For the serious wine drinker, a three-pack that comes with prestige, history and high expert ratings. One, a pinot noir from Aubert de Villaine’s nephew Bertrand, the right hand man and assistant winemaker at the legendary DRC, in his first project overseas. Second, from the Mad scientist of Chateauneuf, Xavier Vignon — comes his sleek new flagship Chateauneuf du Pape, the Cuvee Anonyme. It’s still early, but this looks like it might be his best yet. So incredibly silky smooth and delicious. Even though it’s just been released, it already has a shiny new 95-97pt score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Last but not least– from one of America’s top trailblazing winemakers, Adam Tolmach, his newly released knockout Chardonnay from Puerta del Mar. This is one of the finer examples of American Chardonnay thats out there, and it’s more than deserving of its shiny new 95 point score from Antonio Galloni at Vinous who called the wine, “positively stellar”.
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Ojai Chardonnay Puerta Del Mar 2018
The 2018 Chardonnay Puerta Del Mar is bright and finely sculpted. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, and a range of saline-infused overtones all grace the 2018. Weightless and yet full of flavor, the 2018 is positively stellar. It is yet another fabulous white in this range of new releases from Ojai and a terrific example of the far western edge of Santa Barbara County that is outside of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. –95 pts, Galloni
Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme
The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme adds toasty notes, cedar and vanilla to the whirlwind of fruit Vignon was able to harness in 2017. Blueberries, black cherries and stone fruit notes abound in this plush, full-bodied red that remains silky and focused on the long finish. It looks to be a terrific effort. – 95-97 pts, Wine Advocate