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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 95-97+ | January 31, 2019 |

Tasted out of barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon #1 certainly isn’t far off the 2016 and has a similar level of elegance and purity. Giving up lots of darker fruits, graphite, and charcoal, it has a stacked mid-palate and a great finish, and like the 2016, I suspect it will drink nicely right out of the gate.

Score: 95-97 | January 31, 2019 |

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon #10 is also full-bodied and is similar to the 2016, although just slightly less concentrated and powerful. Nevertheless, it has thrilling purity and is impeccably balanced.

Score: 95-97 | January 31, 2019 |

Another wine that’s not yet bottled, the 2016 Knockout Red checks in as 60% Petite Sirah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that’s brought up in 70% new barrels. This sexy beast of a wine gives up tons of black fruits, peppery herbs, new saddle leather, and earthy goodness in its full-bodied, ripe, yet balanced profile. It’s another terrific wine from winemaker Stephanie Putnam that delivers the goods.