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Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot 2013
February 01, 2017 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Black olive stars in this supple, soft and supremely varietal wine, wrapped in strong, chalky tannin. Full bodied and completely generous in ripe fruit, it shows complexity and lengthiness on the finish.

— Virginie Boone

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February 01, 2017 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Fully revealing in brioche and preserved lemon, this wine shows a boldness of oak and body alongside an exuberance of ripe, tropical fruit that's lengthy and complex. This is classically Napa Valley in its luxuriousness and velvety texture.

— Virginie Boone

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February 01, 2017 96 Points - Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast

Just when you think Alta Vista has gotten everything it can from Temis (see the 2012), this comes along to reset the benchmark. Ripe, round and lush on the nose, with full-force blackberry and prune aromas, this shows titanic grip, depth and ripeness on the palate. Flavors of raisin, chocolate and blackberry finish with hefty tannins and a smear of mocha flavor.

— Michael Schachner

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February 01, 2017 94 Points - Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast

This pitch-black Malbec opens with aromas of raisin, blackberry, cassis and vanilla. The palate exhibits a tight muscular grip, while flavors of mocha, chocolate, prune and cassis finish with complex hints of leather and salt.

— Michael Schachner

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Michele Chiarlo Reyna Barbaresco DOCG 2013
February 01, 2017 93 Points - Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast

Iris, rose petal, fresh red berry and chopped mint aromas mingle together on this stunning red. The vibrant palate delivers crushed raspberry, red cherry, baking spice and star anise. Firm polished tannins provide structure and impeccable balance.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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Michele Chiarlo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2012
February 01, 2017 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Delicate scents of rose, chopped mint, dark spice and tilled soil aromas take shape in the glass. The firmly structured palate offers red cherry, pomegranate, licorice and white pepper set against a backbone of polished, fine-grained tannins. A coffee note closes the finish.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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The Seeker Riesling 2015
February 01, 2017 89 Points - Best Buy Wine Enthusiast

Orange blossom and lime zest perfume this ethereally light, pretty Riesling. Chock full of juicy white grapefruit and tangerine flavors, it's a delightfully easy sip, balanced pertly by a zesty acidic edge and lingering sweetness on the finish.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2013
January 05, 2017 93 Points jamessuckling.com

There's a warmth and softness to this wine that's so enjoyable. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of berry and walnut character.

— James Suckling

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Michele Chiarlo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2013
January 05, 2017 95 Points jamessuckling.com

A brightness and clarity to this wine with strawberry, cherry and floral character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Intense and powerful

— James Suckling

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Alta Vista Rosé 2016
January 01, 2017 88 Points Tasting Panel

Smooth, dry and showing bright berry fruit; clean, fresh and racy.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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January 01, 2017 92 Points VinousMedia.com

Light green-tinged yellow. Smoke-tinged aromas of pear nectar, peach pit, pungent flowers and buttered toast, given nervy lift by a mineral nuance. Fleshy and dry, offering bitter pear skin, quinine and fennel flavors and a touch of honeysuckle that builds on the back half. Repeats the mineral note emphatically on a very long, focused finish that shows impressive energy and tension.

— Josh Raynolds

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January 01, 2017 98 Points The Wine Odyssey

Taittinger’s 2006 Comtes de Champagne’s citrus and pear aromas, and delicious fruit flavors, mineral backbone, integrated acidity and full-body delivers richness and elegance.

— John Foy

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December 31, 2016 93 Points - Vanilla and Black Cherries Wine Enthusiast

Always one of New Zealand's top Syrahs, Le Sol delivers again in 2014. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture, with pristine flavors of vanilla and black cherries that ease gently through a long, creamy finish.

— Joe Czerwinski

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December 31, 2016 93 Points - Impressive Red Wine Enthusiast

Wild berry, leather, tobacco, tilled earth, aromatic herb and floral aromas meld together on this impressive red. The full-bodied structured palate delivers black cherry marinated in spirits, dried plum, chocolate and licorice alongside a backbone of firm velvety tannins.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fumé La Moynerie 2014
December 31, 2016 90 Points - Ripe and Round Wine Enthusiast

This wine comes from the producer's home turf in Pouilly. Ripe and round, it shows good potential. Acidity and white fruits are balanced with a touch of minerality.

— Roger Voss

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December 31, 2016 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

You'll find aromas suggesting leather, mature dark-skinned fruit, moist earth and a whiff of game on this brawny red. The firm palate offers dried black cherry, raisin, licorice and tobacco alongside close-grained tannins that grip the finish.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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