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Score: 92 | November 12, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Cherry and plum flavors are youthful and fresh in this wine, accented by crushed mineral and a tinge of peppery spice. It's silken-smooth in texture yet held upright by taut, persistent tannins. Attractive already the wine should improve through 2028 and hold further.

Score: 93 | November 12, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Whiffs of dried sage and anise lend complexity to fleshy, cherry and blackberry in this blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. It's glossy and sleek but edged by hints of crushed granite and licorice that linger through a long finish. Plush texture and open-knit fruit make it appealing already but rigid tannins should gain finesse through 2026 and likely beyond.

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon No. 10 is made of 100% Cabernet aged in 47% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up roasted nuts, mocha, black currants, warm plums and earthy sparks, plus notions of black olives and dried lavender with a waft of tobacco. Full-bodied, the palate is packed with spice-laced fruit, with plush, velvety tannins and great freshness, finishing long and layered.

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

This is made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 64% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an exuberant nose of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry preserves with suggestions of lavender, cigar boxes and fragrant earth plus a touch of wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely restraint with understated earthy flavors and a firm, finely grained texture, finishing long and mineral laced. 

Score: 95+ | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations, containing 3% Petit Verdot, was aged in 61% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little youthfully subdued. With coaxing the nose opens out to reveal compelling black currant pastilles, baked black cherries, boysenberries and tilled soil with suggestions of candied violets, aged meats and anise. Full-bodied, the palate is absolutely laden with black and blue fruit layers, framed by wonderfully ripe, grainy tannins and lovely background freshness, finishing long and fragrant.

Score: 96 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 The Surrealist is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Petit Verdot aged in 54% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. It has a deep purple-black color and whoa—the nose is ATOMIC—eliciting dynamic scents of stewed plums, crème de cassis, melted chocolate and licorice with gentle wafts of wild sage, camphor, tapenade and rose hip tea. Medium to full-bodied bodied, elegant, refreshing and with a delicately grained texture, the palate is densely packed with tightly wound layers, finishing with fantastic length and depth. 

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 Leopard is made up of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah and 3% Cabernet Franc aged in 26% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up wonderfully bold, punchy crème de cassis, stewed plums and baked cherries notes with hints of cracked pepper, baking spices, licorice and Marmite toast. Full-bodied, the palate is fantastically concentrated and spicy, with tons of juicy black fruit and a a seductive, rounded texture, finishing on a lingering peppery note.

Score: 94 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 Knockout is made up of 61% Petite Sirah and 39% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in 36% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Deep purple-black in color, it needs a little coaxing to unleash the barrage of tightly bound aromas waiting to explode: blackberry pie, blueberry preserves, spice cake, chocolate-covered cherries and star anise with suggestions of raspberry pie, mulberries and a provocative incense perfume. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, the palate is not shy on structure, with firm, plush cushioning the long and layered finish.

Score: 94 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2017 JCB Passion is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. It was aged in 25% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it takes a little coaxing to reveal youthful notes of freshly crushed black cherries, mulberries and red and black plums with hints of candied violets and chocolate mint plus wafts of underbrush and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has wonderful vivacity, elegance and freshness, framed by grainy tannins and finishing on a floral note.

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

This is made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 64% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an exuberant nose of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry preserves with suggestions of lavender, cigar boxes and fragrant earth plus a touch of wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely restraint with understated earthy flavors and a firm, finely grained texture, finishing long and mineral laced.