92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2016 Bodega Poesia “Clos des Andes” is one of my greatest $15 dollar finds of the year. It has all the dense character that you should expect from vines under massive natural stress but by harvesting early in the season – it retains an enticing, mouth-watering acidity. That acidity perfectly balances with the rich dark fruits and a hint of spice that makes this the perfect BIG RED bargain.
From the “miracle” North Coast vintage of 2016 comes a big, full-bodied Napa Cab with lush red fruit, dark chocolate notes, and a touch of hazelnut and oak to round it out. With velvet-like tannins and a hint of creme de cassis, it’s textbook, well-made St. Helena Cab. Vintages like 2016 combined with the winemaking expertise of the Mondavi Family is a recipe for a killer Napa Valley Cab.
93 Points, James Suckling
It’s easy to find quality in a St. Emilion vintage like 2015 but next to impossible to combine with insane value. But thanks to the crisis – and our direct import partners – that’s exactly what we have today with the 2015 Folie de Chauvin. This is an absolutely gorgeous and beautifully refined wine that seamlessly pairs power with elegance. It’s signature Right Bank with freshness that bursts from the bottle along with seductive aromas of black fruits.
92-94 Points, Vinous
Tegan’s 2018 Turley Kirschenmann is an aromatic fireworks show. Upon popping the cork, you’re bombarded with aromas of crushed cherries, ripe peaches, cinnamon and clove. On the mouth, a mid to full-bodied medley of red fruits and baking spice with smooth tannins, beautiful depth and precision. Antonio Galloni of Vinous loved the wine, giving it a 92-94 point score for this Zinfandel he called, “racy and expressive”