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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 | 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

Score: 89 | June 28, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast
Score: 89 | June 1, 2021 | Wine & Spirits

Scents of brandied cherries lend this wine its warm power, in the mode of Port without the sweetness. The firm tannins have a pleasant greenness, like raspberry leaves, keeping the finish clean. Serve with roast game. -J.G.

Score: 88 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Earthy elements of dried herb, sage and cedar give this wine a green, herbal quality that outweighs the tangy fruit notes of currant and cranberry. The tannins are lengthy and help to emphasize the overall grip. -Virginie Boone

Score: 88 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Iron, sage and cedar lead the way to a midpalate of soft, supple richness and substantial ripeness in this appellation wine. Thick tannins wrap around the layered fruit, underlining the fistfuls of power. -Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Graphite, rock and iron elements contribute an underlying earthiness to this intensely concentrated wine - a good representation of the appellation's warmth and richness. -Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Reduced and undeniably earthy, this appellation wine tastes of cedar, pencil shaving and coffee. It is savory and tannic up front. Powerfully built, it ends in a strong jolt of oak. -Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | April 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a tannic, thick and deeply concentrated wine, robust in dried herb, jammy black cherry and cocoa powder. It packs a memorable punch, the savory earthiness providing contrast with subdued complexity. -Virginie Boone

Score: 89 | June 30, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Top Value: A zesty red, with bold raspberry and fresh pine tree aromas to the easygoing cherry and spice flavors.