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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

2014 Gold medal at Seattle Wine Awards dermage placehoder
2013 Gold/Best of Class at Cascadia Wine Competition image placehoder
2012 91 points from Wine Spectator
91 points from Wine Enthusiast
Double Gold from Seattle Wine Awards
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2011 Outstanding rating 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 image placehoder
2007 90 points from Wine Spectator
Excellent rating from Wine Press Northwest
Ranked Platinum in the 12th Annual ‘Platinum Judging’ from Wine Press Northwest
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2005 89 points from Wine & Spirits image placehoder

Cow Catcher Red

2016 Double Gold from Seattle Wine Awards
Gold medal and 91 points from West Coast Wine Competition
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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
2007 91 points from Seattle Met
90 points from Wine Spectator
Best Red Bordeaux-Style Blend under $20 from Seattle Magazine
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Cabernet Sauvignon Minnick Hills Reserve

2012 91 points from Wine Advocate image placehoder
2010 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 Excellent rating from Wine Press Northwest image placehoder

Cabernet Sauvignon Birch Creek Reserve

2015 Gold medal and 91 points from West Coast Wine Competition image placehoder

Cabernet Franc

2016 Gold medal at Cascadia International Wine Competition image placehoder
2012 93 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder
2010 90 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder

Merlot

2012 Gold medal from Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
18/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2010 90 points from Wine Enthusiast image placehoder
2008 91 points from Wine Spectator image placehoder

Cuvée No. 439

2012 91 points from Wine Enthusiast
90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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Petit Verdot Reserve

2015 Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards image placehoder

Syrah

2013 91 points from Wine Spectatorr image placehoder
2012 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
91 points from Wine Spectator
Ranked 13th of the top Syrah’s of 2012 by Seattle Met
18.5+/20 points from Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines
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2010 90 points from Wine Enthusiast
Gold medal at Cascadia Wine Competition
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2009 ‘Outstanding’ rating from Wine Press Northwest image placehoder

The Excursion Syrah

2015 Double Gold at Seattle Wine Awards image placehoder