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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 92 | December 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This broad-shouldered, full-bodied wine shocks and awes with its clove and black pepper notes that are as savory as a fine steak, with which it would pair brilliantly. Oak and tannin form a shield of power that girds the black fruit for further battle.

Score: 91 | December 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This big, bold red in a leopard-spotted bottle is made from a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's powerfully concentrated with tobacco aromas, boulder-sized tannins and cherry-like fruitiness. Ancillary sparks of cedar and sage contribute intrigue.

Score: 92 | November 15, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Notably smoky and toasty, with a strong yet integrated oak presence joining a chorus of blackberry, black licorice, dried herb and cedar flavors, ending with a chewy lead pencil edge. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

Score: Gold, 92 points | October 3, 2017 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Score: 92 | May 24, 2017 | JamesSuckling.com

Aromas of plum and orange. Tea leaf. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a hints of smoke. Drink now or hold.

Score: 93 | May 24, 2017 | JamesSuckling.com

A solid pinot with dried berry and walnut character. Hints of cedar. Full and juicy. Tannic. Muscular. Needs two or three years to soften.

Score: 94 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chardonnay No. 33 has pineapple, green mango and yuzu zest notes with suggestions of toasted almonds, croissant and orange blossoms. Medium-bodied with great finesse and a gorgeous satiny texture, it delivers fantastic flavor intensity with plenty of freshness and minerally persistence.

Score: 90 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

Exuberantly fruity and firm in its youth with notes of cherry cola, mushroom & sausage pizza, cedar, toast and vanilla. 

Score: 91 | March 1, 2017 |

The 2014 Chardonnay No. 81 is scented of ripe apples and peaches with hints of cedar, baking bread, marzipan and ginger. Medium to full-bodied and silken textured, it offers a great concentration of clean, ripe stone fruit flavors with some savory characters coming thorough on the long finish.

Score: 90 | February 15, 2017 | Pinot File

Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Pleasant scent of black cherry, spice, herbs and beechwood. Lighter styled, with earthy flavors of cherry and raspberry, and an array of savory spices and herbs. The savory and fruit components compliment each other and the wine picks up interest over time in the glass. Drinking well now, with easygoing, fine-grain tannins, and a bright, uplifting finish.

Score: 90 | November 1, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Presenting an authoritative message, this is a dense, muscular, extracted Cabernet loaded with dark berry, graphite, crushed rock and tobacco notes, cloaked in chewy, detailed tannins and ending with a long, full finish. 

Score: 92 | March 4, 2016 | Wine Advocate

The 2013 Pinot Noir No. 11 from Sonoma Coast is a darker-fruited and deeper-colored, more Côte de Nuits style of Pinot Noir with a broader mouthfeel, more savory, complex richness, notes of forest floor, blackcurrant and black cherries, and loads of personality and character. This is a beauty, and seductive. Drink it over the next decade.

Score: 93 | May 1, 2014 | JamesSuckling.com
Slightly lifted nose with mint, dried-flower and berry character. Full to medium body with firm, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. I really like the refined austerity to this.
Score: 90 | June 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
Rich and tangy, a Chardonnay that appeals for its pure varietal flavors and noble structure. It’s powerful in pineapple and orange fruit, with a sweet overlay of caramelized oak. This richness is balanced by brisk acidity and minerality.