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93

2014 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points - Gold Medal

"Black violet color. Jammy aromas of blueberry oatmeal bar, chocolate covered cherries...a round, crisp, fruity full body...well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, intriguing cabernet with shining fruit and earthy accents." - Beverate Testing Institute, November 2017

94

2014 Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

94 points - Platinum Medal

Sommelier Challenge 2017
A classic Bordeaux-styled wine, exhibiting the strength and structure of Old World varietals with the finesse and floral signature of Napa Valley.

93

2014 Napa Valley
Merlot

93 points - Gold Medal

"Ruby color. Oaky, elegant aromas of...ripe forest berries, curaçao oranges, and white peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body...A rich and dry, sophisticated Merlot full of exquisite oak." - Beverate Testing Institute, November 2017

Napa Valley Cuvée 38 Red Wine 2014

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94 points, Platinum Medal - 2014 vintage

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that over-delivers at this price point. Bright blackberry, cassis, mild dried herbs and lively fall spice ride on a supple structure and finish with muscular grip that will benefit from a pairing with bold red-meat preparations.
- 2017 Sommelier Challenge

90 points, Gold Medal - 2013 vintage

Garnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of dark berry pie a la mode, buttery nut brittle, and cocoa with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length spiced apple and pomegranate, creme brulee, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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93 Points, Gold Medal

93 points, Gold Medal - 2014 vintage

Black violet color. Jammy aromas of blueberry oatmeal bar, chocolate covered cherries, and peony with a round, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, long leather, mulberry, salted caramel, and earth finish with earthy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, intriguing cabernet with shining fruit and earthy accents.
- 2017 Beverage Testing Institute

Silver Medal

Silver Medal - 2014 vintage


- 2017 American Wine Society

91 Points, Highly Recommended

91 points, Highly Recommended - 2013 vintage

This is a wine full of toasty cedar, fresh black currant, and green mint aromatics. The palate combines these flavors with a touch of dark chocolate and ground coffee bean. Soft tannins give the wine a dry finish.
- 2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 Points, Gold Medal

91 points, Gold Medal - 2012 vintage

Violet black color. Aromas of chocolate wafer bar, powdered berries and limes, and butter roasted nuts with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dried blueberry, roasted citrus, and cocoa accented finish with ultra fine tannins. A delightful sipper or table wine.
- 2014 Beverage Testing Institute

Napa Valley Merlot 2014

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93 Points, Gold Medal

93 points, Gold Medal, Cellar Selection - 2014 vintage

Ruby color. Oaky, elegant aromas of polished fine furniture, ripe forest berries, curaçao oranges, and white peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, involved, medium-long cranberry relish, walnut, and blackberry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A rich and dry, sophisticated Merlot full of exquisite oak.
- 2017 Beverage Testing Institute

Silver Medal

Silver Medal - 2014 vintage


- 2017 Sommerlier Challenge

90 Points, Gold Medal

90 points, Gold Medal - 2012 vintage

Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie, toffee, and toasted meringue with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming finish with notes of plum, delicate spice, pepper, and cedar with chewy tannins and light oak. A tasty, juicy, spot-on merlot.
- 2014 Beverage Testing Institute

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

94 points, Platinum Medal

94 points, Platinum Medal

- Winemaker Challenge, 2018

92 points

92 points

A dark cherry, toasty oak and fall spice expression that satisfies. There is a nice bright acid streak keeping things knit together through the long finish. Serve this with something from the red meat side.
- Rich Cook

88 points, Silver Medal

88 points, Silver Medal

Opaque violet color. Fruity aromas...with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a medium-length berry jam and toasted crumpet finish...well-integrated, dusty tannins and light oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2016

88 points, Silver Medal

88 points, Silver Medal

Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, tropical melon, lime, and grapefruit with a soft, dry medium body and a polished, refreshing, easy finish...An elegant Sauvignon Blanc with a surprising burst of tropical fruit.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

Silver Medal

Silver Medal


- Sommelier Challenge, 2017

Monterey Chardonnay 2016

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88 points, Silver Medal

88 points, Silver Medal

Golden yellow color. Fruity, sweet aromas...a velvety, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, easy apple pie with a buttery crust, allspice, lime, and white pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lovely chardonnay whose fruit is complimented by subtle pepperiness.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

Silver Medal

Silver Medal


- American Wine Society, 2017

Silver Medal

Silver Medal


- Sommelier Challenge, 2017