International Wine Review

The entire lineup of Echo Ridge Wines were honored by International Wine Report's lastest Review for Oregon, scoring 91-94 points! Some choice words... "One of the most compelling Cabernet Franc wines that I have tasted from this vintage".


The Wine Advocate

2012 Echo Ridge Muscat Canelli – 90 Points

The only white produced, the 2012 Muscat Canelli is about as quaffable and delicious as they come with overflowing aromas of orange blossom, flowers, tangerine and ripe peach. Fresh, pure and juicy on the palate, with a slightly off dry feel, it is hard to resist and is a perfect white for serving chilled over the coming summer months. Drink now – 2013.

2010 Echo Ridge Cabernet Franc – 90 Points

Also solid and with excellent typicity, the 2010 Cabernet Franc delivers perfumed, complex aromas of tobacco, incense, smoke and both red and black berry styled fruit. Medium-bodied, juicy and lively on the palate, it’s a delicious effort that will evolve gracefully for 5 – 7 years. Drink now – 2018
2010 Echo Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon – 89+ Points

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notions of loamy earth, black currants, leather and mint on both the nose and palate. Sweetly fruited, medium-bodied and elegant, with beautiful focus and grip, it will offer upwards of a decade of prime drinking. Drink now – 2020.


Wine Spectator

We are excited to announce our selection in Wine Spectator’s New York Experience 2014. Out of 500+ Washington Wines that scored 90 points and above, our Three Blondes and a Boy was one of 12 Washington Wines chosen for the three day event (taking place October 16-18). The Wine Experience features the world’s best wines guided by the estates’ owners and winemakers. Event participants get to taste outstanding vintages, rare wines and top-scoring wines from around the world. We are so honored and thankful to be a part of such an amazing experience and prestigious event. New York, here we come!


Seattle Wine Awards

We were presented with the following awards in June 2014:

Double Gold: Cabernet Franc
Gold: Syrah
Gold: Muscat Canelli
Silver: Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Merlot
Silver: Three Blondes and a Boy


Wine Enthusiast

2012 Muscat Canelli - 90 Points

A blend of Muscat Canelli and Orange Muscat, this off-dry, stainless-steel fermented wine offers a panoply of scents and flavors. Ripe melon, apricot, candied citrus and the telltale orange zest of Muscat are all here in abundance. The residual sugar is 23 g/L but nicely set against refreshing acidity.

2010 Three Blonds and a Boy - 90 Points

Crafted by Billo Naravane from Rasa Vineyards, this is Echo Ridge’s sole blend—a mix of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cab Franc and 17% Merlot—all from the estate vineyard in eastern Oregon. The blend proves to be a bit more complete than the single varietal offerings, with plum, anise, tobacco and a hint of coconut in the finish.


Stephen Tanzer

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Points

Bright medium red. Aromatic nose offers raspberry, incense, flowers and graphite. Ripe and nicely delineated, showing an Old World delicacy to the flavors of red berries, fresh herbs and minerals. Dense and chewy but without any impression of weight. The savory finish features refined tannins and sneaky sweet persistence. This would make a good match for version.
2011 Syrah – 91+ Points

Bright dark red. Slightly wild aromas of black cherry, aromatic spices and herbs. Bright and tight in the mouth, showing very good energy and thrust to the sharply delineated flavors of red berries, peppery spices and flowers. Sappy, fresh, and long, with lingering floral and pepper qualities. This rather polite Syrah calls for a bit of patience.

2011 Three Blondes and a Boy – 91+ points

Bright deep red. Inviting floral lift to the aromas of blackberry, licorice, cocoa powder, spices and violet. Juicy, savory, and concentrated in the mouth, with red berry and rose petal flavors complicated by earth and spice nuances. Finishes with firm tannins that call for a few years of cellaring.
2011 Echo Ridge Cabernet Franc – 91 Points

Moderately saturated medium red. A slightly swampy mocha note blew off to reveal aromas of violet, rose, marzipan, herbs and green olive. Then unexpectedly sweet and creamy on the palate, with perfumed flavors of red fruits, flowers, tarragon and sage. Rich, tactile, lightly saline Cabernet Franc with lovely lingering perfume.


Full Pull

This is the real deal. As far as new Syrah discoveries go, it’s the most exciting I’ve tasted in 2013. It’s one of those offerings where the wine came first, and the research came second. And as usual, while there may be surprises, there are no accidents. As we dug deeper into the backstory behind the wine, its excellence became easier and easier to understand.