Paz

    Sweet and brambly on the nose with scents of wild blackberries, fresh herbs, twizzlers and some spiced cranberry jelly. Focused, taut and vibrant in the mouth, this has lovely freshening acidity and pliant tannins that support rich, fresh and lively red currant and slightly jammy strawberry fruit in the mouth. The fruit shows good transparency, picking up herbal nuances, chocolate, and soft red cherry fruit on the back end before returning a rather vivid red currant-and-herb-laced finish that reveals a finely judged underlay of raw oak on the long, succulent finish. Dry, fresh, delicious and an excellent value. 89pts Read more: http://www.snooth.com/articles/top-10-red-blends-under-dollar-20/?viewall=1#ixzz2HV7coP9b

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-12-15
    87 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-12-15
    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Gruet

    Brut
    0000
    2012-12-15
    89 Points, Best Buy
    Wine Spectator

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-12-15
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    The ICON Series Cabernet Sauvignon is available only at the Waterbrook Tasting Room.

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-12-15
    Top Recommended Washington State Wines
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Malbec
    2009
    2012-12-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Patrick Comiskey

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2010
    2012-11-30
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    This smooth and velvety red offers a polished feel to its talcum powder- accented black cherry, black olive and mineral flavors, finishing with finesse. -HS

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-11-02
    Gold Medal
    Tri Cities Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2009
    2012-11-01
    87 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-11-01
    87 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Bridgman

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-11-01
    87 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    2012-11-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-11-01
    90 Points
    Tasting Panel Magazine
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-11-01
    91 Points - Editors' Choice
    Paul Gregutt

    Bridgman

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-11-01
    92 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Browne Family

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-11-01
    92 Points - Editors' Choice
    Paul Gregutt

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-11-01
    93 Points - Editors' Choice
    Paul Gregutt

    Ste. Chapelle

    Chateau Series Soft Red
    2010
    2012-10-18
    Gold Medal
    Idaho Wine Competition

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2010
    2012-10-18
    Gold Medal
    Idaho Wine Competition

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    2012-10-15
    87 Points- Recommended
    Tasting Panel Magazine (Online)
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Snappy and a bit spritzy with citrus and juicy flavors with good acidity; long and clean

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    2012-10-15
    88 Points - Recommended
    Tasting Panel Magazine (Online)
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Grapefruit, edgy and tangy with racy acidity and lush texture; clean and long.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Malbec
    2009
    2012-10-15
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    "Polished, refreshing and appealing for its chamomile and floral overtones, around a silky core of spiced berry and mixed flavors, lingering easily. Drink now to 2016." -HS

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2009
    2012-10-15
    91 Points - Smart Buy - Top 100 Wines of 2013
    Harvey Steiman

    Supple, vibrant and distinctive for the white pepper and mascarpone notes weaving through the refreshing plum and currant fruit. Lingers impressively with gentle intensity. Drink now through 2015. 4,800 cases made.-H.S.

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2010
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2009
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-10-15
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-10-12
    Great American Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-09-30
    89 Points - Daily Wine Pick
    Harvey Steiman
    "A fresh, vibrant red, juicy with red plum and black cherry flavors, joined by a hint of mint in the mix, finishing against refined tannins." -H.S.
    Daily Wine Pick for Aug. 8. 2012; Republished in the Sept. 30, 2012 Wine Spectator

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-09-28
    Bronze Medal
    Denver 2012 International Wine Competition

    Shingleback - The Davey Estate 2010 Shiraz took the bronze medal for Shiraz in the $16-25 category in the highly selective 2012 Denver International Wine Competition.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-09-28
    Silver Medal
    Denver 2012 International Wine Competition
    Red Knot 2010 Shiraz took the silver for Shiraz under $15 in the highly selective 2012 Denver International Wine Competition.

    Bridgman

    Syrah
    2010
    2012-09-01
    88 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-09-01
    88 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-09-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2010
    2012-09-01
    88 Points - BTG Best Value
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-09-01
    89 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-09-01
    90 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-09-01
    91 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-09-01
    91 Points - Editor's Choice
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-08-31
    87 Points Best Values
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills Riesling Washington 2011 • $10 Off-dry, with a piney edge to the apple flavors, finishing on a lime blossom note. Drink now. 7,200 cases made.-H.S.

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2011
    2012-08-31
    88 Points + Recommended Roses from around the World
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2010
    2012-08-31
    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2010
    2012-08-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Luke Sykora

    "Light and peaty, with scents of smoke and wild strawberry, this wine rallies a bit with air, pulled along by its line of acidity. A well priced red for the a chicken panini."

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-08-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Luke Sykora

    "This blend, mostly cabernet, merlot and syrah, leads with fresh aromas of red cherry; its flavors are more in the syrah camp, with a hint of olive. A succulent, honest red, and a steal at the price. For summer barbecues."

    Bridgman

    Syrah
    2010
    2012-08-01
    88 Points/Best Buy
    Luke Sykora

    "This buxom syrah leads with scents of unsweetened chocolate and blackberries. It has the texture of flourless chocolate cake, with which it shares its texture as well."

    Sawtooth

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-08-01
    Year's Best US Riesling
    Patrick Comiskey
    "Broad and peachy, this ripe Riesling has plenty of heft in its thick stone fruit flavors."

