94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Columbia Valley Red Wine opens in the glass with aromas of cassis, plums, sweet spices and burning embers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with lovely concentration, an abundance of fine-grained tannins and a pure, penetrating finish. A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, 3,570 cases of this excellent red were produced.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
The soft, sexy, decadently styled 2015 Red Wine Blend offers loads of sweet red and black fruits, spice box, chocolate, and leafy herb aromatics. These carry to a ripe, full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin, not a hard edge to be found, and a good finish. It's a sexpot of a wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 34% new French and American oak barrels.
91pts Tasting Panel
Creamy, mellow, and lush with a long finish; soft yet surprisingly intense. 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Franc.
Initial aromas of fresh black cherry, cassis, vanilla bean and juniper berry make way for deeper scents of sweet blackberry pie and dried strawberry. The palate offers concentrated flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry with a touch of spice. It’s framed by firm but silky tannins for balanced elegance.
Pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.
Blend: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc