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JCB Knockout Reviews

Score: 97 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Knockout is, indeed, a knockout and if you’re craving sexy Napa Valley fruit and opulence, it won’t get much better. A blend of 63% Petite Sirah and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied beast of a wine offers loads of darker fruits, violets, graphite, and leafy herb aromas and flavors. It has a stacked mid-palate, sweet tannins, and like all the wines from winemaker Stephanie Putnam, brings richness with no sensation of weight or heaviness. Drink it over the coming decade.

Score: 97+ | February 26, 2021 | Wine Advocate

Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Knockout has a deep garnet-purple color and rolls effortlessly out of the glass with audacious scents of baked plums, crème de cassis, mulberries and dark chocolate with nuances of bouquet garni, roasted coffee beans and tobacco leaf. The concentrated palate is full-bodied and then some, jam-packed with muscular black fruit preserves flavors and supported by firm, ripe, grainy tannins with a lively backbone and a fantastic wallop of a finish that's sure to put hairs on your chest. Love it. 50 cases were made.

Score: 95 | January 27, 2021 |

Based on 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Knockout Red is another classic wine in the lineup that has purity and freshness while still bringing plenty of opulence and texture. Beautiful notes of blackcurrants, scorched earth, and candied violets emerge from this full-bodied 2018, which has integrated acidity, fine tannins, and a great finish.