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2012
    2012-07-01
    90 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-06-25
    Bronze Medal
    San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-06-25
    Bronze Medal
    San Francisco 2012 International Wine Competition

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2012-06-25
    Bronze Medal
    San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-06-25
    Gold Medal
    San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-06-25
    Silver Medal
    San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-06-25
    Silver Medal
    San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

    Washington Hills

    Riesling
    2011
    2012-06-01
    88 Points - Recommended BTG/Value
    Anthony Dias Blue
    88 points - Washington Hills 2011 Riesling, Washington ($10) Silky and smooth with bright acidity, spice and orange; pure and sleek, focused and long. -ADB

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-06-01
    90 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Bridgman

    Syrah
    2010
    2012-06-01
    Outstanding! Highly recommended.
    Andy Perdue
    Syrah Outstanding! W.B. Bridgman Cellars 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $15. John Freeman's team at Precept Wine in Walla Walla created a tasty Syrah from Alder Ridge ... vineyards that's made even more delicious by its price. The fascinating perfume leads with boysenberry, Marionberry and some plumminess, followed closely by lime peel, ginger root, cardamom and hints of fresh-baked pfeffernüsse cookies. On the palate, it's plush with more purple fruit, accompanied by mouthwatering acidity and finished with a lick of black licorice. (950 cases, 14% alc.)

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2009
    2012-05-31
    89 Points - Best Values
    Harvey Steiman

    "Light and refreshing, with zingy raspberry and mint flavors that linger effortlessly. Drink now."

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2012-05-31
    90 Points - Gold Medal
    Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2012

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-05-24
    Silver Medal
    International Wine Challenge 2012

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-05-22
    Bronze Medal
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-05-22
    Silver Medal
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2011
    2012-05-22
    Silver Medal
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2010
    2012-05-01
    West Coast Oyster Wine Finalist
    Taylor Shellfish West Coast Oyster Wine Competition 2012

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    2012-04-30
    88 Points - Best Value
    Harvey Steiman

    Supple, deftly balancing its pure currant flavors against a frame of cherry and spice, with a wee touch of rosemary. The finish hovers enticingly. -hs

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-04-30
    90 Points - Best Value
    Harvey Steiman

    Vibrant, refreshing and tight, with currant and cherry flavors, nicely shaded with gentle hints of wet loamy earth and spice. -hs

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2009
    2012-04-30
    Gold Medal
    Tasters' Guild 25th Annual International Wine Judging
    Waterbrook took the gold for its 11-varietal red blend, the 2009 Melange Noir during the Tasters' Guild International Wine Judging April 25-28, 2012in Grand Rapids, MI.
    Congratulations Waterbrook!

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2010
    2012-04-30
    Gold medalist
    Oregon Wine Awards

    The Primarius 2010 Pinot Noir was one of five GOLD medalists in its own Oregon back yard to win among its varietal peers in the under $20 category in the Oregon Wine Awards. Congratulations!

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2011
    2012-04-15
    Gold Medal
    2012 US National Wine Competition - Vineyard & Winery Mgmt

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2010
    2012-04-10
    Recommended
    Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue
    Outstanding! Primarius 2010 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $18. Precept Wine in Seattle is best known for its value-minded Washington wines, but it also has been moving into Oregon in a big way, and this nicely priced Pinot Noir is a stunning find. Winemaker Haydn Mouat used Pinot Noir grapes from no fewer than five vineyards and added just a touch of Syrah (3%) for depth. It opens with exotic aromas of sweet herbs, fresh alfalfa, cinnamon bark and cherries, followed by bright, delicious flavors of black cherries, white strawberries, saddle leather and chocolate. Its fruit, tannin and acidity are all in balance and lead to a lingering finish. (18,000 cases, 13.5% alc.)

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2012-04-01
    88 Points Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Just $12, This luscious Cabernet Sauvignon made by John Freeman proves to be another value tier winner!

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2009
    2012-04-01
    89 Points Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Merlot proves its merit onces again, delivering big taste and even better value. At $12 this Watebrook 2009 Merlot is a steal. Enjoy!

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2012-03-30
    Gold Medal
    2012 Dallas Morning News and Texas Som Competition

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-03-22
    Gold Medalist

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2012-03-22
    Silver Medal
    See the full results at http://www.sdiwc.com/results_sd.html

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2008
    2012-03-22
    Silver Medal

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2009
    2012-02-29
    88 Points - Recommended - Top Oregon Wine
    Harvey Steiman

    More than 500 Oregon wines were screened and tasted for Harvey Steiman's Feb. 2012 "Top Oregon Wines" feature in Wine Spectator. Primarius' 2009 Pinot Noir ($17) made the cut in its value category, just one of a dozen recommended among its price peers.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2010
    2012-02-13
    Recommended
    Leslie Sbrocco
    "Spicy, smooth Shiraz from one of Aussie's top regions, McLaren Vale, makes for a lovely wine to sip or give as a gift. By the way, the knot refers to the knots in the wood of the local gum (eucalyptus) trees." -lb

