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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 94 | February 14, 2020 | JamesSuckling.com

A very tight and refined red with aromas and flavors of currants, berries, cedar and violets. Full-to medium-bodied, silky and tight. Juicy and flavorful. Shows form and brightness for the vintage.

Score: 93 | February 14, 2020 | JamesSuckling.com

A chewy and rich red with intense aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries and violets. Lots of wood, too. Full body. Flavorful finish. High energy. Slightly old-school. Fruit-forward. 

Score: 93 | February 14, 2020 | JamesSuckling.com

A firm and juicy red with blueberry and dark-chocolate character. Wet earth. Flavorful and intense. Layered and velvety. Petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon. 

Score: 93 | February 14, 2020 | JamesSuckling.com

This is very juicy and flavorful with lots of ripe berries and fine tannins. Full-bodied, juicy, flavorful and intense. A little high octane. Dramatic, slightly wild package. Cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. 

Score: Gold | February 4, 2020 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | February 4, 2020 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 95 | January 31, 2020 | JebDunnuck.com

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc from a single vineyard on the east side of St. Helena, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon JCB #17 sports a deep ruby/plum color as well as a savory, complex bouquet of blackcurrants, dried herbs, loamy earth, and chocolate. With full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, and no hard edges, it's a stunning Cabernet Franc that does everything right. It’s stunning today yet will cruise for 15+ years in cool cellars.

Score: 92 | January 31, 2020 | JebDunnuck.com

The 2017 Passion Red Blend is a beauty based mostly on Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) and Cabernet Franc (22%), yet has small amounts of Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. It’s a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, balanced red that has plenty of dark, chocolaty fruit as well as complex forest floor, herbal, and earthy notes. This terrific wine should evolve for at least a decade.

Score: 90 | July 15, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

Jean-Charles Boisset’s team blends this wine from cinsault, grenache and syrah sourced from vineyards near Montagne St-Victoire. It’s a smooth rosé, with a corn-silk texture and sleek flavors to match. The notes of sage and aloe conjure up a warm, sunny feeling without conferring excess weight.

Score: 90 | July 8, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Juicy, expansive and generous in cherry cola, orange peel and pomegranate, this is a profoundly rich, round and rewarding wine—a showcase of the varietal that’s hearty in tannin and oak but ultimately balanced in profile.

Score: 90 | July 8, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Earthy cola, cherry and strawberry give this lush fruit-forward wine an undeniable richness and concentration, within a thick structure of integrated tannin and big oak. It delivers on varietal character within a big style. 

Score: 91 | May 31, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

This has undeniably inviting aromatics of ginger and apple blossom that puncture the nose before unleashing a fleshy full-bodied blend of citrus and tropical flavor on the palate. It’s rich and lush with enough acidity to keep it fresh and lively in the glass.

Score: 93 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and powerful, featuring flavors of dark plum, currant and black olive that are loaded with Asian spice notes. Hints of chocolate and cream emerge on the richly textured finish, with steeped tea details. Drink now through 2024. 

Score: 93+ | April 30, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir No. 6 features baked black berry, black cherry and blueberry with notes of soil, violets, charcuterie and savory herbs. Medium to full-bodied with great concentration of fruit in the mouth, it has lots of savory and spicy character, with fine, grainy tannins and a layered finish.

Score: 94+ | April 30, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2016 Pinot Noir No. 22 is medium to deep ruby-purple with a gregarious nose of baked blackberry and black cherry with savory notions of cracked black pepper, fried herbs, bay leaf and forest floor with potpourri hints. Medium to full-bodied with a soft, silky texture, it offers concentrated savory fruits, grainy-textured tannins and an evolving finish.

Score: Gold | February 14, 2019 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019
Score: 95 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

Starting with the 2016 Leopard Red Blend (49% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc aged for 20 months in 41% new French oak), this rock star release boasts a saturated purple color as well as a great bouquet of blackberries, currants, crushed rocks, and hints of chocolate. This full-bodied 2016 has fabulous purity, tons of fruit, and a balanced, layered style on the palate. It has two decades of longevity ahead of it.

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: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition