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Score: Bronze | September 26, 2021 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 92 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

A light Sanguine hint leads off, quickly followed by ripe and dense raspberry and blackberry compote flavors. Subtle alder and sweet bay leaf notes dart in, ending with a red tea accent on the finish. Drink now through 2029. -JM

Score: 93 | June 1, 2021 | The Wine Guy

Dense purple-black in colour; cedary, blackcurrant nose tinged with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted and concentrated flavours of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant with well-integrated oak; firmly structured and muscular with soft tannins. Lovely mouth-feel. -Tony Aspler

Score: 90 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Tangy currant and cranberry is complemented by earthy compost, cedar and crushed rock elements: a nice showcase for the appellation. Made in a thick, substantive style, it offers robust ripeness and hearty oak. -Virginie Boone

Score: 91 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Nicely packed, with a mix of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry flavors supported by tar and roasted apple wood notes. Grippy finish has light streaks of sage and bay that pierce the fruit subtly. Just a touch extracted in feel in the end, but pretty solid. Drink now through 2030. 112 cases made. — JM

Score: 91 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Well-rendered, with a focused and streamlined feel to the mix of cassis, bitter cherry, savory and sweet tobacco notes. Light tug of earth keeps it nicely grounded. Drink now through 2027. 207 cases made. — JM

Score: 92 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and focused, with cassis, plum sauce and melted red licorice notes layered seamlessly, ending with an uptick in toast, savory and warm earth notes through the finish. Best from 2021 through 2030. 228 cases made. — JM

Score: 90 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

This has a lively medley of loganberry and black currant fruit mixed with sassafras, anise and sage notes before ending with a kick of briar on the finish. Nice range and energy throughout. Drink now through 2022. 415 cases made. — JM

Score: 93 | January 13, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Big and rich-tasting, with concentrated dark fruit and Asian spice flavors that are fresh and focused. Minerally snap midpalate, followed by a finish loaded with dark chocolate and savory accents. Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026. 143 cases made. — KM

Score: 91 | December 31, 2020 | Wine Spectator

Solid, winey Cab with a textbook core of red and black currant paste framed with singed cedar and alder notes and scored with tobacco and warm earth notes on the finish, giving it a bit of an old school feel. Best from 2021 through 2032. 141 cases made. — JM