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2012-02-12
    Pick of the Week: Chocolate Shop
    Paul Gregutt
    This wine's yummy, come hither aromas are virtually irresistible. The lush chocolate flavor, wrapped in pretty red fruits and highlighted with a hint of herb and earth, leads you through a long, silky finish. It makes any day a happy Valentine's Day. (Distributed by Odom-Southern) WITH VALENTINE'S Day just ahead, wine writers inevitably crank out the what wine to drink with chocolat" column. Over the years I've launched a few broadsides at the flawed notion that cabernets or other dry red wines pair well with chocolate. I've suggested that sweet reds, especially tawny ports, can do the trick, though neither side (port nor chocolate) benefits from the presence of the other. Sweet sherry can work, and even a good Champagne. Last year I brought up the idea that amaro - a type of Italian digestif - was actually the best match I'd yet found, and it was. Until now. Here is the ultimate answer to the question of what wine to drink with chocolate: Chocolate wine! I first had chocolate wine about 20 years ago, during a visit to Shallon Winery in Astoria. There, winemaker Paul van der Veldt was making (and continues to make; see his website atwww.shallon.com/chocwine.htm) such novelty wines as Lemon Meringue Pie, Cran du Lait and Chocolate-Orange. Who could have imagined that in 2011 chocolate wines would become one of the hottest wine trends of the new century? I confess that I quickly buttonholed the notion of chocolate wine as a novelty item. The very term seems somehow gimmicky. But suddenly, chocolate-wine lovers (and they are legion) have more than a dozen to choose from. I tasted through a wide assortment of locally available chocolate wines, most of them produced by Precept Wine company, and came away convinced that this is not only a legitimate new category, it is a game-changer. There are two basic styles of chocolate wines: those that are, in fact, wine-based and those that are cream-based. The cream-based wines are not actually wines at all, though they may have a splash of wine in them. They occupy a strange niche that only the TTB (the federal agency that regulates alcohol) could devise, which includes all nonstandard wine products. The best known of these cream-based products is ChocoVine, which tastes just like chocolate milk with a splash of brandy. It sells for about $12 and comes in four flavors: Original, Whipped Cream, Espresso and Raspberry, all with the same richly decadent flavor as more potent liqueurs such as Bailey's Irish Cream. Far more interesting are the chocolate wines that are truly made from wine, with chocolate extract and sometimes fruit flavors added. Precept offers a half dozen examples, most priced between $12 and $15; each unique and all well-made. Most have alcohol around 12.5 percent. Red Decadence carries a hint of chocolate in the nose, and blends light red berry wine flavors with a smooth, lively palate that artfully mixes hints of earth and herb with the dark-chocolate extract. Chocolate Shop sports the prettiest label, and is my Pick of the Week. The Chocolate Cellar includes some caramel flavoring along with the chocolate, and has a silky coffee and toffee character, very appealing. Confectioner's Chocolate ramps the sugar up to 10 percent, and is the least expensive wine in the lineup (around $10). The plain label hides a most interesting wine with spiced cherry fruit and a finishing lick of cinnamon. Red Decadence Raspberry and Chocolate Shop Strawberry are intensely fruity, with the taste of really yummy truffles. These are excellent dessert wines, for sure. Serve them with the darkest chocolate, at least 70 percent cacao, the higher the better. They lend themselves easily to a variety of cocktails, cooking (think molé), or simply mixed with sparkling water and a twist of lime. The revised second edition of Paul Gregutt's "Washington Wines & Wineries" is now in print. His blog is www.paulgregutt.com. Email: paulgwine@me.com. # # #

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2010
    2012-01-27
    Best of Show - White Wine
    San Antonio Wine Competition

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2009
    2012-01-27
    Silver Medalist
    10th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2012-01-06
    BRONZE Medal
    A first for Chocolate Shop, the bronze medal for its red wine in the "other dessert red" category is a milestone in validating this hot new category of wine. The 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong as the "Largest Competition of American Wines in the World." "This new record serves as an affirmation that every year wine consumers look toward the SFCWC award medal winning wines as a barometer when purchasing their wines," said Bob Fraser, SFCWC Executive Director. "We are thrilled that wineries all over the United States understand and respect the outstanding caliber of our 65 judges from throughout the wine industry and the country." Results were announced online at www.sfgate.com and www.winejudging.com on Friday afternoon, January 6, 2012. A public tasting of these award winning wines will be at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from 2-5 pm on February 18, 2012. This is Chocolate Shop's

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2008
    2012-01-06
    Gold Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Apex winemaker Peter Devison is smiling after winning GOLD for his rigorously tasted (and loved) creation: Apex Ascent 2008 Merlot. Other medals Apex earned include:

    • Apex Cellars - 2009 Chardonnay - Silver
    • Apex Cellars-2008 Merlot - Bronze
    • Apex Ascent - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver
    • Apex Ascent --2009 Red Blend - Bronze
    The 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong as the "Largest Competition of American Wines in the World." "This new record serves as an affirmation that every year wine consumers look toward the SFCWC award medal winning wines as a barometer when purchasing their wines," said Bob Fraser, SFCWC Executive Director. "We are thrilled that wineries all over the United States understand and respect the outstanding caliber of our 65 judges from throughout the wine industry and the country." Results were announced online at www.sfgate.com and www.winejudging.com on Friday afternoon, January 6, 2012. A public tasting of these award winning wines will be at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from 2-5 pm on February 18, 2012. See all the winners at www.winejudging.com

    Sawtooth

    Riesling
    2009
    2012-01-01
    Double Platinum
    Wine Press Northwest Best of the NW
    Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2010
    2011-12-23
    90 Points + Top 20 Australian Winery
    Robert Parker
    Lisa Perotti-Brown

    On the wine:

    The Shingleback 2010 Davey Estate Shiraz has pronounced notes of warm blackberries and blueberries over cedar, violets and fertile loam plus subtle hints of Mediterranean herbs and game. The palate reveals a good concentration of ripe blackberry flavors with enlivening acid and a medium-firm level of fine grained tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should drink well to 2018+.
     
    On the winery:
    This winery has concurrently gone through a period of expansion and improvement in recent years which is truly commendable. The entry level Red Knot label offers exceedingly good value in my book, managing to produce delicious, well-balanced and very drinkable wines that truly express the McLaren Vale region, all at an incredible price point.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-12-18
    P. Gregutt's Top 100
    Seattle Times, Wine Adviser
    Paul Gregutt

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2011-12-08
    Four Festive Reds for the Season
    Sandra Silfven
    With celebrations and parties in the holiday forecast, perhaps you need more wines in your pantry - or a special gift to put in somebody's stocking. Make it red to match the festivities. The chill in the night air, glittering snowflakes and pace of the season call for something yummy and relaxing. Here are some ideas.
    Chocolate Shop "The Chocolate Lover's Wine," $11-$13: Chocolate-flavored wines are the "it" drink this fall. And the one that seems to be wowing people is the Chocolate Shop's version. Why? Because it's not creamy, like some, and has a true smack of red wine grapes with a touch of dark chocolate. It's sweet and would pair well with berried or dark-chocolate desserts, but a sweet glazed ham would be a candidate, too. Alcohol is 12.5 percent. John Lossia at Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn says it's for true wine drinkers - it's not a novelty. It's made from Washington state grapes - a traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. You can find it at many stores in the area including Merchant's Fine Wine; Discount Drinks, Wyandotte; Holiday Market, Royal Oak; Meadows Fine Wine and Liquor, Farmington Hills. The distributor is Imperial Beverage....
    -Sandra SilfvenÂ

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2011
    2011-12-01
    2011 Mélange Red
    Tasting Panel Online
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth and juicy with ripe flavors of plum, black raspberry and spice; lush, complex and balanced; long and fresh."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-12-01
    92 Points - Top 100 Wine
    Luke Sykora

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2011-11-30
    Recommended - Our Favorite chocolate red wine
    Owen Dugan
    Wine Spectator delved into a blind tasting of the new chocolate-flavored wines, an undeniable trend in wine. Chocolate Shop was named the favorite in the red wine category. "In the glass Chocolate Shop shows as a muddy red, with cherry edges. The nose carries the cherry motif, with a little kirsch. The first time you taste it you will smile a little as the surprise of chocolate unfurls. There is a little on the nose, but on the palate you get Hershey's syrup flavors plain as day, along with a fruit-driven red." -Owen Dugan, November 2011

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2010
    2011-11-25
    Gold Medal
    2011 National Wine Show of Australia, Class 53

    Blue Pirate

    Pinot Noir
    2008
    2011-11-14
    Recommended
    Ray Isle
    This wine is light and crisp, with bright raspberry fruit - not complex, but very tasty! -Ray Isle, November 2011  

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2010
    2011-11-01
    89 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Paul Gregutt
    Spice scent comes with a hint of vanilla bean. Fruit flavors of lime and fresh-cut pear are framed by an underlying minerality. As always with Willow Crest Pinot Gris, there is good penetration and length. - Paul Gregutt.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2010
    2011-11-01
    90 Points
    1001 Wines Under $20 (2012 edition)
    James Halliday

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2008
    2011-11-01
    90 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-11-01
    90 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2010
    2011-11-01
    90 Points, Top 100 Best Buys
    Paul Gregutt

    #10 BEST BUY Wines of 2011 Aromatically inviting, with a lovely mix of sweet grass and light, fresh sugar pea scents. Tart, spicy passion fruit, grapefruit and starfruit  flavors contribute to a lovely bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, with plenty of acidity that does not turn at all sour. -Paul Gregutt, November 2011

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2008
    2011-11-01
    Best of the West - steals $15 and under
    Sunset
    Sara Schneider
    In its annual roundup citing the best of the West in several price tiers, Waterbrook's 2008 Merlot was cited as a finalist for steals $15 and under. -Sara Schneider, November 2011

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2010
    2011-10-15
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman
    A lively white, lilting with grapefruit, pineapple and pear fruit, showcasing a hint of herb on the finish. Drink now. -Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2011

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2010
    2011-10-15
    89 Points
    Harvey Steiman
    This gentle rose is shocking pink in color but subdued in its strawberry and rhubarb flavors. Flavors pick up intensity on the dry finish. Drink now. -Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2011

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2011-10-15
    Best Values - Buying Guide
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman
    This smooth red has spicy blackberry flavors on a polished frame, finishing with a buttery note. Drink now. -Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2011

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-10-01
    92 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2010
    2011-09-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Pure varietal, bracing and pleasantly grassy. This brings bright, herbaceous flavors of melon and citrus to the front, with a lemony snap that is indeed the sort of wine that goes well with many types of seafood, from oysters on up to halibut steaks. -Paul Gregutt, September 2011

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2007
    2011-09-01
    90 points - Best Buy
    Wine Enthusiast
    Paul Gregutt

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2010
    2011-08-31
    89 Points
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - issue 196
    Dr. Jay Miller
    The 2010 Estate Riesling, sourced from an estate vineyard, it is an off-dry, Spἄtlese-style wine that finished at 9.5% alcohol, 4% residual sugar, and a pH of 3.01. The fruit is nicely framed by the vintage's excellent acidity which makes the wine seem drier than the numbers would suggest. Drink this tasty effort over the next 1-2 years.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2009
    2011-08-31
    90 Points
    Robert Parker
    Dr. Jay Miller
    The 2009 Reserve Chardonnay was naturally fermented and aged in 79% new French oak. Buttered popcorn, poached pear, jasmine, and melon aromas set the stage for a ripe, plush, tasty Chardonnay that over-delivers in a big way. - Jay Miller

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2010
    2011-08-13
    Recommended
    Paul Gregutt
    "My personal favorite summer white is sauvignon blanc. This one is complex, crisp and balanced. You'll find flavors of mixed citrus, green apple and fruit rind." -Paul Gregutt, August 13, 2011

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2010
    2011-08-13
    Recommended
    Paul Gregutt
    Spicy and bursting with lime and fresh-cut pear, the estate-grown fruit displays a refreshing minerality. -Paul Gregutt, August 13, 2011

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2010
    2011-08-13
    Recommended
    Paul Gregutt
    A lush blend of riesling, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier, it mixes crisp citrus fruit with bright, floral highlights. -Paul Gregutt, August 13, 2011

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2010
    2011-08-13
    Recommended
    Paul Gregutt
    Bright fruit flavors of melon and citrus have a lemony snap. This is the sort of wine that goes well with many types of seafood, from oysters on up to halibut steaks. - Paul Gregutt, August 13, 2011

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-08-01
    Best New Washington Wine
    Leslie Kelly
    TOP 10 New Washington Wines Browne Family Vineyards What to Drink Now: 2008 Browne Family Cabernet Sauvignon This Cabernet Sauvignon-only label is produced by winemaker John Freeman to reflect the essence of bold, balanced Washington Cabernet. -Shannon Borg & Leslie Kelly, Seattle magazine, August 2011

