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The Big Sissy 2014

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

The 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, Wine Enthusiast

 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, Wine Spectator
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, Wine Advocate
#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, Seattle Met

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, Wine Advocate

91 Points – Wine Spectator 

The F.O.G. 2012

Malbec Reserve

93 Points – Wine Enthusiast

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

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

Behind the Black Curtain 2011

Syrah Reserve

93 Points: Wine Advocate

The F.O.G. 2010

90 Points: Wine & Spirits

The Bully 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points: Wine Enthusiast

92 Points: Wine & Spirits

91 Points: Wine Spectator

91 Points: Wine Advocate

The Big Sissy 2012


91 Points: Wine Advocate

90 Points: Wine Spectator

The Albatross 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

93 Points: Wine Advocate

92 Points: Wine Spectator

Pixie 2010


94 Points: Wine Spectator

93 Points: Wine Advocate

90 Points: Wine & Spirits

Behind the Black Curtain 2010

Syrah Reserve

94 Points: Wine Enthusiast

94 Points: Wine Advocate