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Score: 88 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Although the wine is labeled a Vineyard Designate, it’s a blend of multimple vineyards. Dry, fairly full-bodied and tannic, it has complex cherry, currant, licorice and sandalwood flavors.
Score: 89 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
The alcohol is hefty but balanced, giving the wine a heat it wears well. The tannins are big and thick, while the fruit is all about ripe black cherries and chocolate. It hits the sweet spot, but finishes dry.
Score: 87 | February 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
Best Buy. Cherry bright and gamey, this is an easy pour for grilled fennel sausages.
Score: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Pinot Noir Maboroshi Vineyard is one of the first vineyards from which the fog lifts in the early morning. Dark ruby-hued, with notes of root vegetables, earth and berry fruit, this soft, round, voluptuous Pinot is far more sexy in the mouth than I expected. Drink this attractive, lush Pinot Noir over the next 2-3 years.
Score: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2010 Zinfandel Forgotten Vines spent 15 months in a combination of French and American oak. It possesses a healthy dark ruby color along with impressive cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of pepper and spice, medium to full body, and lots of character and personality. Drink this excellent Zinfandel over the next 4-5 years.
Score: 89 | October 1, 2013 | Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is an homage to the five generations of the Raymond family that began making wines in Napa Valley in 1876. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by abundant notes of black currants, a sweet core of fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannins and dusty, loamy notes. Enjoy this excellent Cabernet over the next 15 years.
Score: 88 | October 1, 2013 | Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena District Collection possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as sweet black currant and kirsch-like fruit, medium body, very good concentration, spice and wood notes and moderate tannin. A big improvement over pre-Boisset vintages, this attractive 2010 can be drunk now and over the next decade.
Score: 87 | October 1, 2013 | Burghound
A moderately high-toned nose features notes of raspberry, cranberry and red cherry leads to opulent and very rich medium weight flavors that possess noticeable mid-palate sweetness that is contrasted against a slightly odd finish that displays an unusual sweet/dry/bitter character. In this case it is less pronounced than in the Thornton but it’s present all the same.
Score: 87 | October 1, 2013 | Burghound
A cool yet ripe nose of attractively complex aromas of red pinot fruit, plum, spice and violets complements the suave and very round medium-bodied flavors that possess a clean and moderately dry finish of average depth and length. Like a number of wines in the range there is a hint of bitterness but in this case it’s sufficiently slight that it may dissipate with a year or so in bottle and my score offers the benefit of the doubt.
Score: 89 | September 30, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Elegant and balanced, with toasted red currant aromas and lively cherry, tomato leaf and spice flavors that finish soft, showing ripe tannins. Drink now through 2017. 1,981 cases made. —T.F.