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Score: 93 | July 31, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Scents of blackberry and raspberry jam highlight the aroma, yet this is snappier and livelier on the palate, turning pleasantly supple and silky, gliding along on the finish. 

Score: 91 | July 31, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Lightly aromatic and subtle on the palate, even as the tannins acquire strength and the wine gains prominence. Zesty wild raspberry flavors show a loamy licorice side. 

Score: 90 | July 31, 2018 | Wine Spectator

An appealing wine that succeeds in an understated style, with nuanced flavors of light anise, plum, blackberry and tea.

Score: 90 | June 30, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Vivid, with spicy, zesty, earthy anise and gravel notes joining tight and snappy dark berry fruit. Ends clean and refreshing.

Score: 92 | June 30, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Deep and dense, well-centered on rich dark berry, licorice, herb, dill, cedar and road tar flavors. Though firmly tannic, this also has a measure of finesse and grace. 

Score: 98 | May 31, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Complex aromas and flavors of red berry, sandalwood, vanilla, floral and mineral are alluring, made all the more appealing by the elegant frame and vivid structure. Silky and harmonious enough to drink now, but this should really sing in five to seven years. Offers a fine, smoky finish.

Score: Gold | May 8, 2018 | Sommelier Wine Awards
Score: 95 | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir La Bienvenue Estate Vineyard reveals a nose of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and black raspberries with touches of fertile loam, bay leaves and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a great intensity of black and red berry flavors with stacks of earthy undertones and firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 

Score: 94+ | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Pinot Noir No. 6 is pale to medium ruby-purple in color and scented of wild cherries, mulberries and cinnamon stick with touches of garrigue, lavender and fallen leaves. The palate is medium to full-bodied with firm, ripe, grainy tannins framing the spicy fruit, finishing with great length and depth. 

Score: 93+ | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chardonnay Estate is intensely scented of lemon zest, yuzu, mandarin peel and freshly sliced apples with touches of crushed rocks, honeysuckle and baking bread. Medium to full-bodied, it has an understated minerally/savory personality in the mouth with a beautifully creamy texture and harmonious freshness, finishing long and chalky.