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November 30, 2019 92 Points Wine Spectator

There's a pleasing viscosity to this elegant Champagne, with sleek acidity creating a mouthwatering frame for the flavors of wild cherry, toast point, preserved lemon and honeycomb. Offers a lingering, creamy finish.

— Alison Napjus

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November 01, 2019 96 Points Wine Enthusiast

Notes of flinty reduction combine with green apple and lemon, giving an impression of smokiness. The palate is stony but offers depth and ripeness, with smooth fruit suggesting Amalfi lemon, Mandarin, and grapefruit. Here and there a glimpse of Mirabelle plum appears, while the finish speaks of zestiness and barely unleashed power.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2019 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

A nose of gentle lemon balm, a touch of flint and ripe lemon zest promises litheness and freshness. The palate of this wine fleshes out these bright notions with richer stone fruit, but the lemon tone remains, as does well-proportioned, slender roundness.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2019 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

A flinty note of reduction still hovers above the nose of this wine. Concentrated and energetic, the drive is full of drive and urgency. The midpalate is all about phenolic structure and a tone reminiscent of apple pip and almond skin. The finish is dry and intense.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2019 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Flinty, smoky reduction hovers promisingly on the nose of this wine. Underneath that reductive cloud spicy notes of honeysuckle come to the fore, edged with aromatic orange blossom. The concentrated palate comes with a phenolic backbone that lends structure and enough zesty orange-peel notes to balance the generous sweetness. This wine is both juicy and charming, concentrated and powerful. The finish is fresh, long and zesty.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2019 89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Briary dark-fruit aromas include notes of olive, green herbs and gamy meat, all of which are common for this variety. A full, chewy palate is bolstered by tartaric acid, while flavors of graphite, blackened toast, black olive, wild herbs, plum and cassis deliver the full spectrum of what is Chilean Carmenere.

— Michael Schachner

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November 01, 2019 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Integrated hints of vanilla and hazelnut lend depth to broad yellow apple and pear on the palate of this plush, richly textured white. It's lifted by strikes of minerality and lemon zest on the finish.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2017
November 01, 2019 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Hints of toast and spice accent fresh yellow apple in this densely structured white blend. Rich and voluminous on the palate, it's brightened by lemon notes and a bit of minerality.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Château des Jacques Morgon 2016
October 17, 2019 92 Points VinousMedia.com

Deep lurid magenta. Cherry liqueur, dark berry, vanilla and woodsmoke qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Smooth, broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet black/blue fruit and spicecake flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Sneaky, harmonious tannins add gentle grip to the impressively long, energetic finish, which features lingering bitter cherry, allspice and mineral notes.

— Josh Raynolds

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Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent 2016
October 17, 2019 91 Points VinousMedia.com

Brilliant violet. Smoke-accented blackberry, cherry, candied licorice and a hint of violet on the perfumed nose. Lush black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors show good, spicy lift and no rough edges. In an ample style, finishing sweet, broad and long, with building tannins and resonating floral and spice notes.

— Josh Raynolds

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October 17, 2019 93 Points VinousMedia.com

Deep lurid ruby. Powerful aromas of black raspberry and cherry liqueur, spicecake, vanilla, pipe tobacco and succulent herbs, along with a sexy floral topnote. Intense, appealingly sweet red/blue fruit, violet pastille, mocha and star anise flavors show impressive vivacity for their heft. At once powerful and graceful, finishing with sharp focus, youthful tannins and wonderful, floral-driven persistence.

— Josh Raynolds

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October 15, 2019 91 Points Wine Spectator

An elegant, medium- to full-bodied Syrah, with muscular tannins providing fine definition for the flavors of black plum, olive tapenade and fig cake, showing minerally smoke and iron accents. Offers a well-spiced, chewy finish.

— Alison Napjus

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
October 15, 2019 90 Points Wine Spectator

This sports strong singed savory notes out front, with a mix of steeped red and black currant fruit chasing them from behind. Bramble and anise elements score the finish, which shows a slightly rambunctious edge.

— James Molesworth

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
October 15, 2019 88 Points Wine Spectator

Lively, with brambly loganberry and blackberry compote notes that maintain a juicy edge as licorice snap and sweet toast accents flash on the finish.

— James Molesworth

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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2016
October 15, 2019 95 Points jamessuckling.com

Loads of roasted chestnuts, glazed cherries, licorice and dried rosemary. Excellent depth and concentration here; think dried berries and forest floor. Tightly strung with raw, powerful tannins and lots of flavor. Long and chewy on the finish.

— James Suckling

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Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
October 15, 2019 94 Points jamessuckling.com

A linear and tight 2015, like many others, with a medium body, firm and fresh tannins and acidity and a berry, walnut and spice palate.

— James Suckling

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