Napa Valley Cuvée 38 Ratings

94

2015 Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

94 points - Platinum Medal

San Diego Wine Competition, 2018

94

2014 Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

94 points - Platinum Medal

"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."
- Sommelier Challenge 2017

90

2013 Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

90 points - Gold Medal

"Garnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors...a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length...finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak."
Beverage Testing Institute, 2016

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine
2015

94 points

94 points, Platinum Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2018

92 points

92 points

"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this very successfully balances inviting fruitiness with structural seriousness. That is to say, the wine is invitingly open aromatically, with notes recalling spices, dried herbs and fresh fruit, along with juicy flavors once the wine first tasted. Yet, once savored on the mid-palate and through the finish, it seems to show additional weight and textural grip that would be hard to predict from the initial impressions. All of this adds up to a versatile wine that offers aspects to please almost anybody."
- Wine Review Online, 2018

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine
2014

94 points, Platinum Medal

"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."
- Sommelier Challenge, 2017

88 points, Silver Medal

Highly Recommended, Cellar Selection
"Nearly opaque garnet black color. Aromas of mixed peppercorns and red berries, bay leaf, chocolate covered berries, and tobacco...satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length rhubarb conserve and rum raisin finish with silky tannins. A lip-smacking red for grilled meats or salami."
- Beverage Testing Institute, November 2017

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine
2013

90 points, Gold Medal

Exceptional
"Garnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors...a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length...finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak."
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2016

Silver Medal

- American Wine Society, 2016

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine
2012

91 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended
"Stylish oak melds seamlessly with black raspberry and pomegranate on this medium bodied, rectilinear red. The main thrust is of tart red berry, cacao husk, and firm, ripe tannins, with sleek cocoa, vanilla, and spice box notes emerging toward the end."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

91 points, Gold Medal

Exceptional
"Bright dark nearly opaque dusty color. Bright, savory, fruity oaky aromas of raspberry toffee (Brach's), black currants, damson plums, and sandalwood with a bright, dry full body and a warming, medium-length finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Precise, complex etches flavors come on nicely and seamlessly melt into one another. good balance and length."
- Beverage Testing Institute, April 2016

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine
2011

93 points, Gold Medal

Exceptional, Cellar Selection
"Dusty bright medium garnet black color. Bright, spicy aromas of dill pickle, toffee, dark berries in cream, and cedar incense with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, medium-long earth and nuts finish with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak. An attractive red blend with lots of dimensions."
- Beverage Testing Institute, September 2015