Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, September 2011
100 Best Washington Wines — Tempus Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
"Winemaker Joe Forest follows up his impressive 2007 vintage release with another standout cabernet, a big, bold, fruit-filled wine with firm tannins."

Paul Gregutt's Top 100 Washington Wines 2010
Top 100 Washington Wines
We were honored to have our 2009 Riesling selected for Paul Gregutt’s annual Top 100 Wines list.

"An alluring nose with lots of chocolate, spice, and black fruit. On the palate, very well put together with luscious red and black fruit."

Seattle Magazine, August 2010
10 Up-And-Coming Washington Wines
"Joe Forest, who makes outstanding wines for Patit Creek Cellars in Walla Walla, has struck out on his own with Tempus (Latin for "time"). Forest and his wife started the new winery, bought a house, got a dog and had a baby all in the same year. If these well-made, varietally correct, delicious wines are any indication, the future bodes well for this ambitious couple."

2006 Tempus Cellars Red Wine, $28
Columbia Valley, Washington
Joe and Mollie Forest are newcomers to the Washington wine market and are doing a great job producing small lots of quality wine. This cab blend has rich blackberry fruit, baking spice, vanilla, hints of coffee, sweet herbs, and a long finish.

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold Medal Winner
2007 Syrah — Silver Medal Winner

Wine Enthusiast
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon — 91 points.
Featured in September 2010 issue:
"This shows solid winemaking, excellent varietal character, and the structure to age gracefully. The tight cassis fruit is delineated with details of tarragon, rosemary and thyme."
2007 Syrah — 90 points
2009 Riesling — 91 points
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