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Score: 91 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Nicely packed, with a mix of bitter plum, boysenberry and blackberry flavors supported by tar and roasted apple wood notes. Grippy finish has light streaks of sage and bay that pierce the fruit subtly. Just a touch extracted in feel in the end, but pretty solid. Drink now through 2030. 112 cases made. — JM

Score: 91 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Well-rendered, with a focused and streamlined feel to the mix of cassis, bitter cherry, savory and sweet tobacco notes. Light tug of earth keeps it nicely grounded. Drink now through 2027. 207 cases made. — JM

Score: 92 | January 22, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Ripe and focused, with cassis, plum sauce and melted red licorice notes layered seamlessly, ending with an uptick in toast, savory and warm earth notes through the finish. Best from 2021 through 2030. 228 cases made. — JM

Score: 93 | January 13, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Big and rich-tasting, with concentrated dark fruit and Asian spice flavors that are fresh and focused. Minerally snap midpalate, followed by a finish loaded with dark chocolate and savory accents. Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026. 143 cases made. — KM

Score: 91 | December 31, 2020 | Wine Spectator

Solid, winey Cab with a textbook core of red and black currant paste framed with singed cedar and alder notes and scored with tobacco and warm earth notes on the finish, giving it a bit of an old school feel. Best from 2021 through 2032. 141 cases made. — JM

Score: 92 | December 31, 2020 | Wine Spectator

This is solid, with mulled plum and blackberry fruit forming the core while notes of bay, sassafras, tobacco and alder weave around. Nice loamy tug through the finish, with the fruit keeping pace. Best from 2021 through 2031. 1,208 cases made. — JM

Score: 92 | November 4, 2020 | Wine Spectator

Bright and overt in feel, with a nice welcoming blast of açaí berry, plum and blackberry fruit that has melded nicely with hints of alder, sassafras and bay leaf. Shows good energy throughout, with enough grip to cellar short-term. Best from 2021 through 2028. — JM

Score: 91 | October 30, 2020 | Wine Advocate

In February 2019, winemaker Stephanie Putnam and proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset hosted the ninth annual blending session with 13 sommeliers to create this on-premise only offering. It is a blend of 53% Lake County, 30% Napa County and 17% Sonoma County fruit. Medium garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant red and black currant scents, followed by hints of dark chocolate-covered cherries, raspberry coulis, bouquet garni and pencil shavings with a waft of rose hip tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft, juicy and refreshing, adding loads of savory sparks to the suggestions on the nose, finishing long and mineral laced. It is a very different, accessible, savory-led expression of Northern California Cabernet and I love it! -Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Score: 93 | October 28, 2020 | Wine Spectator

Nicely packed with loganberry, raspberry and plum compote flavors, this pumps along with extra anise, bay leaf, fruitcake and roasted apple wood notes filling behind. The long finish has well-buried grip, letting the fruit play out. Best from 2022 through 2032. — JM

Score: 93 | October 28, 2020 | Wine Spectator

A mix of menthol, sassafras and bay leaf notes lead off, then slowly meld into the core of gently mulled plum and blackberry flavors. Racy acidity teams with strident tannins to drive the finish, showing energy and cut. Impressive. Best from 2022 through 2034. — JM