91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"The Camille is a Merlot-centric Bordeaux blend, dense, liquorous, smoky, and loaded with chocolaty goodnessâa truffle in a bottle. Flavors recall the most exotic bottlings from Spainâdense and liquorous, with concentrated raspberry, black cherry fruit, lots of chocolate, smoke and spice." 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Elegant, expressive and stylish. Dark cherry, exotic spice, anise and a bit of chocolate provide lovely aromatics which integrate well with the intense, mouth filling, generous fruit. The plush, fleshy, opulent dark fruit on the palate complements the dusty tannins and black peppercorns. Silky mouthfeel swirls to a lingering finish."
"The 2005 vintage was excellent; a summer of moderate heat and a long, dry autumn which allowed the grapes to hang well in to October. Harvest and fermentation posed the least stress to the fruit in years and the quality shows. The resulting wine contains the richness of the 2004 vintage but with enhanced structure and higher quality tannins."
"Hand-picked and hand-sorted. Punched down by hand to extract generous color and flavor while producing soft, supple tannins. Racked every 3-4 months to soften and clarify the wine. Aged 22 months in 60% new and 40% neutral French oak barrels. Blended with Merlot for elegance, finesse and soft supple tannins, Cabernet Franc to give the wine its bright, fruit forward character, Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and Petit Verdot for its spicy aromatics. Unfined, unfiltered."
"The 2005 Camille is a blend of four of the Valleyâs most distinguished vineyards, allowing the wine to possess a completely unique flavor due to the variety of grape sources. The diversity of the sites add complexity to the wine, with each vineyard bringing a unique contribution to the final blend. Klipsun Vineyard and Canoe Ridge give the wine its intense ripe fruit character and structure. Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills adds sophistication, while Neuffer Estate in the Walla Walla Valley lends elegance."
This wine was also scored 88 points by the Wine Advocate, 88 points by the Wine Spectator, and 87 points by the International Wine Cellar.