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Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Oriana White (Columbia Valley (WA))

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  1. $24
2011 is another excellent vintage for this unique and aromatic blend from Brian Carter. The mix is 51% Viognier, 35% Roussanne and 14% Riesling, and it offers a riot of scents and flavors; a rotating Ferris wheel with lemon skin, beeswax, orange peel, tangerine, succulent lime and ripe pear. It’s flat out luxurious, long and lissome.  — P.G.  (11/1/2013)
91
points

Brian Carter Cellars 2012 Oriana White (Yakima Valley)

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  1. $22
Viognier is half the blend, with the rest Roussanne and Riesling, yielding a delightfully aromatic, lightly honeyed wine, with a lush array of ripe fruits. Apricot, papaya, pineapple and banana are all here, with supporting acidity. Overall, this is one of the most delicious and unique white wines in Washington.  — P.G.  (7/1/2014)
91
points

Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Oriana White (Yakima Valley)

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  1. $25
An aromatic blend of 46% Viognier, 37% Roussanne, 17% Riesling, this bears complex scents and flavors of oranges and apricots, which are joined by notes of grapefruit and melon, and complemented with juicy acidity. One-third was barrel fermented in neutral oak, and a portion was left on its lees for added texture.  — P.G.  (11/1/2012)
91
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Brian Carter Cellars 2003 Byzance Red (Yakima Valley)

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  1. $30
This is Brian Carter’s southern Rhône blend, two-thirds Syrah and one third Grenache. A lovely, dark, plummy purple, intensely fragrant with fresh berries, plums, whiffs of cocoa and sandalwood, a wine to sniff with contemplative pleasure. I love the details, and how the flavors follow the appealing nose with graceful harmony. Carter keeps the alcohol at 13.3%…  — P.G.  (5/1/2007)
90
points

Brian Carter Cellars 2004 Byzance Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

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  1. $30
Byzance is a southern Rhône blend, but quite different in 2004 from the 2003. Here Grenache is more than half the blend, Syrah and Mourvèdre making up the rest. Fragrant and laden with plummy, smoky, woodsy aromas, this seductive wine offers myriad pleasures, not the least of which are its floral underpinnings. Fresh red apples, tart berries, blue plums and more…  — P.G.  (3/1/2008)
91
points

Brick & Mortar 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Napa Valley)

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  1. $20
The hue is an elegant peach just starting to blush with pink. The wine is entirely dry, with low alcohol framing intricate flavors of peaches, limes and vanilla, brightened by crisp acidity.  — S.H.  (6/1/2014)
95
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Brick House 2011 Evelyn’s Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge)

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  1. $60
Honoring winemaker Doug Tunnell’s mother Evelyn, this reserve bottling is a blend of barrels and clones, and yields the most concentrated of the Brick House 2011 Pinot Noirs. Cherry blossom scents give way to a solidly built wine with firm fruit flavors of plum and boysenberry preserves. A hint of pretty chocolate shines through the extended finish, bolstered with…  — P.G.  (6/1/2014)
93
points

Brick House 2011 Les Dijonnais Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge)

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  1. $52
Certified organic and Biodynamic, this estate-grown gem offers seductive scents of rose petals and orange blossoms, dried figs and a hint of pastry. The lush aromatics lead into a delicate yet profound wine, with a core of raspberry/cherry fruit, and lingering minerality.  — P.G.  (6/1/2014)
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