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Reviews

Score: 92 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

A nice, sleek, focused version, with a pure beam of cassis and cherry reduction flavors, flanked by sweet toast, anise and a flash of singed bay leaf. Subtle tugs of mineral and earth through the finish augment the fruit nicely. Drink now through 2030. -JM

Score: 92 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Gently mulled black currant and blackberry fruit mixes with dark tea, alder and sweet bay leaf notes. Shows a late tug of earth on the finish, which has good energy in reserve. Best from 2022 through 2030. -JM

Score: 92 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Plush along the edges, but still nicely focused in feel, with cassis and plum reduction notes holding sway, while vanilla, sweet bay leaf and warm anise details fill in. Shows a late tug of warm earth on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2030. -JM

Score: 92 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Wild sage and bay leaf accents lead off, followed by a zesty core of black currant and blackberry fruit. A light juniper edge adds further interest on the finish. Keeps a fresh feel throughout. Nicely done. Drink now through 2028. -JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and forward in feel, with a mix of red currant and black cherry paste flavors, laced with vanilla and sweet tobacco. Streaks of iron and loam give the finish a solid grounding. Best from 2020 through 2032. -JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Offers a dense and slightly chewy profile, with lots of fig, black currant and blackberry paste flavors laced with tar and licorice root notes. Shows energy and definition, with long cast iron note underpinning the finish, so just give this time in the cellar to stretch out. Best from 2023 through 2035. -JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

A singed juniper hint leads off, followed quickly by a lush wave of dark fig, boysenberry and blackberry compote flavors. Alluring black tea and wood spice accents swirl in on the finish. Shows lots of mountain-style grip, but this is fine-grained and has fruit to burn. Best from 2022 through 2032 -JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and juicy, with a nicely packed core of red and black currant paste flavors backed by warm earth, singed alder and sweet tobacco notes. Has some heft, but there's definition from start to finish, with subtle mineral hint at the very end. Best from 2022 through 2032. -JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Dark and winey, with steeped black currant and fig fruit flavors forming a muscular core, while notes of roasted alder, warm loam and licorice fill in on the finish. A hefty, solidly built wine for fans of the style. Best from 2022 through 2032. 1,750 cases made. — JM

Score: 93 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and juicy, with a nicely packed core of red and black currant paste flavors backed by warm earth, singed alder and sweet tobacco notes. Has some heft, but there's definition from start to finish, with a subtle mineral hint at the very end. Best from 2022 through 2032. 275 cases made. — JM