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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.
#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.”
Once again dialing up fruit from 1000-1500ft in elevation in the Dundee Hills, Chad’s 2021 is juicy, laser focused and roaring out of the gates. Chad tells me that similar wines (very similar wines) off this vineyard are raising their prices up to $55/bottle from $45 this year due to 2020’s lost year. But where most people are raising prices to recoup last year’s losses, the CHAD Pinot Noir price is somehow lower. A true gift from our favorite winemaker.
Elena Walch’s newly released 2022 Pinot Bianco continues to be the best example of Pinot Blanc anywhere. She’s the undisputed queen. There’s so much energy in this new release. Super light in color, with a busy nose that boasts ripe aromas of citrus, granny smith apple with a hint of freshly mowed grass. Made entirely in stainless steel, the wine is expressive, fresh and finishes as clean and tight as can be. Definitely will continue the run of 90+ scores once this one is reviewed.
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.
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.”
91 Points, James Suckling
The Bisol “Jeio” Prosecco NV is a delicious sparkler that comes from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. A brilliant straw yellow color, the first sip is an intense and fresh nose of citrus fruits and saline sensations. If you love fruit forward sparklers… this one is for you.
Fresh off a huge feature in The Wall Street Journal in which they were crowned as the top Prosecco Rose in a lineup of 14, I suspect what was once our little secret will explode. James Suckling also finally got around to tasting it and gave it 91 points. I’d rate it even higher. The 2021 Bisol Jeio Brut Prosecco Rosé is remarkable, and simply put, mouth-wateringly delicious. Inviting aromas of flowers and wild strawberries, with a complex mouthfeel that sings with citrus fruits and creaminess from the tiny crisp bubbles.
Another gem from the Wagners and the story is pretty interesting. Chuck has been hunting Cabernet sources for over 50 vintages now and has a short list of extremely interesting and high quality vineyards that are a bit off the beaten pack. Here he sources all over the valley and takes the fruit through the Caymus winemaking machine – somehow, defying the odds with a big, bold Cabernet at a crazy good price.
The 2022 Brunori ‘Le Gemme’ Verdichio is everything you’re looking for in a vibrant, food-friendly white wine. About a billion times better than every-day Pinot Grigio, the Brunori is an electric, vibrant white which combines delicious fruit and vibrancy with boasts a killer nose of white peach, honeycomb and almonds. The fruit is wonderfully concentrated with a salty, stony finish that goes forever. The best part of this beauty is that it’s absolutely delicious year round.
This one is so fruit friendly. It leads with beautiful notes of stone fruit, lemon, lime, and some acacia flowers. It’s delicate, but still full on the mouth, with good structure, freshness, and intensity.
90 Points, Vinous
“The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pretty wine. Readers will find a supple, perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon that emphasizes freshness and drinkability more than the richer style often associated with Tuscany’s Maremma. I admire its balance and aromatic presence, both of which make it a fine choice for drinking over the next handful of years.”
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous