special: top ten july 2017
Wine Advocate 90 "The showy and intensely balsamic 2016 Cuvée Especial shows aromas of bay leaf, rose petals and white fruit. The palate is soft and
Wine Spectator 91 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 57 "A muscular but polished red, with brooding blackberry pie, dark cherry and roasted plum notes complemented by iron,
Vinous Media 90 "Vivid straw. Sexy, expansive aromas of fresh citrus fruits, honeydew, peach, pungent flowers and an urgent gingery note. The sappy, seamless palate offers
VINTAGE NOTES: Another exceptional vintage in Alexander Valley with outstanding color and flavor development. Ripe, black fruit characters and great concentration. A warm, relatively dry spring
Wine Spectator 92 "This is refined, with a steely spine that lets gooseberry, verbena and white peach flavors streak through. A hint of shortbread adds range
France » Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
A good, clean Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Violets and cassis open on an intensely aromatic nose leading into a fuller
Wine Spectator 90 "Charming aromas and flavors of apricot and yellow apple are emphasized by vibrant acidity in this off-dry style. Shows balance and focus throughout.
"Bright straw. A lively, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchid fruits, jasmine and dusty minerals, and a hint of anise builds in the
Wine Advocate 90 "In the same league quality wise (as the Archange), the 2012 Ventoux Seraphin is a blend of 100% Grenache that’s aged all in
" A blend of Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, Naïck Rouge 2013 from L'Oustal Blanc offers remarkable value for such a complex and rich wine,
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