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JCB Leopard Reviews

Score: 92 | January 31, 2024 | Wine Advocate

An intriguing blend of roughly two-thirds Oak Knoll Syrah and one-third St. Helena Cabernet Franc, the 2021 Leopard boasts an impressively complex nose of piney herbs, menthol and tobacco leaf set against a base of cherries and blueberries. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is silky and soft, tender almost, favoring the "Aww—it's so cute" side over the lithe, muscular, predatory aspect of its namesake.

Score: 92 | December 20, 2023 | James Suckling

Blackcurrants, violets, cassis blossoms, bay leaves and baking spices. Full-bodied with firm tannins. Juicy core of blue fruit with spices and herbs mixing together nicely. Intense and focused with a transparent, lively finish. Try after 2025.