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2010
    2011-08-01
    Recommended Value Summer White
    Ray Isle
    "Washington's Columbia Valley isn't known for the Sangiovese grape variety, nor for rosés. As a result, Waterbrook's lightly floral bottling is a nice surprise." - Ray Isle, Food & Wine, August 2011

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2007
    2011-07-31
    91 points
    Harvey Steiman
    Aromatic, focused and supple, this is polished in texture and generous with its vivid currant, blackberry, sage and spice flavors, persisting on the well-modulated finish. - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, July 31, 2011

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2009
    2011-07-25
    88 Points
    Harvey Steiman
    Bright and lively, with a hint of candy to the cherry and mint flavors, finishing with polish.- Harvey Steiman

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2009
    2011-07-09
    Wine Pick of the Week
    Paul Gregutt

    More fruit forward than most Washington cabs, this brings together a juicy mix of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and coffee flavors. The tannins are tight and polished, with pleasing depth. Think Bordeaux rather than California in style. - Paul Gregutt, The Seattle Times, July 9, 2011

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2008
    2011-07-01
    88 points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "A uniquely Washington take on Cabernet Sauvignon." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2008
    2011-07-01
    88 points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "Complex and well-crafted, especially at this price point. Tropical fruit, some taost and texture, good persistence and the right balancing acidity." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2009
    2011-07-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    A Washington Pinot Gris that has some of the flesh and texture of a fine Oregon version, yet brings the spice and verve of bight Washington fruit into play. Pear, apples, acacia, orange candy, even a bit of pineapple combine into a fruity and delicious wine. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2008
    2011-07-01
    89 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "Excellent grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla and Yakima Valley AVAs combine to craft a supple, smooth, lightly chocolatey red wine that harks back to the great Waterbrook Merlots of the 1980s. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2009
    2011-07-01
    89 points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "This juicy, fresh, fruit-laden wine captures the ideal mix of snappy citrus and luscious stone-fruit. Delicious." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2011-07-01
    90 points
    Paul Gregutt

    An aromatic entry promises plums, cassis and blackberries. In the mouth, some figgy fruit flavors coalesce around barrel notes of toast and roasted coffee. Drinking well but cellar-worthy for another 6-8 years. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Apex Cellars

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2009
    2011-07-01
    90 points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Grapefruit and gooseberry scents and flacors mark this as a New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc, and a very good one at that. The acidity carries the fruit, and brings a zesty freshness to the finish. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2007
    2011-06-26
    Wine Pick of the Week
    The Seattle Times
    Paul Gregutt

    A great vintage [and] a snazzy package - this wine has it all. It's a cabernet-dominated blend of grapes from top Washington vineyards. Supple, lightly toasted, layered wtih wild berry and chocolaty earth falvors, this is a special-occasion wine at an affordable price. - Paul Gregutt, The Seattle Times

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2008
    2011-06-01
    88 points, Value & By-the-Glass Recommendation
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    "Smooth, fresh and earthy with ripe, juicy plum and blackberry fruit; harmonious and supple with balance and good length." - Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, June 2011

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2011-05-04
    NBC Today Show Reccommends Chocolate Shop for Mother's Day!
    Leslie Sbrocco

    What's mom's day without a little decadence? This [red wine] is not overly sweet, but has an infusion of dark chocolate. When paired with chocolate it's pure heaven. Served alongside Poco Dolce Olive Oil and Sea Salt Chocolate, it's an extra healthy hit for your heart (red wine, olive oil and dark chocolate, right?) - Leslie Sbrocoo, NBC's Today Show

    Chocolate Shop

    Chocolate Red Wine
    0000
    2011-02-02
    Silver Medal - Graphic Design
    2011 BTI Packaging Awards

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2010-12-01
    92 Points - Best Buy - Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon
    Luke Sykora

    A savory noise of white pepper and dried herbs gives way to supple, juicy cherry flavors. It's marked by fine tannins and a hint of seed spice on the finish. - Wine & Spirits, December 2010

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2007
    2010-12-01
    92 Points - Top 100 Wine (#46) - Smart Buy

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2010-10-31
    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2007
    2010-10-15
    92 Points - Smart Buy
    Harvey Steiman

    "Ripe, pure, focused and beguiling for its balance, offering blueberry, raspberry and plum fruit at the core, layered wtih hints of red pepper, clove and peach fuzz as the finish extends extraordinarily well." - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2008
    2010-10-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "Bold and fruity, this runs through a spectrum from tart lemon to ripe pineapple to hints of something riper and sweeter, like banana or papaya. A good alternative to Chardonnay for those who favor fruit over oak." -Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2009
    2010-10-01
    90 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "Estate-grown from some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in Washington, this Yakima Valley bottling highlights fresh herbs and sharp, juicy pear and apple fruit flavors. The vivid fruit is racy and tightly defined, and seems to gather strength and focus as it sits in the mouth. A spelndid effort that really sets the standard for Washington Pinot Gris." - Paul Gregutt, October 2010

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2007
    2010-09-01
    90 points - Editor's Choice
    Paul Gregutt

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2010-09-01
    93 Points
    The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2008
    2010-08-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    "It's bright and herbaceous, clean and green, with plenty of lively acidity and a hint of white pepper." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2010-08-01
    90 Points
    Paul Gregutt

    "This is surprisingly fruit foward for a vintage that is often hard and unyielding. Big, ripe, round flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis and spices." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010

    Blue Pirate

    Pinot Gris
    2008
    2010-05-10
    90 Points, An incredible value
    Cheers Magazine

    "Aromas of apples and pears; creamy with a touch of sweetness and perfect balance; an incredible value." - Cheers, May 2010

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2008
    2010-04-25
    87 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Fresh and lively, with pretty pear and melon aromas and flavors, lingering gently." - Harvey Steiman, May 31, 2010

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2007
    2010-04-25
    89 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    "Lithe and distinctive, with a harmonious range of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and space mindling effortlessly on the light, refined finish" - Harvey Steiman, May 31,2010

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2007
    2010-03-25
    Excellent
    Wine Press Northwest

    "It's beautifully balanced and should only get better." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2007
    2010-03-25
    Excellent - Best Buy
    Wine Press Northwest

    "The number 4 founded winery in Walla Walla remains in the hands of winemaker John Freeman, and his blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese continues to earn shelf space in the market"

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2008
    2010-03-25
    Outstanding
    Wine Press Northwest

    "An exotic blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc , Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Muscat" - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2007
    2010-03-25
    Recommended
    Wine Press Northwest

    "Delicious, well-made wine with true varietal characteristics." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2009
    2010-03-25
    Recommended
    Wine Press Northwest

    "The Oasis Vineyard long as served as the source for this dry pink that's big on strawberry freezer jam and cherry blossom aromas" - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2008
    2010-03-25
    Recommended - Best Buy
    Wine Press Northwest

    "Willow Crest Vineyard in the Yakima Valley now serves as an estate source fro this expanding operation in Walla Walla, and no oak gets in the way of this furit that features entry points of apple cider, orange juice and lime yogurt." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2004
    2010-03-04
    Offers True Syrah Flavors
    Washington Post

    Sawtooth

    Skyline Red
    2005
    2010-03-03
    An Excellent Wine
    Washington Post

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2010-01-25
    90 points
    Paul Gregutt

    "Malbec and Petit Verdot are the other two grapes in this juicy, toasty blend. There's plenty of black cherry fruit, and equally generous flavors of mocha and toast, all wrapped together around ripe, slightly grainy tannins." - Paul Gregutt, March 2010

    Blue Pirate

    Pinot Gris
    2008
    2010-01-08
    Highly Recommended
    Northwest Palate
    Cole Danehower

    "Fragrant melon and pear aromas are tinged with a light buttery quality. Light-bodied, with a gentle creaminess, the flavors are a mélange of dried herbs, melon, peach, and a touch of tangerine. Clean and refreshing, with just a hint of light sweetness, this is a classic Oregon Pinot Gris that would pair well with cod cakes." -Cole Danehower, January/February 2010

    Gruet

    Blanc de Blancs
    0000
    2009-12-17
    89 Points
    Snooth.com

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2009-11-17
    91 Points - Top 100 Wine of 2009
    Harvey Steiman

    "Round and appealing for its ripe cherry and currant flavors and medium-weight frame, which lets this become expressive as the finish lingers." - Harvey Steiman, June 15 2009

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2007
    2009-09-10
    Top 500 Value Wines Under $20
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2007
    2009-06-30
    85 Points - Best Value

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2007
    2009-06-30
    85 Points - Best Value - Spectator Selection!
    Harvey Steiman

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2007
    2009-06-30
    86 Points

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2007
    2009-06-30
    88 Points - Best Value

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2007
    2009-06-30
    89 Points - Best Value

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2007
    2009-06-30
    Top Value
    Seattle Magazine
    Shannon Borg

    Willow Crest 2007 Estate Pinot Gris is recommended in the June 2009 issue of Seattle Magazine and listed as the TOP VALUE Washington Pinot Gris in columnist Shannon Borg's picks for summer! Â "The 1,300 ft. elevation of David Minick's Prosser vineyard helps moderate the vineyard's temperature and ripen the Pinot Gris grapes slowly. This wine has fresh apple and pear flavors, a classic dry style perfect for sipping on a summer evening," said Borg.

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2007
    2009-06-15
    89 Points!
    Paul Gregutt
    "Beaucoup butter, caramel and toasted nut flavors."

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2006
    2009-06-15
    90 Points
    Paul Gregutt
    "An outstanding example of Washington Merlot."

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2007
    2009-06-14
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2007
    2009-06-01
    87 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2007
    2009-06-01
    87 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2009-06-01
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2006
    2009-05-05
    Gold Medal - Best In Class
    2009 Oregon Wine Awards

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2009-05-01
    91 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2006
    2009-05-01
    91 Points - Top Value
    Harvey Steiman

    "Polished in texture, this is balanced well to show expressive currant, blueberry and coffee flavors, lingering beautifully." - Harvey Steiman, July 30, 2009 In his Washington report, Steiman also writes, "WHEN IT COMES TO FINE RED WINES AT FAIR PRICES, WASHINGTON EXCELS. It's Cabernet Sauvignons are rich in pure fruit flavors and Merlot remains a sold performer. Best of all in these turbulent times, you can explore terrific versions of all these varieties for $30 a bottle or less." Â

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2006
    2009-02-28
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman
    "Bright and generous, this is nicely focused to show off its cherry and spice flavors, picking up a savory note as the finish lingers."- Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2006
    2009-01-09
    Gold Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2006
    2009-01-09
    Gold Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2009-01-08
    Silver Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2007
    2008-12-30
    #1 Value Red
    Leslie Sbrocco

    "I just LOVE Merlot from Washington," exclaimed wine author Leslie Sbrocco who recommended Washington Hills 2007 Merlot on NBC's "TODAY" Show to 6.6 million viewers as the #1 VALUE RED WINE for the new year's celebration!

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2008-12-26
    Best Sparkling Wine for New Years
    Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Richard Kinssies
    "This (sparkling wine) is one of the best I've tasted...it also has the best name." - Richard Kinssies

    Browne Family

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2008-12-19
    Best Washington Wines of 2008
    The Seattle Times
    Paul Gregutt
    Selected by Paul Gregutt (Wine Enthusiast & Seattle Times columnist) as one of his Top 100 Washington Wines of 2008!

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2006
    2008-12-11
    90 Points, 4 Stars
    Beverage Dynamics
    National Retail Wine Panel
    "A true Pinot Noir from Oregon...very light in color and Burgundian in style." Beverage Dynamics is the leading and largest national magazine devoted solely to the needs of the off-premise beverage alcohol retailer.

