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91 points

Apex 2010 Chardonnay (Columbia Valley (WA))

This opens with enticing aromas of toasted hazelnut, Key lime and white peach. The firm, controlled palate is concentrated and long, offering vivid, precise fruit and a tasty hint of skin phenolics.  — P.G.   Published 11/1/2012
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91 points

Apex 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

Aromatically reticent initially it opens to reveal notes of herbs, coffee, plum and barrel spices. It’s elegantly styled with silky cherry flavors and soft tannins that lead to a drawn out finish.  — S.S.   Published 3/1/2014
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91 points

Apex 2006 Dry Riesling (Yakima Valley)

This is 100% Riesling, and the intense, floral aromas suggest a smattering of Gewürztraminer, at least in essence if not in fact. Beeswax, lemon candy, orange blossom and other juicy citrus components swirl around the palate, making this an exceptionally complex and beguiling wine. Though labeled dry, it carries an…  — P.G.   Published 12/1/2007
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90 points

Apex 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley (WA))

Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this 100% varietal wine is bright and focused with notes of herbs, citrus and kiwi. It’s ripe and full of juicy fruit flavors with a spine of citric acidity running throughout. Give this some time to open up.  — S.S.   Published 3/1/2014
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90 points

Apex 2008 Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

Tart and tannic, with aromas that promise deep black fruits touched with smoky earth. A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, with a Cab Franc-like streak of coffee around powerful, dark fruit flavors of berry and cassis. Give this a lot of breathing time, or pop it in the cellar for at least five years.  — P.G.   Published 11/1/2011
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90 points

Apex 2008 Riesling (Columbia Valley (WA))

Aromatic and complex, this wine, though not quite bone dry, is tart and citrusy. The mixed fruit flavors run a spectrum from grapefruit to lemon candy to nectarine, lingering gracefully into a mineral-soaked finish.  — P.G.   Published 12/31/2010
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Apex 2001 Outlook Vineyard Syrah (Yakima Valley)

This single vineyard, 100% Syrah provides a clear look at why Washington state is poised to become the nation’s leader in producing Rhône-style reds with genuine Rhône character. It’s a barrel selection from the vineyard’s oldest block (not that old, planted in 1997) but along with the usual dark fruit and pepper…  — P.G.   Published 5/1/2007
89 points

Apex 2002 Syrah (Yakima Valley)

This is a northern Rhône style, tight, bright, and quite meaty. Along with the pure flavors of 100% Syrah fruit, it brings the tart, citrusy acids that can elevate the mouthfeel, giving it what the Australians call ‘lift.’ There’s backbone here in the form of acids and a tight spine, and you get the feeling that…  — P.G.   Published 5/1/2007