94 Points! Evening Land produce some incredible wines from Oregon and this beautiful Pinot Noir keeps up the family name! Silky and delicately complex, featuring floral raspberry and blueberry aromas, layered with sassafras and stony mineral flavors that dance on a polished finish. Drink now through 2028. 641 cases made. Wine Spectator.
92+ Points! The 2017 Chardonnay Summum opens with touches of gunflint and candle smoke, very slowly giving up Red Delicious apple peel, crushed almonds, saline and stone with notes of honey, white blossom and a savory undercurrent. The palate is light to medium-bodied, precise and minerally, framed by tangy acidity and finishing with tons of energy.. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Points! The 2017 Hirsch Reserve brings together the finest barrels from the vintage to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting the very best and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine. Dark fruit complimented by savory, earthy aromatics. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas.
This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavors, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its...
95 Points! The 2017 Napanook is forward, lush and quite giving - in other words, very much in keeping with the style of the year. Silky and radiant, with plenty of bright, red-toned fruit, the 2017 Napanook is one of the very finest Napa Valley Cabernets readers will find in this price range. This is such a gorgeous and inviting...
95 Points! This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon is made by the same winemaking team as the consistently-excellent Shafer Hillside Select and is great value! This is a rich, fruit-forward, powerful style of Cabernet. Fresh cassis and blueberries with crushed violets and stones too. This is fresh and complex. The palate carries a smooth, supple and tautly refined brand of tannin and...
A wonderful kaleidoscope of yellow fruit, crushed stone, honeysuckle, ant nectarine. The palate is extremely well-balanced with complex flavors of quince and white peach, backed by a strong foundation of pristine minerality. This wine is poised and spellbinding Credit - Skurnik Wines
“... has a taut, focused nose with subtle hazelnut aromas that lend it a Meursault-like personality. The palate is crisp and saline on the entry with touches of orange peel and white peach and moderate depth, just tapering a little in terms of intensity toward the finish. Yet overall, this is a fine Maranges Blanc that actually improves in the...
Vibrant and energetic, this Puligny shows its class with clear minerality and terroir expression. The precise palate is beautifully balanced, with a fine thread of acidity framing the pure flavors of lime zest, green apple, wet limestone and a touch of sea salt. Exceptional. Credit - Skurnik Wines
"A classic DuMOL coastal Russian River wine, it maintains an impeccable balance between fruit-filled Californian style and a vibrant, focused European approach - an interplay of richness and freshness, texture and acidity. From one of the greatest vintages in modern Californian history, the wine possesses inherent concentration, depth and definition - focused, driven, mineral-laden and pithy with a level of...
Notes of green apple, lime, oyster shell and iodine introduce Piuze's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux, a medium to full-bodied, ample and attractively layered wine that's concentrated, cool and controlled, with tangy acids and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from a parcel of 75-year-old vines in clay-rich soils that have weathered the warm vintage conditions very well. Credit -...
This is the 2nd wine from the renowned Dominio de Pingus who make the legendary Pingus. From certified organic vineyards planted in Tinta del País, the local Tempranillo clone. Dark cherry nose with earthy and coffee nuances; pure, concentrated fruit on the palate. Drink this beautiful wine with all types of meat.
95 Points! "Readers looking to get a taste of the impeccable quality and style from Schrader at a more affordable price point would do well to check out the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond. Coming all from Oakville, it has a classic Cabernet nose of black and blue fruits, green tobacco, cedar pencil, damp earth, and chocolate. It's not over...
Special 1L bottle! Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases...
Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures...