James Suckling 92"A wine with lots of blueberries, vanilla, and cream character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time for the new wood to resolve with the ripe fruit. But very delicious. Drink or hold."
International Wine Cellar 91-93 "Ruby-red. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of white pepper and potpourri. Sweet, juicy red berry flavors show very good clarity and depth, with orange zest and peppery spices providing lift. Finishes sappy and long, with silky
Allen Meadows 93-95 "Don't miss!* This is also quite floral with plenty of earth and assorted spice elements adding interest to the very fresh mix of both red and dark berry fruit scents. There is outstanding power and concentration to the broadshouldered flavors that possess a robust mouth feel
John Gilman 95+ "The 2014 les Choisilles from François Chidaine is a Sec bottling, though this no longer appears on the front label, but is incorporated into a lovely graph of the various domaine bottlings and where they fall on the residual sweetness scale on the back label. The wine is
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Bold aromas, thick layers of fruit flavor, and a supple texture of fine tannins and acidity add up to a powerful and complex wine that should improve with age. Pure, dark fruit flavors are accented by cardamom while the structure is softened by the richness of body and fruit."
Wine Enthusiast 90 "The flagship wine of the zone from which it comes, and the maximum expression of that zone's particular features, the label proudly bears the Zingarelli name in order to highlight the strong link that the family has with the Chianti Classico area. 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet
Wine Advocate 100 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is
Wine Spectator 94 "A mouthwatering red, with a sense of finesse to the integrated layers of juicy baked cherry and plum fruit, fig paste, wild herb and tarry mineral, all set on a refined and supple tannic frame. Complex and long, this harmonious red is hard to stop sipping but should do well in
Stephen Tanzer 90 Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good
Robert Parker 93 "A large production (about 5,500 cases) of Cabernet Sauvignon from purchased fruit, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru is meant to be drunk by eager consumers unable to defer gratification, as well as any restaurant looking for a realistically priced and delicious, dense Napa
James Suckling 93 "This wine has balance and finesse with blueberry, blackberry and some walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish." Wine Advocate 92 "The 2013 Malbec is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted vineyard planted in 1928 in Mayor Drummond in Luján de Cuyo
Robert Parker 96 "The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 3% Muscat and 2% Roussanne. This is amazing
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes, from a rainy year and a late harvest that resulted in perfect ripeness and low yields, is a blend of 55% Garnacha and 45% Cariñena. You might find labels and literature referring Cariñena to as Samsó, something that is wrong and creates
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2014 Chablis En Vaudécorse returns after an absence in 2013. It's a small parcel close to Vaucopain on pure Kimmeridgian soils. This is very reserved, chalky, stoic but well defined. The palate is mineral driven with dewy green apple, almost steely and very linear toward the
Wine Advocate 88-90 A barrel sample of the 2013 Merlot, which is a similar blend to the 2012, looks like it's going to be as good, although it plays it closer to the vest and is more restrained at present. The wine exhibits dense ruby/plum color, sweet berry fruit mixed with background oak, soil
Robert Parker 92 "The 2013 Zinfandel from the Russian River is another sexy wine, and one of their largest production cuvées of just under 2,000 cases. It finished at 14.6% alcohol and shows plenty of classic Mediterranean roasted herbs, pepper, spice and full-bodied blackberry and cherry fruit.
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Rooty aromas of cola nut, baked berry fruits and blackberry jam set up a plush, jammy palate of solid tannic framework. Baked berry, dark plum and loamy notes end with meaty, roasted flavors that are typical of a well-made wine from Jumilla. This is 60% Monastrell, 25%
Wine Advocate 97 "Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit note, a hint of
Wine Advocate 90 "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Made in a very respectable Chianti Classico style, the wine delivers freshness, with tart berry notes and a bright, streamlined feel. Medallions of veal, grilled sausage or roast chicken would all pair nicely with this Sangiovese-based wine" ~Monica Larner Wine Spectator 90
Wine Spectator 90"Vibrant and spicy, this lively red delivers bright cherry, berry, vanilla and toasty flavors, with citrusy acidity and light, firm tannins. Focused and graceful. Drink now through 2020." ~T.M.
Wine Spectator 90 "A juicy, flattering style, with lively plum sauce, blackberry paste and pastis notes wrapped with singed apple wood and fruitcake accents. A crowd-pleasing version, kept honest by fresh acidity. Drink now." 100% Syrah The Hauts Châssis estate is in the middle of the locality
James Suckling 93 "Beautiful aromas of blackberry, black licorice and spice follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a blueberry, dark chocolate, and light nut aftertaste." Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Malbec comes from two old vineyards in La Consulta (Rosas and Paganoto) and