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Score: 89 | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Firm tannins and a healthy stamp of toasted oak give this full-bodied wine an almost chewy texture. Cedar, wood smoke and cranberry flavors are complex and deep.

Score: 88 | December 31, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

Ultraripe, ultrasmooth and seemingly sweet, this jammy-flavored, full-bodied and lowacidity wine boasts dried black fruits, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of honey.

Score: 89 | September 12, 2022 | Wine Berserkers

(£26.99) 14% alcohol. Juicy with sweet cherries and plums, showing nice balance with sweet fruit and a fine-grained finish. 89/100

Score: 89 | July 31, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Rich and creamy, with a touch of clove-laced spice to the malt and baked apple flavors, which mingle with peach and apricot notes on a plush frame. Drink now. 1,600 cases made.

Score: 88 | November 15, 2021 | Wine Spectator

TOP VALUE (Wine Spectator, May 31, 2022)

Bright berry, cherry and spice flavors are framed with sweet wood smoke in this supple red. Just a touch of firmness on the finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made, 1,250 cases imported. — BS

Score: 89 | October 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot and 11% Cabernet Franc, this blend comes in a heavy bottle with a giant gold alligator on it. Rich red fruit is sinewy and leathery in texture, with a ripe plushness that leans hot. Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | July 31, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Well-knit flavors of apple pastry, dried peach and glazed apricot show notes of butterscotch, followed by a juicy and well-spiced finished. Drink now. -KM

Score: 89 | July 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Thick and richly robust in baked red fruit and cola, this hearty, full-bodied wine shows generous tannin and oak around a core of ripeness and fruit. Virginie Boone

Score: 88 | July 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

An oak-laden nose leads to an earthy and concentrated core of tropical pineapple, mango and pear flavors, the richness underscored by a lingering taste of vanilla. Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | June 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and slightly languid in style, with gently mulled red and black currant fruit, mixed with fruitcake and a hint of sassafras. Firms up a touch on the finish to keep it honest. Drink now through 2023. -JM