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
Rasa primus inter pares Grenache 2012
95 points Wine Advocate
"An awesome Grenache...Deep, rich and layered, with knockout black raspberry, kirsch, licorice and floral notes, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, sweet fruit and a seamless, elegant feel that stretches out beautifully on the finish."
Andrew Will Sorella 2010
94 points Wine Advocate
The 2010 Andrew Will Sorella is spectacular. It's all about balance with the 2010: pure and seamless black cherry and cassis fruit glides, mingling with grilled herb, graphite, and licorice notes. From the oldest Cabernet vines in Washington. - Avalon
Cadence Ciel du Cheval 2010
94 points Stephen Tanzer
"Very pure and penetrating, boasting superb fruit intensity and precision. Finishes firmly tannic, perfumed and very long, with excellent vinosity and grip. A lovely pure expression of Ciel du Cheval terroir..."