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Score: Best of Class | September 22, 2019 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 91 | September 13, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

Red-cherry brightness gives this a simple clarity, spicy and warm, with a hint of mushroom savor adding depth. It’s open and ready to serve with buttermilk-battered fried chicken. 

Score: 90 | August 19, 2019 |

The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Louis Bernard is a forward, sexy wine that's loaded with notions of black raspberries, melted licorice, earth, and spring flowers. It's ripe, medium to full-bodied, has plenty of fruit, and a good finish. It's just another terrific value from this estate. The blend is 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre, brought up all in concrete tanks.

Score: 88-91 | August 16, 2019 |

The inky colored 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape from this terrific négociant gives up a ripe bouquet of blackcurrants, violets, ground pepper, and licorice. It's a rich, chewy, primordial barrel sample that has tons of richness and depth. It might even need a year of bottle age to come together and should keep for 7-8 years or more.

Score: 91 | August 12, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Just to be confusing, there is a sector of Saint-Aubin called Gamay. In fact it is planted with Chardonnay and produces accessible wine like this. Dominated by wood aging at this stage, this wine is ripe with yellow fruits that are balanced by the intense acidity. It is still young but will be delicious. Drink from 2022.

Score: 91 | July 30, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and focused, with warm boysenberry and plum coulis notes streaming through, laced with dried anise, tea and lavender details. Direct, showing good persistence. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2028.

Score: 91 | July 30, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Fresh and direct, with pure plum and cassis notes lined with light lavender and violet hints. Shows a touch of grip but is otherwise accessible now. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2028. 

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 Spectator

A lean, lemon- and stone-infused version, backed by a vibrant structure. Balanced, if slightly austere, with an aftertaste of mineral and oak spice. Drink now through 2024. 

Score: 91 | July 8, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Peach, melon and lemon cake flavors are well-framed by spicy oak in this open white. Harmonious and smooth, with vanilla, clove, honey and smoke accents gracing the finish. Drink now through 2024.