|100 Points - Ridge Vineyards|
2013 Monte Bello
Santa Cruz Mountains
100 points | May 2016 | Sold Out
Opaque ruby color. Ripe mountain briar and cassis fruits; licorice, crushed limestone, sweet toasted oak, violets. Intense blackberry fruit on entry; cola, exotic oak spice. Well-definied full body, rich structure, firm acid, we stone mineral. Long, intense finish.
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|91 Points - Corner 103|
91 Points | May 2016 | $40
Luxuriously honeyed, this wine sings in rich hazelnut but also remains crisp on the palate, relatively light-bodied in fresh pear and lemon. Staying lithe as it goes down, it has subtle power and integrated oak, finishing creamy and bold.
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|91 Points - Foxen Vineyard|
2016 Chardonnay, Block UU
Bien Nacido Vineyard
91 Points | June 2018 |$34
The aromas of this wine speak of Bien Nacido with notes of Acacia flower, mandarin pith and orange blossom honey. There is a "minerally", almost slate-like quality on the palate that carries the citrusy flavors all the way from the front to the back of the mouth. Drink now through 2024. 1450 cases produced.
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|92 Points - Davis Family Vineyards|
2011 Soul Patch Pinot Noir
92 Points | April 2014 | Sold Out
Delicacy of structure, yet complexity of flavor, combine to make this a lovely Pinot Noir. It's dry and quite tart in acidity, creating a mouthwatering quality that frames sour-cheer candy and persimmon flavors. The wine is a barrel selection from the winery's Laguna-area vineyard. It's delicious enough to drink now, but really wants until 2020 to mellow.
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|92 Points - Robert Biale|
2015 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah
92 Points | Feb. 2018 | $45
Featuring a juicy backbone of blackberry and dark cherry (highlights of a seamless structure), this wine shines in additional flavors of vanilla and leather. Full bodied, it holds its weight and breadth in check, delivering voluptuous within a classic framework of style and complexity.
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|94 Points - Conn Valley Vineyards|
2015 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points | December 2017
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve is a smokin' good blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a terrific perfume of blackcurrants, nori (seaweed wrapper), dark chocolate and licorice, and it develops more minerality with time in the glass. Rich, full-bodied concentrated and structured, it has sweet tannin, a great mid-palate, and big finish. It's still youthful and backward, and needs 3-4 years to show at its best, but will keep for two decades - JB
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|94 Points - O'Brien Estate|
2012 Unrestrained Reserve
94 points | November 15, 2015 | $145
Remarkably stylish, elegant and refined, with a supple mix of spicy oak, currant, dark berry, red and black licorice and light floral and cedar notes, ending with a long, graceful finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028. –JL
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|94 Points - Patz & Hall|
2014 Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
94 Points | April 2016 | $60
From its alluring deep ruby color to its powerful aromas of dark chocolate, dusty cedar, bright cherry, raspberry and toasted almond, this is a dynamic and complex wine. While it possesses a lovely rich, sappy quality, with smooth, supple tannins, it also displays a brightness and energy that adds freshness to the complex fruit and spice flavors. The finish is silky and long, with lingering notes of lavendar and spice.
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|95 Points - Duckhorn Vineyards|
2014 Merlot Three Palms Vineyard
#1 Wine of the Year 2017 Top 100 List
95 points | Nov. 2017 | Sold Out
A powerful red, with concentrated flavors of red plum, cherry and boysenberry that are layered with plenty of rich spice and mineral accents. Touches of slate and cardamom make for a complex finish. Drink now through 2013 - KM
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|92 Points - Tablas Creek Vineyard|
2016 Cotes de Tablas
92 Points | May 2018 | $35
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Gernache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvèdre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it showcases Grenache, featuring that grape's characteristic generous fruit and refreshing acidity, balanced by the spice and mineral of Syrah, the appealing briary wildness of Counoise and the structure of Mourvèdre.
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