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Tarot Reviews

Score: 93 | January 1, 2022 | Wine Current

Rich, luscious aromas of mocha, bramble berry, ripe Bing cherry and mineral notes waft easily from the glass. It envelops the palate with of surge of pure ambrosia made up of dried cherry/berry fruit, black plum compote, mulberry and crème de cassis. This glides over the palate with good texture, good mouthfeel and plenty of charm and appeal. This is medium-full bodied and showcases fine-grained, polished tannin that gives structure and body to the wine. Pour with a premium cut of beef or lamb, grilled medium-rare. 12/7/21

Score: 94 | January 7, 2022 | Natalie MacLean

Tarot 2018 is a supple, medium-plus-bodied red blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot with the balance in Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Lovely on the nose with ripe red berry, cherry, dark plum, cassis dried herbs, chocolate and toasty oak spice flavours silky on the palate. Tannins are fine-grained. Enjoy with striploin steaks from the grill. 1/7/22

Score: SILVER | October 11, 2021 | San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
Score: DOUBLE GOLD | March 8, 2021 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2021
Score: 92 | January 27, 2021 |

I always like this cuvée and the 2018 Tarot is no exception. It’s also a terrific value. Based on 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it has a great, perfumed nose of red and black fruits, toasted spices, dried herbs, and chocolate. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, silky, nicely balanced 2018 red blend that’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 7-8 years or so.

Score: 91 | November 5, 2020 | Wine Advocate

Composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tarot offers notes of minted black cherries, blackcurrant pastilles and redcurrant jelly with hints of potpourri, fallen leaves and cedar chest. The full-bodied palate is chock-full of black fruit preserves with loads of spicy sparks and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long with a display of invigorating sparks. 1,459 cases were made. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown