50 Best Wines of 2015
(#26 – 2012 Right Blend)
Seattle Met Magazine
2014 Top 100 Washington Wines
(2011 Auclair Winery Left Blend & 2011 96 Cedars Red Wine)
92 POINTS – 2013 Left Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
Issue: Web Only – 2016
Firm and chewy, with a sense of restraint to the orange peel—accented blackberry and currant flavors, hinting at roasted pepper as the finish presents presence and harmony. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2023. – HS
91 POINTS – 2012 Right Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
Issue Oct 15, 2015
Nicely articulated tannins dance around a focused core of black cherry and floral character, with a hint of pear joining in as the elements come together on the powerful finish. Shows depth and generosity, lingering well. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2022. – HS
91 POINTS – 2012 Left Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
Issue Web Only – 2016
Firm in texture, with red pepper and thyme elements accenting the mix of dark fruit flavors, set on a medium-weight frame. Has presence and a refined finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2022.
90 POINTS – 2010 Right Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
Issue Jul 31, 2014
Tasting Note: Grippy tannins frame a focused beam of black currant and blackberry flavors, shaded with lingonberry and pear notes as the finish lingers. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2020. – HS
91 POINTS – 2013 Right Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
A blend of Merlot (73%), Cabernet Franc (24%) and Petit Verdot, it rises from the glass with aromas of cedar, flowers and red and black fruit. The black-fruit flavors are dense but deft, with firm tannins backing them up.
91 POINTS – 2013 Cabernet Franc Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
With a healthy whack of Merlot (22%), this drinks a bit more like a Bordeaux blend than a varietal wine. It enchants with aromas of high-toned herbs, coffee, toasty oak and red cherry. The cherry and black fruit flavors are layered and tightly wound, with a pleasing mouthfeel. The tannins need time to unwind.
90 POINTS – 2012 Left Blend Artz Vineyard Red Mountain
A mix of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine displays aromas of black licorice, raisinated dark fruit, barrel spice, medicine cabinet and cherry cordial. The blackberry flavors are ripe and sweet, supported by a firm tannic structure.
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