The 2015 Magician is 100% Riesling from Evergreen Vineyard, located high on the cliffs high above the Columbia River in the middle of Washington State. 2015 was a warm vintage, but Evergreen's cool site allows for extra hang time for the grapes, the result of which was more flavor, while maintaining the beautiful acidity that is the framework of this wine. Bright, crisp and juicy are the hallmarks of this Riesling, full of green apple and pear notes, juicy minerality and refreshing citrus notes. The very subtle sweetness is perfectly balanced by the acids, and if ever there were a perfect wine for spicy foods, this is the one!
2016 "THE MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT" CABERNET FRANC ROSÉ
The Magician’s Assistant is a single-vineyard 100 percent cabernet franc, with strawberry, black raspberry, and dried spice aromas. It’s round and balanced on the palate, where intense black cherry, strawberry and crisp citrus notes carry through to the finish; peppery-herbaceous hints add complexity. This cab franc pink is not demure—it’s an ebullient wine and a terrific transition for red wine drinkers who haven’t caught on to rosé yet.
2015 "THE ENCHANTRESS" CHARDONNAY
91 points - Wine Spectator: "Focused and expressive, with floral apple and pear aromas and delicately complex flavors accented by notes of spicy cinnamon, clove and quince."
2015 "THE SPELLBINDER" RED BLEND
90-92 Points- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate. "More herbal and earthy, with lots of black fruits and dark chocolate, the 2015 The Spell Binder is plump, medium to full-bodied, and forward on the palate, with impressive purity and length. Made from 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, it's another terrific wine from this estate, as well as a great value."
2015 "THE CONJURER" RED BLEND
90-92 Points- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate. "A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot, the 2015 The Conjurer should end up being a smokin’ value. It offers complex notes of tobacco leaf, black currants, spice and earth in a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, balanced style. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate."
2013 "THE ARCHIMAGE" RED BLEND
91-93 Points- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate (Barrel Sample)
Editors Choice 91 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"This wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc (56%), Merlot (38%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Earth, bittersweet chocolate, green herb and floral aromas lead to palate-coating, pillowy fruit flavors that display a beautiful sense of balance along with a lengthy finish."
Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
2013 "THE ILLUSIONIST" CABERNET SAUVIGNON
92 points - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate:
"A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot, aged 21 months in 61% new French oak, the 2013 The Illusionist has a beautiful perfume of black cherries, currants, lead pencil and leafy herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, yet elegant and lively style on the palate. This is a high quality 2013 that has ripe tannin, good mid-palate depth and will drink nicely for a decade or more."
2014 “LEVITATION” SYRAH
94 points -- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate
"More focused, straight and elegant than The Psychedelic release, the 2014 Syrah Levitation is a more classically styled Syrah that offers pretty violet, smoked black fruits, earth and hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, ripe, layered and balanced, I like its mid-palate depth and it should age gracefully. Give it a year or two in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2026."
2014 “THE SORCERESS” GRENACHE
92 points -- Wine Enthusiast Magazine
90 points -- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate
"The 100% Grenache 2014 The Sorceress is an elegant, savory effort that has classic Grenache notes of kirsch, dried spices, herbes de Provence and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated feel on the palate, There's a touch of dry tannin, but it's still outstanding and will drink well for 4-6 years."
2012 "FLIP SIDE" SYRAH
93-95pts (pre release barrel sample)--Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate:
"A wine that was still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2012 Syrah Flip Side comes all from the Lewis Vineyard and is 100% Syrah that will be bottled only in Magnum. Already perfumed and complex, it has a slight funkiness to go with classic Washington State Syrah aromas and flavors of black raspberry, blackberry, ground pepper, bacon fat and hints of truffle. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, this puppy hits the palate with no hard edges, superb mid-palate depth and building, fine tannin on the finish. Count me a fan, and it will have upwards of 10-12 years of longevity."
2014 “THE PSYCHEDELIC” SYRAH
94 points--Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate:
"Another full-throttle, downright sexy wine is the 2014 Syrah The Psychedelic. Made from 100% Syrah that was fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged in a scant 10% new French oak (and never racked), it has loads of ripe dark fruits, lavender, peppered meat and olive to go with rock-solid concentration, sweet tannin and a killer finish. It's already hard to resist and I see no need to delay gratification."