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2006
    2008-12-10
    Wine Pick of the Week
    Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Richard Kinssies
    "The first thing that impressed me about the Primarius pinot noir was its color. It wasn't a deep, inky, impenetrable red but a light, almost pale, garnet color. "Now this is an honest wine."  - Richard Kinssies

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-11-24
    Recommended Holiday Wine
    The Boston Globe
    Stephen Meuse, Globe Correspondant
    "Small scale, nicely proportioned, cool-climate Chardonnay." - Meuse

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2006
    2008-10-01
    Best Buy - Outstanding
    Wine Press Northwest

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2005
    2008-10-01
    Outstanding
    Wine Press Northwest

    Washington Hills

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-09-22
    Recommended - Ideal Food & Wine Pairings
    Everyday with Rachael Ray

    Rachael Ray recommends Washington Hills 2006 Chardonnay as a wine that delivers exceptional value for under $20 and pairs well with winter comfort food (30-Minute Recipes).

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2007
    2008-09-01
    Recommended
    Northwest Palate

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2006
    2008-08-08
    Top Value Red Under $15
    Gourmet
    James Rodewald

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2006
    2008-07-31
    86 Points - Top Value
    Harvey Steiman

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-07-31
    89 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-07-31
    A Serious Chardonnay at a Bargain Price
    Jay Miller

    Sweet Pea

    Apple Peach
    0000
    2008-07-31
    Lower Alcohol Wines for Summer Sipping
    Better Homes & Gardens Wine Club
    Wini Moranville

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2007
    2008-07-31
    Recommended
    Jay Miller

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2005
    2008-07-30
    88 Points
    Jay Miller

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2006
    2008-07-30
    Recommended - An Ideal Picnic Wine
    Jay Miller

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2006
    2008-07-28
    89 Points - Top Value - Smart Buy
    Harvey Steiman

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2008-07-10
    Bronze Medal
    International Wine Challenge Competition

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2006
    2008-07-01
    Recommended
    Pattersons Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2008-06-30
    Recommended - Top Value Red
    Harvey Steiman

    Top Value Red Wines, "Wallet friendly wines that go wonderfully with pizza." - H.S.

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-06-02
    89 Points - Best Value
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2005
    2008-06-01
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2005
    2008-06-01
    Gold Medal
    L.A. International Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2005
    2008-06-01
    Outstanding Merlot
    Seattle Wine Awards

    Waterbrook

    Pinot Gris
    2007
    2008-06-01
    Outstanding Pinot Gris
    Seattle Wine Awards

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2005
    2008-06-01
    Silver Medal
    Selections Mondiales des Vins, Canada

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2007
    2008-06-01
    Top WA Rose
    The Seattle Times
    Paul Gregutt

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2006
    2008-03-31
    Recommended
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Lynne Char Bennet

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2005
    2008-03-31
    Top 20 Red Wines from WA State
    Food & Wine
    Ray Isle

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2005
    2008-03-02
    90 Points - Editors Choice
    Joe Czerwinski

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2005
    2008-03-01
    Silver Medal
    Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2006
    2008-02-28
    Recommended - Ideal Oyster-Wine Pairing
    Seattle Magazine
    Shannon Borg

    Fish House Chardonnay "has all that an oyster wine should." - Shannon Borg

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2008-02-20
    Recommended - Bottoms Up to Saving a Buck
    Epicurious.com
    Leslie Sbrocco

    "After one sip you'll want to make this elegant yet hearty red your house wine. Fun packaging keeps the mood light but the wine is serious juice. Sure it goes with steak, but you'll want to pour it solo too." - Leslie Sbrocco

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2005
    2008-02-01
    Excellent Value
    Northwest Palate

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2008-02-01
    Recommended - A Little Sparkle for Valentine
    Relish Magazine
    Wini Moranville

    "Combining the unmistakable heft of a big, rich Shiraz with the thrill of bubbles, Shingleback Black Bubbles is perfect with meaty fare." - W.M.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    0000
    2008-02-01
    The Weekend Pick!
    Reslish Magazine
    Wini Moranville
    "Bright notes glimmer making this wine very food friendly."

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004
    2008-02-01
    Top Australian Cabernet
    Joe Czerwinski

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2006
    2008-02-01
    Top McLaren Vale Shiraz

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2005
    2008-01-31
    Gold Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2008-01-31
    Silver Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2005
    2008-01-08
    Silver Medal
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2006
    2008-01-01
    88 Points - Value Wine
    Pattersons: The Tasting Panel
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Waterbrook

    Merlot
    2004
    2007-12-19
    #1 value Merlot - The Best WA Wines of 2007
    The Seattle Times
    Paul Gregutt

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2006
    2007-12-18
    Recomended - Raising A Glass to 2007
    Epicurious.com
    Leslie Sbrocco
    "Party on with this smooth, supple red. It's elegant packaging and high quality belies the bargain price." - Leslie Sbrocco

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004
    2007-12-10
    92 Points - Top 100 Wines of the Year
    Joe Czerwinski

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2005
    2007-12-01
    89 Points - Best American Red Wine
    International Value Wine Awards: WineAccess Magazine

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2007-12-01
    Recommended - Editors Favorite
    MyRecipes.com - Time Inc. Online
    Shingleback Black Bubbles recommended as 1 of 4 Editor's Picks for holiday wines - best with brunch!

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Red Blend
    2005
    2007-12-01
    What to Sip
    REAL SIMPLE
    Waterbrook 2005 Melange recommended as what to sip for the holidays

    Waterbrook

    Sauvignon Blanc
    2006
    2007-11-30
    Best Buy
    Paul Gregutt

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2007-11-21
    Recommended - Best Holiday Wine
    Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Richard Kinssies

    Shingleback Black Bubbles recommended as "a dry Shiraz that has been made sparkling a la Champagne. Different and very good."

