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Wine Advocate 93"Made from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan, the 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres is mind-blowing stuff that comes from 100- to 105-year-old vines and spent 8-12 months in a combination of 500-liter barrels and concrete vats. From primarily schist soils, it boast
Robert Parker 90"Composed of 70% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone was aged in wood barrels (one-third) and tank (two-thirds). It possesses copious notes of garrigue, loamy soil, balsam wood, underbrush, kirsch and blacker fruits. This medium-bodied 2010 is ideal
Wine Spectator 93"Concentrated yet light-weight, fragrant and juicy, with aromas of toasted cumin, gingerbread and Earl Grey tea surrounding the core of wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors. The firm tannins stay in the background, allowing this to finish on the juicy side. Petite Sirah, Syrah
Wine advocate 95"The 2005 Prado Enea Gran Reserva spends 36-months in oak, nine months in new oak after which it is racked into American oak that is “semi-new” (i.e. a new barrel that is “broken in” with a wine beforehand). It has an unashamedly opulent bouquet of primal, ripe, boysenberry,
James Suckling 92"Beautiful aromas of white truffles, plums and berries. HInts of spices. Full to medium body with fine tannins and beautiful licorice, berry and fennel seed. Very pretty length. Drinkable now but better in 2015."~J.S.Wine Spectator 90"The sweet cherry, tar and menthol
James Suckling 94"A beautiful red here with light chocolate, berry and nutmeg character. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. All here. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot.drink now."
Wine Spectator 93"Very suave and polished, with ripe, pure flavors of blackberry, hoisin sauce and black pepper. Finely textured, this is packed with tar and roasted plum notes, showing plenty of licorice snap and dark chocolate accents on the powerful finish."Wine Advocate 92"The 2012
Wine Advocate 92"The 2011 Emilio Moro is pure Tempranillo from different vineyards on different soils (clay, chalk and stone) fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and aged for one year in barrels, 50% French and 50% American. It’s dark, almost opaque, a little closed,
Wine Advocate 93"The 2013 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc has to be one of the finest Sauvignons I tasted from Chile. The 2013 was a cool vintage in Casablanca, and produced a wine that has fresh, marine and herbal aromas, all of them in a subtle, elegant way. It is both fresh and ripe, with a light to
Wine Spectator 90"This focused white shows bright, juicy flavors of white peach and Meyer lemon, with herbal and mineral accents. The texture is quite rich, but crisp, citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2017. "" 100% Viura. All grapes come from the 'Rioja Alta' subzone, where
Wine Advocate 90 - MS"The 2013 Aa is a blend of 75% Assyrtiko and 25% Athiri. (Remember that "Aa" is simply the new name and packaging for the familiar blend Sigalas marketed as Asirtiko / Athiri for many years.) There are times when I think that this is one of the more underrated wines on the
Antonio Galloni 94"Savory herbs, menthol, smoke and licorice are some of the aromas that open up in the glass in the 2011 Dominus. This is a relatively immediate, expressive Dominus with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is open and succulent for the year, with lovely balance and poise.
Wine Enthusiast 92" One of the “12 Zins of Lodi 2014,” it was chosen in a judging by the Lodi Winegrape Commission to represent the region’s finest. The deep red-black color is saturated to the rim. Deep, evocative aromas lead to ripe cherry, boysenberry, chocolate and nutmeg flavors that echo on
Wine Advocate 92+"The very deep purple-black colored 2012 Enchanted Path is a blend of 60% Shiraz and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that offers a lovely perfume of cassis and black cherry compote, some pencil shavings, vanilla and mocha notes. Very full, rich and powerful with a nice backbone of firm,
Wine Advocate 88"2013 Macon is slightly more perfumed with similar crisp acids interwoven with elegant, slightly honeyed citrus flavors as well as that naked, fresh minerality and fruit character that makes Macon so appealing. Both are best consumed in their first several years of life. These are
James Suckling 95"Richly layered, colored, perfumed and sculpted with dazzling red fruits, a great mouthfeel, silky tannins and exceptional balance. A tremendous follow-up to the superb 2011. Drink now but best in 2017. "" Clay and sand soils as well as Tuscany's special stony galestro
Wine Spectator 91“Complex and elegant, offering juicy red fruit and spicy flavors, accented by some interesting pemmican notes. Sinewy midpalate, with graphite and white pepper accents. Anise and black olive hints enrich the finish”.
James Suckling 93"This is intense and energetic with sliced lemon, pear and slate character. Salty too. Full body, with wonderful acidity and a dynamic finish. All about texture. Mostly fermented in old barrels with some concrete and stainless. Plenty of battonage for about eight months. Screw
James Suckling 97"Incredible depth of fruit here with blackberry and blueberry character plus hints of sandalwood. Full body, firm, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. Greatest wine ever from here. Drink or hold."
Wine Advocate 91"In contrast, there are only 340 cases of the 2009 Pinot Noir First Class. It exhibits more of an earthy terroir character as well as more structure than the Willamette Valley cuvee. It is a shade more complex but hardly worth twice the price.Benton Lane, located in the
Wine Spectator 91"Fresh and inviting, with cherry and raspberry notes at the core, showing hints of cinnamon and hibiscus around the edges. The flavors float easily into the finish. Drink now through 2019."—H.S.Wine Enthusiast 90"Wonderfully fragrant, with a full-on expression of dark,
Wine Advocate 90" Readers looking for a cru bourgeois made like a classified growth should check out this offering from proprietor Jean Guyon and consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud. The 2005 is a beautifully pure, medium to full-bodied effort displaying notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco interwoven with
Wine Advocate 92"Gianni Brunelli's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that shows the generosity and openness of the vintage. This brooding Brunello is loaded with Sangiovese character in a ripe style that nevertheless retains notable balance, detail and poise. Today the