Vinous 92-94 "Deep ruby. Potent scents of candied raspberry and cherry compote are complicated by sexy floral and oak spice flourishes. Seamless, round and appealingly sweet, offering intense red berry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors and hints of spicecake and white pepper on the back half.
Wine Advocate 91 "A terrific value, the 2014 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s brought up all in tank. It has tons of Mediterranean character in its sweet dark fruits, lavender, damp earth and peppery herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a
Wine Advocate 88-90 Both 2015 barrel samples that I tasted looked to be slightly riper, with a touch more glycerin, texture and power. If they get into bottle without too much evisceration, they should turn out to be just slightly better than the 2014 offerings. A cross-county blend from
The Amarone is a noble wine produced from just the best bunches, collected by hand and placed in cassette for 3 to 4 months to go through the process of the so called “appassimento” withering or drying of the grapes. This wine is intense , deep garnet red. Spicy of plum and cherry and a hint of
Wine Spectator 93"Pure, delineated and bursting with rose, cherry, strawberry, mineral and tobacco flavors. Comes across as linear, with tension, persistence and a refined structure. Best from 2020 through 2032. 2,500 cases made."
Jeb Dunnuck 92 "A terrific value, the 2016 Zinfandel Sonoma County offers terrific, classic notes of dried berry fruits, sandalwood, exotic spices, and brambly herbs in a medium-bodied, ultra-fine, elegant package. It’s very much in the style of the 2016 vintage with its focused, clean, classic
James Suckling 92-93 "This is very chewy and structured with lots of ripe tannins and rich fruit. Full and round. A new wine for me. Pure merlot. Check it out." The 2015 Domaine Simon Blanchard Montagne-St.-Emilion Au Champ de la Fenêtre comes from just a 1.4-acre parcel of pure Merlot. It's
Vinous Media 91 "The 2014 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is striking in its beauty. Aromatically expressive and dense on the palate, the 2014 is a classic David Ramey Syrah built on intense fruit and structure. In this vintage, the fruit is decidedly red-toned in character. Drink the 2014 over the next