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The Pixie 2015

92 Points – The Wine Spectator

“Bold yet polished, with blueberry, crushed stone and black olive flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.”

-Tim Fish, The Wine Spectator

 


The Bully 2015

93 Points – Wine Spectator

“Burly yet polished, with well-built black cherry, crushed stone and bay leaf flavors that build momentum toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026.”

-Tim Fish


Zachary’s Ladder 2016

93 Points – Wine Spectator

“Deeply structured yet showing plenty of finesse, offering blackberry, steely mineral and licorice flavors that build richness toward polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025.”

-Tim Fish, The Wine Spectator



The Devil You Don’t Know 2016

92 Points – Wine Spectator

“Compact but loaded with personality, offering blueberry, smoky bacon and cracked pepper flavors that build depth toward broad-shouldered tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Best from 2020 through 2025.”

-Tim Fish, The Wine Spectator


Old Scratch Cabernet 2016

92 Points – Wine Spectator

“This wine is no wallflower, with a broad-shouldered structure but plenty of plump blackberry, crushed rock and savory spice flavors. Finishes with a snap of tannins, so hands off for now. Best from 2020 through 2026.”

-Tim Fish, Wine Spectator


The Pixie 2014

94 Points – Wine Advocate
93 Points – Wine Spectator
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast



The Evil Twin 2014

93 Points – Wine Advocate
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast
91 Points – Wine & Spirits


The Bully 2014

92 Points – Wine Advocate
92 Points – “Year’s Best Cabs” – Wine & Spirits
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

 


Old Scratch GSM 2015

93 Points – Wine Spectator

“Lively and full of personality, with raspberry, smoked pepper and orange peel aromas that open to zesty, layered red plum and licorice flavors that move at a snappy pace toward the finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Drink now through 2024.”

-Tim Fish, Wine Spectator



Zachary’s Ladder 2014

92 Points – Wine Spectator
#68 – Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017

Rich yet densely structured, with expressive black cherry and blueberry fruit, accented by smoky licorice and finishing with big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Best from 2019 through 2025.

-Tim Fish, Wine Spectator


The Evil Twin 2013

92 Points – Wine Spectator
92 Points – Wine Advocate

“An interesting blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon that was barrel fermented and aged in new French oak, the 2013 The Evil Twin offers loads of Syrah pepper and meatiness to go with hints of graphite, dark fruits and licorice. Big, full-bodied, sexy and heady, with silky tannin, it’s a blockbuster to drink over the coming decade.”

– The Wine Advocate


The Bully 2013

93 Points – Wine Advocate
92 Points – Wine Spectator
90 Points – Wine Enthusiast

The Bully (there’s 4% Petit Verdot in the blend) comes from various parcels on Red Mountain and spent 22 months in 70% new French oak. Giving up lots of creamy licorice, graphite, cassis and black raspberry characteristics, this downright sexy, hedonistic beauty expands on the palate with full-bodied richness, no hard edges, sweet tannin and a great finish. Like all of Chris’ wines, it’s not for those craving delicacy or lightweight flavors and aromas, but it’s a fabulous effort to drink over the coming 10-15 years.”

– The Wine Advocate



The Pixie 2013

92  Points – Wine Enthusiast
91 Points – Wine Spectator
91+ Points – Wine Advocate

“The aromas are brooding, with notes of barrel spice, black licorice and jammy dark fruit. The cranberry and cherry flavors are palate coating and dense—a hedonistic delight.”

-Sean Sullivan, The Wine Enthusiast


The Big Sissy 2015

92 Points – Wine Advocate
 
“A big, ripe, sexy effort from Gorman, the 2015 Chardonnay Big Sissy checks in as 100% Chardonnay that was barrel-fermented and aged in 25% new French oak. It gives up lots of buttered stone fruits, sautéed peach and spice in a full-bodied, layered yet still pure and balanced style. Count me a fan. 550 cases produced.”
– Wine Advocate
91 Points – Wine Spectator
90 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Old Scratch 2014

93 points – Wine Spectator
 
“Broad and spicy, with a minerally accent to the black cherry and plum flavors, blanketed with fine tannins. The flavors emerge on the finish and persist. Best from 2018 through 2024.”
650 cases made.
– Harvey Steiman, The Wine Spectator