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Zachary’s Ladder 2014

92 Points – Wine Specator

“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.”


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. – H.S.”
650 cases made.
– Harvey Steiman, The Wine Spectator

Evil Twin 2012

93 Points: Wine Spectator

93 Points: Wine Enthusiast

92 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

92 Points: Wine & Spirits

#2 Top Red Blends -Seattle Met 2015

“Three-quarters syrah and one-quarter cabernet sauvignon, with all of the electricity winemaker Chris Gorman is known for, this red is packed with dark cherry, earth, and smoked meat aromas and flavors that show concentration and depth. “

-Sean Sullivan

The Albatross 2012

94 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

92 Points: Wine & Spirits

“Year’s Best Cabernets” – Wine & Spirits

The Bully 2012

93 Points: Wine & Spirits

92 Points: Wine Enthuisast

92 Points: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Year’s Best Cabernets” – Wine & Spirits

Old Scratch 2013

92 Points & Editor’s Choice: Wine Enthusiast

The Devil You Know 2013

91 Points: Wine Enthusiast

Big Sissy 2014

91 Points: Wine Enthusiast

Pixie 2012

94 Points: Wine Enthusiast

“A blend of Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval vineyards aged in 50% new French oak, this wine brings brooding notes of blackberry bramble, blueberry, mineral, herbs and potpourri. The palate-coating blue-fruit flavors are exceptionally dense, rich and sweet and lead to a hyper-extended finish.” 

– Sean Sullivan

 93 Points: Wine Spectator
“Plush and expressive, delivering a powerful blast of cherry and ripe raspberry notes against powdery tannins, finishing with a hint of cinnamon as the flavors well up. Best from 2017 through 2022. 396 cases made.”  
Harvey Steiman
93 Points: Wine & Spirits
92 Points: Wine Advocate
“The 2012 Syrah The Pixie is another terrific wine from this estate. Smoked meats, cracked pepper, ground herbs, chocolate and assorted black fruits all flow nicely to a full-bodied, blockbuster palate. While this lacks some elegance, it makes up for it in sheer texture and richness, while never coming across as heavy. Enjoy this bombastic beauty over the coming 4-5 years.”
– Jeb Dunnuck
#3 Top Syrahs of 2015 – Seattle Met
“With fruit sourced from top sites Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval, this blend produces reserved aromas of mineral and black and blue fruit that lead to flavors of dense, sweet fruit along with a finish that seems near endless.”
-Sean Sullivan

The Sleeping Giant 2012

94 Points: Wine Advocate

“[The Sleeping Giant] possesses classic Boushey Vineyard sappy flowers, violets and crushed rock notes to go with decadent black and blue fruits. Tasting like a classic Boushey Syrah on steroids, this full-bodied, fresh, layered and pure Syrah will benefit from a year or two in the cellar.”

-Jeb Dunnuck

91 Points: Wine Spectator 

The F.O.G. 2012

Malbec Reserve

93 Points: Wine Wnthusiast

“Light purple in color, this aromatically appealing, fruit-forward wine has notes of dark plum, dried herbs and peppery spices along with a mocha top note. It’s plump and velvety in feel, with concentrated yet lithe fruit flavors that linger effortlessly on the long, fruit-filled finish that kicks it up a notch.”

-Sean Sulivan

Wine Enthusiast Feature: Red Mountain Rising

Wine Enthusiast: March 2015

“Over the last four decades, Red Mountain has established itself as not only Washington’s premier winegrowing region, but one of the finest in the world. Once a well-kept secret, the recent boom in plantings and investments have served notice: Red Mountain has arrived.”

“‘Red Mountain wines can have intense amounts of fruit, but they also have this chalky, gravelly minerality,’ says Chris Gorman, winemaker for Gorman Winery.” 

The Pixie Syrah: “A blend of Klipsun and Ciel du Cheval vineyards, this wine brings brooding notes of bramble, blueberry, mineral, herbs and potpourri. The palate-coating flavors are dense and rich, leading to a long finish.” 

-Sean P. Sullivan

Zachary’s Ladder 2011

Red Blend

91 Points: Wine Enthusiast

90 Points: Wine Spectator

The Pixie 2011


94 Points: Wine Enthusiast

91 Points: Wine Advocate

Evil Twin 2011

Syrah-Cab Blend

93 Points: Wine Enthusiast

92 Points: Wine Advocate