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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 97 | July 9, 2021 | Decanter

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is immediately seductive, revealing heady brown spices, perfumed purple florals, sweet cedar and elegant tobacco accents. Nothing shy here. A positively siken texture, laced with creamy blackberry and black cherry fruit, brown sugar...

Score: 95 | July 9, 2021 | Decanter

This 100% Pinot Noir from Los Carneros was ages 28 months on the lees, originally bottled to capture the brilliance and longevity of the 2013 vintage. After eight years, it shows elegant, fine, beading...

Score: DOUBLE GOLD | March 8, 2021 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2021
Score: 99 | January 28, 2021 | JebDunnuck.com

All Cabernet from St. Helena brought up in special La Grange Phi barrels, the 2018 JCB Phi certainly delivers the goods. A thrilling bottle of wine it ranks with the crème de la crème of this great vintage. Lots of pure cassis, flowers, crème brûlée, and classy oak emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a pure, layered, multi-dimensional texture, flawless balance, and a great finish. It has an incredibly singular character and is just a brilliant bottle of wine. It has plenty of integrated oak, which should integrate with 4-5 years of bottle age, but I’d certainly be thrilled to drink a bottle today. It should keep for 30 years or more.

Score: 99 | January 28, 2021 | JebDunnuck.com

Gorgeous crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, graphite, and a liquid rock-like character all emerge from the 2018 Surrealist, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from St. Helena and 15% Petit Verdot from Rutherford. Full-bodied, deep, dense, and brilliantly concentrated, with building tannins and just an incredible mix of power and elegance, this needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for 25 to 30 years.

Score: 95 | January 27, 2021 | JebDunnuck.com

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.

Score: 98 | January 27, 2021 | JebDunnuck.com

Also all Cabernet, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon JCB #10 is slightly deeper purple-hued and offers a more blockbuster styled bouquet of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, scorched earth, and graphite, with full-bodied, richness, beautiful purity, great tannins, and a balanced, layered, age-worthy style. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for 30 years or more.

Score: 94 | January 1, 2021 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The No. 17 (Cabernet Franc) is bursting at the seams with blackberry jam, espresso, chocolate, spice, new leather and menthol. Potent and yet well-balanced for such a big wine, the 2018 has much to recommend it. This ample, full-throttle wine will drink beautifully for another decade or so. -- Antonio Galloni

Score: 92 | December 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

This is made from 80% Pinot Noir, the remainder Chardonnay, both coming from both the Napa and Sonoma sides of the appellation. Inviting in wild strawberry, it is dry and stony and exuberant in earthy mineral aspects of crushed rock and dried herb.

Score: 91 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

This coastal wine has a feral element of exotic fruit, rhubarb and blood orange mostly, with touches of rose petal around its edges. Silky smooth and unabashedly ripe and full bodied, it has an underlying freshness of lively acidity and integration.  

Score: 90 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

Sweet rose petal opens the nose of this intensely ripe wine, seductive in layers of soft integrated oak and tannin. The flavors veer into strawberry, cherry and orange, with an underlying brightness that helps balance out the bold. 

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: Double Gold | February 15, 2018 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2018
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Gold, 92 points | October 3, 2017 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
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 | 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.