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Score: 92 | December 1, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Bright and bracing, with the austerity of an ultracool climate, this opens with fresh, delicate aromas of lemon, apple, honey and florals, underpinned by toasty brioche nuances. The palate is pity and slippery, with vibrant lemony acidic notes and fine bubbles and the rounder, yeast-derived characters. balanced, dry and elegant, this should be terrifically food-friendly.

Score: 91 | December 1, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Give this time in the glass to open up. Once aerated, it offers a delicate perfume of peach, strawberry, cherry and cream, with a green herbal edge. The palage is dry and has tangy fruit, a lovely lift of piercing acidity and fine, long-lasting bubbles.

Score: 96, Editors' Choice | December 1, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Bone-dry and bracing, this wafts summer apple orchard scents alongside lemon oil and toast, with a saline back note. Vivacious bubbles and citrusy acidity add exceptional freshness, which works in harmony with the textural richness. Editors' Choice,

Score: 91 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Sleek and reserved, with a gently polished edge to the core of damson plum, cherry paste and raspberry coulis flavors, all laced with hints of sandalwood and red tea. Shows a subtle mineral hint through the graceful finish. Drink now through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 400 cases made.

Score: 92 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Solidly built, with a core of lightly steeped red and black currant fruit laced with apple wood, anise, sweet bay leaf and sassafras. Good juicy energy is deeply inlaid through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. 370 cases made.

Score: 93 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Juicy and youthfully coiled up, with layers of plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that will unwind in time, carried by iron and sweet bay leaf notes that add energy through the sleek finish. Best from 2023 through 2034. 567 cases made.

Score: 92 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

This has a core of cassis, plum and blackberry fruit flavors held in reserve for now, while hints of smoldering humus, roasted alder and tobacco form a complex frame. A bit burly and toasty in style; cellaring should soften this somewhat. Best from 2023 through 2035. 250 cases made.

Score: 92 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Enticing, with mulberry and loganberry fruit infused with red tea and incense, this has a more open feel than most typical Howell Mountain Cabs. Delivers a gush of licorice and raspberry on the finish. This has some tarry grip to keep it honest, but is a forward-styled version overall. Drink now through 2032. 137 cases made.

Score: 92 | November 15, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Ripe, with red and black currant fruit forming a solid core, but there's lift and freshness too, with floral and rooibos tea notes in the background. Nice acidity lends a racy edge, with an iron note underscoring the dark fruit-filled, toasty finish. Drink now through 2034. 148 cases made.

Score: 94-96 | November 1, 2022 | Vinous

The 2020 Charlemagne Grand Cru has a well-defined and quite focused bouquet with admirable mineralité and tension. The palate is taut and fresh, impressive in terms of depth, quite focused and poised with a touch of sea salt towards the finish. Lots of energy here - this is one of Vougeraie’s best whites.