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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

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: 90 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Plush and juicy, with focused apple pastry and pear tart flavors that feature plenty of buttery notes. Offers a creamy and well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2022. 

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: 97-99 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Surrealist Red Blend is a thrilling barrel sample that’s going to flirt with perfection on release. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (there’s a good chunk of Petit Verdot), it has a fresh, structured, concentrated style that carries incredible classic aromas of crème de cassis, graphite, tobacco leaf, and freshly sharpened cedar pencils. It’s powerful, layered, yet at the same time, elegant. It’s the real deal.

Score: 98 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon #10 is made in a more blockbuster, opulent style and delivers the goods in 2016. Its deep purple color is followed by massive amounts of crème de cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and earthy mineral-like aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, straight-up loaded with fruit, has remarkable purity, and is perfectly balanced. This is a knockout bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Drink it over the coming 2-3 decades.

Score: 97 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

One of the gems in the lineup is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon #1, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in plenty of new oak, although you wouldn’t know that by tasting it. Possessing a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant style as well as complex notes of cassis, black raspberries, fruitcake, and spice, it’s one of those wines that grows on you with time in the glass. It’s going to keep for 25+ years, but don’t let that stop you from opening bottles in its youth as it’s already an incredible drink.

Score: 96 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

A huge bouquet of ripe blackberry fruits, olive tapenade, and chocolate emerges from the 2016 Cabernet Franc #17, which includes a small splash of Cabernet Sauvignon and was raised in 50% new oak. It’s full-bodied, has building structure, plenty of fine tannins, and a great finish. It’s another winner from this terrific team.

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: 94 | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

The 2016 Passion Red Blend is another beauty and checks in as mostly Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. This full-bodied, ripe, sweetly fruited effort has loads of jammy blackberry fruits, licorice, saddle leather, and graphite in its layered, charming, opulent profile. It’s already drinking great yet has another 15-20 years of prime drinking.

Score: 95+ | October 29, 2018 | Wine Advocate

A blend of 60% Petite Sirah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Knockout is deep purple-black in color and scented of mocha and baked black and blue fruits with suggestions of earth and fruitcake. The palate is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, firm and chewy, finishing long and layered. This needs time, for sure, but give it a good 4-5 years in the cellar and, as the name promises, it will be a knockout! 78 cases produced.

Score: Gold, 92 points | October 3, 2017 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition