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Score: 90 | December 19, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2016 Zinfandel Attila's Selection is closed on the nose, giving glimpses at sliced peach, blackberry jam, garrigue, scorched earth, wet bark, citrus peel and dried flowers. The palate is light to medium-bodied with fragrant fruits and soft, grainy tannins, finishing spicy and fresh.

Score: 90 | December 19, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Pale to medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir Otelia's Selection is scented of cola, woodsmoke, cranberry, rhubarb and warm raspberries with touches of dusty earth, black tea leaves and underbrush. Light to medium-bodied, it's softly textured by grainy tannins and juicy freshness, finishing earthy.

Score: 92 | December 19, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Count's Selection opens with cassis, menthol, earth and cocoa scents with notes of cedar and red berry sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers lovely intensity, plush tannins, good freshness and a long, nuanced finish. 

Score: 93 | December 19, 2019 | Wine Advocate

Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 The Founder has a pretty nose of blackcurrant bud, bay leaf, graphite, blackcurrant and black cherry with cedar shavings, bitter chocolate and vanilla hints. Medium to full-bodied, it gives up lush, mineral-tinged black and red fruits with a firm but plush frame and great freshness to lift the long, minerally finish. Very classy. 

Score: 92 | December 16, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

Luxurious in texture and quite ripe in flavor, this full-bodied wine offers butter and nutmeg aromas, ripe pear and peach flavors and accents of cream and vanilla. It feels nice and broad on the palate and its layered flavors linger gently on the finish. 

Score: 92 | Year's Best U.S. Cabernet | December 1, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

Aging in new French oak delivered a round and supple wine focused on flavors of chocolate and graham crackers. With air, the wine turns savory, the honeyed richness converting into a beeswax tone. Balancing oak richness and Mediterranean-like tapenade notes, it’s a wine to decant for braised lamb with rosemary. 

Score: Year's Best U.S. Cabernets | December 1, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

While a heavy drape of oak scents masks this wine, its heady black-walnut-and-coconut richness slowly yields to edgier notes of shiso leaf, dark berries and purple flowers, with penetrating acidity. It all comes together in a dark, rich wine focused on what it means to be Napa Valley. 

Score: 90 | December 1, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

This structured wine has dry tannins at its core. Its black fruits are developing strongly to give a balanced, powerful wine that has lots of dryness at this stage while also having potential. 

Score: 91 | December 1, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage, which was brought up all in vat, offers a ripe, fruit-driven bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with plenty of candied violets, incense, and peppery spice aromas and flavors. It's polished, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and rock-solid. Enjoy bottles over the coming 7-8 years.

Score: 91 | December 1, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage, which was brought up all in vat, offers a ripe, fruit-driven bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with plenty of candied violets, incense, and peppery spice aromas and flavors. It's polished, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and rock-solid. Enjoy bottles over the coming 7-8 years.