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Montes Alpha M 2018
November 01, 2021 93 Points - Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast

Can't-miss Chilean aromas of herbal black fruits and juniper are backed by cedary oak, a hint of eucalyptus, tobacco and earthy warmth. Sucking tannins dominate a gravelly palate that needs more time to soften. Flavors of charred oak, chocolate and herbal berry fruits see dryness prevail on a long and potent finish.

— Michael Schachner

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November 01, 2021 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a polished, balanced, fairly rich Pinot from Martinborough's largest winery. It starts out a touch reductive, showing mealy oak, but as it opens shows more plump red berry fruit, undergrowth and gentle spice characters. Tannins have a savory, sappy tug on the silky fruit in the mouth. There's an almost surprising freshness here and a good length to the finish.

— Christina Pickard

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October 31, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

Floral and aromatic up front, with lemon zest, poached pear, lemon drop, fennel pollen and white grapefruit flavors that show hints of spice on a sleek, juicy frame. Ends with wonderful harmony and complexity on the finish

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

There's a pleasing vibrancy to this harmonious red, with supple tannins and light acidity buoying flavors of dried strawberry and cherry, violet and anise. Darker base notes of sweet apple smoke and fig cake push through on the finish.

— Alison Napjus

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October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

Juicy and well-structured, with good cut to the concentrated red plum and wild berry flavors that are filled with rich acidity. Mineral and cooking spice accents linger on the fresh finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

A well-meshed red, framing flavors of baked blackberry and steeped black cherry with supple tannins and light citrus peel acidity. Medium- to full-bodied, with hints of dusty sage, spice box and loamy earth lingering on the finish.

— Alison Napjus

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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2017
October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

A fragrant version, offering rose, mint, cherry, licorice and tar aromas and flavors, this is backed by a stiff core of tannins, yet stays fresh through the lingering finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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October 15, 2021 92 Points Wine Spectator

Ripe and rich-tasting, with resinous power to the dark plum and cherry paste flavors that loaded with Asian spice accents. The creamy finish lingers with hints of dried meat and soy.

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

Sleek and well-framed, with accents of graphite to the savory mix of dried plum and berry flavors that are backed by crisp acidity and tannins. Ends with a taut, mineral-filled finish

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

Lithe and well-spiced, with a structured mix of red plum tart and hot stone flavors that are backed by fresh acidity. Dried sage notes midpalate lead to green olive accents on the finish.

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 93 Points Wine Spectator

Vibrantly plush and well-spiced flavors of dark currant, soy and beef carpaccio are backed by firm acidity and tannins. Intense chocolate nib notes midpalate lead to a long and spicy finish.

— Kim Marcus

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October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

Direct and fresh-tasting, this red is dominated by dried cherry and berry flavors that are backed by crisp acidity, with dried, leafy accents midpalate that extend on the moderately tannic finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

— Kim Marcus

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Bodega Norton Lote Negro 2018
October 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

Refined and well-structured, with mineral-inflected flavors of dried red currant and raspberry that are backed by firm acidity and crisp tannins. Savory richness extends on the structured finish. Malbec and Cabernet Franc.

— Kim Marcus

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Feudo Maccari Saia Sicilia DOP 2018
October 15, 2021 90 Points Wine Spectator

Candied violet and spice aromatics on the nose accent flavors of black raspberry preserves, red licorice, fig cake and loamy earth in this fresh, fragrant and medium- to full-bodied red. Fine-grained tannins emerge to firm the finish.

— Alison Napjus

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October 15, 2021 88 Points Wine Spectator

Muddled plum, earth and leafy underbrush flavors hold court in this solidly built red, which is firm, with the concentrated flavors echoing on the finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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October 15, 2021 93 Points Wine Spectator

Unctuously rich and juicy, with concentrated dark cherry and blackberry flavors that are loaded with cooking spice accents. Features ripe tannins and savory hints on the long, creamy finish. Carmenère and Petit Verdot.

— Kim Marcus

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