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Score: 92 | December 27, 2023 | James Suckling

A rich and creamy fruit-loaded red with dark cherries, dark plums, blackberries and cedar on the nose. Full-bodied with fine, firm tannins. Opulent and generous with a rich core of fruit and spices bringing a vivid character towards the finish. Drink or hold.

Score: 94 | December 15, 2023 | James Suckling

Expressive and lush nose of creamy berries, dark cherries, vanilla, cassis and sweet oak spices. Full body with fine, creamy tannins. Rich and full of generous creamy berries and an equally demonstrative and dense finish with excellent length. Better from 2025.

Score: 93 | December 5, 2023 | Wine Enthusiast

This concentrated wine is firm in structure and not too full bodied, deep in black cherries, cranberries and black currants. It's an old school, agile Cabernet that needs time to be fully enjoyable with a lamb chop or skirt steak. Best from 2027. - Jim Gordon

Score: 93 | November 1, 2023 | Wine Enthusiast

Deep sanguine in hue, this wine opens with ripe strawberry, baked rhubarb, pomegranate and quince with a pretty overlay of rose petals. Freshly picked mushrooms and thyme stems with a fine vein of vanilla appear with aeration. A stone layer first coats the palate, followed by perfectly ripe strawberries, which linger along the midpalate and grow juicier from its acidic lift. Fine tannins persist in its long finish and gives way to a soft peppercorn-clove finish that frames the fruit beautifully. — Anna-Christina Cabrales

Score: 91 | November 1, 2023 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a flavorful, substantive wine. Fully ripe berries and cherries fill up the aroma before a full body, dark chocolate and black cherries take over the palate, backed by moderate tannins.

Score: 90 | October 24, 2023 | The Wine Independent

The single-varietal 2020 Chardonnay is made entirely from Carneros Sonoma fruit. Baked apples, spicy pears, and honeydew melon jump from the glass with wafts of honeycomb and allspice. The medium to full-bodied palate has a creamy texture and is chock full of baked apples and pears layers, finishing with a lively lift.

Score: 92 | October 24, 2023 | The Wine Independent

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley gives up notes of stewed black plums, boysenberry preserves, and warm cassis plus hints of dusty soil, potpourri, and spice box. The full-bodied palate delivers plump, juicy black fruits with spicy accents and a plush texture, finishing with a minty lift.

Score: 92 | October 24, 2023 | The Wine Independent

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley gives up notes of stewed black plums, boysenberry preserves, and warm cassis plus hints of dusty soil, potpourri, and spice box. The full-bodied palate delivers plump, juicy black fruits with spicy accents and a plush texture, finishing with a minty lift.

Score: 94 | October 24, 2023 | The Wine Independent

The single-varietal 2020 Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville was picked prior to the Glass Fire. Deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls out of the glass with intense notes of juicy plums, baked blackcurrants, and chocolate-covered cherries plus wafts of dried mint, pencil lead, and dusty soil. The full-bodied palate has a chewy texture and bags of black fruit preserves flavors, finishing with a minty kick.

Score: Gold 90 Points | October 15, 2023 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition