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Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

A small wine with graceful power in its tannins, this is focused more on earthy vegetal and mineral character than on any direct fruitiness. The flavors last, perfumed with spice. Pour it with something fatty, like duck rillettes. 

Score: 93 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

This 7.4-acre clos rises toward the top of the hill just north of the village; half of the vines date back to 1975, the other half were replanted in 2013. The vineyards chalky soils, organically farmed and certified since 2000, built a wine with a tense floral buzz. Its vibrant, vibrating flavors of forest mushrooms, raspberries and raspberry seeds feel more umami than fruity, restrained by powerful tannins that slowly release the equally powerful fruit. It continues to reveal layer upon layer of flavor as the inner strength of the wine shows its potential for long aging. 

Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Scents of fruity forest mushrooms and woodland herbs gives this the feel of dappled light. The the tannins close off the light completely with their concentrated power. The flavors are simple and rooty, focused mostly on tannins, hinting at black raspberry fruit along with initial aromatic complexity that should gain with time in the cellar. 

Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Catch this as a young wine, while the tension in its structure elevates the delicate dried herb notes, and Brett adds detail to the tannins, a little dry, but spicy and delicious. Packed with a sweet cherry fruit, this is solidly built Gevrey, ready to drink with a steak. 

Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Brian Maloney makes this mostly from an estate vineyard on Olivet Road, that fruit augmented by four other vineyards, including two cool sites in the Sebastopol Hills. This has an appetizing warmth to its wild strawberry flavor a ripeness that feels earned rather than pushed. It's sleek and lively, content to be delicious rather than complex. 

Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

Bedecked with a large gold fleur-de-lis on the bottle, this wine is showy in flavor too, a rich, ripe celebration of California exuberance, full bodied in cranberry, cherry, orange and blackberry fruitiness. —V.B.  

Score: Gold | September 19, 2016 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: 90 | September 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

As demand for Châteauneuf-du-Pape has crept up over the years, so has the price of this bottling. It’s still a reasonable value in a silky, full-bodied wine to drink in its youth. A hint of parsley-like green accents gently warmed raspberry compote, all framed by vanilla and mocha. — J.C. 

Score: 93 | August 23, 2016 | The Planet Grape

Full-bodied, concentrated and chocolatey with a wealth of grippy, light-grained and chalky texture and notes of black currant jam, currant leaf and toasted oak. Long, flavorful finish that is simultaneously juicy and drying. Ready-to-drink but will age nicely for seven years or so. 

Score: 95 | August 18, 2016 | The Tasting Panel

This wine celebrates Buena Vista's long history in Napa Valley, with grapes sourced from all over the region including St. Helena, Rutherford, Stags Leap, and Calistoga - and the label showcasing the impressive edifice at Buena Vista, depicts the winery built by its founder Count Agoston Haraszthy, in the late 19th century. Taste the tilled soil, the dusty cherry-chocolate cedar and the opulent, finely grained tannins that over-deliver for the price in this deep magenta-hued powerhouse. – Meridith May