PRESS & AWARDS

 



 

 

 KANA - 2008 Masterpiece Elephant Mountain Vineyard Reserve :   90 Points

              Blend of Viognier/Marsanne/Roussane.    "Spicy, full-bodied and just plain delicious."

 

 Walter Dacon Wines - 2007 C'est Syrah Magnifique, Yakima Valley :  90 Points

       "A sort of reserve, this bumps up the amplitude and concentration a notch.'"      

 

 Southard - 2008 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Viognier:  88 Points

             "with light lemony fruit, apple and jimaca it does not have the power of some riper viogniers, but it is persistent, well crafted........"

                                                   

  Dakota Creek Winery - 2007 Syrah Elephant Mountain Vineyard :   90 Points

 

  Dakota Creek Winery - 2006 Syrah Elephant Mountain Vineyard :   88 Points

 

 

 

    Watermill  Winery - 2008 Viognier:    Excellent

                   "This young operation depends on Elephant Mountain for this variety....Its enticing with starfruit, pear, peach, anise and cotton candy aroms. Gala apple flavors are met by nectarines and citrusy acidity in the midpalate."

 

Southard Winery - 2008 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Viognier: Recommended 

                          "Jonagold apple, hints of Orange Crush soda and vanilla mix with starfruit, gooseberry and mashed banana for a drink that is not shy of acidity." 

 

 Walter Dacon Wines - 2007 C'est Syrah Magnifique, Yakima Valley :    PLATINUM

           "Anderson has focused on crafting some of the Norhwest's finest Syrah.........This luscious example comes from four vineyards, with the majority from Boushey, Elephant Mountain and End of the Road Ranch.

 

   Dakota Creek Winery - 2006  Merlot  Columbia Valley:   Excellent

         "Winemaker Ken Peck took harvests from Elephant Mountain near Yakima......emerging with expression, kicking open the doors to aromas of strawberry fruit, leather, black cherries, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, root beer and bacon."

 

  Coeur d'Alene Cellars - 2005 Switchback Red:  Excellent

                 " Clonal selection is the buzz around this syrah as it focuses on the Joseph Phelps clone within Elephant Mountain Vineyards near Konnowac Pass.....dense nose of black cherries, black currants and black plums."

 

  Saviah Cellars -  2005 Viognier:    Recommended

          "Elephant Mountain provides the fruit for this Rhone white.......sur lie aging adds butteriness that follows the fresh-cut apple flavors."

 

 

 

 

  O S Winery - 2008  The Tusk  Elephant Mountain Vineyard  Merlot :   91 Points

"A sensational, dense, dark, purple-red this beauty has aromas of black fruit, unsweetened chocolate and violets. The plush velvety mouth feel is supported by rich, supple tannins. The palate is a dynamic array of dark-toned flavors: blackberry, black plum, anis and Bing cherry. This wine is so delicious now it is hard to keep from pulling the cork but it will improve and cellar easily for 20 yrs+ "    Bill Owen - Winemaker

 

 

 

 

Other Articles

 

Wine Press Northwest - A delicious Cab from the Rattlesnake Hills AVA

 

Seattle PI - wine pick of the week 2002 Yakima Cellars Syrah Elephant Mountain Vineyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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