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November 30, 2021 88 Points Wine Spectator Advance

Moderately rich- and ripe-tasting, with concentrated dried raspberry flavors that show hints of sumac, followed by accents of dried tarragon on the finish.

— Kim Marcus

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Michele Chiarlo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2017
November 30, 2021 92 Points Wine Spectator

Mint, cherry and tar flavors mark this fluid red, whose structure is lively and present without being overly assertive. Light-bodied and lingers on the finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Michele Chiarlo Faset Barbaresco DOCG 2018
November 30, 2021 92 Points Wine Spectator

There's warmth to this red, in the guise of ripe cherry, berry, leather, menthol and tar flavors. This shows richness and a dense structure too, yet manages to stretch out nicely on the finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2017
November 30, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

A mix of macerated cherry, plum and balsamic notes of mint, wild thyme and eucalyptus highlight this balanced red, with a light viscosity and fine length.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Domaine Carneros Ultra Brut 2016
November 30, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

Bracingly crisp, with steely lime, lemon and fresh ginger flavors that build tension and vibrancy on a long finish.

— Tim Fish

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Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies Beaune Premier Cru Celebration 2018
November 30, 2021 92 Points Wine Spectator

Pure black cherry is at the core of this silky red, graced by notes of rose, spice and earth. This is delicate in a way, with a lilting finish that firms up.

— Bruce Sanderson

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November 15, 2021 89 Points Wine Spectator

Delivers accents of hot stone alongside flavors of vibrant baked red cherry and dried raspberry flavors. This has firm tannins on the savory finish, with powerful chocolate nib accents.

— Kim Marcus

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November 15, 2021 88 Points Wine Spectator

Supple and filled with plenty of Asian spice accents along the dried dark berry and cherry flavors. Delivers chocolate and green herbal accents on the finish.

— Kim Marcus

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Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch 2018
November 15, 2021 92 Points Wine Spectator

Dark and winey, with a solidly built core of steeped black currant and fig compote flavors laced with tar and warm black licorice notes. Well-structured, with a typical Howell Mountain spine driving the finish, where echoes of tobacco and espresso crema linger amidst the fruit.

— James Molesworth

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November 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

Polished, fruit-driven style, with creamed plum and warm cassis notes coated in hints of black licorice. Finish is carried by fan-friendly, vanilla-accented toast flavor.

— James Molesworth

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Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Noir Heimbourg 2018
November 15, 2021 91 Points Wine Spectator

A fragrant, creamy red, with baking spice and tea rose aromatics accenting the pureed raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors. This fresh version is medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins firming the minerally finish.

— Alison Napjus

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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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Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2017
November 01, 2021 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Earthy aromas recalling new leather, truffle, blue flowers and eucalyptus are just some of the scents you'll find on this savory red. Elegantly structured, the tightly knit yet weightless palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, crushed mint and star anise before finishing on notes of black tea and white pepper. It's loaded with finesse and personality.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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November 01, 2021 98 Points - Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast

White pepper and sandalwood linger from nose to finish in this satiny, subtle expression of 100% Grenache sourced from 85-year-old vines in a single vineyard site. Despite 12 months maturation in new French oak, its blackberry and preserved strawberry flavors are pure and sonorous, edged by layers of chalk, ash and salty minerality as well as very fine, softly gripping tannins. Stunning.

— Anna Lee C. Iijima

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The Seeker Pinot Noir 2019
November 01, 2021 88 Points Wine Enthusiast

Pomegranate seeds and raspberry form the nose on this wine. Ripe and juicy upfront, it is loaded with cherry and raspberry flavors, with good tannic grip before a pepper and raspberry finish. The acid is attractive.

— Fiona Adams

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