In May 2023, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, one of the most respected publications in the industry, released their Washington State wine reviews. Not only are we thrilled with the reviews of our current releases, we are incredibly honored and excited to share that we received our first 100 point score, for the 2019 Feather Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon. A huge congratulations to Gilles Nicault and the entire winemaking team, and a fitting milestone for our 20th Anniversary!
All wines (with the exception of our club only releases - the 2018 Sequel Vintage Select Bin 898 Syrah, the 2018 SHOUP Red Wine, and the 2019 Feather Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon) are currently available for purchase. Reserve your allocations now to pick up in the tasting rooms or request shipment at a later date if temperatures are prohibitive in your location.
2019 FEATHER VINTAGE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 100 POINTS
"...seductive, finessed, rich, round and undeniably the champion of the lineup this year, offering a world-class Cabernet with an alluring nose that tempts with aromas of dark cherry, pure oak essences and picturesque floral notes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate starts to unwind with a soft floral grip and oak spices of vanilla and cardamom that sing in harmony and unison with devastatingly gorgeous consequences. I find myself returning to the glass, continuing to smell the wine as it offers a seductively floral elegance and such profound pleasure that just smelling the wine gives me goosebumps. But once I cross the threshold and taste the wine, the palate becomes intoxicatingly mesmerizing and the definition of elegance and grace. For anyone who thinks that Washington Cabernet needs to be big and bold and generously layered with gobs of sappy, over-oaked dark fruit should reconsider; let this wine be the guiding light for any non-believers that Washington State can produce elegant, world-class Cabernet that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best that the world has to offer...I know that once the 2019 Feather Vintage Select is released, it will surely evaporate on contact and be sold out everywhere. If you’re able to, buy as much of this limited-production masterpiece as you can, since it literally leaves me silent and breathless with goosebumps as I try to remember every detail of every layer while smelling the wine, as it imprints lasting memories of what iconic, age-worthy, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State can be and—more importantly—what all future Cabernets that possess elegance and grace will be measured against. I consider myself lucky, privileged and fortunate to have experienced such an extraordinary and profound Cabernet. My only regret is that, with such limited production, there isn't enough to go around for everyone. Good luck finding some. Keep your eye on winemaker Gilles Nicault for great things to come!"
2018 SEQUEL VINTAGE SELECT BIN 898 SYRAH - 99 POINTS
"...expressive with classic spiced florals and dark-fruited essence with notions of oak and brown baking spices. The wine continues to evolve, revealing secrets with every waft as elegant notions of roasted plums, spiced black cherries and smoked herbs float out of the glass...opens to flavors of dark red fruit tones, black raspberry and smoked lavender before ending with a lingering, mineral-laced finish."
2018 SHOUP RED WINE - 98 POINTS
"...big, bold and firm...a generously lush and juicy core of ripe fruit flavors and a fantastic and indulgent structure. Fine-grained tannins melt away to reveal succulent acidity with an opulent and abundant frame with generous oak. The wine glides to a bold, fresh, oak-driven finish that will remain food-friendly for decades."
2020 FEATHER CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 98 POINTS
"Instantly impressive...opens to silky, fresh and fleshy dark red and black fruit tones with picturesque rich and ripe notions that sashay out of the glass with elegance, power and precision. World-class and devastatingly beautiful, the wine continues to somersault across the ever-evolving finish..."
2019 SEQUEL SYRAH - 95+ POINTS
"...Overflowing with elegance and varietal purity...the wine demonstrates considerable restraint, exuding elegance and finesse with succulent red fruit and subtly spiced potpourri tones. If you're looking for a floral, fresh, elegant style of Syrah, look no further!"
2019 PEDESTAL MERLOT - 94 POINTS
"...firm mouthfeel that lifts with time to reveal a succulent tannic edge and juicy flavors of spiced plums and blackberry skin with brown baking spices, vanilla and nutmeg that resonate with vibrancy and power...continues to evolve and reveal elegant complexities before ending with a long spicy finish with delightful oak tones."
2019 PIROUETTE RED WINE - 95 POINTS
"...layers of juicy plums, blackberry jus, vanilla and cardamom madeleines, the palate reveals a balanced structure, succulent acidity and fine-grained tannins. The wine glides to a refined and long-lingering finish and will continue to drink well and remain food-friendly for over two decades. Give it a try!"
2019 CHESTER-KIDDER RED WINE - 94 POINTS
"...a complex, firm and bold nose that's focused on dark fruit aromas of blackberry skin and spiced plum. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a bold and firm-gripping tannic structure....the wine continues to reveal layers of complexity over the firm and food-friendly finish..."
2020 SAGGI SANGIOVESE-CABERNET BLEND - 94 POINTS
"...delightful and seductive dark fruit and baked clay notes...offers a firm mouthfeel and bright and energetic cherry flavors before dusty florals grip the mid-palate. The wine continues to uncoil, offering notes of black raspberry over the succulent, food-friendly finish and lingering tannic edge. Bravo!"
2020 DANCE CHARDONNAY - 93 POINTS
"...gorgeous nose of fresh apples, sweet Meyer lemons, yellow pears and exotic spices...expresses flavors of lemon pastry cream along with a delicate mineral tension and soft oak essence...continues to uncoil over the succulent and fresh finish leaving behind slightly oaky essences that govern with food-friendly crisp acidity."