Pineapple fruit with a silky texture
Grown on varied lieux-dits around the appellation on a mix of soils
91-93 points Wine Enthusiast 90-91 points James Suckling
2019 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019 Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Ruby, medium-thick legs. Black cherry, blackberry, cranberry, cigar, tar, licorice, vanilla, spices. Mildly tart, cherry cola, graphite. Medium-full, low acid, medium tannins. Light and restrained for a California Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabaud Benediction Estates was founded with the 2009 vintage by husband and wife, [...]
2013 Cabaud Mon Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Cabaud Mon Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon Deep red and purple in the glass. Rich bouquet of dark berries and baking spices. Mouth coating, full body 2013 Cabernet. Medium acidity, medium alcohol, flavors of raspberry, cloves and currants. Tannin is very polished and precise, holding all the flavors in balance [...]
95pts Suckling, 94pts Parker; 94pts Spectator
2018 Tor Kenward Family Wines Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyards 2018 Tor Kenward Family Wines Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyards The 2018 Tierra Roja shows more red fruits that the other vineyard designated Cabernets in 2018 but for this vineyard that is typical. This year though the black fruit component is a very [...]
2018 Kenzo Estate Napa Valley Rindo 2018 Kenzo Estate Napa Valley Rindo This approachable, soft blend 2018 wine leads with Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by healthy amounts of Merlot and Malbec. Leather saddle, grilled meat, dark chocolate and brooding black fruit dominate a full-bodied and substantially structured palate. Kenzo Estate Kenzo Estate formally opened on July [...]
2018 PerUs Bryn Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley 2018 PerUs Bryn Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon with all of its power and purity of fruits is enhanced by the Merlot’s amazing mid-palate and richness. The Merlot with all of its chocolatey goodness benefits from the Cabernets black berry and blueberry flavors. [...]
2018 Perliss Estate Vineyard The Ravens Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Perliss Estate Vineyard The Ravens Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The 2018 is a blend of the same juice aged in two different vessels for almost two years: 80% French oak barrels made by small-production coopers, and 20% Tuscan terra-cotta amphora. It is bottled unfiltered and unfined. While approachable [...]
Vinous hails the wine as, “It is unquestionably one of the under the radar wines of the year.” Suckling, “Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made.”
Grape Varietals: Syrah. Agricultural Method: Organic Sustainable Vegan. Vinification: 25% one year old French Oak Puncheon. 30% whole cluster fermentation. Gravity racked twice. 100% Native yeast fermentation.
Typically Bordeaux but with generous fruit and no harsh tannic characters or astringency that is the feature of many inexpensive wines from the region.
2020 Chateau Minuty Cotes De Provence M Rose 2020 Chateau Minuty Cotes De Provence M Rose The colour is light and bright, and eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. A smooth 2020 wine with a nice acidulous freshness. Château Minuty The Matton-Farnets have been in the wine industry for almost three [...]
2020 Mount Riley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2020 Mount Riley Pinot Noir Marlborough Mid-red colored 2020 wine with garnet and ruby hues. Its bouquet is ripe with cherry and plum characters are supported by hints of savoury spice and dried herb. Palate Approachable with soft tannins and intense fruit flavour. Silky texture and great length. Mount [...]
All-Time Great Value, Blue Chip Producer; 95pts Suckling
2020 DuMol Pinot Noir Wester Reach 2020 DuMol Pinot Noir Wester Reach The wine is dynamic, alive and precise. It begins in a coastal style–sleek, focused and linear. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. As it fully opens, natural Russian River textures [...]
2019 Bouchard Pere & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse 2019 Bouchard Pere & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse This 2019 wine is delicious and vibrant. Its aromas and flavors of ripe apples and a suggestion of flowers should pair it beautifully with a frisky salad of roast chicken, arugula, and other garden vegetables accented with a drizzle of lemon vinaigrette. Bouchard [...]
2017 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino 2017 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Classic in style, the 2017 wine is aged in large Slavonian oak cask for 43 months. Bright ruby red in color. Raspberry and cherry with hints of tar and hazelnuts. Youthful tannins, well-balanced. The first wine produced by Casanova di Neri [...]
2018 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Vineyard 2018 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Vineyard Youthful dark ruby in color, our 2018 presents a complex and exotic nose of cassis, cardamom, allspice and bay. Expansive black cherry flavors continue to evolve with a precise tannin and acid structure that announce this wine will age beautifully for [...]
A mouthful of red fruit; cherries wild berries and fresh plum greet you upon tasting this year’s harmonious blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The two compliment each other seamlessly as vanilla and dark chocolate integrate with cinnamon spice and notes of mocha to form the perfect balance. Silky tannins give this enjoyable wine phenomenal length [...]
This wine presents with deep shades of reds and purples. Aromas of dark fruit blackberry and black plum combine with elements of espresso vanillin and molasses as well as notes of smoky oak and dusty terroir. Flavors of dark plum and cassis follow with anise and toasted barrel attributes. This red blend offers a finely [...]
2019 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Alaya Tierra 2019 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Alaya Tierra Garnacha Tintorera’s small, intensely colored berries lend to a deeply colored and layered richness. The wine is aged for 15 months in French oak with a small proportion aging in American oak. 100% Garnacha Tintorera; Sourced from 55 year-old estate vines of Garnacha [...]
A brilliant pale gold colour with green tints. Intense white blossom aromas delicately enhanced by hints of lemon. The palate confirms this delightful bouquet offering a whole range of fruit and floral aromas.
Very intense and complex with soft fruity notes of black cherry and cherry together with intense and pleasant spicy scents particularly of tobacco cocoa and black pepper mingled with agreable balsamic and mineral notes.