Our 2011 Brut Rosé was selected as a Panel Pick from among 524 wines blind-tasted by Sip Northwest for their fifth annual “Best of the Northwest” issue. Winners were sampled blind and judged by over five dozen leading beverage experts, so we’re proud that our first Rosé Sparkling wine made the list!

Sip Northwest covers various and sundry beverages from around the Pacific Northwest and their Best of the Northwest issue is “a compilation of 2016’s greatest hits” that doubles as their holiday buying guide for wines, beers and spirits from our region.

In their largest blind tasting ever, Portland’s had 12 local wine experts evaluate more than 1,200 bottles to discover the state’s best wines. You can peruse the complete results here. Our 2014 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir made the list, coming in at #42:

“Plum and nectarine. Black cherry. Big and robust. Pair with: grass-fed-beef burgers” – Portland Monthly, October 2016

Portland Monthly Magazine is a great source for what to eat, drink and do in the greater Portland Area and is found at the checkout stands and by subscription. This review will post in the October 2016 issue of the magazine.

Our 2014 Five Mountain Pinot Noir has received an excellent 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“Parts of this vineyard date back to the late 1970s. Scents of raspberries and cherries bloom from the glass, and the wine gains volume in the mouth. Dark fruits take center stage, tightly wound and showing threads of smoke, earth and dark chocolate.” – Paul Gregutt

The review posted in the December, 2016 issue of the magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:

  • Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
  • Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
  • Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
  • Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
  • Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
  • Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
  • Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.