91 points

Camaraderie 2009 Cabernet Franc (Washington)

Dark and smoky, with superconcentrated black fruits, this also displays notes of black olive, char and earth. The bright, clean, pure fruit shines through the darker elements, giving the wine balance and a touch of elegance.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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91 points

Camaraderie 2008 Reserve Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

This reserve spends 30 months in barrel. It has lovely aromatics, with subtle suggestions of tobacco and clove woven through the base of ripe black cherry and cassis. The tannins are polished, and the finish lends a thread of iron.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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90 points

Camaraderie 2009 Crawford Vineyard Malbec (Yakima Valley)

Here is a full-throttle style of Malbec, smoky and dark, with flavors of deep, dense black fruits wrapped in a coat of espresso and chocolate. A spicy, lingering finish holds your attention with muscular, substantial tannins.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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90 points

Camaraderie 2009 Merlot (Washington)

Deliciously full and fleshy, this lusty, muscular Merlot brings boatloads of dark cherry fruit and seams of rich cacao. Tannins are firm and slightly chalky, but the overall structure and length suggest a decade of life ahead.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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90 points

Camaraderie 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

The Camaraderie reserves—both this and the Merlot—have spent an extra year in barrel, and the benefit is that they have broadened out a bit. The vineyard sources are Champoux, Artz and Meek. This offers tart berry, and astringently-tannic flavors, with chalk, smoke and lead pencil streaks. Excellent balance and mass.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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90 points

Camaraderie 2004 Cabernet Franc (Washington)

This elegant Cabernet Franc is drinking beautifully, just beginning to round out the hardness of youth. The wine has a firm and confident backbone, which seems to wrap the acids and tannins tightly together. The framework supports the crisp, clean, immaculately ripe fruit, with flavors of plum, cherry and red…  — P.G.   Published 8/1/2008
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Camaraderie 2004 Grâce Red (Washington)

Sourced from what winemaker Don Corson calls “the best of the best”, this five-grape blend is modeled after Chateau St. Jean’s Cinq Cépages. It shows a carefully sculpted frame, with rich, dark, smoky tannins chiseled into a tight foundation for the dark currant and black cherry fruit. Notes of pepper and spice add…  — P.G.   Published 8/1/2008
89 points

Camaraderie 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)

Young, tight and primary, this stylish, astringent Cabernet includes 10% Merlot in the blend. Blueberry, cassis, black cherry and chocolate flavors mingle in this tannic, ageworthy wine.  — P.G.   Published 7/1/2012
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