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95 Points (Gold Medal), 2022 Decanter Wine Awards
The expert reviews on this incredible new release from Herve Fabre are insane. 90 points and a ‘Best Buy’ designate from Wine Enthusiast, 90 more from Suckling. Ditto from Vinous who called this “young, firm, with well-worked tannins and good structure”. But in a crowded see of nearly 20,000 wines at the Decanter Wine Awards in 2022 – this stole the show. The only 95-point, Gold medal Cabernet that you can get for under $20/bottle, its second straight year in the most rarified air.
#2 Wine of the Year, Wine Enthusiast (2023)
97 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 95 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Here’s an exciting new submission from the house of Ratti. Serradenari is a large MGA and one of only a few cru sites that exist on the western slope under the village of La Morra. The 2019 Barolo Serradenari has a more botanical-smelling bouquet, and by that I mean that it has lavender bud, thyme, aniseed and the kinds of flowers and herbs that you might find in a fragrant garden. It is nuanced and delicate and framed by a light note of ash or crushed limestone.”
WS #4 2019 Wine of the Year, 96 Points, Wine Spectator
2016 was an incredibly special year in Napa Valley. It was essentially the 5th straight vintage of near perfect-conditions and a lot of the big boys produced some of their biggest, most elegant Cabernets to date. Groth’s was still one of the standouts in any group, a deeply concentrated, weighty Cab with sappy, juicy fruit and a carefully intertwined tannic structure. Absolutely gorgeous.
#21, Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2023
93 Points, Wine Spectator – 93 Points, Decanter – 92 Points (Best Buy), Wine Enthusiast
“Intense and generous, with mango, orange sherbet and apricot flavors, along with notes of sweetgrass and lemon blossoms on a fleshy, juicy frame. Reveals notes of fresh ginger and a hint of jasmine on the finish.” -Wine Spectator
#36 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator (2023)
92 Points, Wine Spectator
“A silky, succulent red, with pure blackberry and black cherry fruit shaded by a graphite note. On the elegant side, showing terrific harmony and finesse, with excellent structure and length.”
95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95 Points, Vinous
“If you’re a Coleraine lover—and let’s be real, any self-respecting Cabernetphile is—then you’ll know that the Awatea Cabernet represents sensational value for the money. Slightly lighter framed and less dense/powerful than the Coleraine, and with an admirably open and lusty fruit profile, the 2020 Awatea Cabernets Merlot gives the people what they want. It leads with leafy, elegant, very fine Cabernet fruit laden with cassis, pomegranate, ferrous notes, a hint of iodine and loads of bramble and bay leaf. The palate is populated by very fine, powdery tannins that shape the flow of flavor. Gorgeous. The draw of flavor across the palate is sensational.”
92 Points, Wine Spectator
“A racy version, this boasts black cherry, blueberry, violet and iron flavors. A firm line of tannins works in concert with the acidity, while flashes of Mediterranean scrub peek through. Mouthwatering finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2032.” -Wine Spectator
The ‘Appellation Series’ which is the family’s Estate Pinot Noir always shows strong accents from this unique terroir, but 2021 has turned out even more pronounced. These are the kinds of Pinots that now go for $35-$40/bottle all throughout the state. But this one is a total steal. It’s lively with bright cherry flavors and even a little bit of earth but it’s super well balanced and has a nice spiced finish. Great with food, but I think this is the kind of Pinot that can shine on its own. There’s plenty to like here.
Do not be confused!!! This is not their regular Estate Cabernet Sauvignon that you see on the internet. This is the ‘Limited Reserve’ release, which only has the very best juice from all the Estate vineyards and only gets released in special vintages. In the 2021 vintage, which saw their regular Estate Cabernet receive double 93 point reviews, this one is at least 3 or 4 points better than that wine, though I doubt they’ll bother to even get it submitted for scoring. There’s not much of it to go around, but for me it’s of the same pedigree as the Austin Hope.
#70 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2023
91 Points, James Suckling – 90 Points, Wine Spectator
“This light-on-its-feet white is dry, tangy and orangey, with blood orange granita, orange blossoms and juicy tangerine acidity accented by hints of fresh tarragon and salty mineral. Drink now.”
#85 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2023
92 Pts, James Suckling – 90 Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 90 Pts, Wine Spectator
“The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and dry and comes in at 13.1% alcohol. Like the other 2022s in this report, this has a crisp and wonderfully fresh feel. It is tightly wound and not quite as vegetal as some but always leaning to freshness. There is plenty of zing and zest on the finish and it makes this work. For all that freshness and elegance, it has reasonably good concentration and feels substantial in its youth (in bottle only about 60 days when tasted). This is a beauty in its style and on its own terms. It’s another success. “
91 Points, Tasting Panel – 90 Points, Wine Spectator – 90 Points, Wine & Spirits
“This Sauvignon Blanc offers satisfyingly deep, persistent, keenly defined flavors and refreshingly bright acidity. The aromas are lifted and true to the variety without being overly pungent, and the finish effectively integrates melon and citrus notes.”