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AWARDS AND RATINGS

We’re honored to receive high praise for our grape growing and winemaking efforts.

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We make great wine by recognizing the potential in each small lot of grapes and use the best knowledge available to capture the exquisite qualities the vineyard and vintage provide.  As with grape growing, our wines are made in small lots by marrying traditional artisan techniques with modern science.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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2015 19/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines dermage placehoder
2014 Gold from Wine Press Northwest
Gold medal at Seattle Wine Awards
18.5+/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2013 Platinum and “Outstanding” rating from Wine Press Northwest
Best of Class for Cabernet Sauvignon and Gold at Cascadia Wine Competition
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2012 91 points from Wine Spectator
91 points from Wine Enthusiast
Double Gold from Seattle Wine Awards
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2011 “Outstanding” from Wine Press Northwest
18.5+/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2010 90 points from Wine Spectator
92 points from Wine Enthusiast
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2008 91 points from Wine Spectator
“Excellent” from Wine Press Northwest
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2007 90 points from Wine Spectator
Platinum and “Excellent” from Wine Press Northwest
Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards
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2006 91 points from Wine Spectator
Gold at San Diego International Wine Competition
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2005 91 points from Wine Spectator
“Outstanding” rating from Wine Press Northwest

Cow Catcher Red

2016 Platinum from Wine Press Northwest
Double Gold from Seattle Wine Awards
Gold medal and 91 points from West Coast Wine Competition
18+/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2015 18.5/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2013 90 points from Wine Spectator imageplacehoder
2012 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
18/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2011 90 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder
2009 Double Gold from Seattle Wine Awards image placehoder
2007 91 points from Seattle Met
90 points from Wine Spectator
90 points from Wine Enthusiast
Best Red Bordeaux-Style Blend under $20 from Seattle Magazine
“Excellent” rating from Wine Press Northwest
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Cabernet Sauvignon Minnick Hills Reserve

2012 92 points from Wine Spectator
91 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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2010 94 points from Wine Enthusiast
93 points from Wine Spectator
Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards
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2007 Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards image placehoder
2006 94 points from Wine Enthusiast
Gold at Seattle Wine Awards
“Excellent” rating from Wine Press Northwest
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Cabernet Sauvignon Birch Creek Reserve

2015 Double Gold from Wine Press Northwest
Gold medal and 91 points at West Coast Wine Competition
19+/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2014 19/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder

Cabernet Franc

2016 Double Gold from Wine Press Northwest
Gold medal at Cascadia International Wine Competition
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2015 18.5+/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2012 93 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder
2010 90 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder
2009 90 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder

Merlot

2015 18.5/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2014 18.5/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2013 “Excellent” rating from Wine Press Northwest image placehoder
2012 93 points from Wine Enthusiast
91 points from Wine Spectator
Gold medal from Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
18/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2010 91 points from Wine Spectator
90 points from Wine Enthusiast
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2008 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
91 points from Wine Spectator
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2007 91 points from Wine Enthusiast
Excellent” rating from Wine Press Northwest
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Cuvée No. 439

2014 19/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2012 91 points from Wine Enthusiast
90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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2011 91 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder

Petit Verdot Reserve

2015 Double Gold from Wine Press Northwest
Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards
19+/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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Syrah

2014 19/20 from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines image placehoder
2013 91 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder
2012 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
91 points from Wine Spectator
Ranked 13th in Top Syrahs of 2012 by Seattle Met
18.5+/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2011 91 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder
2010 90 points from Wine Enthusiast
Gold medal at Cascadia Wine Competition
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2009 90 points from Wine Enthusiast
‘Outstanding’ rating from Wine Press Northwest
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2005 92 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder

The Excursion Syrah

2013 Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards image placehoder
2012 91 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder

Birch Creek Chardonnay

2016 “Excellent” rating from Wine Press Northwest image placehoder