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Score: The Best for $12 or Less (August) | August 1, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

A light, pale rosé, this has delicate notes of herbs and underripe strawberries.

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. 

Score: 87 | June 15, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Tightly knit and creamy, with a lively backbone of acidity framing flavors of white peach puree, pastry, anise and almond.

Score: 89 | January 1, 2017 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Medium red. More smoke and leather than red fruits on the nose. Silky in texture, with a touch of raspberry fruit currently overshadowed by spices, earth and underbrush. Offers a restrained sweetness in the middle palate, then finishes with a slightly rustic dusty quality.

Score: 88 | June 9, 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

Great Value

Score: 88 | June 2, 2016 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Vivid ruby-red. Jammy red berries and a hint of cracked pepper on the nose. Light-bodied raspberry and cherry flavors pick up a dark chocolate nuance with air and offer a hint of bitterness on the back half. Racy and refreshing, showing no excess weight, very soft tannins and just a hint of dusty tannins. -- Josh Raynolds

Score: 89 | June 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

The 2013 vintage—dry yet moderate in temperature—lifted many boats, not just in Napa Valley. This sleek Monterey merlot has a simple, pure ripeness, the fruit bright red and focused, with complex, savory aromas of cocoa and tobacco chiming in. It’s firm rather than fat, ready to take on flank steak.

Score: 88 | May 31, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Smooth and smoky, with wild cherry, berry and spice flavors backed by a juicy texture. Shows fine length and expression. Drink now through 2018. 


Score: 88 | May 31, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Elegantly styled, with complex tangerine, nectarine and white peach flavors. This turns pithy in texture. Complete and concentrated. Drink now.

Score: 88 | May 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

This pale pink rosé offers a reasonably complex array of aromas and flavors, ranging from anise to wet stone, and cracked pepper to wild strawberries. It’s medium to full in body, with a finish that resonates of wet stone and spice. Drink now. Best Buy. —J.C.