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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 91-93 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Passion is a racy, voluptuous Napa Valley offering from Jean-Charles Boisset. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, white chocolate and new oak are all kicked up in this exuberant, full-throttle red. Passion is not a shy wine, but it certainly delivers the goods.

--Antonio Galloni

Score: 92 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 JCB #17, 100% Cabernet Franc, emerges from a site on the eastern side of St. Helena. This racy, exuberant Franc delivers good varietal character and tons of personality. The 2019 is opulent, but also an incredibly elegant wine that might benefit from being opened just a bit earlier. There is real potential here.

Score: 93 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 JCB #1 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful and layered, the 2019 opens nicely with time in the glass. Super-ripe dark fruit, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and chocolate build as the 2019 fleshes out with a bit of time in the glass. Most of this fruit is from St. Helena, and that ripe character that oftens defines those wines really comes through here.

--Antonio Galloni

Score: 94 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Knockout once again lives up to its colorful name. This Petite Sirah/Cabernet Sauvignon blend packs a tremendous punch. Inky dark fruit, spice, lavender, chocolate and grilled herbs saturate the palate and all the senses as this heady, opulent 2019 takes hold. What can I say? There is nothing subtle about the Knockout, that is for sure. And yet, it most certainly delivers the goods.

-- Antonio Galloni

Score: 94 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Phi is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in specially designed barrels from the Hermitage cooperage. Rich and explosive, with terrific energy, the 2019 has a lot to offer. Inky blue/purplish fruit, licorice, lavender, cloves and menthol lend gravitas to this potent Cabernet.

-- Antonio Galloni

Score: 94 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 JCB #10 is an opulent, full-throttle wine packed with super-ripe red fruit, sweet spice, white chocolate, blood orange and mint. Readers will find a classic Jean-Charles Boisset Napa Cabernet built on texture and density.

--Antonio Galloni

Score: 96 | January 1, 2022 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2019 Surrealist, Jean-Charles Boisset's Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend, screams out of the glass with layers of plush, inky red fruit. Mocha, spice and rose petal complement the super-ripe fruit nicely. Unabashedly flamboyant and inviting, Surrealist captures the essence of the Boisset style...and personality.

-- Antonio Galloni

Score: DOUBLE GOLD | March 8, 2021 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2021
Score: 93+ | February 26, 2021 | The Wine Advocate

The 2018 Merlot No. 4 is made from 100% Merlot, from the east side of St. Helena on volcanic/obsidian-rich soils. It was aged in French oak, 21% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with lively notes of crushed black plums, juicy blueberries and fresh blackberries with suggestions of candied violets, baking spices, cardamom and fruitcake. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers soft, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, beautifully framing the ripe, fresh black and blue fruits, finishing long and spicy. Only 49 cases were made.

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.