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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 92 | May 4, 2020 | Wine Enthusiast

Fruity, dense and lush, this is a full-bodied, ripely textured wine that shows varietal earthiness and baking spice. Dark cherry, cola and lavender are lifted by a bite of acidity on the back palate, finishing in toasted vanilla.

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: 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: 94 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

One hundred percent Cabernet Franc aged in 50% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Franc No. 17 delivers a spritely, electrically charged nose of Morello cherries, boysenberries, wild blueberries and warm red currants with a fragrant undercurrent of underbrush, pencil shavings, Ceylon tea, lavender and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut and sturdy with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and loads of savory layers, finishing long and earthy.

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+ | 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: 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: 92 | March 27, 2018 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2015 Leopard is a deep, powerful wine laced with the essence of sweet red cherry, pomegranate, licorice, white chocolate, spice and new leather. Pliant and unctuous, but with plenty of tannic clout, the 2015 has much to recommend it.

Score: 94 | April 28, 2017 | Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chardonnay No. 33 has pineapple, green mango and yuzu zest notes with suggestions of toasted almonds, croissant and orange blossoms. Medium-bodied with great finesse and a gorgeous satiny texture, it delivers fantastic flavor intensity with plenty of freshness and minerally persistence.