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Score: 91 | May 31, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

Jim and Barbara Emmons were raising horses on their property in Riebli Valley, northeast of Fountain Grove, selling fruit from a 4.5-acre parcel of vines before they realized its value in 1978. Several Italian neighbors believed the dry-farmed vines were more than 100 years old, and several wineries began to seek out their fruit, including DeLoach, which started making a Riebli Zin in 2005. Brian Maloney includes a little petite sirah from the same site in the blend, fermenting it separately from the zinfandel. Together, those grapes produce a bright, spicy red, with flavors of briary blackberry and wild blueberry. It’s cool and intense, a clean zinfandel that keeps its gamey side at bay without hiding it completely. 

Score: 91 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Big and rich-tasting, with plum tart and wild berry flavors that feature lively savory notes. Mineral and cardamom details emerge on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2024.

Score: 90 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

The ripe tropical fruit and apple pastry flavors are lavishly spiced. Touches of lemongrass show midpalate, with a long, buttery and structured finish. Drink now through 2024. 

Score: 90 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Offers a velvety texture, with concentrated raspberry and dried cherry flavors that are matched to allspice accents. Notes of underbrush emerge on the long, rich finish. Drink now through 2023. 

Score: 90 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Redolent of pear tart, apple crisp and peach flavors that are enveloped by a fresh, creamy texture. Minerally midpalate, with a finish wrapped in buttery richness. Drink now through 2023.

Score: 92 | May 13, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Elegant, offering fine-grained flavors of cherry tart and dried raspberry, with well-knit hints of pomegranate. Accents of nutmeg and ground Asian spice emerge on the plush finish. Drink now through 2023. 

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: 90 | May 8, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

Ripe, pristine aromas of black cherry and blackberry introduce this plump, openknit wine. It’s approachably fruity and juicy, framed by soft, feathery tannins and yielding acidity. Hints of dried herb and earth lend savory complexity. It’s ready to drink now, but could hold well though 2024. Best Buy.

Score: 90 | April 30, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Bela's Selection features warm black cherry, licorice, pepper and herbs on the nose plus notions of red and black fruit preserves and earth. Medium-bodied and silky with concentrated spiced fruits, it has a pleasant herbal quality, grainy tannins and a long finish.