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006
    2007-11-10
    Recommended, Match Game, Food & Wine Pairing
    Everyday with Rachael Ray

    Waterbrook

    Chardonnay
    2005
    2007-10-31
    89 Points -Top Value (Great Value Wines Under $20)
    Harvey Steiman

    Washington Hills

    Merlot
    2005
    2007-10-31
    Pick of the Week
    The Seattle Times
    Paul Gregutt

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2004
    2007-07-07
    94 Points
    James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
    James Halliday

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2005
    2007-07-01
    93 Points
    James Halliday
    James Halliday

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004
    2007-06-29
    Blue Gold Medal - Top 100 Wines
    Sydney International Wine Competition

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2004
    2007-04-30
    Excellent
    Wine Press Northwest

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2005
    2007-04-05
    88 Points - Best Buy

    Shingleback

    Shiraz
    2004
    2007-02-04
    91 Points - Editors Choice

    Pendulum

    Red Blend
    2004
    2006-12-31
    Top 100 Wines of 2006

    Shingleback

    Black Bubbles
    0000
    2006-08-08
    "Best Sparkling Wine"
    Hyatt Wine of the Year Awards

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2003
    2006-07-08
    Blue Gold Medal - Top 100 Wines
    Sydney International Wine Competition

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2004
    2006-05-10
    Top 10 of 100 Wines Tasted ($15 & Under)
    Gourmet

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2003
    2006-05-05
    93 Points - 5 Stars
    Gourmet Traveller

    Sweet Pea

    Apple Peach
    0000
    2005-12-28
    "Plenty of Tasty Wines for the New Year"
    The Kitsap Sun
    Nick Tommassi

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    0000
    2005-11-01
    Recommended as a great accompaniment to holiday meals,

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2004
    2005-10-31
    87 Points - Best Buy
    Robert Parker

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004
    2005-10-31
    88 Points - Best Buy
    Robert Parker

    Red Knot

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2004
    2005-10-15
    87 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Shingleback

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2003
    2005-10-07
    4 1/2 out of 5 Stars
    Winestate Magazine

    Waterbrook

    Malbec
    2012
    0006-01-14
    Malbec- 90 points Best Buy
    Tasting Panel

    Washington Hills

    Chardonnay
    2006
    0000-00-00
    86 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2013
    0000-00-00
    87 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2012
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Apex Cellars

    Chardonnay
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and creamy with juicy fruit and bright, ripe fruit flavors; lush and balanced.

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    The Expedition Merlot
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
    Harvey Steiman

    Waterbrook

    Melange Founder\\\\\\\'s White Blend
    2013
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Gruet

    Blanc de Blancs
    0000
    0000-00-00
    88 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Waterbrook

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 Points - 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and dense with rich plum and blackberry fruit; ripe, rich and nicely balanced. 14% Malbec, 8% Syrah .

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2011
    0000-00-00
    88 Points - 2011 Reserve Chardonnay
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Lush, toasty and clean with vanilla and spice; soft and creamy, long and dense.

    Bridgman

    Syrah
    2010
    0000-00-00
    88 Points/Best Buy

    Alder Ridge

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    0000-00-00
    89 points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    0000-00-00
    89 points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2010
    0000-00-00
    89 Points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Chardonnay
    2011
    0000-00-00
    89 Points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Cavatappi

    San Pietro Tuscan Style Red Wine
    2012
    0000-00-00
    89 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Waterbrook

    Sangiovese Rosé
    2014
    0000-00-00
    89 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Apex Cellars

    Catalyst Red Blend
    2013
    0000-00-00
    89 Points, Best Buy
    Beverage Testing Institute

    Apex Cellars

    Merlot
    2010
    0000-00-00
    90 Points
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Apex Cellars

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    0000-00-00
    90 Points
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Silky, smooth and spicy with plum, cassis and blackberry; juicy, fresh and nicely structured; long and balanced.

    Red Knot

    Shiraz
    2012
    0000-00-00
    90 Points
    Harvey Steiman

    Waitsburg Cellars

    Three White Blend
    2014
    0000-00-00
    90 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2010
    0000-00-00
    90 Points - 2010 Reserve Merlot
    Anthony Dias Blue

    Smooth and ripe with sweet raspberry and plum; juicy, tangy and balanced; elegant and lush with a long, mellow finish.

    Gruet

    Blanc de Noirs
    0000
    0000-00-00
    90 Points, Best Buy, Top 100
    Wine Spectator

    Waterbrook

    Reserve Merlot
    2009
    0000-00-00
    91 Points
    Harvey Steiman
    91 WATERBROOK Merlot Columbia Valley Reserve 2009 • $24 Supple, vibrant and distinctive for the white pepper and mascarpone notes weaving through the refreshing plum and currant fruit. Lingers impressively with gentle intensity. Drink now through 2015. 4,800 cases made.-H.S.

    Ross Andrew

    Boushey Vineyard Syrah
    2010
    0000-00-00
    92 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Sawtooth

    Syrah
    2012
    0000-00-00
    93 Points
    2015 Critics Challenge

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2013
    0000-00-00
    Best Buy
    Wine & Spirits

    House Wine

    Fish House Sauvignon Blanc
    2012
    0000-00-00
    Best of 2013

    House Wine

    Mountain Merlot
    2011
    0000-00-00
    Best of 2013

    House Wine

    Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010
    0000-00-00
    Best of 2013

    Gruet

    Blanc de Blancs
    0000
    0000-00-00
    Best of Class (Dry Sparkling Wine)
    2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Willow Crest

    Pinot Gris
    2011
    0000-00-00
    Recommended
    Wine Advocate
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Primarius

    Pinot Noir
    2011
    0000-00-00
    Smart Buy
    Greg Walter

    Light-medium ruby color; delicate, earthy, stewed cherry aromas with some tea notes; ripe, stewed cherry flavors with tea and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Delicate Pinot style with earthy notes