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Score: 94 | April 13, 2022 | Wine Spectator/Wine Spectator's Insider Weekly

This intense, powerful white is marked by citronella, hazelnut, peach and Matchstick aromas and flavors. Settles down on the palate, building to a long finish of lemon, stone and saline notes and revealing pedigree on the length. Best from 2023 through 2030. —B.S.

Score: 97 | April 11, 2022 | 2022 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Double Gold

Score: 98 | April 11, 2022 | 2022 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Best of Class and Best of Napa County

Score: 91 | April 4, 2022 | Wine Spectator

 Buttery toast and butterscotch notes complement the core of peach, citrus and apple flavors with accents of spice and dried flowers on a supple frame. Drink now. 12,800 cases made.—M.W.

Score: 92 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Napa Valley Reserve Red is a smoking value based on 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 9% each of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc, and the rest Syrah and Merlot. Medium to full-bodied, opulent, and mouth-filling, with a great nose of ripe dark fruits, tobacco, cedarwood, and chocolate, it’s beautifully balanced and already hard to resist. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.

Score: 90 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2019 Merlot Napa Valley Reserve, which includes 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, from multiple vineyards, it’s medium to full-bodied, round, and mouth-filling, with a charming, darker fruited, chocolaty style that’s a joy to drink. It should keep for 5-7 years, although there’s no need to delay gratification.

Score: 92 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is also incredible, and given the large quantities here, it should be relatively easy to find. Lots of currants, tobacco, cedar, and dried herb notes emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with nicely integrated oak, sweet tannins, and a great finish. Hats off to winemaker Stephanie Putnam for making such an impressive wine at this price point and quantity. Drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years.

Score: 97 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is one of the flagship releases and comes from three vineyards, two in St. Helena and one in Oakville. It’s 100% Cabernet and was raised in 59% new French oak. This richly textured, full-bodied, ripe, perfectly balanced 2019 gives up lots of darker currant fruits and notes of spice and green tobacco, with background oak and ultra-fine tannins. The balance is spot on, and this is another beautiful, layered, compelling Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Stephanie Putnam.

Score: 93 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

Cooler climate-like notes currants, green herbs, tobacco, and chocolate emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon District Collection Yountville, a medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, structured Cabernet. The tannins are more obvious here, so give it 3-4 years in the cellar.

Score: 94 | March 10, 2022 | Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of ripe currants, loamy earth, truffle, and savory herb notes emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon District Collection Stags Leap, and it’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a layered, seamless, balanced style that’s already drinking nicely. As with all the Single Vineyard District Collection releases, it’s all varietal, and this release spent 19 months in 50% new Taransaud barrels.