Mark Ryan Dead Horse 2012
94-96 points Wine Advocate
"...rich and voluptuous, the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Horse Ciel du Cheval Vineyard boasts knockout aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, spring flowers and toast to go with a full-bodied, rich and structured profile on the palate."
Proper Walla Walla Estate Syrah
94 points Wine Advocate, 93 point Wine Spectator
"The 2012 Syrah Estate is totally gorgeous.... Giving up notions of lavender, black pepper, bacon fat, plum, and wild herbs, this beauty is full-bodied, thrillingly pure, fresh and elegant on the palate, with integrated acidity, fabulous length and no hard edges."
Owen Roe Red Willow 1973 Block
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Avalon favorite (not reviewed)
Amazing concentration and richness. The nose opens with black cherry and floral notes before the supple black fruit hits your palate, coating it with suave and velvety cassis, licorice, purple flowers, mocha, and dried herbs. It gushes right out of the bottle and also shows excellent aging potential. Made from a special block of old vines in Red Willow Vineyard, planted in 1973. - Avalon