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Feudo Maccari Olli Grillo DOP 2020
December 31, 2021 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

White spring wildflower, Mediterranean herb and citrus aromas come to the forefront. On the vibrant palate, tangy acidity accompanies white grapefruit, saline, lemon and crushed herbs alongside a hint of saline.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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December 15, 2021 88 Points Wine Spectator

There's fresh acidity to the dark fruit and savory spice flavors that are supported by firm acidity in this red, with herbal accents and peppery hints on the finish.

— Kim Marcus

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Louis Jadot Mâconnais and Beaujolais Wines Pouilly-Fuissé 2020
December 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

A silky, lemon-infused white, with a crisp structure and mineral component underneath. Flashes of peach and apple add depth as this converges on the pastry-inflected finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Louis Jadot Mâconnais and Beaujolais Wines Mâcon-Villages 2020
December 15, 2021 88 Points Wine Spectator

This is vibrant, evoking notes of lemon and earth, with a saline, mineral element that leaves a mouthwatering finish. Balanced and immediate, with moderate length.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Louis Jadot Mâconnais and Beaujolais Wines Bourgogne Blanc 2019
December 15, 2021 89 Points Wine Spectator

The peach and ripe apple flavors are shaded by notes of butterscotch and vanilla in this supple, balanced white. A refined structure keeps it precise and extends on the finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2020
December 15, 2021 89 Points Wine Spectator

Ripe melon, peach and tangerine flavors are fresh and appealing on a smooth and juicy frame, with hints of spice and green tea on the finish.

— MaryAnn Worobiec

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Taittinger Prestige Rosé N/V
December 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

A fresh rosé Champagne that offers an accessible mix of baked strawberry, toasted almond, candied pink grapefruit peel and spice flavors set on the lively, persistent mousse.

— Alison Napjus

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December 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

An elegant, medium-bodied red that integrates supple tannins with a lovely range of coulised blackberry and black currant fruit, wild sage, black licorice, milled black pepper and star anise flavors, and a subtle hint of fragrant, loamy earth. Fresh and lingering on the finish.

— Alison Napjus

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Pommard 2019
December 01, 2021 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

A hint of incense lends smoky appeal to black cherry and black currant notes in this juicy, fruit-forward wine. Silky tannins and youthful black-fruit flavors make it immediately enjoyable.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Puligny-Montrachet 2019
December 01, 2021 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Veins of smoke and vanilla introduce this solidly built, richly textured village-level Puligny-Montrachet matured in 30% new oak for 16 months. Brisk in Meyer lemon and pear flavors and accented by that classic limestone brininess.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Beaune Clos des Ursules Premier Cru 2019
December 01, 2021 94 Points - Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

One of the flagship wines of the Beaune, this Pinot Noir sourced from a walled monopole vineyard offers up bright, sun-kissed red-cherry and wild-strawberry flavors accented by hints of fur and earth. It's ripe and robust in body but freshly balanced by a spirited edge of acidity and very fine, persistent tannins.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne Premier Cru 2019
December 01, 2021 94 Points - Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

Concentrated flavors of white peach and apricot are swirled into hazelnut and sweet cream in this ripe Chardonnay. Deeper reaching, ephemeral nuances of earth and stone.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Santenay Clos de Malte 2019
December 01, 2021 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Fresh blueberries are accented by dried rosepetals and graphite in this youthful, bright-fruited Pinot Noir. Full bodied but crisply balanced by tart redcurrant acidity, it's a mouthwatering, delicately tannic red.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Volnay Clos de la Barre Premier Cru 2019
December 01, 2021 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Lifted and blossomy on the nose, this full-bodied, powerful Pinot Noir balances rich blackberry and raspberry flavors with an earthen, smoky minerality. Full and rounded on the palate but braced by a zesty peel of acidity, it's a bold yet stately expression of an exceptionally ripe vintage in Volnay.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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Alta Vista Alto 2017
December 01, 2021 91 Points Wine & Spirits

Though it makes up only ten percent of the blend, cabernet sauvignon’s pyrazines poke out around the juicy blueberry-and-currant-scented malbec. After 14 months in new French oak barrels, its length of flavor shimmers between silky vanilla, bright plum compote and cinnamon-warm alcohol. A plush wine that would make for happy steakhouse drinking.

— Corey Warren

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Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch 2018
December 01, 2021 95 Points - Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon Wine & Spirits

Stephanie Jacobs makes this wine from Cakebread’s estate vineyard that rises up a volcanic ridge above the fog line, topping out at an elevation of 1,900 feet. Her 2018 is the third exceptional showing in a row for Dancing Bear, and the best we’ve tasted so far, transforming Howell Mountain’s volcanic power into textural grace. The tannins in the wine are fascinating, a weave of rocky soil and oak character that expresses the wine’s intensity with an energy that continues long after each taste. There are floral notes, coffee-bean elements of oak, and black fruit tones, but they are all minor players in a wine that builds its voluptuous richness from the rocky ground.

— Joshua Greene

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