Gorman Winery

Chris Gorman descended into the wine business after graduating from university in 1991. Apparently too affected to climb out, he made the best of it. Cutting his teeth on world class Barolo and Barbaresco, he spent 3 years working for a small Italian importer and never looked back.

For the next decade, as a main stay in the Seattle wine trade, Chris was lucky to represent some of the finest wines in the world. He traveled extensively in the wine areas of Italy, Spain and Germany. His is a simple philosophy: to make wine, it is imperative to understand it. Those early years found him producing small batch wines, using "stolen fruit" from many of Washington's best vineyards. In 2002, Gorman Winery went commercial.

The Life
Since 2002 the mission was very clear. Make delicious wines. Choose the finest grapes in Washington state, use the finest coopers and suppliers, don't settle, and don't screw it up. We have no employees and better yet no Board of Directors. All decision making is very simple. We are currently a three-man winery, with the occasional use of volunteer help for harvest, bottling and partying.

Producing under 8,000 cases a year makes focusing primarily on quality very manageable. And that focus has been primarily on Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. For our style, the muscular nature of this fruit is a perfect match. Our close relationship with some of the greatest fruit growers in Washington state has been a major factor in our success in producing top quality wines. In 2006, we added our first white wine, the Big Sissy Chardonnay.

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Gorman Winery 'The Evil Twin' Red Blend 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 The 2011 The Evil Twin is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon that was aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Lacking a little complexity at the moment, with straightforward dark fruits, chocolate, spice and toast, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful
Item Number: 22340
Bottle:$45.95
Case: $551.40
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Gorman Winery The Devil You Dont Know 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Lithe, sleek and expressive, centering on blackberry and currant fruit that's shaded with peppery, spicy, earthy overtones. Finishes with finesse and focus. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2019."

Gorman Winery 'The Evil Twin' Red Blend 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "Similarly styled, yet more complex and evolved, the 2010 The Evil Twin checks in as a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, also all from Red Mountain. Aged in 100% new French oak, it boasts knockout aromatics of blackberry liqueur, cedar, toasted spice and licorice as

Gorman Winery 'The Albatross' Red Blend 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon The Albatross Reserve offers up focused aromas and flavors of dark fruit, tar, licorice, dusty soil and big minerality to go with a full-bodied, focused and tight feel on the palate. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot that spent 22