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  • This has a deep ruby red colour with violet tinches, the nose offers plenty of dark plums, cherries and berries. There is also a beautiful parfume of dried flowers, such as violets, as well as a hint of mint and savoury black pepper, blood and liver sausage aroma. The medium tannin is ripe and well integrated into the wine and the fruit flavours are also ripe but crunchy with a dominant blueberry aroma. It also has hints of dark chocolate and baking spices. A wine which keeps lingering on in a long finish - a perfect match with beef or game birds.

  • Olive tapenade, licorice, smoked herbs and plenty of peppery black fruits emerge from the 2014 Columbia Valley Syrah, and it`s medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated and beautifully textured. It`s another smoking wine from this estate that has real character and depth. - Jeb Dunnuck 93

  • Bright ruby-red. Darker on the nose than the basic Cabernet bottling, offering reserved, slightly medicinal aromas of cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate and menthol. Larger-scaled and deeper than the basic Cabernet but more reticent today and communicating less early sweetness. This wine leans more toward blue and black fruits, while the other Cabernet is more red. Spreads out impressively to saturate the palate and build. Here, Harrington is looking for power, structure and ageability.- Stephen Tanzer 93

  • A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, the sensational 2014 Palengat Vineyard is loaded with notions of chocolate covered plums, licorice, roasted herbs, and graphite/lead pencil shavings. Up there with the of the top vintages of the cuvee, this full-bodied, rounded and hedonistic 2014 shines in the vintage, has no hard edges, gorgeous purity, and plenty of ripe, sweet tannin. It’s a serious mouthful of a Cabernet and will drink nicely for 10-15 years. - Jeb Dunnuck 96

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    Since the start of the winemaking project, Kyle MacLachan had looked to add a 100% Syrah to the portfolio and the first vintage of Baby Bear coincided with the birth of his son, hence the slightly unusual name. Make no mistakes, this is not a `baby` wine nor a second wine as one may expect with the name. Intensely rich with a touch of eucalyptic, a distinct floral (potpourri) note on the nose and palate and a sprinkle of black pepper giving Syrah typicity. Despite its volupteous fruit, there is plenty of fresh acidity to balance The very fine tannic structure is flawless and though ready to drink now with its bold flavours, it would be fun to see how it develops in the cellar. Until recently I thought of Washington reds as being Cabernet Dominated, but the rise of Syrah makes perfect sense. The long, hot summers of Eastern Washington is well suited to Syrah and wines like this showcase just how good Washington Syrah can be. A tiny annual production of around 300-400 cases

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    Dark crimson in colour with an enticing Cabernet blackfruited nose intermingled with spice from a 100% new oak, I expected the Pursued by Bear to be a beast, which is clearly isn`t. Don`t get me wrong, it is a bold Bear with a hedonistic nose and plenty of volume on the palate with sumpteous fruit, but the tannins are beautifully refined and there is a sense of restrained on the dark plummy fruit and what most surprised me was a sense of impeccable balance.

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    Greg Harrington MS’s wines never cease to amaze, always full of fruit concentration. Lagniappe 2014 does not disappoint, with notes of black cherry, blackcurrant, and meaty with oak spice. Drinking really well now, but it will improve if you are patient enough to cellar it.

  • (vinified with 60% whole clusters): Bright, dark red. Sexy purple aromas of black raspberry and violet accented by spices and a suggestion of wild herbs that`s no doubt partly from the stems): Firm but rather open-knit for this bottling; distinctly less hard than in the early years. Offers a solid deep core of tart red plum and spices and finishes with a fine dusting of tannins, noteworthy length and no rough edges. Harrington was a bit less specific about food matches for this wine: "with a grilled or roasted four-legged animal." - Stephen Tanzer 90

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    (all from Red Willow vineyard; made from a clone that Harrington believes originally came from Hermitage, while the John Lewis is 100% Phelps clone, which is rumored to come from Guigal in Côte-Rôtie; vinified with 100% whole clusters): Healthy ruby-red. Tight, high-pitched scents of blueberry, blackberry, mint and minerals. Distinctly dry but rich on the palate, conveying a strong impression of berry ripeness. Serious tannins spread out to saturate the palate, but the long, rising finish maintains brisk fruit intensity. -Stephen Tanzer 93

  • The 2015 Syrah John Lewis is the most youthfully reserved but also the most incipiently complex of these offerings from Gramercy Cellars, unfurling in the glass with notes of violets, potpourri, sweet black fruits, tapenade and Egyptian musk. On the palate, it`s medium to full-bodied, multidimensional and complete, with excellent concentration, bright balancing acids and fine-grained but youthfully chewy tannins. This will need 5 or 6 years in the cellar and continue to develop for 15 years thereafter.- William Kelley 96+

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    The 2015 Quilceda Creek "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine is a wonderful preview into the incredible 2015 vintage. A combination of all our vineyard sites, it is filled with satisfying red and blue fruits, smoke, spice and minerals. One of the best CVRs to date, it is the first vintage of CVR that will bear the new label showing an iridescent black version of the classic gold Quilceda Creek label. Best enjoyed over the next 15 years.