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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: 87 | April 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a thick, rich and very ripe wine, with a charred back note making its way against higher-toned tastes of red raspberry and blackberry. The oak is integrated and the wine softly varietal, but it packs a punch on the palate. —V.B

Score: 88 | February 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Best Buy
This is tart and juicy, with rose scents and black raspberry flavors carried by brisk acidity. Give it a light chill and bring it to a cookout; it will match everything from the burgers to the vegetable sides. 

Score: 88 | February 1, 2016 | Wine Spectator

The winery is making a strong turnaround since becoming part of Jean-Charles Boisset’s stable, and veteran winemaker Brian Maloney has access to choice vineyards.

Score: 88 | January 21, 2016 | Wine Align