Wine Enthusiast, 9/2010
"There is lovely fruit here, with sweet grape, cherry and plum, followed by streaks of chocolate and caramel. This feels like a wine that could age beautifully."
2008 Riesling: 91 Points
The acids in white wines of the 2008 vintage are superb; and the beautiful match of acids and sugars in many Washington Rieslings is nicely displayed here. The aromas are ripe and rich with a nice mix of floral, apple, stone fruit and light tropical fruit. Flavors evolve with pleasingly sweet hints of honey and tea; this feels like a wine that could age beautifully. — P.G.
2007 Syrah (Walla Walla Valley): 91 Points
The Walla Walla Syrah from Trust Cellars is enhanced with 11% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lewis vineyard, and coopered in 22% new French oak. There is lovely fruit here, with sweet grape, cherry and plum, followed by streaks of chocolate and caramel. — P.G.
2007 Syrah (Columbia Valley): 90 Points
This nicely crafted Syrah is sourced from the Lewis, Porteuss, and Sundance vineyards. The barrel regimen was 25% new and 100% French, with minimal racking, unfined and unfiltered. Flavors are compact, a classic mix of wild berry, loam, seaweed and bitter herb. Not for fruit hounds, but detailed and deep. — P.G.