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November 15, 2017 92 Points Wine Spectator

Firm and distinctive, with a muscular tannic backbone that adds some appealing tension to the dark spiced plum and tobacco notes. An edge of acidity keeps the flavors energetic and lively.

— MaryAnn Worobiec

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October 31, 2017 94 Points Wine Spectator

A dense and smoky Amarone, with long, sculpted tannins and finely meshed flavors of baked black raspberry and forest floor, showing accents of citrus peel, dried fig and espresso. Silky on the palate, this should open nicely with air, while the length and harmony make the case for time in the cellar. Offers a long, spiced finish.

— Alison Napjus

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October 31, 2017 91 Points Wine Spectator

Light, grippy tannins frame this medium- to full-bodied red, which leans toward the traditional style, with a firm structure and notes of cured tobacco and forest floor. Well-knit and silky on the palate, offering ripe crushed cherry and tarry smoke notes.

— Alison Napjus

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October 31, 2017 89 Points Wine Spectator

This is rich, with a nubby texture framing black cherry, plum and earth flavors. Long, rolling out dusty tannins on the lingering finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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October 31, 2017 91 Points Wine Spectator

Bright and pure, offering violet, blackberry, black currant and light spice aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced and expressive.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2014
October 31, 2017 90 Points Wine Spectator

A spicy, graceful, elegant mix of fresh loamy earth, dusty berry, plum and raspberry flavors, making a point of delicacy and finesse.

— James Laube

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Pommard Clos de la Commaraine Premier Cru 2014
October 01, 2017 91 Points Wine & Spirits

This vineyard is located next to the village of Pommard, just to its north. Jadot describes the soil as deep and stony, with underground springs that keep it cool. It produced a rich and luscious 2014, the red fruit tightly wound around dark tannins with spicy detail.

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Pommard 2014
October 01, 2017 91 Points Wine & Spirits

This smells remarkably aristocratic for a village wine, with scents of pressed white flowers, strawberries and earth. It’s silky and tense, falling a little short after that beautiful aroma, ending relatively lean for a Pommard.

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Echézeaux Grand Cru 2014
October 01, 2017 91 Points Wine & Spirits

Playful power defines this wine’s delicate but lasting elegance. It starts off lean, with red fruit and tense green spice. But it’s the detail in the tannins that require attention and then hold it.

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Beaune Grèves Premier Cru Blanc 2014
October 01, 2017 93 Points Wine & Spirits

Presented with an ambitious level of oak, this wine’s bacon-fat scents put off some tasters. It won me over from the beginning, however, with its savory, dried-rose perfume, and a clean, craftsman-like structure that included not only oak tannins, but also firm grape tannins and finely integrated acidity.

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October 01, 2017 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine is ripe with tannins and powerful with ripe fruit. A solid character gives it density. The tannins and the richness of the wine are ripe and concentrated with fruit.

— Roger Voss

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October 01, 2017 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Beautifully perfumed, this is a ripe and structured wine. It has fine dusty tannins, intense blackberry fruits and a dark-licorice aftertaste.

— Roger Voss

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October 01, 2017 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a ripe and delicious wine, packed with tannins as well as perfumed fruit. It has density as well as rich blackberries and acidity to balance.

— Roger Voss

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Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fumé La Moynerie 2015
October 01, 2017 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a rich rounded wine that comes from the home estate of Michel Redde. The wood aging shows through in the toasty character while there is also a smooth vanilla character. Ripe yellow fruits give this wine its intensity.

— Roger Voss

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Michele Chiarlo Asili Barbaresco 2014
October 01, 2017 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Camphor, dried herb, leather and espresso aromas emerge as this vibrant red opens in the glass. The palate is firm with close-grained tannins and bright acidity, framing its Morello cherry, vanilla, espresso and powdered sage flavors.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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October 01, 2017 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

A lovely, chunky mix of purple and black fruit, it's beautifully proportioned, with plenty of power. It finishes on a lacy note of minerality.

— Paul Gregutt

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