95 points Jed Dunnuck: "A blend you don't often see from Washington State...A dense purple hue is followed by a ripe, full-bodied, concentrated wine offering loads of blue fruits, cedary green herbs, sandalwood, and orange blossom-like aromas and flavors. As with all of the wines from this estate, the texture is incredible, it's perfectly balanced, and it has ripe, polished tannins as well as a great, great finish. It's going to keep for 15 years as well."
Us: We could give you 100 guesses about which grape varieties make up Stanley Groovy and we’re sure you wouldn’t guess it. We wouldn't either! This unique blend of Portuguese and international grapes–27% Touriga Nacional, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Grenache, 13% Syrah, 10% Tinta Cao, 10% Souzao, 5% Counoise–is a one-of-a-kind from Washington...and likely anywhere else, too. But unique isn’t enough. It has to be yummy and after one sip we determined, yum. Bold and packed with flavor while also sprightly and fun, there are blue, red, and black fruits wrapped around licorice, espresso, and a sweet-smoky-mineral note. Just screaming for a grilled hanger steak. A Northwest New Discoveries Wine Club selection, before the score!
$49.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)
96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "An Hermitage-like nose of red and black fruits, spice, new leather, and bacon fat emerges from the 2018 Syrah Gaspard, another young, unevolved, yet incredibly promising Syrah that does everything right. With full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate, and incredible purity of fruit, it has plenty of rocky minerality and tannins on the finish. It needs lots of air if drinking any time soon, and it will ideally be given 2-4 years of bottle age. It's going to keep for 10-15 years or more."