All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
James Halliday – “Estate-grown and bottled. A wine that creeps up on you, growing each time it is re-tasted, in particular the plum and blackberry fruits; the tannins, too, are fine, rather than rustic. All in all, a good reflection of a top vintage. 92 Points” James Halliday – www.winecompanion.com.au
World Wine – Primarily Grenache, the 2010 Family Reserve boasts a dense ruby/purple hue in addition to a big, sweet bouquet of kirsch, lavender, pepper, and licorice. Broad, opulent, and fleshy with stunning concentration, purity, and depth, this is another example of an estate that seems to eclipse its previous vintages' high quality with each new offering. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.
World Wine – “Deep ruby. Lovely aromas of dark plum, blackcurrant, graphite and black pepper. Then smooth and rich on the palate, with ripe blackberry and chocolate-covered blackcurrant flavors showing very good precision and lift. Finishes with lively acids and a bit of warmth, but this balanced, serious wine will provide delicious early drinking.” 87-90 points - Ian D'Agata, vinous.com
World Wine – “Full red-ruby. Bright aromas of dark raspberry, licorice, minerals and espresso are lifted by a floral high note. Juicy, spicy and sharply delineated, with excellent energy to the ripe, complex flavors of dark berries, lead pencil and spices. This very fresh wine shows a very firm spine to support a leisurely evolution in bottle without coming across as austere today. An excellent and serious Poujeaux.” 91 points - Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – “The final blend in this vintage was 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at 14% natural alcohol. The wine is outstanding. Rich black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with some graphite and floral notes are followed by an opulent, fleshy, full-bodied wine with impressive concentration, texture and length. Moreover, the 2010 can be drunk early on in life or cellared for 15 or more years.” 90 points - Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com
Wine Enthusiast – This is a ripe, vigorous young Petite Sirah. It's strong in tannins, with just enough acidity to make the black currant, roasted meat, plum and cedar flavors bright. This needs time; give it 5-6 years, and it should glide through 2020.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2010 Petite Sirah Napa, a blend of 77% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, 6% Grenache and the rest Carignan, Mourvèdre and Viognier. This beautiful effort exhibits notes of raspberries, black cherry liqueur, crushed rocks, blueberries and other black fruits. At this stage it is still very much a fruit bomb, but I think the inclusion of the other varietals has toned it down and made it more approachable than a 100% Petite Sirah would be. This is a fascinating, pure, impressive wine to enjoy over the next two to three decades. I have always thought of this winery as a Petite Sirah specialist, but they are now also producing cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon, a proprietary red and a couple of Merlots. Stags Leap Winery first made its reputation with its Petite Sirahs, and they now offer two cuvees of California's most underrated varietal.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – "The 2019 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett is very clear and flinty on the still-reductive yet very precise and spring-like nose. Juicy and light on the palate, this is an intense, fruity, salty-piquant and stimulating Kabinett with the gorgeous fruit of the Juffer. Tasted as an unfinished and pretty sulfured sample in April 2020." Drink 2025 - 2045