Latest Wine Reviews by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Updated Issue # 238 - August 2018
2015 Evening Land Chardonnay La Source Seven Springs Vineyard (750ml)
Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

93WA 91WS

The 2015 Chardonnay la Source Seven Springs Vineyard has a nose of yellow and red apples, lemon confit, crème fraîche and honey toast with a touch of gunflint. Light to medium-bodied, it has good concentration of ripe apple and citrus in the mouth, fleshing out beautifully into toast and flinty nuances, with wonderful juicy acidity and pleasant phenolic texture, finishing very long and very minerally. 285 cases produced.

93 points, Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

Polished and open-knit, featuring floral apricot and spice aromas and sleek, layered, vibrant flavors that linger with a touch of minerality. Drink now through 2019. 450 cases made.

91 points, Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Dec 2017)

$69.98

1 bottle in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Sechet 1er Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

93WA

The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Séchet is one of the high points of the range chez Dauvissat this year, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, caramelized citrus rind, dried white flowers and smoky reduction. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with chewy extract and an intensely mineral, chalky quality. It's structurally quite tight-knit and will demand some time.

93 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$119.98

6 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Vincent Dauvissat Les Clos Grand Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

95WA

From bottle, the 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is more immediately expressive than the Preuses, revealing aromas of honeyed lemons, preserved citrus and quince. On the palate, it's fuller-bodied, deep and ample, even rich, with a layered core, succulent acids and almost chewy levels of extract, concluding with a long finish. It's a very serious Les Clos that could well be the wine of the vintage.

95 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$349.98

12 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Impressive assessment of the 2016 vintage Chateauneuf du Pape, placing the vintage in the company of the very finest vintages of CDP in the last 40 years recalling 1978, 1990, 2007, and 2010. It is no surprise that collectors have been buying 2016 aggressively upon release, as you did with 2010. This is a vintage that can age but will reward early on as well. Irresistible. Global demand is evident, and stressing the market already. Now is the time to secure your allocations.


95WA

From a single exposed hilltop parcel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% each Cinsault and Vaccarèse. As the Syrah was aged in wood, there's a hint of campfire smoke here, plus layers of rich, voluptuous plummy fruit. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, this is more concentrated than even the Vieilles Vignes bottling, but it's not that much better in terms of overall quality or longevity.

95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$114.98

23 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous (1.5L)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Impressive assessment of the 2016 vintage Chateauneuf du Pape, placing the vintage in the company of the very finest vintages of CDP in the last 40 years recalling 1978, 1990, 2007, and 2010. It is no surprise that collectors have been buying 2016 aggressively upon release, as you did with 2010. This is a vintage that can age but will reward early on as well. Irresistible. Global demand is evident, and stressing the market already. Now is the time to secure your allocations.


95WA

From a single exposed hilltop parcel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% each Cinsault and Vaccarèse. As the Syrah was aged in wood, there's a hint of campfire smoke here, plus layers of rich, voluptuous plummy fruit. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, this is more concentrated than even the Vieilles Vignes bottling, but it's not that much better in terms of overall quality or longevity.

95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$269.98

8 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvee Chaupin (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The Janasse estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, the father of Christophe and Isabelle, he oversees the vineyards today. A good sized domaine it is spread out in seventy parcels throughout the appellation. While Aimé works the vineyards organically, Christophe and Isabelle, are in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed "great defender of Grenache," which still represents 75% of their vines. This family team has been turning out killer wines that rival the best of the region.


96WA

The terrific 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin has lived up to my expectations from last year's visit. It's 100% Grenache, includes some parcels planted back in 1912, and half was vinified with stems. From sandy sites, it showcases the ability of Grenache to ripen fully yet retain a sense of elegance and lightness. It's full-bodied and velvety but also vibrant, with black cherry fruit and hints of chocolate balanced by incredibly silky tannins and freshness on the finish. Really impressive stuff.

96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$74.98

28 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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